Florence Eliza Glaze is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department. In August 2013 she will become the Lawrence and Jane Clark endowed chair in History. In the current academic year she teaches History 101, History 499, University 495Q and History 446 (Fall); History 250 as "Epidemics and Society," University 495Q, and History 495Q (Spring). In the 2013/14 academic year she will teach the First Year Experience's UNIV 110, as well as upper-levels in the Christian/Judaic/Islamic Medieval Mediterranean and Trade and Exchange in the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. In May 2014 Prof. Glaze will lead a CCU Maymester Study Abroad in Arezzo, Italy.
In her teaching, Eliza explores the interstices between the intellectual and social history of the Middle Ages, including courses on the History of Western Medicine from Greek Antiquity to the Italian Renaissance; the Norman Conquests of England, S. Italy & Sicily; the Middle Ages; the Age of Crusades; Sexuality & Gender in Medieval Europe; and the Byzantine Empire. She is planning new courses on the theme of History and Manuscripts, which takes a cultural and palaeographical approach, and on Medieval Italy.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome ('08), a Fellow of the National Humanities Center ('11), and an elected 'Socia' in the Societa Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Eliza held the 2007-8 Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Rome Prize in Medieval Studies. During her months in Rome, she collected manuscript evidence for her study examining patterns of medical textuality in early medieval Europe, and of medical pedagogy and practice in and around Salerno, Italy during the 11th and 12th centuries. She has completed her book on the subject while an NEH Fellow. Eliza is also co-principal investigator for the project "Excavating Medicine in a Digital Age: Palaeography and the Medical Book in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance" (URL press release for inaugural meeting, above).
Specializing in the creation of new knowledge through medieval Latin manuscript studies, Eliza's research explores the processes by which medical knowledge was transmitted from the ancient Mediterranean into Western Europe via classroom experiences and textual media. Her ultimate interest is two-fold: to recover and identify the transmission and medieval interpretations of specialized material from the Mediterranean world, and to explore the social aspects of medical thought and practice manifest in surviving codices.
In Summer 2012 she was a guest speaker at an NEH Seminar for University Professors, "Health and Disease in the Middle Ages," held in London (http://acmrs.org/healthanddisease2012). In July 2013 she will be presenting at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds.
Current projects include editing and analyzing the 11th century "Passionarius/ Liber Nosematon/ Book of Diseases" by Gariopontus of Salerno, which survives in dozens of glossed manuscripts. Her edition and analysis will be published by SISMEL, the Society for the Study of Medieval Latin, as part of the 'Edizione Nazionale La Scuola Medica Salernitana'. Eliza is working also on three related articles exploring the impact of the Norman Conquest on Salernitan medicine, on the integration of Byzantine, Latin and Arabic 'materia medica' into southern Italian therapeutic manuals, and on manuscript evidence for the use of thermal mineral baths in the medieval Mezzogiorno. Her most recent manuscript discovery, a hitherto unidentified fragment of the Passionarius in the British Library, is featured here: http://www.british-library.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=18889&CollID=8&NStart=5966 (Part 1).
“Speaking in Tongues: Medical Wisdom and Glossing Practices in and around Salerno c. 1050-1200,” in Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle, Anne Van Arsdall & Timothy Graham, eds. (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2012), 63-106.
Between Text and Patient: the Medical Enterprise in Medieval & Early Modern Europe, Florence Eliza Glaze & Brian K. Nance, eds., Micrologus' Library, 39 (Firenze: SISMEL Galluzzo, 2011). pp. xii + 572; including essay “Prolegomena: Scholastic Openings to Gariopontus of Salerno’s Passionarius,” pp. 57-86.
“Gariopontus and the Salernitans: Textual Traditions in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries,” in La ‘Collectio Salernitana’ di Salvatore De Renzi, ed. Danielle Jacquart and Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, (Firenze: SISMEL Galluzzo, 2009), pp. 149-90.
“The Diseased Body: Resources for Scholarly Inquiry in the Duke University History of Medicine Collections,” (with Brian Nance and Suzanne Porter). Invited for a Special Issue on ‘The Diseased Body’ ed. Susan Zimmerman, Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, vol. 38, no. 3 (September 2008): 589-610.
“Gariopontus of Salerno’s Passionarius,” (with Stefano Zamponi), Coluccio Salutati e l’Invenzione dell’Umanesimo, an exhibit catalogue for the Salutati exhibit at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Firenze 2 November 2008 -30 January 2009 (Firenze: Mandragora, 2008), p. 287.
“Master-Student Medical Dialogues: the Evidence of London, BL Sloane 2839,” in Form & Content of Instruction in Anglo-Saxon England in Light of Contemporary Manuscript Evidence, ed. Patrizia Lendinara, Maria Amalia D’Aronco, et al., «Textes et études du moyen âge, 39», (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), pp. 467-94.
“Galen Refashioned: Gariopontus of Salerno’s Passionarius in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance,” in Textual Healing, Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine, ed. Elizabeth Lane Furdell. (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2005), pp. 53-77.
“‘How Science Survived’: Medieval Manuscripts as Fossils,” (invited Perspective, with Sharon Gilman) Science v. 307 (25 February 2005): 1208-9.
“Medical Writer: ‘Behold the Human Creature’,” in Voice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World, ed. Barbara Newman (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998 & ACLS e-book 2008 ), pp. 125-48, with notes at 232-41.
"Hidden for All to See: Duke’s Medieval and Early Modern Manuscript Fragments,” Duke University Libraries Magazine, volume 12.1 (Fall 1998): 2-7.
Plus book reviews, entries to the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, the Dictionary of Medical Biography, etc.