‘Pain and its Meanings’ – Catch up with the event
‘Pain and its Meanings’ was a two-day symposium held by the Birkbeck Pain Project in collaboration with Wellcome Collection on 7-8 December 2012.
Through poetry, film, music, talks and discussion we set out to explore how and why people give meaning to pain.
Listen to podcasts of readings and talks from Gillian Bendelow, Joanna Bourke, Tom Shakespeare, Jo Shapcott, Marina Warner and Joanna Zakrzewska here
Read the booklet including the poem ‘P’ by Jo Shapcott, an interview with artist Deborah Padfied and the libretto of Daniel Eisner Harle’s play to music here
Engage with new thinking through eight new essays on pain in 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century – an open access, peer-reviewed journal, available here
The Birkbeck Pain Project funded by the Wellcome Trust