IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1047: Reputation, Emotion, and Remembering Death and Illness

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Prato Consortium for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Organiser:Peter Francis Howard, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:John Henderson, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London / School of Philosophy, History & International Studies, Monash University
Paper 1047-aRecording a Place of Emotions and Violence: Mapping the Coronial Deaths of Medieval Oxfordshire
(Language: English)
Annie Blachly, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Social History
Paper 1047-bThe Insania and Piety of Herimann of Nevers: Remembering a Mentally Ill Carolingian Bishop
(Language: English)
Rachel Stone, Department of History, King's College London / Learning Resources and Service Excellence, University of Bedfordshire
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Medicine, Mentalities
Paper 1047-cMedical Memory of Sense and Emotion by Baverio de'Bonetti (d. 1480): A Physician of Bologna
(Language: English)
Gordon Whyte, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Medicine, Social History

Serious illness and sudden or violent death were familiar aspects of medieval life, but how did people choose to remember such experiences? Linked to the Body in the City Project, this session draws on a variety of different sources from across the Middle Ages recording illness and death, including medical treatises, coroners’ rolls, and forms of religious commemoration. The papers explore how the messy experiences of illness and death, and the complex emotions of those involved, could be interpreted and turned into more formal accounts of events, suitable for permanent record.