Reading Group – On Cure – 26th June, 4.00-5.30pm

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on Tuesday 26th June, 4-5.30 pm, Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD. We will read extracts from Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling With Cure. Duke UP, 2017, as follows: Chapter 1: Ideology of Cure, Chapter 2: Violence of Cure, and (optionally) Chapter 3: In Tandem With […]

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Lunchtime research seminar: Silvia Casini – Stereoscopic Visions inside the Laboratory and in the Arts, 7 June

Thursday 7th June, 1.30-3 pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square Today, almost forty years after the development of the world’s first clinical full body Magnetic Resonance Image scanner in John R. Mallard’s Aberdeen physics laboratory, biomedical images help interpret the clinical significance of biodata for patients all around the world.  But what […]

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Lunchtime research seminar: Annemarie Jutel & Thierry Jutel – The Diagnostic Moment in Cinema, 21 June

Thursday 21st June, 1-2.30 pm, Room B06, School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square The moment a serious diagnosis is announced creates an important crisis for a patient, as it shifts their sense of self and of their future potential.  This presentation discusses the creative representation and use of the diagnostic moment in film narratives. It […]

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Reading Group: Attention and its Medicalization – 1st March and 22nd March 2018

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet twice in the Spring Term 2018, on 1st March and 22nd March, to consider Attention and its Medicalization. 1. Reading Attention 1st March 2018, 2-3.30 pm, Malet Street Building, London, WC1E 7HX – Room 420 Katherine Hayles, “On Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes”, […]

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Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities

Day 1:  29th November 2017, 9.30am-5pm (BJA Library, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG) Day 2:  30th November 2017, 10am-1pm (School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1E 0PD ) This event is free and open to clinicians, academics and students, but please book a […]

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Reading Group: On Non-Conception – 7th December 2017

On Non-Conception The Reading Group will meet on 7th December 3-4.30, Room 321, 43 Gordon Square, London. WC1H 0PD. Led by Dr Isabel Davis This session of the Reading Group coincides with the  Conceiving Histories Exhibition in the Peltz Gallery, 8th November-13th December. Members attending the group might like to visit the exhibtion before the Reading […]

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Lunchtime research seminar: Suzannah Biernoff – Facelessness in Georges Franju’s Les Yeux sans Visage, 24 October

Tuesday 24 October, 12-1 pm, Room 114, School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square The first face transplant, using a donor’s nose, chin and mouth, was performed on Isabelle Dinoire in France in 2005, but the idea of removing or replacing the face – either with a mask, or a living face – has been around […]

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Screening of Tim Wainwright’s About Soul, 9 November

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 6-9 pm Birkbeck Cinema, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1 0PD Screening: 6.30 pm (running time 45 minutes) Panel Discussion with David Souden (Head of Exhibitions (Interim) at British Museum), Rebecca Swift (Creative Producer, Entelechy Arts) and Professor Peter Tyler (Professor of Theology, St Mary’s […]

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