MemberPamela K. Gilbert

…exts. 37.5 (2015): 496-498.


“The Body.”  Introduction to special issue of Victorian Network 6.1 (Summer 2015): 1-6.  (See also Journal Issues edited.)


            Review. Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century, by Owen Whooley (University of Chicago Press, 2013).  Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88.1 (2014): 204-205.


            Review.  Doctoring the Novel, Sylvia Pamboukian (Ohio University Press) Medical History. 57.4 Spring 2013.


            Review.  Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination. (Cambridge UP, 2010). By Katherine Byrne. For Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN), http…

Victorian novel, history of medicine, medical humanities, gender, popular fiction

MemberFrancesco Luzzini

My research focuses mainly on natural philosophy, medicine, and the Earth and environmental sciences in early modern Europe, with important forays into modern and contemporary contexts. I am Affiliate Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Department I) and Research Fellow at the MuSe–Museum of Sciences (Trento, Italy). I was Research Fellow at the Linda Hall Library (Kansas City, MO, 2012; 2014) and Edition Open Sources Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma Libraries and at the MPIWG (2015-2016). I taught History of Biology (2012-2015), History of Geology (2010), and History of Medicine (2017) at the Universities of Milan and East Piedmont. I am Contributing Editor for the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Councilor for the journal Earth Sciences History, and History of Science Editor of the journal Il Protagora.

MemberPierce Salguero

Ph.D., History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2010. Dissertation title: “Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China: Disease, Healing, and the Body in Crosscultural Translation (2nd to 8th Centuries C.E.).” [Dissertation Review; revised version published in 2014 by University of Pennsylvania Press]. Graduate fields: History of religion and medicine in China; history of religion and medicine in India; history of medicine in the West; Chinese history.
M.A., East Asian Studies, University of Virginia, 2005. Thesis title: “Thai Medicine Reconsidered: ‘Royal’ and ‘Rural’ Practitioners and the Struggle to Define a Tradition.” (Revised version published in 2007 by Hohm Press; 2nd edition 2015 White Lotus Press.)

I am an interdisciplinary humanities scholar fascinated by the intersections between Buddhism, medicine, and crosscultural exchange. I have a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and teach Asian history, religion, and culture at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in my scholarship is the interplay between the global transmission and local reception of Buddhist knowledge about health, disease, and the body. I approach this topic using methodologies from history, religious studies, translation studies, and anthropology, among other fields. I am the author of the three-volume series Buddhism and Medicine (Columbia Univ Press, 2017–2020) as well as a number of other books and articles on various aspects of Buddhism and medicine. I am continually seeking opportunities to cross disciplinary lines in publishing and presenting my work. I am active in AARIASTAM, and other professional organizations, and currently serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asian Medicine. I also regularly publish writing for non-scholarly audiences.

MemberPratik Chakrabarti

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)
Fellow, Linnean Society of London (FLS)
American Association for the History of Medicine, 2010-
British Society for the History of Science
Society for the Social History of Medicine, 2010-

…ian History”, (with Joydeep Sen) Modern Asian Studies, 50, 3, 2016, pp. 808-840. ISSN:0026-749X (Print), 1469-8099 (Online)
‘Purifying the River: Pollution and Purity of Water in Colonial Calcutta’, Studies in History, 31, 2, 2015, pp. 178-205. ISSN 0257-6430
‘“Living versus Dead”: The Pasteurian Paradigm and Imperial Vaccine Research’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 84, 3, 2010, pp. 387–423. ISSN 0007-5140.
‘Curing Cholera: Pathogens, Places and Poverty in South Asia’, International Journal of South Asian Studies, 3, 2010, pp. 153-168. ISBN 9788173048333
‘Beasts of Burden: Animals and Laboratory Research in Colonial India’, History of Science, 48, 2, 2010, pp. 125-152, ISSN 0073-2753
‘Empire and Al…

My research specializations are in the history of medicine, science and global and imperial history, spanning South Asian, Caribbean and Atlantic history from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. I am currently completing my next research monograph, titled Inscriptions of Nature: Geology and the Science of Antiquity. The manuscript is based on the major Leverhulme trust funded project; ‘An Antique Land; Geology, Philology and the Making of the Indian Subcontinent, 1830-1920’, of which I was the Principal Investigator. The project investigates the history of the discovery of the geological past of Indian subcontinent in its philological, anthropological and cultural dimensions and its links with the discovery of Indian antiquity. In doing so, the project highlights the unique convergence of mythology and science in India. I have published four sole-authored monographs. My first book, Western Science in Modern India: Metropolitan Methods, Colonial Practices (2004) was based on my PhD dissertation. Beginning in the eighteenth century, this book reveals a process of knowledge-transfer that involved European surgeons, missionaries and surveyors and Indian nationalist scientists. In the process, it demonstrates how modern science became the idiom of Indian nationhood and modernity. My second monograph, Materials and Medicine: Trade, Conquest and Therapeutics in the Eighteenth Century was published in 2010. Through a study of the expansion of British colonialism in the West Indies and South Asia, it explores how medicine was transformed in the eighteenth century in the context of war and commerce and acquired new medical materials as well as a distinct materialism. My third monograph, Bacteriology in British India: Laboratory Medicine and the Tropics, (2012) is based on the research for a major project; the  Wellcome Trust University Award  on ‘Laboratory Medical Research in Colonial India 1890-1950’ at the University of Kent, 2006-2011. The book provides a social and cultural history of bacteriology and vaccination in colonial India, situating it at the confluence of colonial medical practices, institutionalization and social and cultural movements. While teaching history of medicine and imperialism, I realised that although there has been prolific new research on colonial medicine in recent years there was a need for a synoptic and thorough analysis of the field. Consequently, I wrote Medicine and Empire, 1600-1960, which was published in 2014 by Palgrave MacMillan. The book provides a global history of imperial medicine focusing on British, French and Spanish empires in Africa, Asia and America from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

MemberTiffany DeRewal

Ph.D. Candidate in English at Temple University (18th-19th c. American Literature and Medical Humanities) and Writing Instructor at Rowan University I am pursuing a PhD in English literature at Temple University. My dissertation, “The Resurrection and the Knife: Protestantism, Nationalism, and the Invention of the Cadaver During the Rise of American Medicine” focuses on the intersection between gothic fiction, medical historiography, and religious ideology in the early American republic, with particular attention to the cadaver as it is created in cultural, medical, and spiritual discourse. This research unites my interests in the social history of medicine and the dynamics of the religious imagination in the 18th and 19th century United States. Research Interests: 19th c. American literature, literature and history in the early American republic, the medical humanities, gothic literature, spirituality and science Teaching Interests: writing across disciplines, writing with technology, digital research methods and pedagogy