Conference Agenda

Session Overview
 
Date: Tuesday, 07/Sept/2021
3:00pm
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4:00pm
EAHMH Board Meeting
4:30pm
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4:45pm
Opening of the Conference and Welcome by Kaat Wils
4:45pm
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5:00pm
Leuven Medical History in 20 slides by Joris Vandendriessche
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Shinjini Das: Sacred Histories of Public Health: Leper Asylums, and the Medical-Evangelical State in Twentieth Century British India
Chair: Prof. Frank Huisman, UMC Utrecht. The Netherlands

 
Date: Wednesday, 08/Sept/2021
9:00am
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10:15am
1A: Exploring Trust in Oral Medical History
Chair: Dr. Felicitas Petra Söhner, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
1B: Medical Care and Catholicism in France (1930s-1960s)
Chair: Dr. Florent Serina, University of Strasbourg
1C: Catholic Discourses on Reproductive Health in State-Socialist Poland, 1960s-1990s
Chair: Dr. Katerina Liskova, Masaryk University
1D: Illness, Gift or Punishment? Medical Examinations of Religious Corporeal Practices in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1830-1870
Chair: Prof. Tine Van Osselaer, University of Antwerp
1E: Learned Medicine and Sacred Diseases
Chair: Marc M Dooms, UZLeuven
     
10:15am
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10:45am
Break
10:45am
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12:00pm
2A: Managing Melancholy: Dynamics of Medicine and Religion in the Eighteenth Century
Chair: Dr. Catherine Beck, University of Plymouth
2B: Global Hospital Networks
Chair: Prof. Jonathan Reinarz, U Birmingham, Great Britain
2C: Faith and the National Health Service
Chair: Dr. Rosemary Cresswell, University of Strathclyde
2D: Faith and Mental Illness in the Nineteenth Century
Chair: Prof. Herve Guillemain, U of Le Mans, France
2E: Twentieth Century Missionary Health Care
Chair: Prof. Frank Huisman, UMC Utrecht. The Netherlands
     
12:00pm
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12:45pm
Lunch Session 1A: Roundtable Digital Methods in Medical History. Reflections from a Research Project on Religion and Ideology in Nineteenth Century Medicine
Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
Lunch Session 1B: Roundtable Religious Healing Practices in the History of Nursing
Chair: Luc De Munck, KU Leuven
12:45pm
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1:30pm
Early Career Lunch Session 1C: Getting Published: From Thesis to Monograph
Chair: Dr. Cara Dobbing, SSHM
1:30pm
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2:45pm
3A: Bodies out of Control
Chair: Kristof Smeyers, University of Antwerp
3B: Health Movements in the Twenty-First Century
Chair: Dr. Ian Miller, Ulster University
3C: Old Age in Early Modern England
Chair: Prof. Javier Moscoso, CSIC
3D: Religion in Twentieth Century Hospitals
Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
2:45pm
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3:15pm
Break
3:15pm
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4:30pm
4A: Cultures of Healing in the Early Middle Ages (c. 750-900)
Chair: Dr. Debby Banham, University of Cambridge
4B: Abortion, Medicine and Morality in the Twentieth Century
Chair: Dr. Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
4C: German Chronicles of Welfare, Health, and Spirituality, 1750-1900
Chair: Dr. Avi Sharma, TU Berlin
4D: Nurses and Midwives
Chair: Prof. Hilary Marland, U of Warwick, Great Britain
4E: Health and Religion in Latin-America
Chair: Prof. Frank Huisman, UMC Utrecht. The Netherlands
     
4:30pm
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5:00pm
Break
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Anne Harrington: Almost a Miracle: Reflections on a Medical Archive at the Boundaries of Skepticism and Experience
Chair: Dr. Rosemary Cresswell, University of Strathclyde

 
Date: Thursday, 09/Sept/2021
9:00am
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10:15am
5A: Animal Magnetism, Hypnotism and Religion in Nineteenth Century Europe
Chair: Prof. Heather Wolffram, University of Canterbury
5B: Rethinking Changing Concepts of Health and Disease
Chair: Dr. Hieke Huistra, Utrecht University
5C: Faith and Healing in the Middle East
Chair: Prof. Javier Moscoso, CSIC
5D: Modern Mental Health Discourses
Chair: Prof. Octavian Buda, 'Carol Davila' University, Bucharest
5E: Female Bodies Across Time
Chair: Prof. Anne Kveim Lie, U of Oslo, Norway
     
10:15am
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10:45am
Break
10:45am
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12:00pm
6A: Religious Differentials in Causes of Death, 1850-1940. Part I
Chair: Prof. Angélique Janssens, Radboud University Nijmegen
6B: Continuity, Convergence and Consensus Between Religion and the Mind Sciences
Chair: Prof. Benoit Majerus, Université du Luxembourg
6C: The Role of Religious Institutions in Health Care: English and Belgian cases
Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
6D: Reproductive Medicine and (Loss of) Faith
Chair: Dr. Anne Hanley, Birkbeck, U of London
6E: Faith, Medicine and the Cold War
Chair: Prof. Heiner Fangerau, U of Düsseldorf, Germany
     
12:00pm
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12:45pm
Lunch Session 2A: Presentation of a Historical Wargame
Chair: Jelle Janssens, Ind. Docmaker
Lunch Session 2B: Roundtable Religious Medical Heritage in Leuven
Chair: Marc M Dooms, UZLeuven
Chair: Prof. Luc Verpoest, KU Leuven
Lunch Session 2C: Roundtable Does Religion Matter for Histories of Reproduction in Post-War Europe? (cases France, Britain and the Nordic Countries)
Chair: Dr. Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
 
12:45pm
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1:30pm
Lunch Session 3: Presentation EAHMH Book Award Winner
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
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2:45pm
7A: Religious Differentials in Causes of Death, 1850-1940. Part II
Chair: Prof. Isabelle Devos, Ghent University
7B: Missionary and Colonial Medical Practices
Chair: Dr. Tinne Claes, KU Leuven
7C: Medical Objects: Faith and Healing
Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
7D: Faith in/and Psychiatry
Chair: Prof. Heiner Fangerau, U of Düsseldorf, Germany
2:45pm
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3:15pm
Break
3:15pm
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4:30pm
8A: Roundtable Modern Medicine and Catholicism: Historiographical Challenges
Chair: Prof. Jacalyn Duffin, Queen's University
8B: International Scientific Research stays to fight against Infectious Diseases: Faith in Vaccines and Vaccination
Chair: Dr. María-Isabel Porras-Gallo, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Chair: Dr. Marta Velasco-Martín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
8C: Hospitals, Medical Practices and the Church
Chair: Prof. Javier Moscoso, CSIC
8D: Moralizing Pregnancy and Infancy through Care
Chair: Prof. Hilary Marland, U of Warwick, Great Britain
8E: End of Life: Reflections and Debates
Chair: Prof. Anne Kveim Lie, U of Oslo, Norway
     
4:30pm
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5:00pm
Break
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Tine Van Osselaer: Between Hope and Resignation: the ‘Patient’ in Catholic Devotional Culture, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven

 
Date: Friday, 10/Sept/2021
9:00am
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10:15am
9A: Healing Miracles and Medical Expertise
Chair: Prof. Vincent Barras, Institute for the Humanities in Medicine
9B: Medical Ethics
Chair: Dr. Noortje Jacobs, U of Rotterdam, Netherlands
9C: Religious Actors in Russian and Eastern European Health Care
Chair: Dr. Tinne Claes, KU Leuven
9D: From Mesmerism to Jean-Martin Charcot
Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
9E: Faith, Relief and Medical Education in the Low Countries
Chair: Dr. Joris Vandendriessche, KU Leuven
     
10:15am
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10:45am
Break
10:45am
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12:00pm
Meet the Colleagues
The EAHMH Buddy Program
12:00pm
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12:45pm
Lunch Session 4A: Heritage of Care - Care for Heritage
Chair: Dr. Kristien Suenens, KADOC-KU Leuven
Lunch Session 4B: Roundtable Does Religion Matter for Histories of Reproduction in Post-War Europe? (cases: Belgium, Germany and Ukraine)
Chair: Dr. Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
12:45pm
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1:30pm
Lunch Session 5: Launch of a new journal: presenting EHMH
Chair: Prof. Heiner Fangerau, U of Düsseldorf, Germany
1:30pm
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2:15pm
EAHMH General Meeting
2:15pm
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2:45pm
EAHMH Board Meeting
2:45pm
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3:00pm
Break
3:00pm
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4:15pm
10A: Catholic Doctors and Medical Ethics
Chair: Dr. Tinne Claes, KU Leuven
10B: Spiritual Mothers: Medieval Discourses of Medicine, Religion and Reproduction
Chair: Lydia Rose Shahan, Harvard University
10C: Cancer and Miracle Cures in the Twentieth Century
Chair: Dr. Noortje Jacobs, U of Rotterdam, Netherlands
10D: Fear and Epidemics in Early Modern Europe
Chair: Prof. Laurinda Abreu, U of Évora, Portugal
10E: Healing Bodies
Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
     
4:15pm
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5:00pm
Break
5:00pm
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6:15pm
Maria Pia Donato: Medicine and Religion at the Deathbed. Reflections on Death, Dying and the Doctors in Early Modern Europe
Chair: Prof. Kaat Wils, KU Leuven
6:15pm
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6:30pm
Van Foreest Student Award & Closing Remarks by Kaat Wils