Damaging the Body:

Physical Harm and the Self, 1800 - 2012

The aim of this website, the workshop and the ongoing seminar series is to bring together experts from a variety of fields, including literature, history of medicine, psychology and gender studies to provoke interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the creation of more diverse histories of bodily damage in the nineteenth century and beyond might open up wider concerns.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 17th October 2013, 6-9 pm

Body and Mind: Mesmerism in Nineteenth Century Culture and Literature

Speakers: Prof. William Hughes and Andreas Sommer

 Full details or book online.

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