Free symposium: Damaging the Body

Free symposium: Damaging the Body
Thursday 17th October 2013, 6-9 pm
Damaging the Body
Body and Mind: Mesmerism in Nineteenth Century Culture and Literature
Barts Pathology Museum

This symposium will seek to explore the relationship between the sciences and Victorian mesmerism, psychical research and parapsychology.

This event has been kindly sponsored by the British Society for Literature and Science.

Speakers:

Prof. William Hughes (Bath Spa University) ‘The Theatre of His Beastly Exhibitions’: The Erotic Nature of Early Victorian Magnetism’

Andreas Sommer (UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines) ‘Mesmerism, hypnotism and the formation of modern psychology in Germany’

This event is free but tickets will need to be booked in advance.

Book online here.

The event will take place at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Pathology Museum and Gallery, 3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE 

Nearest tube: St Paul’s

Doors open at 6pm, when there will be a chance to view the exhibits in the museum. The event will run from 6.30 – 8.30pm

The Damaging the Body website can be found here: http://damagingthebody.org

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