Sessions on health, illness and disability history in kalamazoo 2022!

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Monday, May 9, 2022

 

Live Recorded: No

Sponsored By: Societas Magica

    Description
    Magic is hard to define, control, and censure. The use and study of magic overlaps and intersects with various disciplines, practices, and geographical locations. This panel has papers that explore the places where these cross-currents occur in inquisitorial, medicinal, legal, and literary miracles.
     
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    Sponsored By: Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages

      Tuesday, May 10, 2022

       

      Live Recorded: Yes

      Sponsored By: Manuscript Technologies Forum Interest Group, The English Association

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        5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

         

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        Sponsored By: Medieval Romance Society

         

        Live Recorded: No

        Sponsored By: John Gower Society

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        Sponsored By: Medieval Makars Society

           

          Live Recorded: Yes

          Sponsored By: Manuscript Technologies Forum Interest Group, The English Association

             

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            Sponsored By: Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

              11:00 PM – 12:30 AM 

               

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                  Sponsored By: Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

                  Wednesday, May 11, 2022

                   

                  Live Recorded: Yes

                  Sponsored By: Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

                     

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                    Sponsored By: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch

                     

                     

                     

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                    Sponsored By: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch

                      Friday, May 13, 2022

                       

                      Live Recorded: Yes

                      Sponsored By: Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages

                         

                        Live Recorded: Yes

                         

                        Live Recorded: No

                        Sponsored By: Medieval Association for Rural Studies (MARS)

                           

                          Live Recorded: Yes

                              Saturday, May 14, 2022

                               

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                                      CFPs on disability for the International Congress on Medieval Studies – Kalamazoo (and online) 2022

                                      Medieval Sermon Studies I: Disease, Health, and Sermons

                                      Contact Person: Jessalynn Bird ; jbird@saintmarys.edu

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society

                                      This session explores the rhetoric, metaphors, and physical realities of spiritual, mental, and physical illness in the medieval period in pastoral literature and sermons. Discourse between pastoralia and other genres is encouraged (liturgy, hagiography, miracle stories, vernacular literature, hospital records and medical treatises).

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       
                                       
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                                      Of Pestilences and Plagues: Sickness in the Medieval Court

                                      Contact Person: Shawn Cooper

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch

                                      The International Courtly Literature Society (North American Branch) invites paper proposals for a sponsored session: Of Pestilences and Plagues: Sickness in the Medieval Court. We welcome submissions addressing the depiction of illness in courtly literatures, chronicles, histories, and other artistic media. Comparative readings of medieval and modern depictions of sickness in the setting of the medieval court are also welcome. Presenters will receive a year’s membership in the ICLS-NAB, and may be eligible for presentation-related grants and awards of the society.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       
                                       
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                                      Trauma, Disability, and the Anchorhold

                                      Contact Person: Michelle Sauer

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: International Anchoritic Society

                                      Trauma studies and work that links studies of disability and trauma finds ample representation in the texts and contexts of anchorites, and their frequent citation of Christ’s wounds and the valorization of sickness, pain, and distress in the anchorhold. For this panel, we are seeking papers that interrogate the role and use of trauma and its attendant concerns—witnessing, wounds, pain—in the study of anchorites, their texts, and the responses to both. Papers are welcome that touch on the material realities of these figures and their receptions, or which concentrate on the figurative significance of trauma.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
                                       
                                       
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                                      The “New Paradigm” of Plague Studies: Expanded Geographies and Chronologies of the Medieval Pandemics

                                      Contact Person: William York

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

                                      In 2014, Monica Green wrote “the field of historical plague studies … must be redefined in three dimensions: its geographic extent, its chronological extent, and the methodological registers we use to investigate it.” Since then, work on the full extent of both the 1st and 2nd Plague Pandemics has continued as Green anticipated, now encompassing the Mongol Empire (and perhaps the Xiongnu before them) and extending, perhaps, into sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas prior scholarship focused on the Mediterranean and Europe, pandemic studies must necessarily cast a wider net. This panel invites presentations of the latest work in the field.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
                                       
                                       
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                                      The Globalization of Medieval Medicine: Ideas, Authorities, and Products 1000-1600

                                      Contact Person: William York

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

                                      This panel explores the globalization of medieval medicine, beginning in the eleventh century via the Silk Road and continuing through the early modern era of exploration and discovery. It will look at how medieval European medical practice and theory changed due to the influx of new ideas, practices, and pharmaceutical products. Panelists will also consider how medical consumerism and the transmission of ideas were affected by economic, religious, cultural, political, and technological changes, such as the advent of printed medical texts and the popularization of medical authorities outside of the ancient canon.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
                                       
                                       
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                                      Age in Monastic Life

                                      Contact Person: Amelia Kennedy ; amelia.kennedy@uni-graz.at

                                      From child oblates to venerable seniors, age plays a crucial role in monastic life. Yet it is easy to overlook mentions of age in historical sources as merely recording objective facts. This panel explores age as a socially constructed category within the monastery, asking how “age” was calculated, asserted, and negotiated. We invite proposals for 15-20-minute papers analyzing concepts of age and the life-cycle in medieval monasticism: How did monastic authors understand the aging process? How were relationships among different generations governed? What are the relationships between age and gender, authority, disability, or spirituality?

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       
                                       
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                                      From Farm to Sick Bed: Food, Illness, and Medicine in the Medieval West

                                      Contact Person: John Bollweg ; admin@mensetmensa.org

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: Mens et Mensa: Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages

                                      From epidemics traced to so-called “wet markets” dealing in food and medicine to the pursuit of longevity through the “Mediterranean Diet” — foods, diet, and regional foodways to be presented as both a cause and cure of illness. For this session, we seek papers on any examples (historical, literary, natural philosophical, religious, etc.), from Europe or the Mediterranean basin, in the years 500 C.E. through 1600 C.E., of food or drink as either the creator or the corrector of diseases physical or moral, individual or communal. This session continues the theme of a Fall 2021 conference.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       
                                       
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                                      Disability, Disease, and Health: New Voices, New Directions

                                      Contact Person: Leah Parker

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages

                                      Paper proposals on any topic relating to disability, disease, and/or health will be welcomed, on any period between c. 500–1500 and on any geographical area. Topics might include, but are not limited to: lived experiences of impairment, medicine, healing, stigma, pandemic, contagion, textual or visual representations of bodily difference, archaeological evidence of impairment, theological/political/social attitudes toward disability, the body in law, etc. Presenters may be emerging in terms of their career (e.g., graduate students or early career researchers) or emerging by bringing their research into a new direction (i.e., newly engaging with the study of disability, disease, and/or health).

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       
                                       
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                                      Medicine and Health Care in Medieval Iberia

                                      Contact Person: Elisa Manzo

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: Association of Graduate and Early Career Scholars of Medieval Iberia (AGECSMIberia)

                                      Studies on premodern medicine have had a remarkable increase in the last decades and the recent global pandemic has done no more than further increase this trend. This session invites contributions on medicine and health care in Medieval Iberia from graduate and early career scholars, coming from a range of backgrounds and working on different aspects of this field. Potential topics may include: continuity or disruption in the medical practice between Roman and Post-Roman Iberia, regulations to safeguard physicians and patients, Jewish medicine in Christian and Arabic milieus, women healers’ status, the social effects of the so-called “medical pluralism”.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       
                                       
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                                      Medicine in the Global Middle Ages

                                      Contact Person: Meg Oldman ; oldman@tarleton.edu

                                      Principal Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Makars Society

                                      After a year, the world is beginning to see an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout it all, we have heard various ways to cope with or test our resilience against the novel coronavirus, from logical public health recommendations such as mask wearing and hand washing to abstract suggestions like injecting bleach and holding our breaths for 10 seconds. Suggestions such as these are nothing new. Prior to public health initiatives we know today, folklore was an important method of transmission for medical knowledge. We are looking for papers that explore global transmissions of medical knowledge through folkloric methods.

                                      Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
                                       

                                      CFP – ICMS 2020, Kalamazoo – Saintly Wounds – Sponsored by the Hagiography Society

                                      CFP: ICMS 2020, Kalamazoo (May 7-10) CFP
                                      Sponsored by the Hagiography Society
                                       
                                      Saintly Wounds
                                       
                                      Saints are inextricably linked with healing and healing miracles. Often, these miracles involve some type of wound. Wounds can be inflicted upon the saint him/herself, cured by the saint, or even intentionally caused by the saint. This session seeks to address this discussion of saintly wounds as a way to read hagiography, saints in context, and what saintly bodies can do. This panel aims for interdisciplinary and intersectional discussions, encouraging submission by those working in a wide variety of theoretical fields.
                                       
                                      Possible questions include, but are not limited to:
                                      · What is the relationship between sainthood and physicality and/or physicality and the divine?
                                      · What is the role of disability, gender, and/or race?
                                      · What role does performance, spectacle, and/or audience play?
                                      · What limits, transgressions, or paradoxes do wounded bodies illuminate?
                                      · What does the saint’s wound(s) reveal about attitudes toward the body?
                                       
                                      Please send abstracts of 250-300 words, along with a completed Participant Information form, to session organizer Stephanie Grace-Petinos (stephanie.grace.petinos@gmail.com) by Sept 10, 2019. Please include your name, title, and affiliation on the abstract itself. All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, as per Congress regulations.
                                       
                                      For this, and the other HS sessions, visit: https://www.hagiographysociety.org/?page_id=97

                                      CFP – “Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity” – Kalamazoo 2019

                                      Call for Papers – Kalamazoo 2019:
                                      Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity

                                       

                                      This session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval Christian practice and material culture; the wounds of the crucified Christ were tangible reminders of his Passion and served as foci of veneration, while stigmatic saints and maimed martyrs were marked as holy by means of bodily trauma. Papers may also consider the Christian response to physical injury, in the form of saintly intervention through healing miracles and medical intervention through the establishment of hospitals and provision of care by religious orders.

                                      Moving beyond the ample possibilities for discussion stemming from the theme of “visible” wounds in medieval Christianity, this session also encourages a broad examination of “invisible” wounds within the late medieval Christian context. Examples might range from the accusations of metaphorical violence levied against the mendicant orders by antifraternal critics, to the conceptualization of the Western Schism as a wound to the Church. By exploring wounds both “visible” and “invisible,” this session elicits the perspectives of scholars of history, art history, literature, and theology and seeks to expand conceptions of wounds and injury within a late medieval Christian framework.

                                      Please send a brief proposal (300 words max) and a participant information form (currently available at https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) to Hannah Wood at Hannah.wood@mail.utoronto.ca and Johanna Pollick at j.pollick.1@research.gla.ac.uk by 15th September 2018.

                                      As per ICMS rules, any abstracts not accepted for our session will be forwarded for consideration for General Sessions.

                                      See the organisator’s wesbsite for more infos !

                                      CFP – “Re-defining the Monster” – ICMS Kalamazoo 2019

                                      CFP for ICMS Kalamazoo 2019: Re-defining the Monster

                                      The proposed session will discuss and debate on the various definitions of the concept of the “monster.” Defining the monster is a challenge. Monsters and monstrosity-related aspects have been topics of academic research either connected to identity or cross-cultural encounters, explored as ‘others’ in the context of voyages (real-imagined), as heritage from Antiquity, as races reflected in travellers’ reports inserted into Western art, philosophy, and theology.

                                      What is a monster? What is monstrosity? How is the monster conceptualized by a given community? Can one define it or does the monster define itself? Does it offer any self-description? Did the medieval man write about monsters and how does this define the monster from a cultural perspective? Where and what is the “border” between human, “other,” and monster? This session seeks original research which investigates medieval scholarly debates in philosophical, theological, political, literary, visual contexts and/or sources in order to (re)define the concept of the monster/monstrosity. Reinterpretations of previous definitions are welcome in a debate on re-visualizing medieval monsters.

                                      This sessions also aims to bring the intellectual outcome of these sessions into the attention of the general public by publishing the proceedings of the debates in the series “picturing the Middle Ages and Ealry Modernity” at Trivent Publishing, Budapest, Hungary.

                                      Please submitt a 250-word proposal for a 15-20 minutes paper presentation by september 15th, 2018.

                                       

                                      Contact information :

                                      Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Ca’Foscari university, Venice, Italy (andrea.znorovszky@unive.it)

                                      Theodora C. Artimon, Trivent Publishing, Budapest, Hungary