Webinar series “Disability and war in the Middle Ages”

Some of the lectures on the “Disability and war in the Middle Ages” webinar could be of interest to h-madness readers. The full program for 2023-2024, scheduled for 1.5 years, will gather international scholars. You can find the schedule below. More information, such as the paper’s summaries and how to subscribe, can be found here.


*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

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.

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