Simon of Genoa's Medical Lexicon conference London 2012

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The conference will be held on the 17th of March 2012 in the RHUL building at 2 Gower Street, WC1E 6DP, Bedford Square, Central London. Registration fee (includes refreshments and sandwich lunch): £10. Please get in touch with if you would like to attend, and send a cheque (made payable to RHUL) to Dr. Barbara Zipser, Department of History, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK. Those traveling from abroad can pay on the day, but it is still necessary to register by e mail.

The conference is funded by the Department of History, Royal Holloway University of London, and the Wellcome Trust.

Registration 10.00 - 10.30

Chair: Dionysios Stathakopoulos (KCL) 10.30 - 12.00

Peregrine Horden (RHUL/Oxford): Medicine at the papal court in the high Middle Ages

Piers Mitchell (Cambridge): Attitudes of the Papal Court in the Thirteenth century to disease and treatment on crusade: a background for Simon of Genoa

Siam Bhayro (Exeter): Simon of Genoa as an Arabist

Manuscript viewing at the Wellcome Library (presented by Nikolai Serikoff)


Chair: Vivian Nutton (UCL) 14.00 - 15.30

Caroline Petit (ICS): Galen's concepts and terminology in Simon of Genoa's Clavis sanationis

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (KCL): Pharmacy at the thirteenth-century papal court: evaluation of the practical use of Simon's dictionary through a study of its pharmacological entries

Charles Burnett (Warburg): Simon of Genoa's use of the Breviarium of Stephen of Antioch

Chair: Barbara Zipser (RHUL) 16.00 - 17.30

Florence Eliza Glaze (Coastal Univ.): Simon sees and says: lexicography and glossed copies of Gariopontus of Salerno's Passionarius

Marie Cronier (IRHT/CNRS): Dioscorides excerpts in Simon of Genoa's Clavis sanationis

Valerie Knight (Manchester): Simon and the tradition of the Latin Alexander of Tralles