lundi 29 janvier 2018

Corps, marchés et télévision

Broadcasting health and disease. Bodies, markets and television, 1950s-1980s

ERC BodyCapital & Wellcome Collection Conference 2018

19-21 February 2018

Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London, UK

Attendance is open, please register by email:
Monday, February 19th

10:30-11:00 Welcome and General Introduction
Angela Saward (Wellcome Collection)
Christian Bonah (Université de Strasbourg)
Anja Laukötter (MPIHD-Berlin)

11:00-12:00 Keynote lecture
Isabelle Veyrat-Masson French television: Between attracting audiences and meeting public service needs


Panel 1 – Television portrayals: What subjects are shown (or not shown)
Chair: Christian Bonah

1:00-1:30 Fabiola Creed ‘A visual feast [of] muscle builders’: Men, Sunbeds and Television in Thatcher’s England

1:30-2:00 Ana Tominc Helping “the troubles of fat people”: Health, body and food on the Slovene socialist television


2:30-3:00 William Fowler Doctor Who, The Trial of a Time Lord: An exercise in corporeal identity and keep-fit

3:00-3:30 Pascale Mansier Portraying victims in French television health magazines: a survey from the fifties to the eighties

3:30-4:00 Commentary & Discussion

4:30-6:00 Projection TBA

6:45 Opening reception, Reading room, Wellcome Collection

Tuesday, February 20th

10:00-11:00 Keynote lecture
Susanne Vollberg Health magazines in FRG and GDR television, 1960s to 1980s

Panel 2 – Television portrayals: How subjects are shown (or not shown)
Chair: Tim Boon

11:00-11:30 Robert Stock (Dis-)Abling images of public health. Broadcasting the thalidomide body – challenges and transformations since the 1960s in Germany and the UK

12:00-12:30 Jessica Borge Clarifying the code: Mid Twentieth-Century British Commercial Television Regulation as a Gateway for Understanding Contraceptive Products and Practices in Mass Media


12:30-1:00 Hannah Elisabeth Kershaw ‘Private things affect other people’: Depictions of HIV, antibody testing and sex education in Grange Hill

1:00-1:30 Commentary & Discussion


Panel 3 – Television discourses: messages (to be transmitted)
Chair: Virginia Berridge

2:30-3:00 Elisabeth Toon Visualising bodily agency: Women and breast cancer treatment on British television in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

3:00-3:30 Anne Masseran and Philippe Chavot Graft on the screen, 1950s to 1990s. Televisual, social
and technomedical contexts

3:30-4:00 Stefan Offerman Responsibility for One’s Own Heart. Health Education Films on Cardiovascular Diseases in the German Democratic Republic, 1960s to 1980s


4:30-5:00 Ayesha Nathoo Broadcasting therapeutic relaxation in Britain, 1960s-1980s

5:00-5:30 Sylvie Pierre Quand la télévision explore la sexualité. L’amour en questions : une série d’émissions sur l’éducation sexuelle à la 5ème chaîne (1995-1996)

5:30-6:00 Commentary & Discussion

Wednesday, February 21th
10:00-11:00 Keynote lecture Tim Boon and Jean-Baptiste Gouyon Doing the Work of Medicine?
TV and museum display across the era of social revolution


Panel 4 – Social forms and functions of television
Chair : Anja Laukötter

11:30-12:00 Sheryl Hamilton Screening Hygiene/Spraying Health: Disinfectant Commercials and the
Governance of Contagion

12:00-12:30 Angela Saward Television Discourses: A critique of the University of London Audio-Visual Centre’s educational video programme


1:30-2:00 Camille Boubal Building health campaigns in nutrition: limited rationality and
communication constraints

2:00-2:30 Commentary & Discussion

2:30-3:30 Round table discussion

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