An interdisciplinary enquiry into objects in medicine, featuring papers on medical technologies, texts, therapies and research objects, and the theoretical and disciplinary questions they raise.
- Dr Barry Murnane (Oxford University)
‘The Pharmacology of Medical Things’
- Dr Harriet Cooper (UEA)
‘Medical Objects, Medical Subjects: Some Reflections on Disciplinary Objectives and Attachments’
- Dr William Viney (Durham)
‘Is That a Twin Thing?’
- Dr Heather Tilley (Birkbeck)
‘Neurological Casenotes, 1860s-70s’
- Dr Fiona Johnstone (Birkbeck)
‘Medical Objects or Works of Art?: The Adamson Collection’
- Oisin Wall (Science Museum)
‘Cultural Optimism and Midcentury Modern Design of Medical Technology’
- Dr Sophie Jones (Leeds)
- Dr Hallvard Haug (Birkbeck)
‘Dead Set on Staying Alive: Intensive Care Apparatus and Post-Mortem Preparation for Cryonics’
- Harriet Barratt Dorling (Sussex)
‘Stomach Pumps and Dressing Tables: Absent and Insistent Objects in the Life and Work of Virginia Woolf’
- Dr Lisa Mullen (Birkbeck)
‘Podcast: Bodies and Objects’: Featuring interviews with doctors and patients about their experiences of the material culture of medicine.
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts
43 Gordon Square
10am-6pm 13 July 2015. Lunch and refreshments provided.
Registration is free but essential.
**Travel bursaries are available for those wishing to attend who are based outside London. (Subject to availability, and if oversubscribed preference will be given to students/unwaged). To apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 July 2016. **
Generously supported by the Wellcome Trust.