Julia Reed

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Feb 2024-Okt 2026)
Julia Reed is a historian of early modern theology, natural philosophy, and medicine, focusing on the soul-body relationship in the European sciences before 1800. She is currently a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University, where she is working on the project “Biblical Bodies: Reading Anatomies in Early Modern Jewish and Christian Medicine,” on the relationships between biblical interpretation and medical knowledge and practice in early modern Jewish and Christian medical writing. She is also working on projects on the effects of the Christian Reformations on medical theory and practice, the history of sex difference and sex determination in early modern European medicine, and the history of early modern scientific explanation. She received her PhD from Harvard University in Religious Studies (Theology), with a secondary field in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. 


Confessionalization of Medicine


Knowing Nerves: Neural Epistemologies from the Ancient World to the Present


Reforming Medicine, ca. 1500-1700


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