Trinity Term Wellcome Unit Seminar Series

Next term’s Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Seminars speakers have been announced!  Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting blogs about each speaker and their research.  The seminars are being convened by Dr James Kennaway on the theme of Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control.  Here’s the full line-up details:

Trinity Term 2013 Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control’
Convener: Dr James Kennaway

Week 1 – 22 April
Sam Cohn, University of Glasgow
Naming and Blaming in Early Modern Europe: the Case of Syphilis

Week 2 – 29 April
Avner Offer, University of Oxford
A Warrant for Pain: Caveat Emptor vs. the Duty of Care in American Medical System, c. 1970-2010

Week 3 – No Seminar [Bank Holiday]

Week 4 – 13 May
Stephen Jacyna, University College London
La Propriété de soi: the Political Economy of the Self in Post-revolutionary France

Week 5 – 20 May
Sebastian Pranghofer, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg
Military Medicine, Warfare and Civil Society in Eighteenth-century Germany

Week 6 – No Seminar [Bank Holiday]

Week 7 – 3 June
Iain Smith, University of Glasgow
Temperance and Medical Responses to the Alcohol Question in Scotland, 1829-2013: From John Dunlop to Minimum Unit Pricing

Week 8 – 10 June
Bernd Bösel, University of Vienna
An Anatomy of Enthusiasm

For details of other events please see

Related Links Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Homepage

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