Generation and Reproduction in Medieval Europe
Places at the symposium will be limited to 30 plus speakers.
Cost per person will be £20, including lunch, coffee and tea.
Please apply as soon as possible to reserve a place to Peter Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday 7 December
|17.30||Open lecture, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge: Marianne Elsakkers (Utrecht), 'What the small print in the early medieval penitentials tells us about abortion'. Registration not required.|
Saturday 8 December
|9.30–10.00||Registration, Saltmarsh Rooms, King's College, Cambridge|
|Fabiola van Dam (Utrecht), 'Generation, reproduction and a body-that-cooks: visualizing medieval concepts of natural change in the Regimen Sanitatis (1333–1335) of Magninus Mediolanensis'|
|Gabriella Zuccolin (Open University), 'Physiognomic and medical discourse in the light of practice: noble women's generative issues in 15th century Northern Italian courts'|
|Na'ama Cohen-Hanegbi (Tel Aviv and Wolfson College, Oxford), 'Postpartum emotional distress in medical, literary and religious texts, 13th to 15th centuries'|
|Wendy Turner (Augusta, GA), 'Strains on the mental health of mothers in medieval England'|
|Catherine Rider (Exeter), 'Medical responses to infertility in medieval England'|
|Sue Edgington (Queen Mary, London), 'Arrangements for lying-in and wet-nursing in the Hospital of St John, Jerusalem, c.1180'|
|Rebecca Johnson (Princeton), 'Death in birth: reality and representation in the later medieval Mediterranean'|
|Irina Metzler (Swansea, Bremen), 'Congenital disability – medieval causalities of birth defects'|