Finding Evidence of Holy Healing: The Case of St Robert of Knaresborough

My research focuses particularly on the experiences of pilgrims who sought out miraculous cures from saint cults in high-medieval England.  A key resource for this, therefore, are the hagiographical sources which include reports of the posthumous miracles (collected together in a subgenre called miracula) worked by various saints through their shrines.  However, these formally written-up [...]

CALL FOR PAPERS. The Maladies, Miracles and Medicine of the Middle Ages, II.

CALL FOR PAPERS.  The Maladies, Miracles and Medicine of the Middle Ages, II.

This year marks the fourth anniversary of my first conference 'The Maladies, Miracles and Medicine of the Middle Ages' at the Graudate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS).  Organising a two-day, international conference was both challenging and a great expereince, and I had always hoped to make the conference the first of a series. Four years [...]