Research

Projects

 

the-first-cotton-ginColonial Modernity and the Empire of Experiment

Examining colonial spaces such as the plantation as unique sites of experimental and hybrid forms of medical and scientific practice and discourse, this project explores the forms of experimentation—bodily, social, imaginative and public—which created the new forms of knowledge that underpinned empire. The project is led by Dr Emily Senior and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

 

btv1b23006724-e1458818547137Conceiving Histories

Conceiving Histories is a project which concerns the time of pre-pregnancy, exploring the space between literature, history and art. It is funded by Birkbeck, University of London and the Wellcome Trust. For more information, please click here.

 

 

L0000992 Phrenology: Chart Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Chart from 'The Phrenological Journal' ("Know Thyself"), print from Dr. E. Clark. Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Victorian Psychology Now

Victorian Psychology Now brings together scholars and students from a range of disciplines to investigate new critical directions for researching Victorian psychology. It is funded by Birkbeck, University of London and the Wellcome Trust. For more information, please click here.

 

 

Hopsital-Waiting-Room-300x300Waiting Times

Waiting Times is a collaborative project between Birkbeck and the University of Exeter that investigates contemporary experiences of time in relation to health care contexts including mental health treatment, the GP encounter, and end of life care. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust. For more information, please click here.

 

 

Fading_AwayVisualising Illness

Drawing on the varied perspectives of artists, art historians, curators, art therapists, clinicians and social scientists, this Wellcome-funded project looks at contemporary artworks that emerge from first-person encounters with illness.

 

 

Also see:   Postgraduate Projects