Faith, Medicine and Religion : 7-10 September 2021, online conference

augustus 26, 2021 · Posted in Lezing 

Biennial meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH), organized in cooperation with the Research Group Cultural History since 1750 at KU Leuven.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the four keynote lectures of this conference, which will all take place online from 5:00 to 6:30 pm (Brussels time):   

·  Tuesday 7 September 2021: Shinjini Das (University of East Anglia): Sacred Histories of Public Health: Leper Asylums, and the Medical-Evangelical State in Twentieth Century British India

·  Wednesday 8 September 2021: Anne Harrington (Harvard University): Almost a Miracle: Reflections on a Medical Archive at the Boundaries of Skepticism and Experience

·  Thursday 9 September 2021: Tine Van Osselaer (University of Antwerp): Between Hope and Resignation: the ‘Patient’ in Catholic Devotional Culture, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

·  Friday 10 September 2021: Maria Pia Donato (CNRS, France): Medicine and Religion at the Deathbed. Reflections on Death, Dying and the Doctors in Early Modern Europe

These lectures are free to attend and open to all, but registration on beforehand is required for non-participants to the conference. Together, they form a one-week lecture series that puts questions of trust, belief, religion, hope and devotion centre stage in the history of medicine and health. You are warmly invited to attend these lectures!

Joris Vandendriessche and Tinne Claes

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