On 30 January 2004 the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, Stockton, runs a workshop on cultural history of medicine.
The aim of this workshop, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Society for Social History of Medicine, is to discuss what Cultural History can offer to History of Medicine. We want to examine the various approaches of cultural history regarding their theoretical premises, and the methodological implications they have for medical history. Which of the theoretical premises are heuristically useful for us? Where do we have to be careful not to transfer approaches, theories and models developed in and for other fields to the history of medicine? It has been noted that within cultural studies often the historical dimension has been neglected. Hence, there is also the question what a cultural history of medicine can offer to cultural studies.
We would like to discuss the following key issues: – the ways and means of producing, representing and distributing medical knowledge via images and language – the material and technological culture of medicine – the experience of disease and the body
Speakers of the workshop include Julie Anderson (Manchester), Mark Jenner (York), Michael Stolberg (Würzburg), Steve Sturdy (Edinburgh), and Bertrand Taithe (Manchester).
For further details, registration and the full programme, please visit our web page at http://www.dur.ac.uk/chmd/events/workshop.htm or contact Dr Lutz Sauerteig, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Wolfson Research Institute, University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, University Boulevard, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH, UK, email: [email protected]