Past Event

Paolo Ureni - Medieval Medicine and Literature: A Galenic Presence in Dante's Writing

December 2, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò Library (Room 203), 24 West 12th Street, New York

Event Description

The attention to the relation between medieval medicine and Dante’s writing shows how contemporary scientific thought manifests itself both in evident and less explicit terms, which allude not to exclusively scientific concepts, but to structures of thought shared by other contemporary intellectual discussions, such as philosophy, ethics, political thought. This lecture investigates how the manifest incidence of strictly medical – and more precisely Galenic – notions, such as complexio or the hegemonic principle which rules the human being – permits the investigation of a more oblique presence, where medicine contributes to the formation of complex and multifaceted content.

Event Speaker

Paola Ureni, PhD, Associate Professor, City University of New York

Event Information

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Hosted by NYU Department of Italian Studies and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Visit the event webpage for more information.