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Patients' Body Perceptions

Funded by the Wellcome Trust; Centre for the History of Medicine and Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick; Robert Bosch Stiftung; Huizinga Instituut


Anglo-Dutch-German Workshop
11-13 July 2003
Organiser: Hilary Marland

Friday 11 July (Humanities Building Room H545)

Introductions: Dr Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)

Keynote Talk: Prof. Michael Stolberg (University of Munich)
‘In Sickness and in Health: Towards an Historical Anthropology of the Lived Body’

Session I: Diseased Bodies:

Chair: Dr Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)
Commentator: Prof. Roger Cooter (Wellcome Centre London)

Dr Claudia Stein (University of Warwick)
‘The Metamorphosis of a Physical Sign in the Sixteenth Century’

Dr Flurin Condrau (University of Sheffield)
‘The Stigma of Tuberculosis: Medical Treatment, Social Identity and the Body in Comparative Perspective 1900-1950’

Prof. Klasien Horstman (University of Maastricht)
‘Life Style or Genes: From Fate to Risk and Back’

Saturday 12 July (Modern Records Centre)

Session II: Perfected Bodies

Chair Prof. Robert Jütte (Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung)
Commentator: Dr Frank Huisman (University of Maastricht)

Dr Rina Knoeff (University of Maastricht)
‘Perfection Represented: A Comparison of the Anatomical Atlases of Bildoo and Albinus’

Dr Svenja Goltermann (University of Bremen)
‘Exercise and Perfection: Embodying the Nation in 19th-Century Germany’

Dan O’Connor (University of Warwick)
‘Public Privates: The Place of the Penis in Transsexual Identities’

Session III: Holistic Bodies

Chair Prof. Hal Cook (Wellcome Centre London)
Commentator: Dr Mathew Thomson (University of Warwick)

Anne Hilde van Baal (University of Amsterdam)
‘Dealing with Sexually Affected Bodies: 19th-Century Ghent Sufferers, Venereal Disease and Homeopathy’

Dr Rhodri Hayward (Wellcome Centre London)
‘Between Flesh and Friendship: Epilepsy and the Limits of the Body’

Prof. Gunnar Stollberg (University of Bielefeld; Hanse Institute, Delmenhorst)
‘Holistic Bodies?: Orientations of German Acupuncture and Ayurvedic Patients’

Session IV: Spiritual Bodies

Chair: Prof. Colin Jones (University of Warwick)
Commentator: Prof. Martin Dinges (Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung)

Dr Britta Souvignier (Aachen)
‘Teresa of Avila: A Woman between Heaven and Earth’

Dr Catrien Santing (University of Groningen)
‘The Embodiment of Religious Belief’

Dr David Hardiman (University of Warwick)
‘Medical Encounters: The Christian Therapy of the Missionary Healer’

(Short meeting of organizers to discuss following ADG workshops 4.30-5.30)

Sunday 13 July (Modern Records Centre)

Session V: Hygienic Bodies

Chair: Dr Harry Oosterhuis (University of Maastricht)
Commentator: Dr Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)

Liesbet Nys (University of Leuven)
‘Moderation as a Medical Moral: The Invention of the Hygienic Body in Belgium, c.1840-1914’

Dr Bertrand Taithe (University of Manchester)
‘Colonial Performances of the Hygienic Body: Colonisers of the French Empire c.1870-1930’

Dr Michael Hau (Monash University)
‘Illness Narratives and Health Reform in Wilhelmine Germany, 1890-1914’

Summing up of workshop: Prof. Colin Jones (University of Warwick)