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Medical and Merchant networks: Ireland, Spain, and Spanish America (PhD Funding, Queen’s University Belfast)

One Department for Employment & Learning (DEL) award is available for full-time postgraduate PhD research in the School of Modern Languages, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Queen’s University Belfast. Project title: Medical and Merchant networks: Ireland, Spain, and Spanish America … Continue reading

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Reading Group on the Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century (Newcastle, 20 January 2014)

In what ways did reading character off the skull in phrenology contribute to the birth of neuropsychology? How was the spectacle of the trance in mesmerism linked to the emergence of electricity, magnetism and psychoanalysis? What were the connections between … Continue reading

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Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices (Conference, Edinburgh, 31 Jan – 2 Feb 2014)

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Alternative Psychiatric Narratives: Exploring non-traditional texts, voices, and spaces

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives is a conference taking place at Birkbeck on 16-17 May 2014. One of its convenors, PhD candidate Janet Weston, considers some of its themes in relation to her own research.   When I began my PhD research … Continue reading

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Alternative Psychiatric Narratives (CfP, Postgraduate & ECR Conference, Birkbeck, 16-17 May 2014)

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London Chair: Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck In recent years, historians of psychiatry have heeded Roy Porter’s call to produce psychiatric histories from the patient’s point of … Continue reading

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New Book Available for Review: ‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello

We have a new book from Columbia University Press available for review: The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity by Georges Vigarello. The publishers describe the book as follows: “Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat … Continue reading

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Grief. Language. Art. (CfP, Conference, Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014)

Grief. Language. Art. University of Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014 For my rough sorrows; cease, be dumb and mute, Give up your feet and running to mine eyes, And keep your measures faor some lover’s lute, Whose grief allows him music … Continue reading

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