Session Title

Herbalists without Borders: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Herbal Medicine in the Iberian World

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Univ. of Texas-El Paso; Ibero-Medieval Association of North America (IMANA)

Organizer Name

Matthew V. Desing

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Presider Name

Robin M. Bower

Presider Affiliation

Penn State Univ., Beaver Campus

Paper Title 1

The Latin Picatrix as an Herbal Resource

Presenter 1 Name

Shalen Trask

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Waterloo

Paper Title 2

Tarsiana's Electuaries and Sweet Herbs: Women and Medicine in Mester de Clerecía Poetry

Presenter 2 Name

Matthew V. Desing

Paper Title 3

Tuberculosis and Medicinal Plants: From Avicenna to Colonial Mexico to Modern Laboratory Testing

Presenter 3 Name

Oscar Beltran

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Programa Compañeros of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Start Date

11-5-2019 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1155

Description

This session aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for discussions of the curative uses of herbs. Increased interdisciplinary interest in medieval medicine and curatives is evinced by Sara Ritchey’s Friday plenary session at the 2018 Congress, “Salvation is Medicine: Medieval Production and Gendered Erasures of Therapeutic Knowledge,” as well as several other sessions dedicated to similar topics. Approaches from the history of science and medicine, gender studies, laboratory science, art history, archeology, religious studies, and literature (to name a few) could fruitfully contribute to our broader understandings of plant-based healing in the Iberian world. The organizers are excited to consider approaches that include work on herbal cures beyond medieval Iberia to include Late Antiquity, Early Modernity and the Iberian kingdoms’ colonial territories in Africa and the Americas. Matthew V. Desing

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May 11th, 10:00 AM

Herbalists without Borders: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Herbal Medicine in the Iberian World

Schneider 1155

This session aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for discussions of the curative uses of herbs. Increased interdisciplinary interest in medieval medicine and curatives is evinced by Sara Ritchey’s Friday plenary session at the 2018 Congress, “Salvation is Medicine: Medieval Production and Gendered Erasures of Therapeutic Knowledge,” as well as several other sessions dedicated to similar topics. Approaches from the history of science and medicine, gender studies, laboratory science, art history, archeology, religious studies, and literature (to name a few) could fruitfully contribute to our broader understandings of plant-based healing in the Iberian world. The organizers are excited to consider approaches that include work on herbal cures beyond medieval Iberia to include Late Antiquity, Early Modernity and the Iberian kingdoms’ colonial territories in Africa and the Americas. Matthew V. Desing