AHRC/CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and Wellcome Collection

The Body and the Book, England 1350-1600: Manuscripts and Printed Books at Wellcome Collection Qualification type: PhD Location: London Funding for: UK Students / EU Students Funding amount: AHRC stipend: for the academic year 2019-20, the stipend will be £17,559 with London weighting. This includes enhanced stipend to cover additional travel costs relating to the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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