Workshop 2011: Programme
(All sessions will take place in Trent A 46)
Saturday, 3rd December 2011
10.30 Arrival & Coffee
11.00 Welcome and announcements
11.15– 12.15 Keynote
Chair: Sally Crawford
Irina Metzler (Swansea): ‘Disability in the Middle Ages -
Reframing a Materialist Perspective’
13. 30 – 14.45 Mental Impairment
Chair: Christina Lee
Wendy Turner (Augusta State University): ‘Increase in Mental
Health cases among Landholders after the Black Death’
Anna Matheson (CELT): ‘On the Drúth go Rath, the Mer gin Rath,
and the Employability of the Mentally Impaired According to
Early Irish Legal Commentary’
14.45 – 15.15 Charity
Chair: Wendy Turner
Damien Jeanne (University Caen, CRAHAM): ‘The Economics of
Disease: the Case of Leper-Oriented Charity (Caritas) in
Norman Medieval Society (12th-15th century)’
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee
15. 45 - 16. 15 Modern analogues
Chair: Debby Banham
Nava Blum (Haifa School of Public Health) ‘First Governmental
Medical Rehabilitation Services in Israel’
16.20 – 17.00 Discussion
‘Health and Wealth: how much do modern concepts influence our
understanding of medieval concepts?’
Chair: Christian Lee
19.00 Conference Dinner (Council Chamber)
Sunday 4th December 2011
10.30 – 11.45 Want and Wealth
Chair: Irina Metzler
Debby Banham (University of Cambridge): 'Two horsemen of the
Apocalypse: disease (human and animal) and hunger in
Christina Lee (University of Nottingham): ‘The long term effects of
impairment in Old Norse Saga literature’
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00– 15.00 Workshop
'Medieval Disease and disability - definitions and future directions'
Chair: Sally Crawford
15.00- 15.30 Coffee
15.30 Discussion & close
Proceedings of this conference are to be published in the Series
Studies in Early Medicine.
Travel information to the University of Nottingham:
University Park Campus
From Nottingham (approximately 3 miles)
By Bus: From Broadmarsh bus station (about 250 metres walk from the railway
station), catch one of the following Trent and Barton buses:
Indigo (More information can be found on the Trent Barton Website).
The Nottingham City Transport Unilink service (34) also runs from the
Broadmarsh Centre via Angel Row, Derby Road and QMC and stops at various
points on the campus.
Other Nottingham City Transport services also pass near or through the campus
and can be picked up from stops near the Market Square in the City Centre. The
location in brackets pin points where they stop near the University.
13: This goes from just outside the Broadmarsh shopping centre and stops on
Campus. You need to have £1.70 change for this bus.
More information is available on the Nottingham City Transport website.
By Taxi: There are taxi ranks throughout the City Centre and immediately
adjacent to the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the campus takes
about 15 minutes and costs about £ 14 (depending on traffic).
From Beeston (approximately 1.5 miles)
The Trent Barton Indigo service runs from Beeston Bus Station (about 10 minutes
walk from the railway station along Station Road) past the South and North
entrances to the University, as well as passing QMC. Nottingham City Transport
service 13 has a stop in Queen's Road, about 5 minutes walk from the Beeston
railway station and the Hylands Hotel, turning right out of Station Road.
From East Midlands Airport (approximately 10 miles)
From East Midlands Airport you can take Trent and Barton Bus 5b, or the
Nottingham City Bus Runway5. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall.
You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi
to the University. The cost of a single/one way journey is approximately £20.
Taxis are normally available 24 hours.
From M1 Motorway:
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham. Turn right
at The Priory roundabout (about 4 miles from M1), then left at next roundabout
to enter the University's West Entrance
Please note that Parking is free on weekends.
Map of the campus: