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This month the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA will host a weekend conference focusing on the traditional knowledge of the therapeutic uses of plants. Co-organized by Alain Touwaide, this conference will bring together specialists from various disciplines involved in the study of medical traditions and will foster cross-disciplinary studies between medicine and […]

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Dr. Alain Touwaide, historian of medicine and science, will continue his work at UCLA introducing students to the Medical Humanities. He is scheduled to teach two new courses during the Winter 2016 term. In Venoms, Poisons and Medicines from Antiquity to the Renaissance students will learn how venoms and poisons contributed to the development of […]

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What can manuscripts from the ancient Mediterranean contribute to the search for novel medicines? Find out next month when Dr. Alain Touwaide, Historian of Science and Medicine and Scientific Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions presents The Ancient Mediterranean Pharmacopeia: A Source for Novel Medicines? at UCLA. This presentation will occur […]

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Alain Touwaide, Scientific Director at the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions (IPMT), to teach at UCLA. Alain will teach The Legacy of Ancient Medicine for the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Learn more about the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions and its founders in this interview and this video introduction.

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The Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium begins today at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens! For the next four days plant enthusiasts, artists and naturalists will explore the intersections of art, science and history. Plant physics, manuscript conservation and plants from earlier centuries are a few of the topics Symposium attendees will learn […]

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Interested in learning more about the history of botany and botanical art? A fantastic learning opportunity is coming to Southern California this summer that you don’t want to miss. The eccentric beauty of the plant kingdom will be celebrated in a traveling exhibition of contemporary botanical illustrations and will be on view June 13–Aug. 23, […]

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Dr. Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions will be in the Los Angeles area to discuss the healing herbs of antiquity and to explore the therapeutic benefits of nature. Presentations will be held at UCLA and at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The Healing […]

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