Surprised by Joy: Scholarly Discoveries in Latin Medical Literature, 800-1200

The Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies organizes a masterclass with Prof. Eliza Glaze (Professor of  History  at Coastal Carolina University, USA)  on  Monday December 12th, at Groningen. Specializing in the articulation of new knowledge based upon the evidence of medieval Latin medical manuscripts and healthscapes, Eliza's research explores the processes by which medical knowledge was transmitted from the ancient Mediterranean into Western Europe via classroom experiences, textual media and contextualized practices. Her ultimate interest is two-fold: to recover and identify the transmission, interpretations and use of specialized material from the Mediterranean world, and to explore the social aspects of medical thought and practice manifest in surviving codices.
Venue: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies,  Oude Boteringestraat 38 Groningen, in the so-called Zittingszaal (Court Room), 11.15-14.00.
The masterclass is open for Research Master’s  students and PhD candidates.


Participants are expected to write a referee report (approximately 1500 words) of  Prof. Glaze’s not yet published article “Salerno's Lombard Prince: Johannes 'Abbas de Curte' As Medical Practitioner".
Guidelines for the writing of a report will be sent after registration, as will be  the article of Prof. Glaze.
Credits: 1 ECTS


Please send your application no later than November 18, 2016 to the secretariat of the Research School for Medieval Studies,
Essays should be handed in by December 2,    2016 via


Prof. Eliza Glaze (Professor of History at Coastal Carolina University, USA)  teaches  the history of medieval Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance, with a special focus on the history of medicine in the period c. 500 to 1250. Her research is dedicated to the formulation of new knowledge about medical thought and practices from late antiquity to the rise of the universities, based upon the study of surviving Latin manuscripts and their paratextual features, as well as material objects and archaeological sites. She is finishing a series of related articles exploring the impact of the Norman Conquest on Salernitan medicine, on the integration of Byzantine, Latin and Arabic 'materia medica' into southern Italian therapeutic manuals.