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Literary Rounds Welcomes Haslam Postdoctoral Fellow to Discuss International Medical History

The November 14 meeting of Literary Rounds: Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse will welcome Dr. Winston Black III, a Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Black is a medieval historian specializing in the religious and medical history of England and France, with a focus on the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. His essay, “‘I will add what the Arab once taught’: Constantine the African in Northern European Medical Verse” (in Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle) was awarded the 2012 Jerry Stannard Memorial Prize for the best essay in the history of materia medica, medicinal botany, pharmacy, or drug therapy. Dr. Black’s edition and translation, Henry, Archdeacon of Huntington. Anglicanus Ortus: A Verse Herbal of the Twelfth Century, was published earlier this year (Toronto and Oxford, 2012). In addition, he was chosen to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Summer Seminar in London, "Health and Disease in the Middle Ages", and he has received a Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship to use the archives at St. Louis University. He is currently preparing a monograph on learned medicine in twelfth-century England.

Literary Rounds meets the second Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at Preston Medical Library and is open to the community. The series features readings by writers in East Tennessee and beyond and includes roundtable discussions on medically-themed literature.

November 7, 2012



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