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Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

North East Network for Medicine and the Arts: 'Soul Music: The Background to Ficino's Astrological Medicine'

22nd November 2007, 18:15 to 19:15, St. Chads College, Durham University

The North-East Network for Medicine and the Arts will host its first research seminar of the year on Thursday, 22nd November at 6:15 p.m. in the Williams Library at St Chad’s College, with drinks afterwards in the Senior Common Room. Dr Penelope Gouk (Manchester University) will offer a paper entitled, ‘Soul Music: The Background to Ficino’s Astrological Medicine’

The event forms part of the North-East Network for Medicine and the Arts seminar series.

Dr Penelope Gouk is Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Arts, Histories and Culture at Manchester University. She specialises in early modern European intellectual and material culture, and has worked particularly on sound as an object of scientific and historical enquiry. Her many publications include Music, Science and Natural Magic in Seventeenth Century England (Yale, 1999), and she is currently writing a book on Music, Melancholy and Medicine from Renaissance to Enlightenment.

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