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Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology

Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology

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Animals and the Environment in Ancient Mediterranean Medicine


This conference explores animals as both objects of ancient medical and scientific endeavour and as subjects in their own right within their wider environmental context. It responds to recent calls for sustained dialogue between medical history (human and veterinary) and the burgeoning field of human-animal history. Classical studies have broadly embraced the animal turn but with little focus on medicine so far. 

The aim here is to develop a richer, more wide-ranging account of animals within the ancient history of human/veterinary medicine alongside, and in conversation with, similar developments for later historical periods, and to reflect on the connections drawn in antiquity between humans, animals, and their environment, from a perspective of health, disease and wider well-being. 

Below you will find details about how to register for the Conference for either in-person or virtual attendance. Zoom will be used over the two days and a zoom link will be provided via e-mail before the event to those who register for the latter. 

Please book separately, if you require accommodation.  (Use promo code AncMed23 for special conference rate).

For those attending in person there is a conference dinner on the Wednesday evening (July 5th) as optional extra to the registation process.



Attendee CategoryCost   
a) General in-person£40.00[Read More]
b) Student/precarious in-person£20.00[Read More]
c) General Online£10.00[Read More]
d) Student/precarious online£0.00[Read More]
e) Speaker£0.00[Read More]