Chelsea Silva

Address: Morrill 201C
Phone: TBA

British Literature and Culture Pre-1500
PhD, University of California-Riverside

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Middle English Literature
  • Medical Humanities
  • Disability Studies
  • Manuscript Studies
  • History of Medicine


“Opening the Medieval Folding Almanac.” Exemplaria 30.1: 49-65 (2018).

Selected Conference Presentations

“‘Rede hit sofft’: Durative Healthcare in the Life and Poetry of John Audelay.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, July 2019.

“Experience and Reason: The Narrative Remedy Collection of Donatus Antonius in BL MS Harley 4349.” Marco Manuscript Workshop, Knoxville, TN, February 2019.

“(Im)practical Magic: Middle English Recipe Compendiums and Everyday Recreation.” New Chaucer Society, Toronto, Canada, July 2018.

“‘A gracious remedé’: John Audelay’s Didactic Prescriptions.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2018

Awards and Recognition

  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Evelyn S. Nation Fellow in the History of Medicine (Huntington Library, 2019)
  • Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship in the Medical Humanities (University of California Humanities Research Institute, 2019; declined)
  • Schallek Award (Medieval Academy of America and Richard III Society, 2019)
  • Foremothers Fellow (Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 2018-2019)
  • Humanities Research Grant (UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society, 2018 & 2019)