Technologies of Disability – ‘Disfigurement: A Cultural Anatomy’


Suzannah Biernoff (Birkbeck College): 'Disfigurement: A Cultural Anatomy'  Disfigurement is usually thought of as a physical attribute, something visible, definable, and more or less treatable. Yet, to quote the sociologist Heather Laine Talley, this problematic term has “no static intelligibility, no objective point of reference, no stable shared meaning.” In this talk, Suzannah Biernoff will…


Race and the Early Modern: New Scholars, New Scholarship


Race and the Early Modern: New Scholars, New Scholarship Conference With keynotes from Nicholas R. Jones and Surekha Davies, and papers from: Ana Howie (University of Cambridge) Andrew Kettler (Kenyon College) Arianna Ray (Northwestern University) Ato Quirin Schweizer (Universität Duisburg-Essen) Dessalegn Bizuneh Ayele (University of Gondar) Eli Cumings (University of Cambridge) Hassana Moosa (King’s College…

“O, let me see thee walk”: Roundtable on early modern embodiment & mobility

At this online roundtable, Susan Anderson, Callan Davies, Andrew Gordon, Erika T. Lin, Harry R. McCarthy, and Eleanor Rycroft will discuss such questions such as "What methodologies can be used to examine mobility and embodiment in early modern theatre? How can intellectual, biological, or cultural contexts help us to understand what is happening on the…

CFP: The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War

Proposals are invited for the International Conference “The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War,” which will be held in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 29 and 30 September 2022. Abstracts due 31 May 2022. See link below for further details.

CFP: Outlaw Bodies, SEMA, 10-12 Nov. 2022

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies invites paper proposals for two sessions titled “Outlaw Bodies” at the 2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association in Birmingham, Alabama in 10-12 November. Proposals are due June 1, 2022. More information can be found at this link.

CFP: Health and Work in the Early Modern World, 1500-1750 ca.

Deadline for submissions: 10th June Send abstracts to: marielouise.leonard AT Conference Dates: September 20-21, Aula Baratto, Ca' Foscari Venice (Italy) This conference aims to bring together scholars working on any aspect of the relationship between health and work in the early modern period. Scholarship in health and medicine has examined how people cared for…

From Community to Hospital and Back Again: A History of Care

As part of the History of Nursing Public Events series from the Royal College of Nursing Library & Archives, Simon Jarrett will give an online talk about the history of care for people with learning disabilities. Further details and free registration can be found at the link below.

CFP: The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives

The University of Bern invites abstracts for 20-minute papers on medieval sensory studies for the workshop ‘The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives,' which will occur at Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland from 24 April 2023 – 27 April 2023. Abstracts are due June 30, 2022. More information can be found at this link.

CFP: The Body and the Human

The 2022 Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, which has the theme "The Body and the Human," invites proposals for sessions of individual papers by July 7, 2022. Further information can be found via this link.

CFP: Medieval Monstrosities

The Illinois Medieval Association invites proposals for their annual Halloween symposium session, "Medieval Monstrosities," occurring on October 28, 2022. Abstracts due August 1. See link below for further information.

Panel: Pathologies, Punchlines, Power: The Medicalized Body, Humour and Art

The Confabulations panel "Pathologies, Punchlines, Power: The Medicalized Body, Humour and Art," which will address the role of visual humor in medical texts across history, will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM CDT. Further details and free registration can be found at the link below.