Spring 2023 activities

The spring 2023 was busy for the project. Alongside writing forthcoming publications and collecting research materials, the team members presented preliminary results in international conferences and focused on teaching and public outreach.

For example, the team members presented papers and co-organized panels with our project collaborators and partners, incl. a session on ‘Shared Experiences of Disability and Queerness in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe’ at the fifth annual HEX conference, Collective Experiences in History, Tampere (March 2023); a session on ‘Experiencing Madness and Disability in Early Modern Europe’ at the European Social Science History Conference 2023, Gothenburg (April 2023), and a panel on ‘Responses to mental health crises in early modern Europe’ at the 2023 European Association for the History of Medicine and Health conference, Oslo (August-September 2023).

Riikka, Daniel, and Jenni taught a course (5 ECTS) ‘Lived Religion and Disability from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution’ (March–May 2023) at the degree programme in history at Tampere University. The course also included classes by our project collaborators and HEX Visiting Fellows Dr Karen McCluskey (The University of Notre Dame Australia) and Dr Mari Eyice (Stockholm University).

In March 2023, the project was selected as Trivium’s (Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies) ‘Project of the Month’. In connection with this, the team curated a month-long series of posts about the project on the Centre’s Instagram feed @trivium_Tampere

You can also follow our activities in X @DisLiRel.


News image credits: Gustaf Fjaestad, ‘Spring Rain’, 1929. Gustaf Fjaestad (Swedish, 1868–1948), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustaf_Fjaestad_Spring_Rain_1929.jpg