It is with deep and sincere regret that we have decided to postpone the conference ‘Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World’, following advice received this morning from Maynooth University regarding travel to and from the campus in light of the current coronavirus outbreak.

Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World

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)


Registration for the conference is open:

Programme and Abstracts

The programme is available to download here: 


A book of abstracts is available here: 



For information on accommodation and travel please download the following booklet: 


Financial Assistance

Individuals can apply to the following organisations for financial support to attend the conference:

Applications should be sent via email to Dr. Helen Appleton (helen.appleton@ell.ox.ac.uk)

Viking Society for Northern Research
Applications should be send via email to Dr. Hannah Burrows (hannah.burrows@abdn.ac.uk)

The Medieval Academy of America

Royal Historical Society