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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Event Archive

Temporal Continuities and Reflections

10th July 2020, 14:00 to 17:00

This workshop is part of a series of online events arranged in lieu of the full Durham Early Modern Conference, which will return 6-8 July 2021

Session abstract:

As historians, we often think within and across temporal frames (medieval, early modern, and modern). The papers in ‘Temporal Continuities and Reflections’ aim to articulate the value of examining continuities and disjunctures across these temporal ‘divides’. Another aspect is considering how reflection on earlier and later times contributes to analyses on a range of subjects. Topics include the history of science and medicine, missionaries, globalisation, and environmental history.


Sare Aricanli, Durham University

The Global in Early Modern Chinese State Science and Medicine: questions of knowledge and practice

Anastasiia Akulich, The University of Manchester

To Eat or Not to Eat: Lent keeping and identity formation in the Orthodox communities in China through the lens of Christopher Kissane’s work on food and religious identities in early modern Europe

Holger Maehle, Durham University

Mother or Child? Controversy over Foetal Craniotomy versus Caesarean Section in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain

Monica Green, Independent Scholar

Plague: the Mongols’ biggest environment legacy

Ran Zhang, Durham University

Early Globalisation? On the Changing Pattern of Ceramic Commodities in the Western Indian Ocean in the 13th to 14th centuries

John Lee, Durham University

Equine Legacies: Mongol ranches and the making of early modern Korea

Dagmar Schäfer, Managing Director Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Honorary Professor

Counting Raindrops with Qiu Jinshao: calculating disasters in China's 13th century