Daniel Slater – Self-Portraits of Pain and Ageing: An Understanding of European Depictions of Self over Time

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 …

Erin Campbell – Pain, Piety and Ageing: Sacred Suffering in Early Modern Portraits of Old Women

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 …

Katherine Walker – Pain, Age and Surgery in England, c. 1620 – 1740

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 …

Susannah Ottaway – Silencing Pain in Old Age during the Long Eighteenth Century

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 …

Karen Chase – The Humours of Pain

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 …

Heike Hartung and Aagie Swinned – Communicating Pain: Representations of Dementia in Old Age

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 …

Kate de Medeiros – Pain, Suffering and Metaphor in Narratives of Older Americans

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 …

Charlotte Beyer – Not 'the Scenic Route' through Pain and Old Age: Representations of Black British Characters in Andrea Levy and Joan Riley's Novels

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 …