School of English

New exhibition from Dr Christina Lee: Plants and Prayers: Health and healing before 1700

A headshot of Christina Lee, wearing a blue jacket and scarf and smiling

Dr Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham

Healing is what makes us human – but concepts of health and methods of healing have changed much over time. This exhibition explores medicine, care, and healing before 1700 and some of the changes that led to the development of medicine as we know it today. Healthcare in the past was not just the domain of the physician: priests to apothecaries to barbers all provided different forms of care. Medical manuscripts and books tell us about diseases, treatments, the relationship between healer and patient, and the lengths to which people went to find cures.

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor in Viking Studies in the School of English, and Dr Erin Connelly (University of Warwick) have been working closely with the University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections Department to produce this exhibition delving into the world of medieval medicine.

The exhibition will formally open on Thursday 30 March, and run until Sunday 09 September (closed Mondays) at Lakeside Arts, University Park Campus. Admission is free.

You can find more information on the Lakeside Arts website by following this link.


Posted on Friday 24th March 2023

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