Seminar: Cheese-making in the Scientific Revolution

Paolo Savoia, 'Cheese-making in the Scientific Revolution: Dairy Products and The History of Early Modern European Knowledge'

Seminar to be presented as part of the European History 1500-1800 seminar series

In the 1660s, members from the most important European scientific societies – including the Académie des Sciences in Paris, the Royal Society in London, and the Accademia del Cimento in Florence ...


Reading Group: Petit

Join us for our first Renaissance Skin Reading Group of 2019 as we welcome Dr Caroline Petit (Warwick) to discuss her work on Galen and 16th-century medicine.

More details to follow.


RSA 2019 Panel: Renaissance Skin

Renaissance Skin: Animal and Human Surfaces in Early Modern European Medical Practices

The Renaissance Skin team will be holding a panel at RSA Toronto. Chaired by Evelyn Welch, the session papers are:

  • Hannah Murphy, 'Physicians, Skin and the Boundaries of Early Modern Medicine'
  • Paolo Savoia, 'Surface and Depth: The Empiric Surgeons' View of the Human Body in Early Modern Italy ...

Reading Group: Andrews

We welcome Dr Noam Andrews (Ghent) at our Renaissance Skin Reading Group to discuss his work on tailors, geometry, and the surface of the body.

More details to follow.


Conference: Global Skins in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1700

Global Skins in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1700


Please keep posted in the New Year for details of our call for papers.

In the early modern European world, surfaces were key to creating order. Skins covered the humoral bodies of humans, animals, vegetables, and even minerals, complicating the observation of interiors. For humans, skin was even more challenging. It acted ...