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Call for papers: infection and long term sickness in medieval society

Infection and long-term sickness in medieval society

Infectious disease is common in medieval Europe but the long-term effects of diseases such as tuberculosis, meningitis, measles or leprosy do not often feature in discussions of medieval disability.



We invite 20 minute papers on all aspects of infectious disease from medieval contexts. These may include discussions of data, burial ritual, inclusion and exclusion, economic impacts, the mental health of those who were affected, legal considerations or any care that was given to the affected.

The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability, free for all postgraduate students with an interest in disability studies.

Submit abstracts by email


Please send abstracts (no more than 200 words) and any queries about the workshop to Dr Christina Lee by 15 August 2014








Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference

The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 7194