Medica once again has a full schedule of events at Kalamazoo. We have two sponsored sessions and another session that we are co-sponsoring. Here is the schedule:
Session 41: Thursday, May 11 at 10:00 in Sangren 1710
Sponsor: AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art; DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion); EXARC; Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages; Research Group on Manuscript Evidence; Societas Magica
Organizer: Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology
Presider: Sean M. Winslow, Univ. of Toronto
A roundtable discussion with Constance H. Berman, Univ. of Iowa; Carla Tilghman, Washburn Univ.; Frank Klaassen, Univ. of Saskatchewan; Linda Ehrsam Voigts, Univ. of Missouri–Kansas City; and Darrell Markewitz, Wareham Forge.
Linda Voigts is representing Medica and will be speaking about "Equipment for Household Distillation for Medical (and other?) Uses"
The Practical Medicine of Medieval Surgeons and Physicians
Presider: William H. York, Portland State University
Kira L. Robison, Univ. of Tennessee–Chattanooga, "The Propriety of Practical Medicine"
Helga Ruppe, Western Univ., "Hildegard’s Healing Landscape"
Session 540: Sunday, May 14 at 10:30 in Fetzer 1010
Materia Medica: Plants, Animals, and Minerals in Healing
Arsenio Ferraces-Rodríguez, Univ. da Coruña, "The Use of the Mandrake in the Early Middle Ages for the Gout, for the Conception, and as an Anesthetic"
In addition to our sessions we will also be holding our annual business meeting and hosting a reception, both of which all are welcome (encouraged!) to attend.
Business Meeting: Thursday, May 11 at noon in Bernhard 213
Reception with cash bar: Friday, May 12 at 5:15 in Fetzer 2030
We look forward to seeing you all there!