Case Studies of Medical Portraiture concluding workshop

July 12th 2013

King’s College London  Strand Building, room S8.08

Barclay Bros., A composite group portrait of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1902, photogravure, 55.5 x 80.9cm (Wellcome Images)

Barclay Bros., A composite group portrait of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1902, photogravure, 55.5 x 80.9cm (Wellcome Images)

Programme

9:00 – Registration

9:30 – Panel 1

Keynote Address: Lucia Dacome (University of Toronto) – ‘The anatomy of the embroiderer: celebrity, domesticity and self-portraiture in eighteenth-century Italy’

Julia Rüdiger (University of Vienna) – ‘Surgeons’ Portraiture in historical context: monuments to Theodor Billroth

11:00 – Coffee

11:30 – Panel 2

John Harley Warner (Yale University) – ‘Posing with the Cadaver: Violence, Identity and Photographic Group Portraiture in American Medicine, 1880-1930’

Mary Hunter (McGill University) – ‘Hysterical Reality: Portraits, Performance and Procedures at the Salpêtrière Hospital’

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 – Panel 3

Michael Flexer (University of Leeds) – ‘Portraiture, Paralysis and Parallaxes in Charcot’s nosological mission’

Harriet Palfreyman (University of Warwick) – ‘Patient Portraits at the London Lock Hospital, 1849-1851’

Mienke te Hennepe (Boerhaave Museum) – ‘Medical Photography on Display: Patients, portraits and the dilemma of privacy – a curator’s perspective’

15:45 – Tea

16:15 – Round Table, Summing Up and Discussion

Keren Hammerschlag (KCL), Ludmilla Jordanova (KCL), Douglas James (KCL) and Anna Maerker (KCL)

To be followed by a drinks reception. Since places are limited, please click here  to register.  We are grateful to the Wellcome Trust for its generous support. Organisers: Keren Hammerschlag, Ludmilla Jordanova, Douglas James and Anna Maerker.


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