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Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 20 May

A set of amputation instruments, including a saw, shown laid across an illustrated plate from an early surgical textbook written by Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla (1728-1800). (c) Science Museum

A set of amputation instruments, including a saw, shown laid across an illustrated plate from an early surgical textbook written by Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla (1728-1800). (c) Science Museum

Trinity Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control

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

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

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

About the speaker

Sebastian Pranghofer was born in Passau, Germany.  From 1993-95 he studied History and English Literature at Passau University; 1996-2003 he studied Social and Economic History and History of Art at the University of Hamburg, where he was also administrator at the Institute for Social and Economic History. From 2004 he was a research assistant at the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease and tutor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Durham. There he worked on projects on Reproductive Knowledge and the Popular Medical Enlightenment in Germany, c1750-1875, the History of Medical Confidentiality, Visualisations of the Human Body in Anatomical Discourses in Early Modern Europe, and Sex, Ethics and Psychology: The Networks and Cultural Context of Albert Moll (1862-1939). Since 2012 he has been a Research assistant at the Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg.

Publications

Related publicati0ns in the Wellcome Unit Library

  • Teodora Daniela Sechel (ed.), Medicine within and between the Habsburg and Ottoman empires : 18th -19th centuries (Dieter Winkler, 2011) at shelfmark R499 MED 2011
  • Jack E. McCallum. Military medicine : from ancient times to the 21st century (ABC CLIO) at shelfmark UH215 MCC 2008
  • Geoffrey L. Hudson (ed.), British military and naval medicine, 1600-1830 (Rodopi, 2007) at shelfmark RC971 BRI 2007
  • Marcus Ackroyd, Advancing with the army : medicine, the professions, and social mobility in the British Isles, 1790-1850 (OUP, 2006) at shelfmark UH258.4 ACK 2006
  • Richard A. Gabriel and Karen S. Metz, A history of military medicine (Greenwood Press, 1992) at shelfmark RC971 GAB 1992

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Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 22 April

Treatments for syphilis by sweating, inhalation, and cautery. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Treatments for syphilis by sweating, inhalation, and cautery. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Trinity Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series

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

This term’s seminars have been convened by Dr James Kennaway on the theme of Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control.  Each week we will post a blog on the upcoming seminar with detail of the topic and speaker.

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

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

About the speaker
Professor Sam Cohn‘s research interests include late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Italy: social and economic history, plague, disease, demography, religion, sex and women, criminality, mentalities. Late medieval European history (Italy, France, and Flanders): popular revolt, state formation, disease and epidemiology, violence and persecution of the Jews. He is currently finishing a monograph for Cambridge University Press, entitled Popular Protest in Late Medieval Towns and has embarked on a new project, ‘Pandemics: Waves of disease, waves of hate from the Plague of Athens to AIDS’, funded by the Wellcome.

Selected Publications

  • Popular Protest in Late Medieval English Towns, (CUP, 2013) – In Press
  • ‘Hate in times of pestilence’ in Clio’s Psyche,  2012, 19 (2).
  • Cultures of Plague: Medical Thinking at the End of the Renaissance, (OUP, 2010). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at RA650.6.I8 COH 2010 or as an eBook.
  • Lust for liberty: the politics of social revolt in medieval Europe, 1200-1425, (Harvard University Press, 2006). Print copies available in the Bodleian Libraries or as an eBook as part of the Bodleian Libraries’ ebook trial
  • The Black Death Transformed: Disease and Culture in Early Renaissance Europe, (Arnold, 2002). Print copies available in the Bodleian Libraries.

Related books in the Wellcome Unit Library

  • Claude Quetel,  History of Syphilis (John Hopkins University Press, 1992) at RC201.4 QUE 1992
  • Laura J. McGough, Gender, sexuality, and syphilis in early modern Venice : the disease that came to stay (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) at RC201.4 MCG 2011
  • Jon Arrizabalaga, John Henderson and Roger French, The Great Pox: the French Disease in Renaissance Europe
    (Yale University Press, 1997) at RC201.6.A6 ARR 1997

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