Fall Semester 2012
Zev Harvey is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Columbia. Professor Harvey studied philosophy at Columbia University (BA, 1965; Ph.D., 1973) and taught in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University (1971-1977), before moving to Jerusalem in 1977. He is the author of many studies on medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, including Physics and Metaphysics in Hasdai Crescas (1998). He is an EMET Prize laureate (2009) and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor Harvey will be teaching Maimonides Guide of the Perplexed and the graduate level course Medieval Philosophy in Fall 2012.
Michael is chair of the history of medicine at the University of Würzburg, Germany. His research focuses on the history of medicine and the body in 16th- and 17th-century Germany, Italy and France. Recent publications include Experiencing illness and the sick body in early modern Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011; orig. German edn 2003), Die Harnschau. Eine Kultur- und Alltagsgeschichte (Böhlau, 2009, forthcoming Engl. edn; A cultural history of uroscopy, Ashgate, 2013) and “‘Abhorreas pinguedinem‘. Fat and obesity in early modern medicine (c. 1500-1750)“, in Stud. Hist. Phil. Biol. Biomed. Sc. 43 (2012), 370-378. He is currently working on the voluminous personal notebooks of Georg Handsch, a fairly obscure Padua-trained, young physician in mid-16th-century Prague, studying in particular the oral transmission of medical knowledge to the patients and their families, the acquisition of practical skills and the role of empirical observation in ordinary medical practice.
Michael welcomes your contacting him for coffee and discussion while he is here at Columbia, and he can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Spring Semester 2012
Alliance Program Visiting Professor
Specialist in the Early Middle Ages
Office: Fayerweather 615
École Normale Supérieure
Specialist in central and later medieval economic and social history, particularly of Italy