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Trading Medicines: The Global Drug Trade in Perspective

Date: 10 January 2014

Organisers: Clare Griffin (Cambridge) and Patrick Wallis (LSE) 

This half-day workshop examines the supply and reception of medical drugs during the creation of an early modern global market from the sixteenth through to the eighteenth centuries. It addresses a key question in the history of medicine: how did early modern globalisation impact medicine in Europe?

The workshop explores developments across various European nations, their empires, and global trading networks. Papers will focus on the broad sweep of medical commodities that were exchanged, taking a long view and considering as many different substances as possible, in order to build a big picture of developments across the early modern period.

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There is no attendance fee but registration is required. To register, please email cg315@cam.ac.uk|

Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Economic History Society, and the Royal Historical Society