Séminaire – Disability and War in the Middle Ages

The online monthly webinar « Disability and War in the Middle Ages », hosted by the University of Liège and the « Transitions » unit, is about to begin on February 2, 2023 (4 pm, Bruxelles Time).

The full program for 2023-2024, scheduled for 1.5 years, will gather international scholars:

1. Disability in Warfare

February 2, 2023 – Giulia MOROSINI (University of the Republic of San Marino) – The Limping Captain: Injuries, Wounds, and Scars between Praise and Mocking in Renaissance Italy.

March 2, 2023 – Kristina HILDEBRAND (Dalarna University, Sweden) – Hungry for love: disabling the knightly body and mind through starvation.

April 6, 2023 – Yoav TIROSH (University of Iceland) – Disability in Battles and Disability from Battles in Medieval Icelandic Literature.

 2. Handling combat-caused disability

September 7, 2023 – Quentin VERREYCKEN (F.R.S/FNRS-Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) – Impotent Soldiers? Military Service and War Disabilities in Late Medieval Pardon Letters (France, England, and the Low Countries).

October 5, 2023 – Wendy J. TURNER (Augusta University, USA) – Considering the Recovery after Trauma of Bellatores in Medieval England.

November 2, 2023 – John GAGNÉ (University of Sydney, Australia) – Substitutions, Extensions, and the Refashioned Body, 1450-1650.

December 7, 2023 – Michael DEPRETER (Oxford University, UK) – Urban militia, dynastic armies, and soldiers’ care in the Burgundian Low Countries (15th-16th centuries).

 3. The actual disabilities

February 1, 2024 – Bianca FROHNE (Kiel University, Germany) – „What pain I suffered during that time, anyone can well imagine…“ Experiences of War, Injury, and (Chronic) Pain (15th-16th centuries).

March 7, 2024 – Sasha PFAU (Hendrix College, Arkansas, USA) – Traumatic Repercussions: Warfare and Disability in the French Countryside.

April 4, 2024 – Christopher KNÜSEL (University of Bordeaux, France) – “So badly disfigured that he will ever be an object of pity, and unable to gain a living, except in seclusion from society.”

You can find the full program with the paper’s summaries by clicking here.

Source : DisHist

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