Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World

19–21 March 2020
Maynooth University, Ireland

This interdisciplinary conference explores the reception and transmission of medical knowledge between and across England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Scandinavia during the medieval period, and will draw on history, literature, philosophy, science, religion, art, archaeology and manuscript studies. It will interrogate medical texts and ideas in both Latin and vernacular languages, addressing questions of translation, cultural and scientific inheritance and exchange, and historical conceptions of health and of the human being within nature.

Confirmed speakers: Dr Debby Banham (University of Cambridge); Prof. Guy Geltner (University of Amsterdam); Prof. Charlotte Roberts (Durham University)

Organising committee: Dr Sarah Baccianti (Queen’s University Belfast); Dr Siobhán Barrett, Dr Bernhard Bauer & Dr Deborah Hayden (Maynooth University)

Call for Papers out now!

Please download it here:  Medicine_MNAW_Cfp


Financial Assistance

Applications for financial assistance to attend the conference on ‘Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World’ at Maynooth University will be considered from students pursuing a course of postgraduate study at MA or PhD level, as well as from early career scholars within 5 years of graduation from a PhD programme. The committee will also consider applications from postgraduate students who wish to attend the conference but not present a paper. 
The amount of funding available for travel bursaries is expected to be in the region of up to €500 for delegates travelling from outside of the EU; up to €300 for delegates based within the EU but outside of Ireland; and up to €100 for delegates based within Ireland. Accommodation fee waivers will apply for a standard room on the Maynooth University campus for up to four nights maximum (Wednesday 18thMarch – Saturday 21stMarch 2020).
Applications and references should be emailed to by no later than 15 October 2019, citing the words ‘bursary application’ and the name of the applicant in the subject-line.

Download the application here:  MMNAW_Bursary_Application

In addition, individuals can also apply to the following organisations for financial support to attend the conference:

Applications should be sent via email to Dr. Helen Appleton (

Viking Society for Northern Research
Applications should be send via email to Dr. Hannah Burrows (

The Medieval Academy of America

Royal Historical Society