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

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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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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