Learning Medieval Medicine: The Boundaries of University TeachingBy Cornelius O’BoyleDynamis : Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque. Historiam Illustrandam, vol. 20 (2000)Introduction: What was new about teaching medicine in a university context? What distinguished it from the sort of medical education that went before?
SESSION I: Lived Religion in the Middle Ages “Kings as Catechumens: Royal Conversion Narratives and Easter in the Historia Ecclesiastica” by Carolyn Twomey (Boston College)SummaryBede has long served as a primary text about Early Mediaeval Christianity and historiography during the early conversion period but his version of events has recently been challenged.
The battle of Lincoln (20 May 1217) and William Marshal’s ransom agreement with Nicholas de StutevilleBy David CarpenterPublished Online (2007)Introduction: The battle of Lincoln, fought on 20 May 1217, is second only to Hastings as the most decisive in English history. When King John, in the late summer of 1215, reneged on Magna Carta, the opposition barons offered the throne to Louis, eldest son of the King of France.
Image Credit: ShutterstockDougga in Tunisia is the location of the extremely well-preserved ruins of an ancient site inhabited by a series of cultures, notably the Numidians, the Punics, the ancient Greeks and the Romans.The incredible state of preservation of Dougga combined with its mix of cultural influences led UNESCO to list it as a World Heritage site in 1997.
Conception Through Infancy in Medieval English Historical and Folklore SourcesBy Barbara HanawaltFolklore Forum, Vol. 13:2 (1980)Synopsis: Uses coroners rolls, a remarkably rich source on childrearing and children because they record the childhood accidents, the location of the parents and their activities at the time, and the presence of witnesses, and popular literary sources, including saints’ lives, for information on medieval childhood.
Making and breaking order via clothing: Clothing regulation, cross-dressing, and the ordering mentality in later medieval and early modern EnglandBy Brett SeymourB.A. (Hons) Thesis, University of Sydney, 2012Abstract: Following the events which disrupted social stability in fourteenth and fifteenth-century England, individuals from a variety of social contexts demonstrated a particular necessity to see order visibly displayed in society.