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Seminar programme 2005 - 2006


Cultures and Practices of Health - Seminar Programme 2005-2006


Spring Term 2006

Wednesday, 18 January (week 3)
Bruce Moran (University of Reno and Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL)
Is There a Body in God’s Eye?: Embodied Meaning and the History of Science

Wednesday, 1 February (week 5)
David Hardiman (Warwick)
Medical Missions in the Era of Decolonisation: Dr Margaret Johnson and the Missions of the Bhils of Western India, 1940-64

Wednesday, 15 February (week 7)
Lauren Kassell (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
Magnetical Medicine: The Healing Virtues of Invisible Things in Seventeenth-Century England

Wednesday, 1 March (week 9)
John Privilege (University of Ulster)
Obtruding Blasphemy: The Catholic Church in Ireland and Darwinian Evolution, 1875-1920

Autumn Term 2005

Wednesday, 12 October (week 3)
David Lederer (National Universityof Ireland, Maynooth)
Early Modern Madness: Contemporary Constructions and Subsequent Interpretations

Wednesday, 26 October (week 5)
Alex McKay (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL)
Religion, Medicine and Ethics in the Indo-Tibetan Himalayas

Wednesday, 9 November (week 7)
Alicia Rankin (TrinityCollege, Cambridge)
Invoking the Almighty Physician: Recipes, Religion, and the Diseases of Elisabeth of Rochlitz

Wednesday, 23 November (week 9)
Fernando Vidal (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
Brainhood: History of a Basic Belief About Human Persons and Human Bodies