Dr. Faith Wallis
Prof. Faith Wallis is a historian of medieval medicine and science, who received her training at McGill University (BA, MA) and the University of Toronto (PhD). She is jointly appointed in two academic units at McGill University: the Department of History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts) and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine). Her published work focuses on the transmission of medical and scientific knowledge in the Middle Ages. She has produced annotated translations of the scientific writings by Bede and Isidore of Seville, an anthology of translated sources entitled Medieval Medicine: a Reader (University of Toronto Press, 2010), and numerous articles on the formation of academic medicine in the twelfth century, particularly the works of Bartholomaeus. While concentrating her energies on the current project of editing Bartholomaeus' work, she is also an active international collaborator in the Ordered Universe project, and is working on an edition and translation of Alexander Neckam's De naturis rerum. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. For a full curriculum vitae, click here.
Courtney Krolikoski began her PhD studies at the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 2014. She is supervised by Dr. Faith Wallis. She is interested in the history of medieval medicine, particularly issues surrounding mental health, social perceptions of illness and disease, and the intersection of medicine and religion. Her current research explores the status of lepers in Bologna, Italy in the High Middle Ages with attention to the interaction between contemporary social, political, religious, and medical understandings of the disease.
She received her undergraduate degree in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Psychology and a minor in History. She then received her Master's Degree in 2011 from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies. Between her BA and MA she worked as a Record's Assistant for the University of North Carolina's General Alumni Association. Then, between her MA and her PhD, she worked as an Instructor at The Leadership School at Kieve in Nobleboro, Maine, where she worked with New England youth. In her non-academic life she volunteers with military combat veterans, is an advocate for mental health awareness, support, and services, and tries to find time to continue with her practices of fencing, ballroom dance, and yoga.