Session Title

Desire and Disease: The Medicalization of Sex 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

Linda M. Keyser

Presider Affiliation

Medica

Paper Title 1

Fertility and Faithlessness: Medieval Aphrodisiacs Repurposed as Treatments for Venereal Diseases in Early Modern England

Presenter 1 Name

Nichola Harris

Presenter 1 Affiliation

SUNY-Ulster

Paper Title 2

Sex Is Not the Treatment for Every Woman: Hildegard of Bingen's Temperament Theory regarding Women's Sexual Life

Presenter 2 Name

Minji Lee

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Paper Title 3

Sex, Holes, and Late Medieval Regimen sanitatis Book

Presenter 3 Name

Danijela Zutic

Presenter 3 Affiliation

McGill Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1125

Description

This session is open to investigations of sexuality and medicine in the Middle Ages. This might include papers on sexually transmitted diseases, sexual dysfunction, methods to increase/inhibit sexual desire, or treatments to test for or enhance fertility. Other topics could include perceptions of how emotions of desire might affect an individual’s health, or concerns for how the body shapes desire in various ways. William H. York

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Desire and Disease: The Medicalization of Sex in the Middle Ages

Schneider 1125

This session is open to investigations of sexuality and medicine in the Middle Ages. This might include papers on sexually transmitted diseases, sexual dysfunction, methods to increase/inhibit sexual desire, or treatments to test for or enhance fertility. Other topics could include perceptions of how emotions of desire might affect an individual’s health, or concerns for how the body shapes desire in various ways. William H. York