A public conference with theme “Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History” will take place at the University of London on October 26, 2012. The conference is organized by visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project, Rob Boddice, Ph.D (Languages of Emotion Cluster, Freie Universität, Berlin) in collaboration with the Birkbeck Pain Project and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. This one-day conference will approach these questions by focusing broadly on the dynamics of the emotional, cultural and medical history of pain in the modern period. The conference aims to foster discussion on the importance of emotion as it relates to physical pain and on emotions themselves as varieties of pain, among experts working on the history of science/medicine, the history of the body, and the history of emotions, with perspectives from a variety of national contexts. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words and a short CV by email to the Birkbeck Pain Project by May 1st, 2012.
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