IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 937: Leprosy and Identity, III: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Wellcome Library, London
Organiser:Anna Peterson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Elma Brenner, Wellcome Library, London
Abstract

This discussion pulls together the different thematic strands of the two sessions on ‘Leprosy and Identity’ and reflects upon how the issues addressed in these sessions are pertinent to scholars of not only medieval leprosy, but also other aspects of sickness, health, and wellbeing in the Middle Ages. Particular attention is paid to social and religious identity, environment, and lifestyle, including diet. Speakers from the two sessions, alongside other specialists in the history of medicine and hospitals, exchange ideas and consider how the investigation of collective and individual identities may offer exciting new avenues for future research in the field.

Participants include Lucy Christine Barnhouse (Fordham University), Leonie V. Hicks (Canterbury Christ Church University), Courtney Krolikoski (McGill University), Anna Peterson (University of St Andrews), Katie Phillips (University of Reading), and Patricia E. Skinner (University of Winchester).