Louise Elizabeth Wilson

Me at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.
Email Contact:
lew37 (at) cam.ac.uk

I am an independent researcher specialising in the history of medieval medicine, miracles and magic.

My doctoral thesis examined medieval miracle accounts and canonization records of healing miracles. I investigated the influence of theology, law, natural philosophy and medicine on the definition of a miracle.

My current research looks at clerical and medical ideas about the influence of demons and harmful magic on the human body. I explore the topics of demonic possession, gender and sin, along with remedies against demonic and magical harm.

Latest publication:

'Writing miracle collections', in Reading Medieval Sources: Miracle Collections, edited by Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Jenni Kuuliala and Iona McCleery (Leiden, Brill, 2019).

The Medieval Universe

Huntington MS 64, folio 17