mardi 31 mai 2016

Corps modernes, esprits modernes

Modern Bodies, Modern Minds

Postgraduate Conference 2016

Friday 10 June, from 10:00-15:30

History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford,

2016 postgraduate conference in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

10:15-10:30 Opening Remarks: Rob Iliffe, Professor of the History of Science, Oxford

10:30-11:20 Session One: Towards an Evidence-Backed Medical Practice
Andrew Lea, ‘Computerising clinical cognition: expert systems, literary technologies, and the reconfiguration of medical reasoning’
Roger Blackwood, ‘An assessment of cardiac physical signs’
Chaired by: Sophie Waring, Modern Collections Curator, Museum of the History of Science

11:20-11:40 Tea/Coffee

11:40-12:30 Session Two: Uncovering the Mind
Charlie Tyson, ‘The warped mirror: Primate infants and human children in developmental research, 1931-1969’
Leo Carrington, ‘The financial history of the MRI’s development’
Chaired by: John Lidwell-Durnin, Doctoral Candidate, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:20 Session Three: Ancient Infections, Modern Responses
Ivana Lam, ‘The transformative plague: Changing reactions towards British antiplague
measures in Hong Kong, 1894-1924’
Laura Lamont, ‘Outbreak and response: the reaction to MRSA in the United Kingdom, 1961-1986’
Chaired by: Mark Harrison, Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Medicine

14:20-14:40 Tea/Coffee

14:40-15:30 Session Four: National Identity and the Body
Netta Cohen, ‘Air and identity: Jewish and Zionists’ utilization of “climate theory” in fin-de-siècle Europe’
Laura Tradii, ‘“Their dear remains belong to us alone”: Soldiers’ bodies, commemoration, and cultural responses to exhumation in the Great War’
Chaired by: Oliver Zimmer, Professor of Modern European History, Faculty of History

15:30 Closing Remarks: Erica Charters, Associate Professor of the History of Medicine, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

There is no charge for attending but registration is necessary for catering purposes.
Please email Belinda Michaelides - belinda.michaelides(at) - to register by Friday 3 June at the very latest.

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