Welcome to the website of the NWO-funded Vital Matters research project. Looking at bodily fluids, minerals, and the nerves, this project investigates how Herman Boerhaave's legacy gave direction to Dutch Enlightenment chemistry and medicine.

For more information, please visit the Vital Matters project and Research Output pages.


Histories of Healthy Ageing

University of Groningen, 21–23 June 2017

As Western populations grow increasingly older, 'healthy ageing' is presented as one of today's greatest medical and societal challenges. However, contrary to what many policy makers want us to believe, the aspiration to live long, healthy and happy lives is not a problem specific to our times. On the contrary successful ageing has a long history.

You can download the Call for Papers here or visit the Histories of Healthy Ageing page.

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