Session Title

Leprosy in the City: Medical, Charitable, and Regulatory Responses to Leprosy in the Middle Ages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

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

Organizer Name

William H. York

Organizer Affiliation

Portland State Univ.

Presider Name

Courtney A. Krolikoski

Presider Affiliation

McGill Univ.

Paper Title 1

Medical, Charitable, and Regulatory Responses to Leprosy in Two of the Catholic Homilies by Ælfric of Eynsham

Presenter 1 Name

Chiara Giancoli

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Nottingham

Paper Title 2

The Impact of Cross Religious Contact on Leprosy Sufferers in the Crusader Kingdoms

Presenter 2 Name

Rebecca Hall

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Queen's Univ. Kingston

Paper Title 3

"Let these institutions be governed by prudent suitable men of good repute": Leprosaria and Accountability in the Medieval West (ca. 1200-1342)

Presenter 3 Name

Anna M. Peterson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Paper Title 4

Lepers in the Streets: Movement of Lepers in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century France

Presenter 4 Name

Aleksandra N. Pfau

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Hendrix College

Start Date

9-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1120

Description

This session invites papers that explore the multifaceted approaches and responses to leprosy and leprosy sufferers in the Middle Ages. Leprosy occupied a unique place in the medieval world and was simultaneously viewed and understood in medical, legal, social, and religious terms. Papers in this session could explore different types of approaches or responses to the disease including those of learned medical practitioners, local healers, religious figures, and the cities themselves. Papers that consider questions about medical treatments, institutions, or other related topics concerning medieval leprosy are also welcomed. William H. York

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Leprosy in the City: Medical, Charitable, and Regulatory Responses to Leprosy in the Middle Ages

Schneider 1120

This session invites papers that explore the multifaceted approaches and responses to leprosy and leprosy sufferers in the Middle Ages. Leprosy occupied a unique place in the medieval world and was simultaneously viewed and understood in medical, legal, social, and religious terms. Papers in this session could explore different types of approaches or responses to the disease including those of learned medical practitioners, local healers, religious figures, and the cities themselves. Papers that consider questions about medical treatments, institutions, or other related topics concerning medieval leprosy are also welcomed. William H. York