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Durham University

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Science and Medicine

A research group of the Department of History.

This theme includes research across a wide range of temporal frames, from medieval to modern times. The geographical focus spans from Britain and Europe to China and Japan. Current research engages with questions of production and exchange of knowledge within a diverse set of topics and themes, such as intellectual history, theology/religion, literature, archaeology, text and manuscript culture, visual representation, gender, professional identities, media, politics, institutional history, the human-animal ‘divide’, household healthcare, as well as recipe books. There are also strong links with ongoing interdisciplinary research projects, such as the Ordered Universe, and with centres and institutes, such as the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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