Étiqueté : maladie

Appel à contribution : « Monstration et dissimulation du corps humain dans l’espace public », date limite le 15 octobre 2020

Le présent appel à contribution porte sur la question de la monstration (exhibition) et la dissimulation (pudeur) du corps humain dans l’espace public. Que peut-on montrer dans la société ? Que doit-on dissimuler ? Quelles injonctions sont faites aux sujets ? Où place-t-on le curseur de la monstration / dissimulation chez les acteurs que sont le législateur, le juge, le sujet de droit, le justiciable (demandeur / défendeur) qui serait sujet montrant ou regardant ? Quelles opérations de codage, de catégorisation, de normalisation, de...

Appel à contribution : « In Sickness and in Health: Pestilence, Disease, and Healing in Medieval and Early Modern Art », Haïfa, University of Haifa, 12 janvier 2021, date limite le 1er septembre 2020

In light of the global turmoil caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the 14th AnnuaI Imago conference will examine the cultural and artistic impact of epidemics, diseases and healing in the art of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. We hope this examination will not only shed new light on the artistic, social, and political mechanisms of both of these periods, but will also produce fresh insights into cultural and artistic responses to the...

Parution : Sara Ritchey et Sharon Strocchia (dir.), Gender, Health, and Healing, 1250-1550, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

This path-breaking collection offers an integrative model for understanding health and healing in Europe and the Mediterranean from 1250-1550. By foregrounding gender as an organizing principle of healthcare, the contributors challenge traditional binaries that ahistorically separate care from cure, medicine from religion, and domestic healing from fee-for-service medical exchanges. The essays collected here illuminate previously hidden and undervalued forms of healthcare and varieties of body knowledge produced and transmitted outside the traditional settings of university,...

Parution : Jenni Kuuliala, Saints, Infirmity, and Community in the Late Middle Ages, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Bodily suffering and patient, Christlike attitudes towards that suffering were among the key characteristics of sainthood throughout the medieval period. Drawing on new work in medieval dis/ability studies, this book analyses the meanings given to putative saints’ bodily infirmities in late medieval canonization hearings. How was an individual saint’s bodily ailment investigated in the inquests, and how did the witnesses (re)construct the saintly candidates’ ailments? What meanings were given to infirmity when providing proofs for...

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