Reading group: Phenomenological approaches to the medical humanities – 21 March 2019

Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group, 21 March 2019 The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on Thursday 21st March 2019, 14:00-15:30, in Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DT. **please note the change from our usual location**  This session will focus on phenomenological approaches to the medical humanities, and it will be led by Dr Peter Fifield (English […]

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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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Reading Group: The Politics of Bodily Comportment – 31 Jan 2019

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on 31st January 2019, 14:30-16:00 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD to consider work on the politics of bodily comportment. This session will be led by Dr Harriet Cooper, Researcher in Rights-based Rehabilitation at the University of East Anglia, […]

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Contested Conditions: A Screening & Discussion Series: Safe (Haynes, 1995)

Join us for a screening of Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995) and White [Mater]ial: A Video Essay on Todd Haynes’s Safe (Amber Jacobs and Catherine Grant, 2013) Birkbeck Cinema, Friday 19th October 2018, 18:00 – 21:00 Free entrance, book your tickets here. The screening will be followed by a session of the Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group on the theme […]

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Reading Group: Contested Conditions – 25th October 2018

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on 25th October 2018, 3.00-4.30 pm, in the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD, to consider contested, chronic, and invisible health conditions. This session is being held to mark the launch of the Contested Conditions film screening series, which begins with Todd Haynes’ SAFE at […]

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Curating the Medical Humanities Workshop: Birkbeck, 13 September 2018

A one-day workshop at Birkbeck, University of London Thursday 13th September, 9.30am – 6pm Curating the Medical Humanities considers some of the key ethical, intellectual and practical challenges involved in curating medical humanities exhibitions, particularly in relation to questions of audience, accessibility, participation and public engagement. The workshop developed out of the organisers’ experiences curating the exhibition Mr […]

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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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