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WUHMO Seminar Monday 11 June on the Piano Plague

 A young woman plays the piano

Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Trinity Term 2012 Seminar Series

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Medicine, Leisure and the Arts
Convener: Dr Elise Smith

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


About the speaker
Dr James Kennaway is a lecturer at Durham University’s Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease. He has previously studies at UCLA, King’s College (London), the Wellcome Institute (London) and the London School of Economics.  He is currently working on a project entitled ‘Pathological Sounds: The History of Music as a Threat to the Nerves‘.

Publications

Note: Oxford University members can access the full text of the above articles via Oxlip+.

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt
All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand.  Please contact Elise Smith (elise.smith@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk) for more details.

Please note there is no parking

The complete list of seminars for Trinity Term 2012 can be found at
http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/index.htm

WUHMO Seminar Monday 21 May

Trinity Term 2012 Seminar Series

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Medicine, Leisure and the Arts
Convener: Dr Elise Smith

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

About the speaker
Nick Tromans is a senior lecturer at Kingston University’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.  He has published widely on many aspects of nineteenth-century art. His most recent projects have been an exhibition exploring British Orientalist painting and a book on the Victorian asylum artist Richard Dadd.

Dr Troman’s publications include:

  • Richard Dadd: the Artist and the Asylum (2011) – Available to consult in Sackler Library
  • David Wilkie: the people’s painter (2007) –Available to consult in Sackler Library
  • The Psychiatric Sublime (2010, Tate Papers Issue 13) – Available online

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt.  All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand.  Please contact Elise Smith (elise.smith@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk) for more details.

The complete list of seminars for Trinity Term 2012 can be found at
http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/index.htm

Related Links: Nick Troman’s academic profile | WUHMO Events page | About Richard Dadd (Tate website)

Oxford HSMT Postgraduate Conference 2012

History of Science, Medicine and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2012

Date: Friday 8 June 2012
Location: History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford
(Please see http://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors_friends/maps_and_directions/index.html for a selection of maps with pdf versions to download and print)

Topics include:

  • Health on Distant Shores: The Impact of American Imperial Politics on Puerto Rican Public Health and Medicine, 1890-1920
  • Living with London’s Mad: Metropolitan Communities and the Insane 1740-1800
  • “O, Brave New World”: The Huxley Brothers and Social Concerns of the Early Twentieth-century Britain
  • History of Algal Derived Biofuels

The full programme and abstracts are available online at http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/index.htm

A buffet lunch is included in the programme so please RSVP to belinda.michaelides@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk if you plan to attend.