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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 510: (Un)Bound Bodies: Consolidating and Fragmenting Borders, I

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Lauren Rozenberg, Department of History of Art, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Emma Z├╝rcher, Department of History, University College London
Paper 510-aMeekness Embodied: The Boundaries between Meekness and the Self
(Language: English)
Merridee Lee Bailey, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 510-bDis/Ability and Bodies in 14th-Century Canonisation Inquests
(Language: English)
Adelheid Russenberger, School of History, Queen Mary, University London
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Medicine, Social History
Paper 510-cThe Liquid Body Politic
(Language: English)
Nicole Hochner, Department of Political Science Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Economics - General, Medicine, Music, Political Thought

This session explores how the porosity and diversity of medieval bodies were codified to define normative identities, morality, or selfhood. The papers draw together visual culture, archival materials, and political ideologies to emphasis the role of embodiment in social and cultural experiences. More specifically, the papers look at the embodiment of meekness in visual culture, the place of disabled bodies in canonisation inquests, and the liquid body politic in the work of Nicole Oresme.