30th Medieval Workshop: Medieval medicine

30th Medieval Workshop: Medieval Medicine

Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

Join us for a full day of lectures by distinguished academics plus music, displays and unique insights into medieval life!

Medieval Medecine

Both a science and an art, medicine is a hot topic in the Middle Ages: inherited from Antiquity, transferred from other cultures and countries, universal in its categories and relevance but individual in its practice and applications, medical knowledge is the “physics” of the physicians (an expertise on natural laws and elements) and the practice of healing through the restoration of the natural balance.

This workshop will be on physicians but also on botanists, healers, philosophers and monks; it will explore the connections between macrocosm and microcosm (the big and small worlds), and between the realms of stars, colours, gems, elements, seasons, music, diets, and ages. Ultimately, medieval definitions of health illuminate the profound union perceived between the nature and the human nature.

The workshop will emphasize the many faces of medieval medicine:  science, magic, religion, philosophy, psychology, art and society, etc.

Early bird rate

Register before Oct. 31, 2016 for the early bird rate.

Current UVic students: Call 250-472-4747 to register at the student rate (student number required).

See Continuing Studies for more details.