Grey Matter: Brains, Diseases, and Disorders
Call for papers : ICMS Kalamazoo 2017
Special session organised by Deborah Thorpe, Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders at the University of York, UK.
This session invites papers that examine any aspect of medieval cognition, neurology, and/or psychiatry through medieval source material. This topic can be approached through any one or combination of disciplines, and novel combinations of disciplines are encoraged. Especially welcome are papers that consider the relationships between modern medicine and medieval source material, such as the benefits and/or inherent problems of retrospective diagnosis and the value of the study of medieval history for our medical understanding today.
The session also encourages papers that explore terminology for diseases and disorders both modern and premodern, the diagnosis of conditions involving the brain, and the impact of neurological/psychiatric diseases and disorders on medieval lives.
Send abstracts of no more than 250 words, or any questions about this session, to Deborah.email@example.com