samedi 13 avril 2024

Histoires globales de la pharmacie

Global Histories of Pharmacy

Free lectures

You’re all invited to join the British Society for the History of Pharmacy online for our new series of free lectures.

Monday 20th May 2024 6.30 pm BST

Brebajes, Yerbas, and Pharmacopeias: Healing Materiality and the Imagination of the Early Modern Caribbean

Professor Pablo Gomez, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Gomez’s work focuses on the history of knowledge, science, and the history of health and corporeality in Latin America, the Caribbean, the African diaspora and, more generally, the Iberian and Black Atlantic Worlds. His books include multiple-award winning The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic. His latest publication is an edited volume, The Gray Zones of Medicine, which examines the role of unlicensed health practitioners in the shaping of Latin American history.


Monday 8th July 2024 6.30 pm BST 

History of medicinal plants in the Qur’ān and other religious texts

Dr Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This talk will focus on plants mentioned in the Qur’ān and other religious texts such as the Bible and Hadīth that have medicinal value and have been used since ancient times to cure medical and other health conditions. It will also cover the cultural beliefs that people have about these plants in their curative powers.

You can find out more and book your place at or email

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