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Nicknames of 'Disability' in Early Medieval England

Last term I attended a confernce put on by the American Names Society to present a paper based on my current PhD work on early medieval nicknames. Specifically, I was talking about nikcnames surrounding disability, and how they might have been used among early medieval popualtions to navigate ideas of 'difference', and whether they were weaponised as a means of social exlcusion.

You can watch the talk here (and marvel at my dire need for a haircut):

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