Medical Objects | An interdisciplinary workshop

Medical objects

Birkbeck School of Arts is hosting 'Medical Objects: An Interdisciplinary Workshop' on the13 July 2016. An interdisciplinary enquiry into objects in medicine, featuring papers on medical technologies, texts, therapies and research objects, and the theoretical and disciplinary questions they raise.

Registration is free but essential. Click here to register.

Generously supported by the Wellcome Trust. Lunch and refreshments provided.

**Travel bursaries are available for those wishing to attend who are based outside London. (Subject to availability, and if oversubscribed preference will be given to students/unwaged). To apply please contact  by 8 July 2016. **


Dr Barry Murnane  |  Oxford University  |  ‘The Pharmacology of Medical Things’

Dr Harriet Cooper  |  University of East Anglia  |  ‘Medical Objects, Medical Subjects: Some Reflections on Disciplinary Objectives and Attachments'

Dr William Viney  |  Durham University  |  ‘Is That a Twin Thing?’

Dr Heather Tilley  |  Birkbeck University  |  ‘Neurological Casenotes, 1860s-70s’

Dr Fiona Johnstone  |  Birkbeck University  |  ‘Medical Objects or Works of Art?: The Adamson Collection’

Oisin Wall  |  Science Museum  |  ‘Cultural Optimism and Midcentury Modern Design of Medical Technology’

Dr Sophie Jones  |  Leeds University  |  ‘The Prescription’

Dr Hallvard Haug  |  Birkbeck University  ‘Dead Set on Staying Alive: Intensive Care Apparatus and Post-Mortem Preparation for Cryonics’

Harriet Barratt Dorling  |  Birkbeck University  |  ‘Stomach Pumps and Dressing Tables: Absent and Insistent Objects in the Life and Work of Virginia Woolf’

Dr Lisa Mullen  |  Birkbeck University  |  ‘Podcast: Bodies and Objects’: Featuring interviews with doctors and patients about their experiences of the material culture of medicine.