A seminar on the history of mental health

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Pinni B building, room B 3032, address: Kanslerinrinne 1.


The Trivium Centre – Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

During the seminar we will hear three presentations, which will be commented on by discussants Ville Kivimäki (history), Kirsi Peltonen (psychology) and Ville Vuolanto (history).

For the sake of refreshments, and in order to pick the language of the seminar (Finnish/English), we kindly ask you to register by Wednesday 7 December at jenni.kuuliala@uta.fi.

  • Susanna Niiranen (University of Jyväskylä): Multisensorial medicine in the Middle Ages. Odour therapy against mental disorders
  • Sari Katajala-Peltomaa (University of Tampere): Trauma and demons - mental disorders in the Middle Ages
  • Riikka Miettinen (University of Tampere): The thin line between madness and sanity. Determination of in/sanity in seventeenth-century Sweden and Finland

Welcome all!

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Jenni Kuuliala