IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 637: Disease, Disfigurement, and Death

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Winchester
Organiser:Patricia E. Skinner, Department of History, University of Winchester / Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Patricia E. Skinner, Department of History, University of Winchester / Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Paper 637-aLooking for Epilepsy in the Medieval Record
(Language: English)
Hillary Burgardt, Department of History, University of Winchester
Hillary Burgardt, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Latin, Medicine
Paper 637-bImpact of the Black Death on the Clergy
(Language: English)
John Merriman, Department of History, University of Winchester
John Merriman, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Demography, Ecclesiastical History, Medicine
Paper 637-cOvercoming Impairment: The Representation and Construction of Medieval Wheelbarrows
(Language: English)
Rachael Gillibrand, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Rachael Gillibrand, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Daily Life, Medicine, Technology
Abstract

This panel ranges over evidence from the 5th to the 14th centuries to explore under-represented groups and individuals in the history of medicine and health. Three papers will focus on, respectively, the fluid identity of the medieval epileptic; the circumstances under which someone might be disfigured, and the effects this had on their lives; and the impact on the clergy and pastoral care of the Black Death.