Lisa Wynne Smith – Sir Richard Newdigate, an Old Gentleman persecuted by his own Son

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 …

Danny Rees – Down in the Mouth: Faces of Pain

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 …

Johanna Willenfelt – Documenting Bodies: Pain Surfaces

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 …

Paolo Santangelo – The Perception of Pain in late-Imperial China

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 …

Daniel Grey – The agony of despair: Pain and the Cultural Script of Infanticide in England and Wales, 1860-1960

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 …

Whitney Wood – When I think of what is before me, I feel afraid: Delicate Women and the Pain of Childbirth in Late-Victorian Canada

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 …

James Burnham Sedgwick – Observing Pain, Pain in Observing: Collateral Emotions in International Courts

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 …

Liz Gray – The writhing of a worm…: The Role of Pain in Developing Ideas of Comparative Psychology

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 …

Linda Raphael – Imagining the Other: Two Cases of Desire and Resistance

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 …