SSHM Conference 2012: Emotions, Health, and Wellbeing (London)

SSHM Conference 2012: Emotions, Health, and Wellbeing
In conjunction with QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions
Queen Mary, University of London, 10–12 September 2012

Monday 10 September
9.00 Registration
9.30 Plenary lecture
Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck University of London)
[Title to be confirmed]
10.45 Coffee
11.00 Panel sessions
Medieval England
Katherine Harvey (King’s College London)
Episcopal emotions: weeping in the life of the medieval bishop
Rebecca McNamara (University of Sydney)
Fever, madness, anguish: suicide and the emotions in thirteenth-century English legal records
Ioana Balgradean (University of Geneva)
Corporeity, emotion, and medieval poetics
Fiction and Philosophy
Lina Minou (Loughborough University)
Envy as pathology and eighteenth-century fiction
Neil MacFarlane (Birkbeck College)
Phrenology, mesmerism, and the reptilian personality in Little Dorrit
Demelza Hookway (University of Exeter)
John Stuart Mill and the ‘perfect disease’ of sensitiveness
Managing the Emotions in the History of Nursing
Julie Anderson (University of Kent)
‘Suited to Nurse Officers and Men’: character, emotion, and disability in the First World War
Rosemary Wall (Imperial College London)
Marriages made in Empire: a motivation, recruitment strategy, and retention problem for nursing in the British Empire
Natasha McEnroe (The Florence Nightingale Museum)
From personality to profession: emotions running high in the Florence Nightingale Museum
Managing Emotions through Chemistry: Psychoactive Drugs since 1945
Matthew Smith (University of Strathclyde)
From energising ‘oldsters’ to calming children: Ritalin and the marketing of mental illness
Alison Haggett (University of Exeter)
‘Father’s little helper’: the pharmacological treatment of anxiety and depression in post-war men
Leah Songhurst (University of Exeter)
St John’s Wort: a ‘conventional alternative’ for treating mild to moderate depression
Children and Cancer
Robin Rohrer (Seton Hill University)
Emotion and the childhood cancer journey in the United States, 1930 to the present
Clare Parker (University of Adelaide)
The innocent child: initial responses to the thalidomide tragedy
Carsten Timmermann (University of Manchester)
‘Just give me the best quality of life questionnaire’: measuring the unmeasurable in cancer chemotherapy
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Panel sessions
Music and Emotion
Penelope Gouk (University of Manchester)
‘One of the greatest pleasures on earth’: music and wellbeing in the Enlightenment
Wiebke Thormählen (University of Southampton)
Lamenting at the piano: domestic music-making, wellbeing and mental health in eighteenth-century Britain
James Kennaway (Durham University)
Animal spirits, tubes and vibrating chords: models of nervous function and theories of music and emotion in eighteenth-century aesthetics and medicine
Hospital Settings
Matthew Newsom Kerr (Santa Clara University)
Public sphere, public’s fear: London isolation hospitals and the local politics of resistance, 1870–1900
Michael Brown (University of Roehampton)
A theatre of emotions: compassion and dispassion in early nineteenth-century surgery
Jon Arrizabalaga (Spanish National Research Council, Barcelona) and Guillermo Sánchez-Martínez (Navarra Public University)
Caring for wounded soldiers’ emotional wellbeing: humanitarian relief in the Spanish Second Carlist War (1872–76)
Wellbeing in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Janet Greenlees (Glasgow Caledonian University)
To provide ‘social services irrespective of class, creed or colour’: the Church of Scotland and the politics of wellbeing, c.1900–70
Petteri Pietikainen (University of Oulu)
From politicization to individualization of wellbeing in Finland, c.1970–2000
Annelie Drakman (Uppsala University)
Swedish provincial doctors’ reports of emotional hindrances for improving the peasantry’s health in the nineteenth century
Feeling Female
Katherine Angel (University of Warwick)
Post-feminist ontologies? Female sexual dysfunction, 1960–present
Lesley Hall (Wellcome Library)
‘Sentimental follies’ or ‘instruments of tremendous uplift’? Contrasting views of women’s same-sex relationships in interwar Britain
Martha Kirby (University of Glasgow)
Feeling fat: medical treatment of obesity and feminist cultural theory, 1945–90
Affect: The Ghost in the Machine
Matei Iagher (University College London)
‘The Emperor’s New Clothes?’: Pathologies of religious affect in the French psychology of religion (1901–38)
Sarah Chaney (University College London)
On the borderland: affect and attention-seeking in hysterical malingering
Andreas Sommer (University College London)
Exorcising the ghost from the machine: affect, emotion, and the enlightened naturalization of the ‘poltergeist’
Sarah Marks (University College London)
‘The Golem made real’: cybernetics, automatic machines and the reinterpretation of affect in Cold War Czechoslovakia
3.00 Tea
3.30 Panel sessions
Medieval Passions
Paola Baseotto (Insubria University)
Plague epidemics and emotion in early modern England
Kirsi Kanerva (University of Turku)
Bodily disturbances: emotion and disease in medieval Iceland
Fernando Salmón (University of Cantabria)
Joy as a therapeutic asset in medieval medicine
Medical Training and Practice
Tricia Close-Koenig (University of Strasbourg)
Supply and demand. The economic history of a medical school pathological anatomy laboratory
Sejal Patel (National Institute of Health)
Social cohesion and social support: comprehensive medicine and the re-formulation of general practice in the United States, 1950 to 1970
Laura Kelly (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Fear in the dissecting room: anatomy dissections and student experience at Irish universities in the early twentieth century
The Boundaries of the Family: Emotions and Wellbeing in Post-War Britain
Angela Davis (University of Warwick)
Promoting physical health and emotional wellbeing: childcare practice in local health authority day nurseries after World War Two
Laura King (University of Warwick)
Falling in love at first sight: masculinity, fatherhood, and childbirth in Britain in the post-war period
Claire Sewell (University of Warwick)
‘Schizophrenia has a “shattering effect” on families’: the emotional responses of familial carers of schizophrenia in post-war Britain
Locating Emotions in the Body: Transnational Perspectives on the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in East Asian Medicine
Volker Scheid (University of Westminster)
Depression, constraint, and the liver: (dis)assembling the treatment of emotion-related disorders in Chinese medicine
Keiko Daidoji (University of Keio)
Are emotions tangible? The conceptual and therapeutic transformation of emotion-related disorders in Japanese Kampo medicine
Eric Karchmer (University of Westminster)
The excitations and suppressions of the times: locating emotional disorders in the liver in modern Chinese medicine
Soyoung Suh (Dartmouth College)
Korean doctors between hwa-byung (fire-illness) and depression, 1930–2010
6.30 Reception at the Wellcome Library, London
Tuesday 11 September
9.00 Panel sessions
Early Modern Passions I
Lauren Johnson (Past Pleasures Ltd.)
‘Mirth is one of the chiefest things of Physick’: the importance of laughter to the health of Henry VIII’s court
Hanako Endo (Jissen Women’s University)
Bloodletting and the control of passion in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Susan Mills (Grant MacEwan University)
‘A fever caused by sadness’: a ‘mechanist’s’ psychosomatic medicine in the 1643–49 correspondence between René Descartes and Princess Elisabeth
Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds) and Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity University College)
‘Out in the cold’: hearing loss, technology, and the politics of wellbeing
Emily Andrews (University of Warwick)
‘Freed from thraldom to passion’: emotion and old age nineteenth-century Britain
Paul Van Trigt (VU University Amsterdam)
Normal or exceptional? The emotional and sensitive blind in modern history
Military Emotions
Kellen Kurschinski (McMaster University)
Restoring body and mind: managing the emotions of disabled Canadian soldiers through occupational therapy and physical rehabilitation, 1915–23
Edgar Jones (King’s College London)
The mystery of medically unexplained symptoms: the soldier’s body as proxy for distress
Niklaus Ingold (University of Zurich)
Light showers in the dark: UV radiation, physical culture, and the wellbeing of the Wehrmacht in the Norwegian Arctic during World War Two
Emergent Psychiatric Categories
Chris Millard (Queen Mary, University of London)
‘Stress’, ‘distress’, and suicide attempts: 1960s psychiatry and an emotional continuum
Felicity Callard (Durham University)
From agoraphobia to panic disorder: disputes over anxiety in Anglo-American psychiatry from the 1960s to the 1980s
Emilia Musumeci (University of Catania)
Lacking in empathy: from morally insane to psychopath
Fertility and Motherhood
Barbara Brookes (University of Otago)
Managing parental emotions: disability in the new born
Gayle Davis (University of Edinburgh)
Desperately seeking motherhood: medical responses to the infertile patient in mid twentieth-century Scotland
Julianne Weis (University of Oxford)
Maternal wellbeing: conflicted origins of labour pain
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Plenary lecture
William Reddy (Duke University)
Striving to feel: the centrality of effort in the history of emotions
12.15 Lunch
1.30 Panel sessions
Early Modern Passions II
Elena Carrera (Queen Mary, University of London)
Provoking anger to restore health: medieval and Renaissance medical views
Tessa Storey (Royal Holloway, University of London)
‘It is the duty of the diligent doctor to investigate just how deeply this passion has penetrated his soul’: managing melancholy in late sixteenth-century Rome
Marlen Bidwell-Steiner (University of Vienna)
Bespoke Spanish passions in the early modern period
Death and Grief: Ireland, 1641–1936
Clodagh Tait (Mary Immaculate College)
‘Whereat his wife tooke great greef & died’: dying of sorrow and anger in seventeenth-century Ireland
David J Butler (University of Limerick)
Memorialising the Irish abroad: obituaries in nineteenth-century Irish newspapers
Ciara Breathnach (University of Limerick) and Eunan O’Halpin (Trinity College Dublin)
Concealing pain: evidence from coroners’ reports of the infant dead, 1919–36
Psychiatry and Patients
Vicky Long (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Resettling the long-stay patient into social life: psychiatric rehabilitation in post-war Britain
Jennifer Walke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
He’s not the Messiah? Diagnosing the therapeutic community
Hazel Morrison (University of Glasgow)
Moral imbecility and patient narratives within the confines of 1920s Gartnavel (Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital)
Rosa García-Orellán (Navarra Public University)
From ‘death foretold’ to ‘death unspoken’
Kathryn Ecclestone (University of Birmingham)
Psychologising the ‘vulnerable’ human subject? Shifts and continuities in political discourses of human behaviour change and emotional wellbeing
Adrian Howe (Queen Mary, University of London)
Othello and his syndrome
Emotional Behaviours
Hannah Newton (University of Cambridge)
‘Like rogues out of gaol’: spiritual responses to recovery from illness in early modern England
Lindsey Fitzharris (Queen Mary, University of London)
Cutting through the fear: the criminal dissected, 1751–1832
Catherine Marshall (University of Sheffield)
Emotion and verbally abusive behaviour in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England
3.00 Tea
3.30 Panel sessions
Picturing Emotion
Elena Bonesi (University of Bologna)
Plague in art: some notes on the iconography of the sick body in early modern Italy
Susanna Ferlito (University of Minnesota)
Photographing female resentment: Countess Virginia Verasis di Castiglione’s clinical gaze
Anja Laukötter (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
The politics of emotions in the medium of film
Emotions as Collective Experiences
Nike Fakiner (Spanish National Research Council, Madrid)
The decency of view: Zeiller’s anatomical museum and the general public
Fanny H Brotons (Spanish National Research Council, Madrid)
Shame, guilt and hope(lessness) in Spanish cancer sufferers of the second half of the nineteenth century
Juan Manuel Zaragoza (independent scholar)
Love, guilt, and resentment: marriage, illness, and the disturbing experience of care (1890–1910)
Public Health and the Management of Fear
Patricia Marsh (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Belfast’s own ‘Typhoid Mary’: the control of healthy typhoid ‘carriers’ in Belfast
Mark Honigsbaum (Zurich University)
‘A sense of dread is very general’: the First World War, the ‘Spanish’ flu, and the Northcliffe press
Alexia Moncrieff (University of Adelaide)
Disease and emotion in the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War
Extra-European Contexts
Rampaul Chamba (Open University)
The inter-generational transmission of psychic trauma: black African-Caribbean responses to ethnic disparities in schizophrenia
Ayesha Nathoo (University of Cambridge)
Appealing for humanity: the production and reception of the Disasters Emergency Committee’s 2011 East Africa crisis appeal
Arnel Joven (University of the Philippines)
‘The will to live!’ and other miracle cures: emotional support in the healing and survival among lowland civilians in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation period, 1941–45
Homesick Men
Thomas Dodman (Boston College)
Nostalgia: a deadly emotion at the time of the French Revolution
David Anderson (Swansea University)
Home is where the heart is: nostalgia as an emotional disease during the American Civil War
Susan Matt (Weber State University)
The transformation of nostalgia in the US Armed Forces, 1865–1945
5.15 Plenary lecture
Mark Jackson (University of Exeter)
The secret places of the heart
6.30 Conference reception and banquet
Wednesday 12 September
9.00 Panel sessions
Passions and the people
Arto Ruuska (University of Helsinki)
Thomas Trotter on the role of sociality and social passions in the development and treatment of the habit of drunkenness
Mariana Saad (Queen Mary, University of London)
‘To subjugate passion’ or ‘to restore harmony in the organs of sentiment’? The unspoken opposition between Pinel and Cabanis
Ross Macfarlane (Wellcome Library)
Blue beads, barrow boys, and bronchitis: negotiating the emotions in Edward Lovett’s folklore collection
Crime and Punishment
Willemijn Ruberg (Utrecht University)
Emotional tactics. Affect and Dutch forensic medicine in the nineteenth century
Victoria Bates (University of Exeter)
‘Perfectly collected’: emotional responses to sexual crime, 1850–1914
Jade Shepherd (Queen Mary, University of London)
‘The fiendish rack of jealousy’: murder, insanity, and Broadmoor in Victorian England
Public Health, Mental Health
Rob Boddice (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Tyranny of compassion? The moral economy of vaccination in Britain, 1867–98
Sun-Young Park (Harvard University)
Rehabilitating minds and bodies: emotions, hygiene, and school architecture in Paris, 1815–48
Bodily Health and Wellbeing
Stephanie Snow (University of Manchester)
Individual experience, public activism, and stroke, 1990s–2000s
Antje Kampf and Jeannette Madarász-Lebenhagen (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Medico-politics of gendered wellbeing: the case of cardiovascular prevention in East and West Germany, 1949–69
Leonie De Goei (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences)
Getting to grips with emotions in the sixties. Letters to Doctor Trimbos.
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Plenary session
Chaired by Fay Bound Alberti (Wellcome Trust)
Roundtable: Impact and Public Engagement
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Panel sessions
Networks and Markets
Anna Maerker (King’s College London)
From fear to fun: emotions, crowds, and the marketing of anatomical models
Elizabeth Connolly (University of Adelaide)
Will Atkins and the ‘envious’ people who ‘hate’ his medicines
From Melancholy and Despair to Depression: Continuity and Change
David Lederer (National University of Ireland,Maynooth)
Mood disorders in early modern Europe
Åsa Jansson (Queen Mary, University of London)
‘Mental pain’ and ‘depression of spirits’: the standardisation of biomedical melancholia in Victorian medicine
Georgina Laragy (National University of Ireland,Maynooth)
War, emotion, and suicide in the twentieth century
Maria Teresa Brancaccio (University of Maastricht)
The management of sadness: classifications of depressive disorders in the twentieth century
Comparative Perspectives
Dan Malleck (Brock University)
Feeling no pain? The changing language of drug and alcohol habituation in the Anglo-American world, 1867–1908
Martin Messika (University Paris I Sorbonne/University of Quebec)
Immigrants’ ‘emotions’ and social work: North African Jews in Paris and Montreal compared (1956–76)
Katherine Foxhall (King’s College London)
Emotions in the history of migraine
Bettina Hitzer (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
Cancer and the feeling body. Psychosomatic explanations in post-1945 Germany and the United States
Valerie Harrington (University of Manchester)
Irritable mind or irritable bowel? The role of emotion in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
2.00 onwards Optional museum visits
3.00 SSHM AGM; and European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH) committee meetings
4.30 End of conference
[programme last updated 12 July 2012]

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