New Book: Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory by Jamie McKinstry

Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory by Jamie McKinstry is the latest volume in Boydell and Brewer’s series ‘Studies in Medieval Romance’ and discusses a variety of areas including Middle English literature, classical memory theory, and also aspects of Medical Humanities. In Middle English romances many memories are created, stored, forgotten, and rediscovered Read the full article…

Experiencing Metaphor: A Medieval Headache

Experiencing Metaphor: A Medieval Headache  by Jamie McKinstry, Durham University, was first published in Volume 6.1 of the open access medical humanities journal Hektoen International. “Metaphors have been used extensively in medicine to describe patients, illustrate diseases, and educate students.1 By comparing unlike things that have something in common, they enhance communication in education, science, and Read the full article…

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 31 Jan–2 Feb 2014)

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ New College, University of Edinburgh, Friday 31 January 2014 – Sunday 2 February 2014 Plenary speakers include: • Professor Jane Dawson, John Laing Professor of Reformation History, Edinburgh University: “‘With one foot in the grave”: death in life and life in death in Reformation Scotland’. Read the full article…

Visions, voices and other hallucinatory experiences in the Middle Ages (CfP, International Medieval Congress, July 2014)

The twentieth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, from 7-10 July 2014. Proposals are sought for a panel entitled “Visions, voices and other hallucinatory experiences in the Middle Ages.” This session, sponsored by the Wellcome-funded Hearing the Voice project and the Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, seeks to explore how hallucinatory experiences Read the full article…

The Mutilated Body: Durham University Medieval & Early Modern Student Association Conference (Register now, Durham, 8–9 July 2013)

The Mutilated Body Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Postgraduate Conference 8-9 July 2013 at St John’s College, Durham University MEMSA is proud to announce its seventh annual postgraduate conference, an event designed to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers in interdisciplinary dialogue. This year’s topic is the Mutilated Body, where delegates will explore Read the full article…

The Mutilated Body: Durham University Medieval & Early Modern Student Association (CFP, Conference, Durham, 8–9 July 2013)

The Mutilated Body Durham University’s annual MEMSA conference is an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduates and early career researchers to present and discuss their research. This year, the conference theme will focus on aspects of destruction, disability, and personhood in the medieval and early modern periods. Paper proposals may reflect the current trends in medical humanities and hagiography, but Read the full article…

Healing and Curing, Medieval to Modern (CFP, Conference, Glasgow, 27-28 August 2012)

Healing and Curing, Medieval to Modern University of Glasgow, 27-28 August 2012 Call for Papers From physicians, surgeons and hospitals to shrines, pilgrimages and processions, this conference will explore the varied ways in which people sought methods of healing and curing from the medieval period, circa 500, to the nineteenth century and the advent of Read the full article…

The Recovery of Beauty – Prof Elizabeth Archibald Public Lecture 14 Nov – Bathing for Beauty in the Middle Ages

As part of the IAS The Recovery of Beauty programme, CMH directors Jane Macnaughton and Corinne Saunders are very pleased to welcome Professor Elizabeth Archibald (Professor of Medieval Literature, University of Bristol and IAS Fellow, University of Durham) who will deliver the fourth lecture: Professor Elizabeth Archibald Bathing for Beauty in the Middle Ages Monday Read the full article…