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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1442: Expressive Bodies: Visible Illness, Visible Health, III - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:'Hermeneutics of the Visible Body: Conceptualisations & Practices in Medieval Medicine in the Latin Tradition'
Organiser:Montserrat Cabré i Pairet, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria
Moderator/Chair:Anna Peterson, Independent Scholar, Valladolid
Abstract

This round table discussion will explore, from a variety of disciplines, the visibility of some 'actions of the body', their relevance in medieval cultures, and how they were interpreted and acted upon by a variety of agents. From the presence or absence of ulcers, buboes, or facial hair to the appearance of the skin or the shape of the genitals, bodily surfaces played a central role in medical and religious understandings of the body and aspects of social life.

Participants include Montserrat Cabré i Pairet (Universidad de Cantabria), Anna Gili (Università degli Studi di Padova), Fiona Lillian Knight (University of Cambridge), Alba Lara Granero (Brown University), and Fernando Salmon Muñiz (Universidad de Cantabria).