Seminar on the history of illness, disability and healing from Antiquity to the 19th century

Event start date
Event start time
14.00
Event end date
Place

Pinni B -building, lecture hall 3032 (Address: Kanslerinrinne 1)

During the afternoon, we will hear four presentations, which will be commented on by scholars of different fields:

  • Prof. Sari Katajala-Peltomaa (history),
  • Prof. Päivi Pahta (English philology) and
  • Dr Pia Vuolanto (sociology / nursing science).

After their comments, we welcome the audience to join the discussion.

Refreshments will be served after the presentations.

Please register by sending an email to jenni.kuuliala@uta.fi by Wednesday 18th January.

The seminar will be held in English.
 
Programme:

  • Ghislaine Van Der Ploeg (University of Tampere): Sacred Healing and the Roman Imperial Army: The Dissemination of the Cult of Asclepius, God of Medicine
  • Marko Lamberg (University of Tampere / University of Stockholm): Tracing the Living Conditions of the Blind in Early Modern Stockholm, c. 1450-1650: Preliminary Findings
  • Päivi Räisänen-Schröder (University of Helsinki): Healing in 17th and 18th Century Jesuit Mission Reports
  • Daniel Blackie (University of Oulu): Britain’s Forgotten Workers: Disabled People and the Industrial Revolution

 
Welcome all!

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
researcher Jenni Kuuliala, PhD
Jenni.Kuuliala@uta.fi