Date: October 17, 2013
Location: Barts Pathology Museum, London
(Overall, website “provoke[s] interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the creation of more diverse histories of bodily damage in the nineteenth century and beyond might open up wider concerns.”)
This symposium will seek to explore the relationship between the sciences and Victorian mesmerism, psychical research and parapsychology.
Speakers: Prof. William Hughes (Bath Spa University) ‘The Theatre of His Beastly Exhibitions’: The Erotic Nature of Early Victorian Magnetism’
Andreas Sommer (UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines) ‘Mesmerism, hypnotism and the formation of modern psychology in Germany’
This event is free but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Book online here.