EAHMH Lecture Series on Faith, Medicine and Religion 7-10 Sept

From 7 to 10 September 2021, the Cultural History since 1750 Research Group of KU Leuven will host the conference “Faith, Medicine and Religion. Biennial meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.”  You may find the full program here. All information on registration may be found on the conference website.  

Every day from 5 to 6.30 pm CET a keynote lecture is held. These lectures are free to attend and open to all, but registration beforehand is required for non-participants to the conference. Together, the lectures form a one-week 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!

Time: 5:00 to 6:30 pm CET

·  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