Health and Healing Sessions at Kalamazoo 2012

Regular readers might remember that last fall I was regularly posting and tweeting a call for papers for a session on health and healing in early medieval Europe for the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in 2012. The schedule for the Congress is now out so I can tell everyone all about it. As you can see I got a great response to my CFP and the Congress committee let me put together two sessions. So without further ado, here are the sessions co-sponsored by The Heroic Age and Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages.

Session 264 (Friday 1:30)
Schneider 1255

Health and Healing in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland
Presider: Deanna Forsman, North Hennepin Community College

  • Famine and Pestilence in the Irish Sea Region, 500–800 AD: Michelle Ziegler
  • Regional Patterns of Health in Early Medieval Ireland: Distributions of Non-specific Stress Indicators: Mara Tesorieri, Univ. College Cork
  • The Experience and Practice of Medicine by the Laity in Anglo-Saxon England: Julia Bolotina, Univ. of Cambridge
  • By Rome, or By Spain? Possible Mediterranean Origins of Irish Holy Well Veneration: Silas J. Mallery, North Hennepin Community College

Session 319 (Friday 3:30)
Schneider 1255

Medical Texts of the Early Medieval Mediterranean
Presider: Michelle Ziegler

  • Animal-Derived Medicines in Early Medieval Pharmacy: Jayna Brett, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Toronto
  • A Medieval Hippocrates? The construction of the Articella during the eleventh century.: Marco A. Viniegra, Harvard Univ.
  • Book-Learning and Medicine in Medieval Byzantium: Theory and Practice in the Alexiad of Anna Comnena: Glen M. Cooper, Brigham Young Univ.

7 thoughts on “Health and Healing Sessions at Kalamazoo 2012

  1. Two good sessions Michelle. I’d particularly like to make the first one but SLA has a session the same time which I don’t think I can pass on, based on what I’m reading about now.

    1. I saw the Late Antiquity sessions up against these. Its always something. It looks like I will be able to put together a pretty good set of sessions without many conflicts this time. Now if I can just secure my vacation so I can go! Sigh.

      1. My vacay’s already in. It’s pretty funny – when I tell people I know casually that I’m going to Michigan for a week in May, they assume I’m going fishing.

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