Historicising Disability: The Middle Ages and After

A One — Day Symposium at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Huntington Room, The Kings’ Manor, York YO1 7EP On Saturday 2nd December 2006

10.30 am: Coffee and Registration

11am- 12.30 pm: Session One

Welcome: Prof. Linne Mooney, Director, CMS

Dr Irina Metzler (Bristol): “Thinking about Physical Impairment during the High Middle Ages, c. 1100-1400”

Prof. Edward Wheatley (Loyola University, Chicago): “Stumbling Blocks Before the Blind: Constructions of a Disability in Medieval England and France”

12.30-1.45pm: Lunch

1.45 pm-3.45pm: Session Two

Dr Sally Crawford (Birmingham): “Perceptions of the Disabled Body in the Anglo-Saxon Burial Ritual”

Dr Santha Bhattacharji (Oxford): “Disability and the Conferral of Saintly Identity: the Case of Richard Rolle”

Prof. Christopher Baswell (UCLA and York): “Troilus’s Crutch”

Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway College, U London) and Dr. Caroline Bowden (Royal Holloway College, U London): “Robert Cecil goes to Bath: Wealth and Immobility in Jacobean England”

3.45pm-4.15pm: Tea

4.15pm-5pm: Resources and responses: open discussion Agreed contributions from Dr Philippa Hoskins (Archives and History, Borthwick Institute); Dr Chris Philo (Cultural Geography, Glasgow); Dr. Mark Jenner (History,York); Professor Edward Wheatley (English, Loyola University, Chicago).

5pm Close

REGISTRATION Registration for the day costs £12.00 for staff and £9.00 for students (includes tea, coffee and buffet lunch). If you wish to attend, please send your name and your registration fee (sterling cheque to University of York: regret credit cards not possible), and the form below, to the Centre Administrator, Mrs.Louise Harrison ( [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> ), Centre for Medieval Studies, King’s Manor, York YO1 7EP by Monday 27th November 2006. On York and CMS see http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/cms