TitleSocial Experiences of Disability
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserNinon Dubourg, Départment d'Histoire, Université de Liège
Adelheid Russenberger, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Moderator/ChairNinon Dubourg, Départment d'Histoire, Université de Liège
Paper 1005-a Dante's City: Unjust Exile and Disabled Life beyond the Border
(Language: English)
Catherine Bloomer, Department of Italian / Institute for Comparative Literature & Society, Columbia University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Italian; Medicine
Paper 1005-b The Borders of Disability and Ability, Ill Health and Health in Medieval Poland
(Language: English)
Magdalena Matczak, Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, University of Liverpool
Index Terms: Medicine; Social History
Paper 1005-c Ill Health as a Space of Communication between Man and God in Ancient Rus'
(Language: English)
Natalia Pelezneva,
Index Terms: Hagiography; Medicine; Mentalities
AbstractDisablility and impairment were experienced in, and created by, an individual's social context. These three papers consider how Disability was constructed and used in three diverse contexts - Dante's Florence, medieval Poland, and the medieval Rus'. Despite the geographical range, all three papers demonstrate how the experience of Disability was informed as much by an individual's social position as much as the nature of their impairment.