Lecture: Michael Sappol, Anatomy’s Photography: Showmanship, Objectivity, Transgression – 13 March

Wed 13 March 2019, 5.30 pm, Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD All welcome, please book here to reserve your free place Speaker: Michael Sappol, PhD (History of Science & Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden; formerly scholar-in-residence and curator-historian, National Library of Medicine, BIH Visiting Fellow) It’s Paris, 18 April 1910. Eugène-Louis Doyen (1859-1916) takes the […]

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Medical Cinema 1918-1965: Films from the collection of the National Library of Medicine – 20 March

Wed, 20 March 2019, 6-9 pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD All welcome, please book here to reserve your free place An evening of short films from the collection of the National Library of Medicine Host: Michael Sappol, PhD (History of Science & Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden; formerly scholar-in-residence and curator-historian, National […]

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

Listen to a Backdoor Broadcasting Company podcast of this event. 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 […]

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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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Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection – Peltz Gallery, 15 May – 25 July 2017

The Adamson Collection is one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. It consists of approximately 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptural objects, produced between 1946 and 1981 by the residents of Netherne, a long-stay British mental hospital, under the guidance of art therapy pioneer Edward Adamson. This exhibition displays selected works by […]

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