What are academic societies for? Intellectual exchange? Networking with like-minded scholars? Eva Surawy Stepney reflects on how the European Society for the History of Human Sciences forged connections across the Iron Curtain.
Kit Yee Wong explores the themes of sickness and degeneration as metaphors for moral and political corruption in Émile Zola’s La Débâcle (1892). This blog post is based on the author’s published article: ‘Degenerate
Samuel Ernest reflects on HIV/AIDS and the study of the Catholic Church since the 1980s In Christian theology, HIV/AIDS has been considered primarily within the context of ecclesiology, or the study of the church,
Ana Minozzo reviews the first edition of an international online conference that explored socially engaged psychoanalytic practices from across the world. The event was hosted by the Freud Museum in London during the weekend
Arabella Henderson reviews Manon Mathias and Alison Moore’s Gut Feeling and Digestive Health In Nineteenth-Century Literature, History and Culture (Palgrave: 2018) “However novel the new gut-brain axis science may seem…many individuals who engaged with medical
How does the language we use shape how we think about disability? In Deborah Thorpe’s review of Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900 (2018), the history of intellectual disability emerges as one of contested terms.
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