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MAT-MED Materia Medica in Transit. The Transforming Knowledge of Healing Plants

Project description

Herbal healing in 16th-17th century Italy

Books and manuscripts on the medicinal properties of plants in the beginning of modern Italy’s history were very popular, both among specialists and the general population, who also contributed to their production. Providing descriptions of herbs and remedies for various conditions, they circulated widely in Europe even reaching as far as the West Indies. MAT-MED in Transit will examine archival Materia Medica materials written in the vernacular in 16th and 17th century Italy to establish how this knowledge was disseminated, and how it influenced healing practices. In addition, a unique database will be built through academic and research collaboration in Europe and abroad, allowing input from related future research.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 251 002,56
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BROWN UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
164 Angell Street
02912 Providence, Ri

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92