dissabte, 8 de setembre de 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I would like to call your attention (thanks to medievalists.net) to a very interesting lecture held by professor Carole Rawcliffe on London leprosaria. I hope you enjoy it.


dilluns, 21 de maig de 2012

The INHH (International Network for the History of Hospitals) has launched a new blog.

Have a look!

SYMPOSIUM AT YORK...next 17th July!!

Following a number of conversations at Kalamazoo, I thought some of you might be interested in this one day conference on pilgrimage to be held at the University of York. It is free (including lunch). Places are limited but there are a few left so please get in touch soon if you would like to come. As you will see, it is designed to promote a broad interdisciplinary conversation about pilgrimage and I would love to have some more medievalists present!

best wishes

Dee Dyas

(material culture, gender, responses to place and landscape)
Humanities Research Centre, University of York

July 17    10.30 - 17.30

10.00  onwards            Coffee and registration

10.30 -11.30                  'Current directions in Anthropology'
                                      Simon Coleman (University of Toronto)
                                      'Developments in religious history'
                                      Alana Harris (Lincoln College, Oxford)

11.30 - 11.45                 Break

11.45 - 12.45                 'Tactile piety and the experience of place in Christian pilgrimage'
                                      Dee Dyas (University of York)
                                      'Embodied and gendered experience of pilgrimage landscape'
                                      Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England)

12.45 - 13.45                 Lunch

13.45 -14.45                  ‘Archaeology and sacred space’
                                      Kate Giles (University of York)
                                     ‘Life as a pilgrimage in the Celtic monastic tradition’
                                      Jonathan Wooding (University of Wales, Trinity, St David)
                                      'Space and Place in the making of Roman Catholicism as a world religion c.1500-1700'
                                      Simon Ditchfield (University of York)       

14.45- 15.45                  'The Hajj' 
                                      Venetia Porter, Curator of the British Museum exhibition
                                      'Migration, Diaspora and Religious Pilgrimage in   Comparative                  Perspective: Sacred Geographies and Ethical Landscapes'
                                      Pnina Werbner (Keele University)

15.45 - 16.15                 Tea

16.15 - 17.30                 Where is pilgrimage research going? General discussion
There is no charge for the conference and lunch will be provided but places are limited. Those interested should register by emailing Dr Dee Dyas (dee.dyas@york.ac.uk) as soon as possible.

Dr Dee Dyas
Senior Research Fellow
Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture
Berrick Saul, 119
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
Office: 01904 328094
Mobile: 07946 430360


dijous, 7 de juliol de 2011

The Codex Calixtinus stolen from Santiago Cathedral's Library

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Sorry to send this very discouraging new:

The Codex Calixtinus, one, if not, the most precious Medieval codex from the Spanish cultural heritage has been stolen from Santiago de Compostela Cathedral's Library. This is specially a very sad new for all hospital historians as its main content is kind of pilgrim's guide to Compostella produced in the 12th century.



dilluns, 11 d’abril de 2011

Hospital de la Santa Creu (Barcelona): Els llibres d'entrades de malalts, digitalitzats//Hospital of the Holy Cross (Barcelona): Patients' registers now on-line

Dear Friends:

The National Library of Catalonia has digitised the patients' registers of the Hospital of Santa Creu [Holy Cross] from Barcelona, between 1457 and 1789.

Very much looking forward you enjoying them.



Benvolguts amics:

Us informo que la Biblioteca de Catalunya ha digitalitzat els llibres d'entrades de malalts entre 1457 i 1768.


Espero els disfruteu.


divendres, 3 de setembre de 2010

Un tast de Bibliografia/ A Bibliography's taste (II)

Isenheim Altarpiece (Colmar, France)
Dear Friends,
Let's continue (thanks to collegues from Sciencia.cat, among others) with a selection of Bibliography on hospitals, the complete texts of which you can find on-line. Enjoy it!

Continuem (entre d'altres, gràcies als amics de Sciencia.cat) amb la selecció de Bibliografia hospitalària que podreu trobar a la xarxa. A disfrutar-ho.

Echevarría Arsuaga, Ana, “Esclavos musulmanes en los hospitales de cautivos de la Orden Militar de Santiago (siglos XII y XIII)”, Al-Qantara: Revista de Estudios Árabes, 28, 2 (2007), 465-488.

García i Díez, Ferran, “La pobresa a Igualada i les deixes testamentàries a l'Hospital Sant Bartomeu (segles XIV-XV)”, Miscellanea Aqualatensia, 8 (1997), 101-142.

Gironella i Delgà, Anna, “La cultura de la caritat: inventari dels béns de l'Hospital de la Seu (Girona, 31 de gener 1342)”, Annals de l'Institut d'Estudis Gironins, 42 (2001), 163-177.

divendres, 30 d’abril de 2010

"Save History of Medicine at UCL" /Salvem la Història de la Medicina a UCL

Dear Friends,

I have just read and signed the online petition "Save History of Medicine at UCL" (which I do copy below), distributed my Vivian Nutton, Emeritus Professor of History of Medicine, -a most admired mentor throughout my accademic life.

Dear Colleagues,

As many people will already know, on March 31, the Wellcome Trust abruptly announced that it intended to withdraw its funding from the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, which would be closed completely on September 30, 2012. A similar statement followed from UCL.

You are invited to sign the petition against closure that is now online at 


and to pass details of it on to others known to you who might also support our cause.

Further information is available on our website and the opportunity to comment on the closure can be found on http://friendsofwtchom.blogspot.com

With thanks for your support,

Vivian Nutton
Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too.  If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Best wishes,

Teresa Huguet-Termes