History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series at Greenblatt Library

The second lecture in the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series will be presented on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon by Dr. Wendy Turner. The title of her lecture is “Medieval Mental Health Questions: Are They Different from Current Mental Health Questions?”

Dr. Turner is a professor of history at Augusta State University. Her research and teaching interests include the intersection of law and medicine in medieval England, alchemy, the history of disabilities, medicine, society and culture in late medieval and early modern England.
She was the editor of Madness in Medieval Law and Custom (Brill, 2010) and wrote three chapters of the book. Dr. Turner was the senior editor and contributor to a second collection, The Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe: Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages (Edwin Mellen, 2011). Her monograph, Care and Custody of the Mentally Ill, Incompetent, and Disabled in Medieval England is in press with the Cursor Mundi series of Brepols Publishers.

The lecture will be held in the Historical Collections & Archives Room (AB-225) and will be open to everyone. Please contact Renée Sharrock for more information at 706-721-3444 or rsharrock@gru.edu

-from Greenblatt Library