IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 509: The Role of the Individual in the Medieval Hospital: History, Administration, and Care

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Anna Peterson, St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Sethina Watson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 509-aIn Safe Hands: Management and Care at Barcelona's Hospitals
(Language: English)
Clara Jáuregui, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Medicine
Paper 509-bThe Memory and Invention of Founders in Medieval Siena and Narbonne
(Language: English)
Anna Peterson, St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Lay Piety, Medicine
Paper 509-c'Los enfantz gitatz': Abandoned Infants and (Wet)Nurses at the Hôpital Saint-Esprit in Marseille, 1300-1450
(Language: English)
Caley McCarthy, Department of History, McGill University, Québec
Index terms: Administration, Gender Studies, Medicine
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to explore the role of individuals in the formation, management, and execution of care within hospitals in the Middle Ages. By engaging with the archival sources from various cities, these papers look at how founders, both real and mythical, impacted an institution’s history; the standard of care the patients received; the relationship between patient and carer; and the internal management structure of hospitals.