52nd Conference on Editorial Problems: Editing Medieval Medical Texts – 2-3 November 2017

When and Where

Thursday, November 02, 2017 10:00 am to Friday, November 03, 2017 12:30 pm
3rd Floor
Center for Medieval Studies, Lillian Massey Building
125 Queen's Park Crescent


Editing Medieval Medical Texts, Latin and Middle English

Thurs Nov. 2nd – Fri 3rd, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

125 Queen’s Park, Lillian Massey Building, 3rd Floor, Great Hall

Thursday 2nd Nov. 9:30 Coffee + croissants.  9.45 Opening remarks.

10-10.30 Linda Voigts, “Women and recipes for medical distillation in Late-Medieval England”.

10.30-11 George Keiser, “’Rosmaryne, of vertu good and fyne’:  the text of a verse treatise and its manuscript contexts”.

Coffee 11-11.15.

11.15- 11.45 Jess Henderson, “Embarking upon editions of Middle English medical poems”.

11.45- 12.15  Winston Black, “From Henry of Huntingdon to Henry Daniel: the evolution of herbalism in Medieval England”.

Lunch: 12.30- 2.15.   

2.30-3 Sarah Star, “Medical and literary aureation: Daniel, Chaucer, Lydgate”

3- 3.30 Tess Tavormina, “Henry Daniel and friends: the legacy of the Liber Uricrisiarum


4-5.30 Workshop. Digitizing Henry Daniel and other Medical Texts: Pitfalls and Prognoses.

Contributions by Ruth Harvey, Alexandra Bolintineanu (CMS, Woodsworth), Cai Henderson, Jessica Henderson, Tess Tavormina, Fred Unwalla (PIMS).

Dinner 7pm

Friday 3rd Nov:  9.30 Coffee + croissants.

10.-10.30 Faith Wallis, “Victim of his own success? Why the Articella commentaries and Practica of Bartholomaeus of Salerno (d.ca. 1170) are so difficult to edit”.

10.30-11 Jacob Goldowitz, “The Dynamidia Liber alter as an example of genre’s influence on interpretations of medical texts”

Coffee 11-11.15.

11.15-11.45 Brian Long “‘De labore et dolore’: the challenges of editing Constantine the African’s terminology”

11.45-12.15   Nicholas Everett, “Confounded and compounded: the medieval editors of the Antidotarium Nicolai

Closing remarks 12.15.  Farewell Lunch 12.30. Centre for Medieval Studies.


125 Queen's Park Crescent