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Ergebnisanzeige "Concepts of Infection"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelConcepts of Infection
BeschreibungConcepts of Infection
an interdisciplinary conference

29-31 March 2007

Department of Philosophy,
9 Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1TB

This Conference will explore the ways in which infections are imagined, represented, and theorized. Presentations will engage with a wide variety of aspects of infection, from historical examples of single diseases and epidemics (such as cholera, smallpox, AIDS), to more abstract concepts of pollution and contagion. Topics covered include, among others: the development of our scientific understanding of infectious disease; the ways in which ideas of infection relate to race, gender, sexuality, imagination and conceptions of the body and of the self; the language of infection and its use as metaphor; how real and imagined diseases are represented in literature, film, painting, and book illustration; and the way in which discourses of infection are employed for political, psychological, and polemical purposes.
The conference is interdisciplinary, aiming to be of interest to those from the humanities and the sciences. The organisers are: Alexander Kosenina (German), Lesel Dawson (English), Alexander Bird (Philosophy), Michael Bresalier (Philosophy and HPS, Cambridge).

The conference is grateful for generous financial support from the Wellcome Trust and BIRTHA

Further information and registration at:

Thursday 29 March

1300-1400 registration

1400-1430 Michael Worboys, University of Manchester
Was there a bacteriological revolution in late 19thC medicine?

1430-1500 Clark Lawlor, Northumbria University
Consumption and infection: from romantic disease to tuberculosis

1500-1530 Thomas Rütten, University of Newcastle
Placing Venice on the map of cholera: The visitation of 1911

1530-1600 tea

1600-1630 Johannes Türk, Indiana University, Bloomington
‘Exposer la vie’ The emergence of the powers of immunity

1630-1700 Uwe Schütte, Aston University
The ‘plague’ as a metaphor — Kleist, Girard, and the masking of violence

1700-1730 Sean de Koekkoek, University of Leiden
Infectious metaphor: Figurative language and disease(d) discourse

1730-1745 break

1745-1900 Sander Gilman, Emory University
Fantasies of infection

Friday 30 March

0900-0930 Yvonne Wübben, Freie Universität, Berlin
Contagious thoughts. Metaphors of infection in psychopathology around 1900

0930-1000 Laura Balladur, Bates College
Infecting imagination: Malebranche and reproduction

1000-1030 Jane Kingsley-Smith, Roehampton University
‘Plague of those Cupids!’: Erotic infection in English renaissance tragedy

1030-1100 coffee

1100-1130 Heiko Pollmeier, Berlin
The French debate on smallpox inoculation (1754-1774)

1130-1200 Johannes Endres, Universität Leipzig and Universität Saarbrücken
Infection and security

1200-1230 Simon Kenrick, UCLA
Magic over medicine: The subversion of Enlightenment science in Gros’ Napoleon in the Plague House at Jaffa, 1804

Friday 30 March (continued)

1230-1400 lunch

1400-1430 Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein, UCL & University of Warwick
Coming into focus: Posters, power, and visual culture in the history of medicine

1430-1500 Nelya Koteyko and Brigitte Nerlich, University of Nottingham
MRSA - Portrait of a superbug: A media drama in three acts (1995-2005)

Anja Laukötter, Institute for the History of Medicine, Charité, Berlin
Science in film – film in science: the “Pocken” Film, 1920

1530-1600 tea

1600-1630 Elisabeth Hsu, School of Anthropology, University of Oxford
Worms and dragons and other creatures causing illness: ideas of infection in ancient and medieval Chinese medicine

Justo Hernandez and Luis Pino-Campos, University of La Laguna
On the original concepts of epidemic and plague and its misinterpretations

1700-1730 Jennifer Cooke, University of Sussex
‘An infectious example’: Oedipus the Pharmakos and the psychoanalytic plague

1730-1745 break

1745-1900 Helen King, University of Reading
From the plague of Athens to menotoxin: the interactions between ancient and modern concepts of infection

Saturday 31 March

0900-0930 Jennifer Kapczynski, Washington University
Sick of guilt: Fascism and constructions of collective illness in postwar German culture

0930-1000 Zoe Anderson, University of Western Australia
A healthy constitution: Infection, ethnicity and the Australian body politic

Helen Lambert, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol
Dealing with time-bound illness: Contagion and pollution in north India

1030-1100 coffee

1100-1130 Michael Bresalier, HPS, University of Cambridge and Philosophy, University of Bristol
Globalizing ‘flu

1130-1200 Rachel Robson and Jaime Gassmann, University of Kansas
Militaristic language in microbiology textbooks

1200-1230 Stephen Wallace, Peninsula College
A social history of infection

1230-1300 close

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
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PersonName: Samantha Barlow 
Funktion: Information 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Bristol, Department of Philosophy, 
Strasse/Postfach: 9 Woodland Rd 
Stadt: Bristol BS8 1TB, UK 
Telefon: +44 (0)117 928 7825 
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte)
Klassifikation00.00.00 ohne thematische Zuordnung
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