Events and Conferences

Upcoming Events and Conferences

We welcome information from other scholars on papers they have presented or sessions they have organized that deal with or touch on Henry Daniel. If you or someone you know has presented a paper not listed here, please let us know!


Sometime next academic year, we hope to hold a celebration of the recently published Liber Uricrisiarum edition and forthcoming Henry Daniel and the Rise of Middle English Medical Writing, together with a workshop on editorial aspects of Daniel’s Herbal and possibly a mini-conference of papers related to on-going work on or related to Daniel’s writings, open especially to outside scholars as well as to project contributors. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting such a paper


Una Creedon-Carey and Iona Lister. “‘Aromacite’ and ‘stinkyng thinges’: Smells that Warn and Smells that Cure in Henry Daniel’s Aaron Danielis.” (41st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene State College, April 2021).

Past Events and Conferences


Henry Daniel Project Workshop, Toronto, ON.
9-11 January. Organizers: Nicholas Everett and M. Teresa Tavormina. Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

  • Black, Winston. “Macer and Henricus speken rigth prolix: Henry Daniel’s Reading of Latin Herbals.”
  • Everett, Nicholas and Sarah Star. “Update: Critical Companion to the Liber Uricrisiarum Edition.”
  • Shaffner, Paul. “Language in Limbo.”
  • Tavormina, M. Teresa, Una Creedon-Carey, and Iona Lister. “The Henry Daniel Project: Updates and Directions.”
  • Roundtable Discussion: “Contributions and Future Directions for the Henry Daniel Project” (E. Ruth Harvey, M. Teresa Tavormina, Winston Black, Sarah Star, Jessica Henderson, Nicholas Everett)


Star, Sarah. “The ‘Almost-Latin’ Medical Language of Late Medieval England.” 21st Biennial International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Toronto, ON, July 2018.


The 52nd Conference on Editorial Problems, Toronto, ON. November 2017. Organizer: Nicholas Everett, University of Toronto; Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

  • Black, Winston. “From Henry of Huntingdon to Henry Daniel: The Evolution of Herbalism in Medieval England.”
  • Henderson, Jessica. “Embarking upon Editions of Middle English Medical Poems.”
  • Star, Sarah. “Medical and Literary Aureation: Daniel, Chaucer, Lydgate.”
  • Tavormina, M. Teresa. “Henry Daniel and Friends: The Legacy of the Liber Uricrisiarum.”
  • Roundtable Discussion: “Digitizing Henry Daniel and Other Medical Texts: Pitfalls and Prognoses” (E. Ruth Harvey, Alexandra Bolintineanu, Cai Henderson, Jessica Henderson, Sarah Star, M. Teresa Tavormina, Fred Unwalla).

Henderson, Jessica. “Medical Books: The Case of Takamiya 46 and BL, Additional 17866.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. May 2017.

Tavormina, M. Teresa.  “The Heirs of Henry Daniel: The Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Legacy of the Liber Uricrisiarum.” Early Book Society – John Gower Congress, Durham, UK. July 2017.

Williams, Elise. “Medical Maths: Or How I Learned to Love a Graph.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. May 2017.


“ ‘Get Ye Flask’: Friars and Uroscopy in Medieval England.” Session 530, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. 15 May 2016. Organizer/Presider: Sarah Star, Univ. of Toronto.

  • Tavormina, M. Teresa. “Uroscopy as Encyclopedia: A Case Study of Friar Daniel (OP) and Friar Narborough (OFM).”
  • Williams, Elise. “Mendicant Medics: When Friars Treated in the Middle Ages.”

Star, Sarah. “Henry Daniel’s Linguistic Innovation.” Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar, University of Toronto. 10 May 2016.

Jones, Peter Murray. “The Medicine of the Friars in Late Medieval England.” History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar, Wellcome Library, London. 2 Feb. 2016.


Tavormina, M. Teresa. “Ignotum per notiora: Colour Terms and Similes in Middle English Uroscopies.” Medicine and Words Conference, St Anne’s College, Oxford. 12 Sept. 2015.

“ ‘In how mich it is more openly taghte’: Henry Daniel and the Early Vernacularization of English Medicine.” Session 430, 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. 16 May 2015. Organizer/Presider: Sarah Star, Univ. of Toronto.

  • Walsh Morrissey, Jake. “The Vernacularization of Medical Discourse in Henry Daniel’s Herbal.”
  • Henderson, Jessica. “Henry Daniel and the Writing of Medical Case Histories.”
  • Mäkinen, Martti. “Persuasion in Henry Daniel’s Preface to Liber Uricrisiarum: Metadiscourse Meets Medieval Medicine.”


Harvey, E. Ruth. “Henry Daniel: A Pioneer on Many Fronts.” History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. 24 September 2014.


Star, Sarah. “Sex-Ed for the Medieval Masses: Henry Daniel’s Vernacular Medicine.” Pape Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, International Congress on Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria, Canada.

Page header image: London, British Library, Sloane MS 1977.