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Appel à contribution : Mental Health in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Lieu : Université d’Australie occidentale (Australie)

Date : 19 octobre 2019

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 31 mai 2019

Modern stereotypes abound regarding how mental health was perceived during the medieval and early modern period ranging from mental illness being caused by sin to the idea that the attainment of mental wellbeing could only be achieved through the balancing of the bodily humours. But mental health was a more complex and expansive subject of discourse throughout the period that was widely explored in medical treatises, religious tracts and sermons, and prominent in art and literature, which speaks to a more subtle understanding of the human mental state.

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