Argo-EMR ‘Bio-politics in East Asia’ seminar series

Two lectures to be given by
Prof Akihito Suzuki
(School of Economics, Keio University, Japan)

Lecture 1 (as part of Argo-EMR, Department of Anthropology seminar series Bio-politics in East Asia)
Wednesday 11 May 2016, 5–6.30pm, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road

Poisons, Possession, and Bacteriology in Modern Japan: Integration of Socio-Cultural Concepts and Biomedical Practices in the Late Nineteenth Century

Convenors: Seonsam Na and Theresia Hofer

Lecture 2 (hosted by Green Templeton College)
Thursday 12 May 2016, 11am-12.30 pm, Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Voices of Madness: Psychiatric Case History and Literature in Modern Japan

Convenors:Mark Harrison and Seonsam Na

Prof Suzuki is a medical historian working on social history of medicine and mental health. He has been teaching at the Department of Economics, Keio University since 1997. He received PhD from University College London. He was the recipient of Eric Carlson Award in History of Medicine in 2014 and his book Madness at Home The Psychiatrist, the Patient, and the Family in England, 1820-1860 (University of California Press) received Kei Gijuku Proze from Keio University.