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Faith Wallis

Associate Professor
Degree(s) and Education: 

PhD (University of Toronto)
Professor Wallis holds a joint appointment with the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University and an affilate of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.


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Leacock, Rm 822
Office Hours: 
Fall 2013: Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mailing Address: 

Leacock, Rm 822
Department of History 855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

514-398-4400 ext.094203
Email Address: 
faith [dot] wallis [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Professional Biography: 

Faith Wallis is a historian of medieval Europe, specializing in the history of science and medicine. She has published translations and studies of medieval time-reckoning (computus) and medicine. Her current research focuses on medical education and the transmission of medical knowledge in the 12th century. She is preparing an edition of the earliest commentaries on the Articella, the first anthology of medical texts designed to support formal teaching to be created in Western Europe. The Articella marks the birth of academic medicine, and these commentaries allow us to reconstruct the intellectual dynamics of this crucial event. Prof. Wallis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of medicine, ancient medicine, medieval medicine, and general medieval history.

Graduate Supervision: 

Early Medieval, cultural and intellectual history; medieval science and medicine