A Regional History of Medicine in the Middle East


Medicalizing the Past: Colonial, Imperial and International Spaces

Posted on January 2, 2023 by Liat Kozma

A 4-day international workshop, co-funded by the Israel Science Foundation, the European Research Council and Haifa University, at the Colony Hotel in Haifa, January 9-12, 2023. Download the program... Read More

MESA Annual Conference – New Orleans, November 2019

Posted on July 26, 2020 by Benny Nuriely

In November 2019 some of our MidEastMed team members presented their work at the Middle East Studies Association annual conference that was held in New Orleans. We organized a double panel titled “... Read More

Visiting Archives and Libraries in Paris

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Neta Talmud

Between November 17 and November 22, 2019, three doctoral students – Annabella Esperanza, Mayan Lalush, and I – together with our supervisor, Prof. Liat Kozma, traveled to Paris to conduct research... Read More

Teaching the Regional History of Medicine in the Middle East through Games

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Leigh Chipman

How it came about The MidEastMed team was awarded a small grant for innovative teaching from the Hebrew University, for a course on the history of medicine in the Middle East in the 2019/20 academic... Read More

The Group’s Writing Retreat, 3-5 September 2019

Posted on April 19, 2020 by Anabella Esperanza

We gathered at Naveh Shalom/Wāḥat al-Salām, literally “oasis of peace” – a charming place that lives up to its name, nestling in the foothills leading to Jerusalem. Eleven members of our group came... Read More

Annual Conference in the Negev - The Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel (MEISAI)

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Mayan Lalush

In December 2018 I received a surprising email. Atar David, an MA student at Ben Gurion University (today a PhD student in the History Department of the University of Texas at Austin), who had... Read More

Finger on the Pulse: The Story of the Rambam Hospital, 1918-2018

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Ahmad Mahmoud

Finger on the Pulse: The Story of the Rambam Hospital, 1918-2018     In February 2019, the Finger on the Pulse exhibition, which reviewed the story of Rambam Hospital in Haifa, opened at the city’... Read More

Photographs as primary sources

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Ilan Aronin

On May 26, our team paid a special visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. We were invited to a meeting with Yehudit Caplan, the curator for photographic estates at the museum. Mrs. Caplan showed us... Read More

Medical Mobilities in the Middle East and North Africa - conference report

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Leigh Chipman

  The jewel in the crown of the MEDMED project’s activities so far was the international conference held at St. Gabriel Hotel, Nazareth, January 7-10, 2019. For almost a week, several dozen scholars... Read More

Lepers of Jerusalem by Ilan Aronin

Posted on March 17, 2019 by Ilan Aronin

The old city of Jerusalem did not tolerate its lepers – men and women; Jews, Muslims and Christians – who lived together in filthy huts near Zion and Jaffa Gates. In 1865, A German couple of nobility... Read More