A Modern Look at Medieval Remedies

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Health - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Cost: Included with admission
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Description: Presenter: Kisha Tracy

Did you know that modern microbiologists have recently started testing medieval medical recipes? That one made of garlic and onion has tested as highly effective against the MRSA bacteria, long known as treatment-resistant? Did you know that scientists have proven there is truth to the story about soil in Northern Ireland that was believed by early peoples, including Druids, to have medicinal qualities? Learn about these studies in addition to other connections among disability, disease, and natural remedies in the medieval world.

Dr. Kisha G. Tracy is an Associate Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State University. She received her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2010. In addition to several articles, her first book was published by Palgrave in 2017 and is entitled Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature. Her other research interests include medieval disability, particularly mental illness, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This particular presentation stems out of her current book project, The Middle Ages and the Modern Curriculum: Accessing the Medieval Past, as well as a book of essays she is co-editing, The Research Companion to Medieval Disability.

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Created: January 14, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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