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Faith Wallis

Degree(s): 

PhD (University of Toronto)

Specialization: 

Professor Wallis holds a joint appointment with Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Specialization by geographical area: 
Europe
Specialization by time period: 
2000 BCE - 600 CE
600 - 1450
1450 - 1800
Contact Information
Address: 

Leacock, Rm 610
Department of History 855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Phone: 
514-398-4400 ext.094203
Email address: 
faith [dot] wallis [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Office: 
Leacock, Rm 610
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, for the "Edizione nazionale Scuola Medica Salernitana" (Florence). The Articella marks the birth of academic medicine, and these commentaries allow us to reconstruct the intellectual dynamics of this crucial event. She is also edited the full five-book version of On the natures of things (De naturis rerum) by the English scholar Alexander Neckam (d. 1217), for the series "British Writers of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period". 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

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Position: 
Associate Professor