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

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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 by Wednesday 18th January.

The seminar will be held in English.

  • 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