Wellcome Unit Seminars announced for next term

Next term’s Wellcome Unit Seminars have been announced.  Convened by the Unit’s Dr Elise Smith, they are all on the topic of ‘Medicine, Leisure and the Arts’.

Trinity Term 2012 Seminar Series

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE
Mondays at 2pm

‘Medicine, Leisure and the Arts’
Convener: Dr Elise Smith

Week 1 – 23 April
Vanessa Heggie, University of Cambridge
‘A New History of Bioprospecting: Technology and Physiology from Pemmican to Vibrams’

Week 2 – 30 April
Andrew Mangham, University of Reading
‘Science and Storytelling: the Burden of Truth in Nineteenth-century Medical Jurisprudence and Popular Literature’

Week 3 – 7 May
Bank Holiday – No Seminar

Week 4 – 14 May
Sadiah Qureshi, University of Birmingham
‘“A Peep at the Natives”: Exhibitions, Empire and the Natural History of Race in Nineteenth-Century Britain’

Week 5 – 21 May
Nick Tromans, Kingston University
‘Richard Dadd: Sketches to Illustrate the History of Psychiatry’

Week 6 – 28 May
Luke Demaitre, University of Virginia
Dramatis Personae in the Staging of Leprosy’

Week 7 – 4 June
Bank Holiday – No Seminar

Week 8 – 11 June
James Kennaway, Durham University
‘The Piano Plague: The Nineteenth-century Medical Critique of Female Musical Education’


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