Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 07/Sept/2021
3:00pm - 4:00pmEAHMH Board Meeting
 
4:30pm - 4:45pmOpening of the Conference and Welcome by Kaat Wils
 
4:45pm - 5:00pmLeuven Medical History in 20 slides by Joris Vandendriessche
 
5:00pm - 6:30pmShinjini Das: Sacred Histories of Public Health: Leper Asylums, and the Medical-Evangelical State in Twentieth Century British India
Session Chair: Prof. Frank Huisman, UMC Utrecht. The Netherlands
Presenters' profile: I am a historian of British Imperialism and Modern South Asia, with particular research and teaching interests in colonial science and medicine, and (more recently) colonial Christianity. I teach at the School of History, University of East Anglia; I’m the author of Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India: Family, Market and Homoeopathy (Cambridge University Press, 2019); co-editor of Chosen Peoples: Bible, Race and Empire in the Nineteenth Century (Manchester University Press, 2020) and the Book Reviews Editor (South Asia) for the journal Asian Medicine (Brill). For my monograph Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India, I received the 2020 John Pickstone Prize, awarded every two years by the British Society for the History of Science for 'the best English-language scholarly book in the history of science, technology and medicine'. Having completed a PhD in History of Medicine from University College London, I have held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Cambridge (2012-2017) and University of Oxford (2017-2019). Provisionally titled Healing Heathen Lands: Christianity, Medicine, Empire, my current research project critically analyses the role of British Protestant missions and transnational humanitarianism in the making of colonial public health in India.
 
Date: Wednesday, 08/Sept/2021
9:00am - 10:15am1A: Exploring Trust in Oral Medical History
Session Chair: Dr. Felicitas Petra Söhner, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
 
9:00am - 10:15am1B: Medical Care and Catholicism in France (1930s-1960s)
Session Chair: Dr. Florent Serina, University of Strasbourg
 
9:00am - 10:15am1C: Catholic Discourses on Reproductive Health in State-Socialist Poland, 1960s-1990s
Session Chair: Dr. Katerina Liskova, Masaryk University
 
9:00am - 10:15am1D: Illness, Gift or Punishment? Medical Examinations of Religious Corporeal Practices in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1830-1870
Session Chair: Prof. Tine Van Osselaer, University of Antwerp
 
9:00am - 10:15am1E: Learned Medicine and Sacred Diseases
Session Chair: Marc M Dooms, UZLeuven
 
10:15am - 10:45amBreak
 
10:45am - 12:00pm2A: Managing Melancholy: Dynamics of Medicine and Religion in the Eighteenth Century
Session Chair: Dr. Catherine Beck, University of Plymouth
 
10:45am - 12:00pm2B: Global Hospital Networks
Session Chair: Prof. Jonathan Reinarz, U Birmingham, Great Britain
 
10:45am - 12:00pm2C: Faith and the National Health Service
Session Chair: Dr. Rosemary Cresswell, University of Strathclyde
 
10:45am - 12:00pm2D: Faith and Mental Illness in the Nineteenth Century
Session Chair: Prof. Herve Guillemain, U of Le Mans, France
 
10:45am - 12:00pm2E: Twentieth Century Missionary Health Care
Session Chair: Prof. Frank Huisman, UMC Utrecht. The Netherlands
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 1A: Roundtable Digital Methods in Medical History. Reflections from a Research Project on Religion and Ideology in Nineteenth Century Medicine
Session Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 1B: Roundtable Religious Healing Practices in the History of Nursing
Session Chair: Luc De Munck, KU Leuven
 
12:45pm - 1:30pmEarly Career Lunch Session 1C: Getting Published: From Thesis to Monograph
Session Chair: Dr. Cara Dobbing, SSHM
Contributors: Tom Dark (Manchester University Press), David Cantor (SSHM Book Series editor), Elaine Leong (SSHM Book Series editor) Blurb: Looking for tips on getting your monograph or edited volume published? Join us for a brief discussion on how to transform a thesis into a book, or a conference into an edited collection, and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. There will also be a chance to ask the SSHM book series editors (Social Histories of Medicine) questions about the series, and how to get published.
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm3A: Bodies out of Control
Session Chair: Kristof Smeyers, University of Antwerp
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm3B: Health Movements in the Twenty-First Century
Session Chair: Dr. Ian Miller, Ulster University
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm3C: Old Age in Early Modern England
Session Chair: Prof. Javier Moscoso, CSIC
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm3D: Religion in Twentieth Century Hospitals
Session Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
 
2:45pm - 3:15pmBreak
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm4A: Cultures of Healing in the Early Middle Ages (c. 750-900)
Session Chair: Dr. Debby Banham, University of Cambridge
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm4B: Abortion, Medicine and Morality in the Twentieth Century
Session Chair: Dr. Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm4C: German Chronicles of Welfare, Health, and Spirituality, 1750-1900
Session Chair: Dr. Avi Sharma, TU Berlin
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm4D: Nurses and Midwives
Session Chair: Prof. Hilary Marland, U of Warwick, Great Britain
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm4E: Health and Religion in Latin-America
Session Chair: Prof. Frank Huisman, UMC Utrecht. The Netherlands
 
4:30pm - 5:00pmBreak
 
5:00pm - 6:30pmAnne Harrington: Almost a Miracle: Reflections on a Medical Archive at the Boundaries of Skepticism and Experience
Session Chair: Dr. Rosemary Cresswell, University of Strathclyde
Presenters' profile: Anne Harrington is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is also Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History of Science, Faculty Dean of an undergraduate residential community called Pforzheimer House, in which capacity she also serves as Chair of the Harvard Faculty Dean community. She has written widely in the history of psychiatry, brain science and medical practice, and is the author of four books, including Reenchanted Science, The Cure Within, and, most recently, Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (2019).
Anne Harrington is the Society for the Social History of Medicine keynote speaker of this conference.
 
Date: Thursday, 09/Sept/2021
9:00am - 10:15am5A: Animal Magnetism, Hypnotism and Religion in Nineteenth Century Europe
Session Chair: Prof. Heather Wolffram, University of Canterbury
 
9:00am - 10:15am5B: Rethinking Changing Concepts of Health and Disease
Session Chair: Dr. Hieke Huistra, Utrecht University
 
9:00am - 10:15am5C: Faith and Healing in the Middle East
Session Chair: Prof. Javier Moscoso, CSIC
 
9:00am - 10:15am5D: Modern Mental Health Discourses
Session Chair: Prof. Octavian Buda, 'Carol Davila' University, Bucharest
 
9:00am - 10:15am5E: Female Bodies Across Time
Session Chair: Prof. Anne Kveim Lie, U of Oslo, Norway
 
10:15am - 10:45amBreak
 
10:45am - 12:00pm6A: Religious Differentials in Causes of Death, 1850-1940. Part I
Session Chair: Prof. Angélique Janssens, Radboud University Nijmegen
 
10:45am - 12:00pm6B: Continuity, Convergence and Consensus Between Religion and the Mind Sciences
Session Chair: Prof. Benoit Majerus, Université du Luxembourg
 
10:45am - 12:00pm6C: The Role of Religious Institutions in Health Care: English and Belgian cases
Session Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
 
10:45am - 12:00pm6D: Reproductive Medicine and (Loss of) Faith
Session Chair: Dr. Anne Hanley, Birkbeck, U of London
 
10:45am - 12:00pm6E: Faith, Medicine and the Cold War
Session Chair: Prof. Heiner Fangerau, U of Düsseldorf, Germany
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 2A: Presentation of a Historical Wargame
Session Chair: Jelle Janssens, Ind. Docmaker
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 2B: Roundtable Religious Medical Heritage in Leuven
Session Chair: Marc M Dooms, UZLeuven
Session Chair: Prof. Luc Verpoest, KU Leuven
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 2C: Roundtable Does Religion Matter for Histories of Reproduction in Post-War Europe? (cases France, Britain and the Nordic Countries)
Session Chair: Dr. Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
 
12:45pm - 1:30pmLunch Session 3: Presentation EAHMH Book Award Winner
Session Chair: Prof. Anne Kveim Lie, U of Oslo, Norway
Book Award Winner Laurence Monnais (Université de Montréal) will present her book The Colonial Life of Pharmaceuticals. Medicines and Modernity in Vietnam (Cambridge UP) and discuss her work with Sokhieng Au (University of Iowa).
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm7A: Religious Differentials in Causes of Death, 1850-1940. Part II
Session Chair: Prof. Isabelle Devos, Ghent University
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm7B: Missionary and Colonial Medical Practices
Session Chair: Dr. Tinne Claes, KU Leuven
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm7C: Medical Objects: Faith and Healing
Session Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm7D: Faith in/and Psychiatry
Session Chair: Prof. Heiner Fangerau, U of Düsseldorf, Germany
 
2:45pm - 3:15pmBreak
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm8A: Roundtable Modern Medicine and Catholicism: Historiographical Challenges
Session Chair: Prof. Jacalyn Duffin, Queen's University
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm8B: International Scientific Research stays to fight against Infectious Diseases: Faith in Vaccines and Vaccination
Session Chair: Dr. María-Isabel Porras-Gallo, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Session Chair: Dr. Marta Velasco-Martín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm8C: Hospitals, Medical Practices and the Church
Session Chair: Prof. Javier Moscoso, CSIC
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm8D: Moralizing Pregnancy and Infancy through Care
Session Chair: Prof. Hilary Marland, U of Warwick, Great Britain
 
3:15pm - 4:30pm8E: End of Life: Reflections and Debates
Session Chair: Prof. Anne Kveim Lie, U of Oslo, Norway
 
4:30pm - 5:00pmBreak
 
5:00pm - 6:30pmTine Van Osselaer: Between Hope and Resignation: the ‘Patient’ in Catholic Devotional Culture, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Session Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
Presenters Profile: Tine Van Osselaer is research professor in the history spirituality, devotion and mysticism at the Ruusbroec Institute of the University of Antwerp. Her research focuses on religion and gender, religion and medicine, the history of emotions and, more recently, the mediatisation of religion, celebrity culture and the history of pain. She was the principal investigator of “Between saints and celebrities. The devotion and promotion of stigmatics in Europe, c.1800-1950”, a project sponsored by the European Research Council (Starting Grant) and currently supervises projects on Catholic perceptions of pain in nineteenth-century Austria (FWO/FWF) and on the religious lives of corpses (FWO/SNF).
 
Date: Friday, 10/Sept/2021
9:00am - 10:15am9A: Healing Miracles and Medical Expertise
Session Chair: Prof. Vincent Barras, Institute for the Humanities in Medicine
 
9:00am - 10:15am9B: Medical Ethics
Session Chair: Dr. Noortje Jacobs, U of Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
9:00am - 10:15am9C: Religious Actors in Russian and Eastern European Health Care
Session Chair: Dr. Tinne Claes, KU Leuven
 
9:00am - 10:15am9D: From Mesmerism to Jean-Martin Charcot
Session Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
 
9:00am - 10:15am9E: Faith, Relief and Medical Education in the Low Countries
Session Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
 
10:15am - 10:45amBreak
 
10:45am - 12:00pmMeet the Colleagues
 
10:45am - 12:00pmThe EAHMH Buddy Program
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 4A: Heritage of Care - Care for Heritage
Session Chair: Dr. Kristien Suenens, KADOC-KU Leuven
 
12:00pm - 12:45pmLunch Session 4B: Roundtable Does Religion Matter for Histories of Reproduction in Post-War Europe? (cases: Belgium, Germany and Ukraine)
Session Chair: Dr. Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
 
12:45pm - 1:30pmLunch Session 5: Launch of a new journal: presenting EHMH
Session Chair: Prof. Heiner Fangerau, U of Düsseldorf, Germany
Presentations: Vincent Barras (University of Lausanne), Stefan Einarson (Brill, Leiden), Pascal Germann (University of Bern), Frank Huisman (UMC Utrecht), Vasia Lekka (University of Athens), Joanna Nieznanowska (Universtiy of Szczecin), Carolin Schmitz (University of Cambridge), Hubert Steinke (University of Bern) This is a Q&A session in which the editors and the publisher present the new journal and answer to questions from the audience.
 
1:30pm - 2:15pmEAHMH General Meeting
 
2:15pm - 2:45pmEAHMH Board Meeting
 
2:45pm - 3:00pmBreak
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm10A: Catholic Doctors and Medical Ethics
Session Chair: Dr. Tinne Claes, KU Leuven
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm10B: Spiritual Mothers: Medieval Discourses of Medicine, Religion and Reproduction
Session Chair: Lydia Rose Shahan, Harvard University
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm10C: Cancer and Miracle Cures in the Twentieth Century
Session Chair: Dr. Noortje Jacobs, U of Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm10D: Fear and Epidemics in Early Modern Europe
Session Chair: Prof. Laurinda Abreu, U of Évora, Portugal
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm10E: Healing Bodies
Session Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
 
4:15pm - 5:00pmBreak
 
5:00pm - 6:15pmMaria Pia Donato: Medicine and Religion at the Deathbed. Reflections on Death, Dying and the Doctors in Early Modern Europe
Session Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
Presenters Profile : Maria Pia Donato is CNRS Research Professor at Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine in Paris. She teaches the history of medicine at ENS and EHESS in Paris. Her research focuses on early modern cultural history, the history of medicine and the history of science, especially in a Catholic context. Her publications include Sudden Death. Medicine and Religion in 18th-Century Rome (2014, translation of the original Italian edition of 2010); Médecine et religion. Compétitions, collaborations, conflits XIIe-XXe siècles (ed. with al., 2013); Medicine and the Inquisition in the Early Modern World (ed. 2019).
 
6:15pm - 6:30pmVan Foreest Student Award & Closing Remarks by Kaat Wils
 

 
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