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North-East Network for Medicine and the Arts: 'Auden, Anxiety and Poetic Doctoring,' by Professor Paul Weindling (Oxford Brookes)

18th February 2008, 18:15 to 19:15, William's Library, St. Chad's College

On Monday, 18 February, Professor Paul Weindling of Oxford Brookes University will be speaking at the North-East Network for Medicine and the Arts. His title is

"Auden, Anxiety and Poetic Doctoring"

The seminar will be held in the Williams Library, St. Chad's College, at 6:15.
Drinks to follow in the Senior Common Room.

Professor Weindling is Wellcome Trust Research Professor at Oxford Brookes University. His research covers evolution and society, public health, and human experimentation post-1800. He has special interests in eugenics, human experiments, corporate philanthropies like the Rockefeller Foundation, and medical refugees, and has worked particularly on the development of national health policy in Nazi Germany and its relation to Darwinian ideas of evolution. His many publications include Nazi Medicine and the Nuremberg Trials: From Medical War Crimes to Informed Consent (Palgrave, 2004) and Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890-1945 (Oxford, 2000).

The North-East Network for Medicine and the Arts is based at the University of Durham (organised by Jane Macnaughton, Ulrika Maude and Corinne Saunders). Continuing the emphases of the two Public Lecture Series, Madness and Creativity and The Body and the Arts, it aims to bring together scholars and others interested in the relationship between medicine and the arts, in order to share ideas and encourage research collaborations within and between institutions in the North-East of England.

Contact ulrika.maude@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


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