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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1329: Stuff of War, IV: Injuries and Aftermath

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Phillips, School of Law, University of Leeds
Paper 1329-aManly Stuff: The Construction and Destruction of Warriors' Bodies in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Gender Studies, Military History
Paper 1329-b'Tis but a Scratch!': Late Medieval Battlefield Injury and the Knightly Use of Prosthetic Limbs
(Language: English)
Rachael Gillibrand, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Medicine, Military History
Paper 1329-cSetting the Giant's Leg: Martial Culture in Surgeons' Manuals
(Language: English)
Alexander Greff, Oakeshott Institute, Minneapolis / College of Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota
Index terms: Medicine, Military History

Scholars have (rightly) dedicated much time and attention to the study of immaterial aspects of medieval warfare, such as organisation, strategy, tactics, generalship, finance, and ideology. Yet all of these elements were dependent upon material culture; the actual 'stuff of war'. The theme of IMC 2019, 'Materiality', presents an opportunity for scholars to bring together research on these dimensions of military history. This session will consider the material aspects of caring for those wounded on the medieval battlefield.