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Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 10th-11th September 2016

Registration for our upcoming conference, Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century to be held on 10th and 11th September at St Anne’s College, Oxford, is now open, and links to the full programme and registration page can be found here:

In this two day interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the ERC project Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives, we will explore the phenomena of stress and overload, and other disorders associated with the problems of modernity in the long nineteenth century, as expressed in the literature, science, and medicine of the period. By tracing the connections drawn between physiological, psychological and social health, or disease in the era, we aim to offer new ways of contextualising the problems of modernity facing us in the twenty-first century. We are particularly interested in comparative perspectives on these issues from international viewpoints.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Laura Otis (Emory College of Arts and Sciences) and Professor Christopher Hamlin (University of Notre Dame)

The standard registration fee is £35 and the student/concession registration fee is £20. This includes refreshments and lunch on both days, plus a drinks reception and conference dinner on the Saturday evening. A limited number of single, ensuite rooms are available in the Ruth Deech Building at St Anne’s College for the nights of Friday  9th and Saturday 10th September. If you would like to stay at St Anne’s College, please register and select this option as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

Amelia Bonea, Melissa Dickson, Jennifer Wallis, Sally Shuttleworth