TitleCripping Normative Time: Being and Becoming Disabled in Medieval Europe
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserNinon Dubourg, Départment d'Histoire, Université de Liège
Adelheid Russenberger, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Moderator/ChairAdelheid Russenberger, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Paper 1205-a Boundaries between Age, Health, Ability, and Work: Aging in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Wendy J. Turner, Department of History, Anthropology & Philosophy, Augusta University, Georgia
Index Terms: Daily Life; Medicine
Paper 1205-b Drawing the Borders of Crip Time in Women's Monastic Life, c. 1200-1300
(Language: English)
Amelia Kennedy, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Medicine; Religious Life
AbstractDisability disrupts and challenges normative notions of time and personal development, just as the progress of time leads to impairment. These papers explore how time itself and social expectations of an individual's life-time in medieval Europe could disable individuals; and consider how a Disabled individual's own experience of time could challenge the artificial boundaries of normative time.