Marilyn Nicoud is a professor of Medieval History at Avignon University and Senior visiting researcher at MFO in History of Science for Hilary Term 2020.
Her research concerns the history of medieval medicine and health by crossing intellectual and social approaches, and by articulating the study of medical thought, manuscript tradition, and archival research. She worked on regimina sanitatis literature and medical consilia, the treatises on hydrotherapy, the history of food, the forms of forensic medicine and medical practices in the curial ‘milieu’.
She just published in co-direction with Laurence Moulinier-Brogi, Ecritures médicales. Discours et genres, de la tradition antique à l’époque moderne, Lyon, 2019.
Marilyn’s current research concerns the writing of a collective book about the relationships between patients and practitioners from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, the material history of medical books, which aims to extend the "Manuscripta Medica" database in which she participated (in collaboration with Laurence Moulinier-Brogi, University of Lyon, CIHAM) and « Airs, eaux, lieux. Aux marges d’Hippocrate (XIVe-XVIe siècles) », programme of research, in collaboration with Elisa Andretta (CNRS, LARHRA). It aims to propose an "archaeological" approach to the relationships that western societies have been able to construct with regard to what is described as the environment today and that the worlds from Antiquity until the modern times have world rather defined under the term of "natural environment", more or less anthropized.
She is vice-director of the Center CIHAM (UMR 5648), director of the College of Doctoral Studies at Avignon University and member of the editorial board of Médiévales and Histoire, Médecine et Santé.