Lucie Laumonier talks to Adelheid Russenberger about medieval disabilities and what it meant, in the Middle Ages, to be disabled.
Adelheid is a PhD candidate in history at Queen Mary University of London, England. Her research is focused on disabled bodies as seen in fourteenth-century canonisation inquisitions. You can learn more about Adelheid’s research on her Academia.edu page, or follow her on Twitter @avsrussenberger
To learn more about the topic, please check out the Medieval Disability Sourcebook, edited by Cameron Hunt McNabb and published by Punctum Books.
A good book dealing with a canonisation inquest is Souls under Siege: Stories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence, by Nicole Archambeau
CfP #imc2022!! "The Borders Between Disability and Ability, Illhealth and Health"
— Adelheid Russenberger (@avsrussenberger) July 19, 2021
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The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle
Top Image:Disabled person being pushed on a wheel-barrow, from a scene in The Luttrell Psalter, British Library MS Add MS 42130 fol. I86v.