IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1340: Health and Medicine in the Early Medieval West, II: Beyond Medical Texts

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Claire Burridge, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Zubin Mistry, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:Richard Sowerby, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1340-aIncorporating Palaeopathological Evidence in the Study of Early Medieval Health and Medicine
(Language: English)
Claire Burridge, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Medicine, Technology
Paper 1340-bSoul-Searching: Some Carolingian Answers
(Language: English)
Meg Leja, History Department, Binghamton University
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Medicine, Theology
Paper 1340-c'There are three reasons why sterilitas affects women': Thinking about Fertility in Carolingian Monasteries
(Language: English)
Zubin Mistry, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Gender Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Medicine
Abstract

Despite important new work, early medieval medicine still remains quarantined from the mainstream of early medieval historiography. The aim of these sessions is to diagnose and treat this historiographical ‘otherness’ by using health and medicine as ways of exploring early medieval societies. This second session uses medical and non-medical texts to explore ideas about body and soul as well as non-textual approaches to investigate the health of early medieval populations.