IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 247: Early Medieval Medicine: Manuscripts and Materials

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Bethany Christiansen, Department of English, Ohio State University
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Baccianti, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Paper 247-aBald's Leechbook and the Oribasius Latinus: Material Aspects of a Medical Text
(Language: English)
Conan Turlough Doyle, Independent Scholar, Dublin
Conan Turlough Doyle, Independent Scholar, Dublin
Conan Turlough Doyle, Independent Scholar, Dublin
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Medicine
Paper 247-bReassessing the North African Origin of the Herbal of Pseudo-Apuleius
(Language: English)
Shirley Kinney, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Shirley Kinney, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Shirley Kinney, Department of History, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Medicine
Paper 247-cBane or Boon?: Blood as Medical Ingredient in Anglo-Saxon Medicine
(Language: English)
Bethany Christiansen, Department of English, Ohio State University
Bethany Christiansen, Department of English, Ohio State University
Bethany Christiansen, Department of English, Ohio State University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Medicine, Social History
Abstract

This panel inaugurates a working group of early career scholars who research non-Galenic medieval medicine. Although there have been great advances in the study of medieval medicine in the past decades, those advances have largely been made in Galenic medicine (that is, the more systematized medicine entering western Europe in the 12th century) rather than in pre-Galenic medicine (e.g. Anglo-Saxon medical codices) and non-Galenic medicine (e.g. 13th-century Welsh medical charms). We seek to redress this lacuna in scholarship with what we hope will be a perennial panel on marginal Medieval Medicine.