39th Erasmus Birthday Lecture

Yasmin Haskell: Erasmus and the health of scholars: physical, emotional, spiritual

When:
9 November 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 hrs
Where:
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
Contact:
Phone:
020 551 0859
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The 39th Erasmus Birthday Lecture explores Erasmus’s place in the history of scholarly ‘hygiene’, both with respect to his contemporaries (humanist physicians, scholars and theologians) and in a longer tradition of writing about the health of scholars, melancholy, hypochondria and the passions.

20181109-erasmuslecture-Yasmin-Haskell-eigenfotoYasmin Haskell, FAHA, is Chair of Latin and Director of the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol, UK. From 2003-2016, she was Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Latin Humanism at the University of Western Australia, Perth. She is a Partner Investigator (formerly Foundation Chief Investigator) in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: 1100-1800.

Haskell has published monographs, articles, and edited volumes on neo-Latin poetry, the reception of classical authors, the Latin culture of the early modern Society of Jesus, Latin in the Enlightenment, and the history of psychiatry and emotions, including Loyola’s Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry (Oxford: British Academy and Oxford University Press, 2003), Prescribing Ovid: The Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), Diseases of the Imagination and Imaginary Disease in the Early Modern Period (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), (with Juanita Ruys), Latinity and Alterity in the Early Modern Period (Tempe, AZ and Turnhout: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols, 2010), and (with Raphaële Garrod), Changing Hearts: Performing Jesuit Emotions Between Europe, Asia and the Americas (forthcoming Leiden: Brill, 2018).