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Migrating Materia Medica - 18 May 2023

A one-day interdisciplinary hybrid symposium to consider how migration, movement and medicine are interwoven in our global history from circa 1500 to the present day. With a material culture focus, this event explored the themes of migrating medical texts, objects and drugs from the perspectives of history, economics, pharmacy, botany, geology and literary studies. 

The symposium took place at the University of Kent campus (Templeman Lecture Theatre) at Canterbury alongside the Symposium Exhibition, Migrating Materia Medica, in Special Collections, Templeman Library. See our blog about the day.  

Organized by Francesca Richards (Wellcome Trust Doctoral Student, University of Kent) and Dr Suzanna Ivanic (School of History, University of Kent).

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Exhibition: Migrating Materia Medica

Templeman Gallery, May-August 2023, Block A, Floor 1

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Migrating Materia Medica Exhibition

May-August 2023, Special Collections & Archives, Block A, Floor 1, Templeman Library