The Birkbeck Pain Project & Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present:
Rhetorics of Pain: Historical Reflections
Pain is one of the most influential forces in history. An examination of its many transformations over time provides unique insights into everyday life. This workshop seeks to explore the complex phenomenon of pain from the eighteenth century to the 1960s. We are interested in exploring the biomedical, neurological, psychological, cognitive, and sensory aspects of pain as well as the relationship between bodily sensation and cultural understanding.
Professor Javier Moscoso (Spanish National Research Council) – The Topics of Pain and the Anthropology of Experience