《研究議題》中世紀大腦研討會 The Medieval Brain Workshop

台灣西洋古典、中世紀暨文藝復興學會
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
研究議題
Findings and Approaches
主題 Topic
The Medieval Brain Workshop
中世紀大腦研討會
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出版年 Year
2017
語言 Language
English
裝訂 Binding
□ 平裝 Paperback    □ 精裝 Hardcover
頁數 Pages
ISBN (10 / 13)
Bibliography Reference
 (STC, Duff, GW . . .)
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撰稿者 Writer
郭如蘋
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A. 簡介 Introduction (within 500 words, Chinese or English)
在從事中世紀大腦的研究上,學者不僅要與關於大腦的中世紀術語奮鬥,而且還必需將大腦與現代不斷移動的理解做連結。儘管學者努力避免使用現代的主義術語來解釋過去,但是很難獨立於我們當代理解的框架。這使得研究中世紀的大腦和思維方式具有高度挑戰性。約克大學舉辦為期兩天的研討會,最終目標是提供一個討論論壇,並從各式不同的聲音和方法激發新的合作關係。

[Original CFP]
As we research aspects of the medieval brain, we encounter complications generated by medieval thought and twenty-first century medicine and neurology alike. Our understanding of modern-day neurology, psychiatry, disability studies, and psychology rests on shifting sands. Not only do we struggle with medieval terminology concerning the brain, but we have to connect it with a constantly-moving target of modern understanding. Though we strive to avoid interpreting the past using presentist terms, it is difficult – or impossible – to work independently of the framework of our own modern understanding. This makes research into the medieval brain and ways of thinking both challenging and exciting. As we strive to know more about specifically medieval experiences, while simultaneously widening our understanding of the brain today, we much negotiate a great deal of complexity.
In this two-day workshop, to be held at the University of York on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March 2017 under the auspices of the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders, we will explore the topic of ‘the medieval brain’ in the widest possible sense. The ultimate aim is to provide a forum for discussion, stimulating new collaborations from a multitude of voices on, and approaches to, the theme.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Carole Rawcliffe (University of East Anglia)
Corinne Saunders (Durham University)
Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University)
This call is for papers to comprise a series of themed sessions of papers and/or roundtables that approach the subject from a range of different, or an interweaving of, disciplines. Potential topics of discussion might include, but are not restricted to:
· Mental health
· Neurology
· The history of emotions
· Disability and impairment
· Terminology and the brain
· Ageing and thinking
· Retrospective diagnosis and the Middle Ages
· Interdisciplinary practice and the brain
· The care of the sick
· Herbals and medieval medical texts
B. 延伸閱讀 Extended Reading