Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

July 2017,

What did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what well-being meant in ancient times?

This free online course will help you investigate these questions, using both literary and archaeological evidence, to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.

Read about the ancient world in HCSM:

Syphilis in ancient Peru – This paper examines the dissertation ‘La antigüedad de la sífilis en el antíguo Peru’, written by Julio Tello in 1909 and argues that it can be read as a thesis on medical anthropology.

Fellowships in the history of medicine for Brazilian researchers – The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine offers fellowships for researchers interested in the rare books and manuscript collections of its member institutions in the U.S., Canada and UK. Deadline for applications: June 16, 2018.

Carnival in the early XX Century – The website Brasiliana Fotográfica gathers together pictures of the first celebrations in Brazilian streets.

Early medicine in the Wellcome library – With expert articles on disease, disability, weelbeing and other subjects, the Wellcome Library website offers information about medicine and health in Europe before 1700.

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