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Experiencing Placebo: Toward a Biocultural History of the Brain

Monday 18 October 2021, 12.15PM

Speaker(s): Rob Boddice (Freie Universitaet Berlin)

Rob Boddice will speak on 'Experiencing Placebo: Toward a Biocultural History of the Brain' at this research seminar run as part of the 'Emotions, history and the Body' research seminar series. 

The histories of emotion and the body are core concerns of AboutFace: The Cultural and Affective History of Face Transplants. They are also increasingly important themes in all fields of historical research, including the histories of medicine, ethics and gender. AboutFace is delighted to hold a monthly webinar series that explores emotion, history and the body across times and cultures, bringing together insights from the humanities and the social sciences. 'Emotions, History and the Body' therefore adopts a historical but interdisciplinary focus. Speakers will be invited in accordance with the Department of History‚Äôs commitment to principles of equality and diversity. 

The webinar will be held online via Zoom in 2021. Please note that seminar start times are variable to account for speakers presenting in different time zones.

Full programme:

1 February, 17:30 Barbara Rosenwein - 'Angry Bodies.' Register by clicking this link.
1 March, 10:00 Katie Barclay - 'From Corporeal Ethics to Carnal Instincts: Sexual Desires in the Long-Eighteenth Century.' Register by clicking this link.
18 October, 12:15 Rob Boddice - 'Experiencing Placebo: Toward a Biocultural History of the Brain'
15 November, 17:30 Noga Arika - 'How we Feel: Cultural Variations on a Natural Theme'

Location: Zoom Webinar

Admission: Free to attend, but registration is required