2024 ICMS Foremothers Sessions

SMFS is pleased to announce that the Medieval Foremothers Society will be honoring the scholarly and professional contributions of Dr. Monica H. Green at this year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Dr. Green is a distinguished medieval historian of science and medicine who has previously taught at Princeton, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke and Arizona State Universities. Her publications include Women’s Health Care in the Medieval West (Routledge, 2000) and Making Women’s Health Masculine: The Rise of Male Authority in Pre-Modern Gynecology (Oxford University Press, 2009). Dr. Green is our 2024 Foremother because of her decades of excellent scholarship documenting women’s lives and paving new paths in medical humanities research. She is a committed teacher who has served as a mentor to legions of scholars through her NEH summer seminars and her cultivation of scholarly communities. In addition to her many groundbreaking publications, Dr. Green recently published a Retrospectives essay in Medieval Feminist Forum, and a Medieval Academy of America prize was named in her honor.

We have organized two sessions reflecting Professor Green’s influence and interests:

In Honor of Monica H. Green (1): Integrating Women into Medieval History (A Roundtable)
(Saturday, May 11 10:00 am  Session 342 Sangren 1710, HYBRID) 

Presider: Lucy C. Barnhouse, Arkansas State Univ.
A roundtable discussion with Jennifer C. Edwards; Miriam Shadis, Ohio Univ.; Montserrat Cabre, Univ. de Cantabria; Kersti Francis, Boston Univ.

In Honor of Monica H. Green (2): Integrating Medicine into Medieval History (A Roundtable) 
(Saturday, May 11, 1:30 pm  Session 394 Sangren 1730)

Presider: Kersti Francis, Boston Univ.
A roundtable discussion with Lucy C. Barnhouse, Arkansas State Univ.; Ginevra Moscati, Univ. of California-Los Angeles; Aleksandra “Sasha” Pfau, Hendrix College; Nahyan Fancy, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Univ. of Exeter