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Medieval Bodies with Jack Hartnell

From manuscripts to wash basins, medieval objects can tell us a lot about how people conceived of the world. This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Jack Hartnell about what objects can tell us about the Middle Ages, medicine, and especially medieval bodies.

Jack Hartnell is a Lecturer in Art History at the University of East Anglia, where he does research on a wide variety of topics, from medieval medicine and anatomical practice to contemporary political caricature and internet art. His book, Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages, was named the Sunday Times History Book of the Year in 2018. Click here to follow his website, or follow him on Twitter @j_hartnell or Instagram at jack_hartnell

In the podcast Jack Hartnell describes this image – The Wound Man from a manuscript made in Germany probably around 1420

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Podcast editing done by Noah Tetzner, who is also the host of The History of Vikings podcast


Top Image: Wound Man – image courtesy the Wellcome Trust


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