War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch

Event Date: 8 November 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL  The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch Introduced by the editor, eminent war historian Professor Joanna Bourke, and with short talks from some of the contributing authors, including Monica …

Wendy Kline – Psychedelic Birth: The Countercultural Politics of Pain

Event Date: 24 – 25 March 2017 Room G15 and G16 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in association with the Birkbeck Trauma Project presents:   Gender and Pain in Modern History In 2012, The Journal of Pain published a definitive study about the relationship between gender and …

Lisa Smith – Imagining the Hidden: Inexpressible Suffering in the Eighteenth Century

Event Date: 24 – 25 March 2017 Room G15 and G16 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in association with the Birkbeck Trauma Project presents: Gender and Pain in Modern History In 2012, The Journal of Pain published a definitive study about the relationship between gender and pain, …

Keith Wailoo – Pain with a ‘Psychogenic Overlay’: The Gendered Politics of Experience and Disability in US Society

Event Date: 24 – 25 March 2017 Room G15 and G16 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in association with the Birkbeck Trauma Project presents:   Gender and Pain in Modern History In 2012, The Journal of Pain published a definitive study about the relationship between gender and …

Gender and Pain in Modern History

Event Date: 24 – 25 March 2017 Room G15 and G16 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Gender and Pain in Modern History In 2012, The Journal of Pain published a definitive study about the relationship between gender and pain, showing that for the vast majority of …

Allan Young – Trauma and Harm

Event Date: 14 April 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London presents: Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence and abuse. Recent …

Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

Event Date: 15 – 16 April 2016 Various locations around Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Department of History, Classics     & Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London presents: Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence …

Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Film, Testimony, and the Vietnam War

  Event Date: 3 April 2014 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) research group and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Film, Testimony, and the Vietnam War Joanna Bourke in conversation with Kendrick Oliver about filmic testimony about rape during the war …

Pain and Old Age: Three Centuries of Suffering in Silence?

Event date: 27 October 2012 Room 416 Birkbeck Main Building University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Pain Project & Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present: Pain and Old Age: Three Centuries of Suffering in Silence?   According to the British Pain Society, ‘pain is not a normal part of ageing’ (2008).  Yet for generations of …

Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History

Event date: 26 October 2012 Room B04 Birkbeck Main Building University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Pain Project & Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present: Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History ‘With the benefit of the past two centuries of scientific work and thought, can one define pain?’ The question was …