University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Improving Mobility - Walking aids and prostheses in the Middle Ages

Instructor:
Daire O Lochlainn


Instructor's Kingdom: Avacal, Time Zone: MST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
404
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
15/98
Room:
Galen
Course Category:
Knowne World Sciences Symposium
Description
Trauma, judicial amputation, disease, or congenital disorder; there were many ways that the people of the Middle Ages could become limited or restricted in their physical mobility. A brief exploration of these mechanisms of impediment will be followed by a (roughly) chronological survey of a number of period illustrations of 'crutches' and prostheses. Replicas of some of the 'peasant' aids will be presented and discussed. Finally, the genesis of the 'modern' prosthesis will be introduced through the work of Ambroise Paré (c. 1510-1590). Class will not be recorded.
Day-of-class Contact Info
1) E-mail - sheardpw@yahoo.ca 2) Messenger - Facebook --> https://www.facebook.com/pete.sheard/ --> Mad Rat