Faculty Bio -  Dr. Nichola E. Harris

Dr. Nichola E. Harris

Title(s): Associate Professor of European History
Coordinator of History & Political Science

Department: Social Science
History & Education

 

Donna Meier
Contact Information
Phone: 845-688-1577
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 239H
Email: harrisn@sunyulster.edu
Links: www.NicholaHarris.com

Degree Information
B.A.  Gonzaga University, 1995
M.A.  Washington State University, 2004
Ph.D.  Rutgers, 2009


Courses Taught
Western Civilization I & II
Honors History I & II
The Early Middle Ages
The Later Middle Ages
Ancient Rome: Republic and Empire
England in the Middle Ages


Primary area of expertise
History of premodern medicine, specific focus on the use of lapidary medicine in medieval and early modern Europe
Premodern pharmacology
History of the Book
Social and cultural history of medieval and early modern England and France


Publications and Presentations

  • A Natural History of Lapidary Medicine from the Ancient World to the Present, book manuscript in progress.
  • "Loadstones are a Girl’s Best Friend: Lapidary Cures, Midwives, and Manuals of Popular Healing in Medieval and Early Modern England," in The Sacred and the Secular in Medieval Healing: Sites, Objects, and Texts, 2016
  • The Idea of Lapidary Medicine: Its Circulation and Practical Applications in Medieval and Early Modern England, 1000-1750, 2009
  • Early Modern Medical Consumerism and the ‘Secret’ Lapidary of Nicholas Culpeper.  Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association for the History of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 2016
  • Popular Medical Advice & the Formulation of Herbal Remedies in Early Modern England.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 2016
  • An Anatomy of a Medieval Childbirth.  Presentation made as an invited speaker at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2015
  • Manuscripts, Manuals, and Masters: The Role of the Lapidary within the Medical Market Place of Early Modern Europe. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Association for the History of Medicine at Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2015
  • Remedies, Recipes, and Registers: Apothecaries in Seventeenth-Century London and the Popular Practice of Physick.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Association for the History of Medicine, University of Chicago, 2014

Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations
The American Association for the History of Medicine
The Medieval Academy of America
The Renaissance Society of America




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