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)
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)
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.