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The Style of the Old English Metrical Charms

Junior Faculty Series: Caroline (Caz) Batten When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 10:30 am Where: Kaplan Hall 193 This seminar is centered around a work-in-progress book chapter exploring the Old English metrical charms, a set of twelve vivid and enigmatic magic spells written down in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The seminar will be a chance to...

Whole, Holy, Healthy: Sickness and the Body in the Medieval North Atlantic

Kaplan 193 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Junior Faculty Series: Caroline (Caz) Batten When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 4:00 pm Where: Kaplan Hall 193 What does it mean, culturally speaking, to get sick? What makes a body healthy? This talk explores depictions of disease in medical remedies and healing charms from the medieval North Atlantic, a multilingual zone of intensive cultural interaction and exchange....