Spices and Medicine


2013 Spices and Medicine Conference

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

Friday 24th May 2013
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy
Sponsored by London BioNat and the British Society for the History of Science

How has Europe's fascination with spices as both food and medicine contributed to the global exchange and advancement of medical knowledge from ancient times to today?

This one-day conference brought together academics and professionals from the fields of cultural studies, history, medicine, anthropology, pharmacy, and others interested in order to discuss the defining role of spices in the advancement of global medical knowledge and practice, and to showcase the contributions of current student research in various fields. A poster exhibit was also held throughout the conference in the Square Lounge.


Conference Organisers:
Marianne Jennifer Datiles
Professor Michael Heinrich

Generously Sponsored by:
London BioNat Network
The British Society for the History of Science

Hosted by:
the UCL SoP Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
in association with the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Special Thanks to:
Sabine Heinrich and the SoP Events Team
Gustav Ronngren and the SoP Computer Unit
Luis, Carlos and the SoP Reception Team
Sonja van Praag and the UCL IT Team
Johanna Michl for recording Prof. Freedman's keynote lecture