Damaging the Body: Gendering the Physical in Victorian Psychiatry

Workshop at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL

24 September 2010

The aim of this workshop is to plan for further events in 2011 by bringing together invited 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 might open up wider concerns. The workshop will be divided into sections relating to particular aspects of damaging the body. Invited participants (PhD students) will speak for 10-15 minutes in order to introduce their own research and open up a topic for further discussion with students and academics. This will aid in the identification of key speakers for panels, and refinement of topics and the shape of the overall conference.

Workshop Invitation.pdf 

Schedule and Abstracts.pdf


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