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Lauren Kassell

Full-time Professor

Department of History

Contact info

[email protected]

[+39] 055 4686 655

Office

Villa Salviati- Castle, SACA111

Office hours

Thursdays 2:30-5:30pm. Book on Outlook (30/60 min)

Administrative contact

Alba Parrini

Working languages

English, Italian

Curriculum vitae

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Lauren Kassell

Full-time Professor

Department of History

Biography

Professor of History of Science (1500 to 1850)

Lauren Kassell is Professor of the History of Science at the Department of History and Civilisation at the European University Institute and Professor of History of Science and Medicine at the Department of History and Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
She is a historian of science and medicine, with expertise focused on everyday medicine and the occult sciences in early modern England, extending to the history of generation and reproduction, and encompassing digital humanities. She is writing a short book about the long history of astrology, and embarking on two new projects. How to Live Forever brings together disparate approaches to ageing and the end of life to explore prolongevity thinking. Secondly, as prospective General Editor of The Cambridge History of Medicine, 6 vols., she has assembled a team of editors to develop a proposal for an ambitious and inclusive reassessment of what the history of medicine means.

Recent research output

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