50th Historia Medica Lecture – Alisha Rankin

Speaker:  Alisha Rankin, PhD
Lecture Title:  "Poison Trials: Testing Antidotes in Early Modern Europe"
Location:  Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center, 7th floor
Time:  Thursday, March 10, 4:30-5:30pm

A free lecture supported by the Becker Library and the Center for History of Medicine.

Alisha Rankin, PhDAlish Rankin, PhD will give the 50th Historia Medica Lecture on March 10th at Becker Library.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Tufts University.  She is also core faculty in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Environmental Studies.  Dr. Rankin received a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Harvard University.  She spent three years as a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Dr. Rankin has developed courses on Renaissance and Reformation Europe; gender and family; the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book.  She teaches a survey course, “Science and Technology in World History.”

She is the author of Panaceia’s Daughters:  Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany which was awarded the 2014 Gerald Strass Prize for Reformation History, and with Elaine Leong, co-edited Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800.