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Spices and medicine: From Historical Obsession to Research of the Future

15 May 2013

Friday 24th May 2013, 9:30am – 5:00pm, Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX.
A one-day international conference.

This UCL conference is sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science and London BioNat. It explores Europe’s fascination with spices as both food and medicine and the role of spices in the advancement of global scientific knowledge and medical practices, from ancient times to today. Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) and Di Lu (UCL PhD Cand.) will be presenting on 'Scent and Synaesthesia' in China.

Full programme available at
www.ucl.ac.uk/spicesandmedicine/conference-may-2013/programme

Programme
9:30am – 5:00pm
Registration opens at 9.am

MORNING SESSION
'The Spice Trade in History: Forming a Global Network of Medical Cultures'

Paul Freedman (Keynote)
Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, Yale
Marijke van der Veen
Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester
Stefan Halikowski Smith
Lecturer in History, Swansea University
Sabine Anagnostou
Professor of History, Philips-Universitat Marburg
and President of the German Society for the History of Pharmacy

AFTERNOON SESSION:
'Spices in Food and Medical Research: From Kitchen to Apothecary and Beyond'


Tony Booker
PhD candidate, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)/UCL School of Pharmacy
Vivienne Lo
Convener of UCL China Centre for Humanity and Health and Lecturer and Di Lu, PhD candidate, UCL
Monique Simmonds
Director of the Kew Innovation Unit, Deputy Keeper and Heads of Sustainable Uses of Plants Group, Royal Botanic Gardens-Kew
Michael Heinrich (Keynote)
Professor of Pharmacognosy
and Head of the Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, UCL School of Pharmacy

CALL FOR POSTERS:
The conference will include a poster exhibit throughout the day. We invite abstracts from students and researchers working in an area of science, culture, history, language or literature relevant to the conference’s theme. This includes but is not limited to: botany and pharmacy; economic and cultural history; history of science, medicine, and technology; anthropology; Chinese and other Asian studies; sociology; food and nutrition studies; and biomedical and natural science research. If you would like to present a poster please submit a poster abstract (<350 words) at the time of registering on EventBrite.

REGISTRATION IS FREE – BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT: www.ucl.ac.uk/spicesandmedicine

Conference organised by UCL SoP Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy in association with UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society
spicesandmedicine@gmail.com

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