Une nouvelle liste de diffusion : la médecine au Moyen-Âge

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 Une nouvelle liste de diffusion : la médecine au Moyen-Âge

 

A new listserv is available now for anyone interested in medieval medical history: MEDMED-L. Although this has been created primarily with the interests of scholars working on Europe and the Mediterranean world in mind, if people working in other areas of the world but in similar timeframes
would like to participate, they are most certainly welcome, as are all working in traditions that draw on humoral theory, etc.

At the bottom of this message is a link to a webpage where you can go to request to be enrolled in MEDMED-L. Under “Options,” click on the “Join or Leave MEDMED-L” link. That will take you to a page where you can fill in your name and email address. I recommend you leave all the other settings in their default positions, except for “Acknowledgements”. There, I recommend you choose “Receive copy of own postings” so you'll have confirmation that any messages you send have in fact gotten through to the list. Click on “Join MEDMED-L”. Once you send that request, it comes to me and I approve it. You'll then receive a confirmation notice in your email account acknowledging that you've been added to the list; this is an automated, computer-generated message. You will also receive a “Welcome” message with basic info on managing your subscription. You should keep both messages in your “listserv folder” in your email account, in case you need to refer to them later. You should also add Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. to your “safe senders” list in your e-mail address book to make sure that incoming messages don't end up in the junk mail pile.

And that's it! From then on, you can “post” to the list any time you want by simply sending an e-mail to Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. . The one hard and fast restriction of this system is that you MUST post from the e-mail account you used when you subscribed. Thus, if you subscribed from your university e-mail account but then try to post from your gmail (Google mail) account, your message will be rejected. (The simple way around this is to subscribe from both addresses you use; you will then be able to post from either one. You will, however, get two copies of all postings.)

I am setting up MEDMED-L as an “unmoderated” listserv. That means that I, as listserv manager, do not exercise any editorial functions in screening messages. Once you post a message, it goes out immediately to all subscribers with no filtering. (Which means, of course, that you should double-check before you hit the “SEND” button!) Subscribers are on their honor to keep messages civil and “on topic” in relation to the theme of the list. I would like to see subscribers post in whatever language they feel most comfortable, with people who reply doing the same. I would very much like to see this serve as a forum in which the whole international scholarly community feels welcome.

The one special request I would make of all subscribers: when you enroll, please send a short bio to the list introducing yourself, giving some information on your training in the field (novices are welcome), and providing a brief summary of your research interests. When you do this, please head your message “Bio: [your name]“. That way, people can quickly look up all the bios in our archives whenever they want to know who has expertise in a certain field.

Please let me know if you have any questions. If you enroll and decide the list is not for you, you simply go to the same webpage where you initially
enrolled and ask for your name to be removed from the list of subscribers. (You can also set your mail on “hold” if you know you'll be away for a while and don't want messages piling up in your inbox.)

I envision this listserv functioning as a forum to announce conferences, new publications, etc., but also as a casual forum where we can ask research
questions of each other. Medieval medical history is a thriving field, but still in a relatively adolescent stage of development. We all have a
tremendous amount to gain from sharing–as we have always done in a field defined (in my opinion) by its generosity as much as by its excellence.

Monica Green
Professor of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302
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Link to subscribe to MEDMED-L: http://lists.asu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=MEDMED-L
(If this link doesn't work, simply copy the URL and paste it into a new window.) See paragraph 2 above for further instructions.
 

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