Reorienting Histories of Medicine: Encounters Along the Silk Roads

Reorienting Histories of Medicine: Encounters Along the Silk Roads

Reorienting Histories of Medicine: Encounters Along the Silk Roads 200 166 Barbara Del Mercato

May 4th 2021, 2.00 p.m. CEST
Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim in conversation with T.H. Barrett and Francesca Tarocco on: ReOrienting Histories of Medicine: Encounters Along the Silk Roads
In collaboration with MaP

ReOrienting Histories of Medicine (Bloomsbury, 2021) is the product of many years of research with rare manuscripts in a variety of languages. It shows how much of premodern Eurasian medicine was predicated on multidirectional interactions and knowledge traffic across cultures. This is an important study for anyone interested in the medical humanities and global history. It has been labelled as an “impressive breakthrough in Silk Road studies” (Prof. Valerie Hansen, Yale University).

T.H. Barrett is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS University of London and a leading scholar of medieval China. His research interests focus on the history of Chinese religion, notably Taoism and Buddhism, and pre-modern Chinese history, especially the Tang period. He is the author of Taoism under the Tang: Religion and Empire during the Golden Age of Chinese History (1996) and The Woman who discovered Printing (2008).

Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim is Reader in History at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She is the co-editor of Rashid al-Din: Agent and mediator of cultural exchanges in Ilkhanid Iran (2013), Islam and Tibet: Interactions along the Musk Routes (2010) and Astro-Medicine: Astrology and Medicine, East and West (2008).

Francesca Tarocco is an Associate Professor of Chinese Religious History at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and in the Board of the Center for the Humanities and Social Change . She is the author of The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism (2011) and Altar Modern: Buddhism and Technology in Modern China (forthcoming).

HERE is a link to the Preface and Introduction of Yoeli-Tlalim’s ReOrienting Histories of Medicine: Encounters along the Silk Roads

This event is part of the Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series – V 

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