The weaker the body, the stronger the protest

Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies 2021–22 Abstract This research examines maidens’ somatised emotional responses to womanhood in antiquity, as this is described in the Hippocratic texts, vis-a-vis hysteria in fin de siècle Europe. It examines the sociocultural contexts that gave rise to these female maladies, as well as to their medical diagnoses and proposed… Read more

The Diary of Cesare Vitali

Early Career Fellow in Philhellenism 2021-22 Abstract Among the numerous testimonies concerning the 1821 Greek Revolution, Cesare Vitali’s account has not yet been investigated and his figure is still relatively unknown. Doctor and vice-consul of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies in Athens during the crucial years of the Greek… Read more