Gianna Pomata (NHC Fellow, 2003–04)

Project Title

Holy Bodies in Early Modern Medicine and Religion

Università di Bologna

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2003–04

Gianna Pomata revised one chapter and wrote two new chapters for her book project Holy Bodies in Early Modern Medicine and Religion. She wrote the introduction (with Nancy Siraisi) and an essay, "Praxis Historialis: The Uses of Historia in Early Modern Europe," for a volume she coedited (with Nancy Siraisi), Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe (MIT Press, forthcoming 2005), and the introduction (with Gabriella Zarri) and an essay, "Medicina delle monache: pratiche terapeutiche nei monasteri femminili," for a volume she coedited (with Gabriela Zarri), I monasteri femminili come centri di cultura fra Rinascimento e Barocco (Rome, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, forthcoming 2004). She edited, translated, and prepared an introduction for Oliva Sabuco: The True Medicine for the Chicago University Press series, The Other Voice in European History. She finished an article, "Medicine for the Poor: Health Care and Poor Relief in 18th- and 19th-century Bologna," to be published in Health Care and Poor Relief in 18th- and 19th-Century Southern Europe, edited by Andrew Cunningham and Ole Grell (Ashgate, in press).