IUHMSP – Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé et des sciences du vivant

IUHMSP – Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé et des sciences du vivant

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à la prochaine séance du Séminaire de recherche en histoire et études sociales de la médecine, de la santé et des sciences du vivant qui aura lieu le

jeudi 9 juin 2011, 15h00 – 18h00
à la bibliothèque de l’Institut universitaire d’histoire de la médecine et de la santé publique
Falaises 1
CH-1005 Lausanne
Tél : 021/314.70.50
Fax : 021/314.70.55
http://www.chuv.ch/iuhmsp/

 

Nous aurons le plaisir d’entendre:

  • Emilie Bovet (IUHMSP)
    “L’hypothèse diencéphalique des pathologies mentales: un territoire de convergences”

 

  • Vincent Pidoux (IUHMSP et Faculté des SPPS, UNIL),
    “Fonctions épistémologiques et sociales de l’imagerie des fonctions cérébrales”

 

  • George Weisz (McGill University, Montéral)
    “La réinvention des maladies chroniques à la première moitié du 20e siècle”

 

Parution – Exhibiting Madness in Museums. Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display

Parution – Exhibiting Madness in Museums. Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display

 

Catherine Coleborne, Dolly MacKinnon, Exhibiting Madness in Museums. Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display, Routledge, 2011, 218 p.

 

While much has been written on the history of psychiatry, remarkably little has been written about psychiatric collections or curating. Exhibiting Madness in Museums offers a comparative history of independent and institutional collections of psychiatric objects in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Leading scholars in the field investigate collectors, collections, their display, and the reactions to exhibitions of the history of insanity. Linked to the study of medical museums this work broadens the study of the history of psychiatry by investigating the significance and importance of the role of twentieth-century psychiatric communities in the preservation, interpretation and representation of the history of mental health through the practice of collecting. In remembering the asylum and its different communities in the twentieth century, individuals who lived and worked inside an institution have struggled to preserve the physical character of their world. This collection of essays considers the way that collections of objects from the former psychiatric institution have played a role in constructions of its history. It historicises the very act of collecting, and also examines ethical problems and practices which arise from these activities for curators and exhibitions.

 

Séminaire – La question de la preuve et de la décision en épidémiologie / santé publique

Séminaire – La question de la preuve et de la décision en épidémiologie / santé publique

 

Prochaine séance du cycle de séminaires 2010/2011 du département Infection et épidémiologie

Jeudi 9 juin 2011 à 14 h

Lieu : Institut Pasteur
25 rue du Dr Roux 75015 Paris

Bâtiment Metchnikoff, rez-de-chaussée, salle Jules BORDET

Connaissance et décision de sécurité sanitaire : de l’importance de la quantification des risques.

William Dab (CNAM)

Ces conférences sont ouvertes à tous.
Accès libre mais se munir d’une pièce d’identité pour l’entrée sur le campus de l’Institut Pasteur

Parution -L'humanité à l'épreuve de la génétique et des technosciences. Aporétique humanité ?

Parution -L’humanité à l’épreuve de la génétique et des technosciences. Aporétique humanité ?


Jacqueline Wautier,L’humanité à l’épreuve de la génétique et des technosciences. Aporétique humanité ?, Editions universitaires europeennes, 2011, 648 p.
Descartes nous le dit jadis, ‘ego cogito ergo sum’ : je pense donc je suis. Ou encore, ‘ego cogito ego sum’ : je pense je suis. Mais que suis-je ? Une chose pensante…. Aujourd’hui, nous ne retenons que l’un ou l’autre terme de cette entité peu ou prou polarisée: soit la ‘chose’ en sa choséité, soit l’immatérialité de la subjectivité. Nous réintroduisons en cela l’idée d’une dualité vraie entre corps (utilitaire) et pensée ou esprit (valorisé en sa seule dimension volitive). Et s’il apparaît que les technosciences rencontrent l’humanitude comme leur condition de possibilité, elles hypothèquent nonobstant ce fonds de spécificités et d’aptitudes par leur efficience. En effet, par la transformation de l’objet préhendé, des vivants manipulés, des concepts élaborés et des nœuds définitoires ou identitaires, les techniques risquent de réduire le devenir à un processus. Et de défaire les modes biologiques, personnels et conceptuels de différenciation. Et encore, de détisser les réseaux symboliques avant de faire exploser l’individualité –pour le moins en son investissement personnel, affectif, existentiel et conceptuel…

Colloque – Human heredity : biology, anthropology and public health, 1940s-70s

Colloque – Human heredity : biology, anthropology and public health, 1940s-70s


Organisé par Soraya de Chadarevian (UCLA, Senior Fellow Recherche à Paris/EHESS), en collaboration avec Claudine Cohen (EHESS), Jean Gayon (IHPST, Paris 1, CNRS/ENS) et Jean-Paul Gaudillière (CERMES 3)

20 et 21 juin 2011 à la Maison Suger

Le colloque réunit un groupe de chercheurs qui travaillent actuellement sur l’histoire de l’hérédité humaine durant les décennies qui ont suivi la seconde guerre mondiale. A cette période, l’histoire de l’hérédité a été dominée par l’étude de l’essor de la génétique moléculaire. A l’opposé, l’histoire de l’hérédité humaine a été délaissée. Ce discrédit est souvent imputé au fait que l’hérédité humaine a été pensée au cours de ces décennies en rapport étroit avec les pratiques de l’eugénisme et de l’hygiène raciale dans l’Allemagne nazie. Cependant, un nouveau regard est aujourd’hui porté sur les importantes implications scientifiques et sociales des études sur l’hérédité humaine dans la période d’après-guerre.

Ce colloque se centrera principalement sur deux domaines d’étude. Il s’intéressera d’abord à l’introduction des technologies génétiques, et particulièrement de la cytogénétique, dans la clinique et dans les notions de diagnostic, de risque et de maladie. Il traitera ensuite des études de génétique des populations humaines ainsi que des multiples enjeux qui les informent. A l’intersection de ces deux champs d’étude, il s’intéressera enfin aux pratiques de représentation, d’échantillonnage et de collection qui ont joué un rôle central dans les études cliniques, épidémiologiques et anthropologiques de l’hérédité humaine.


Vous êtes cordialement invité à vous inscrire à ce colloque, en envoyant un mail à l’adresse suivante, en précisant si vous souhaitez participer à l’un des deux jours ou aux deux : workshop.humanheredity@gmail.com

Nous vous confirmerons dès que possible votre inscription. Le nombre de places étant limité, nous vous prierons de vous assurer de votre disponibilité les jours de votre participation.

Pour toutes informations supplémentaires, vous pouvez contacter Jehanne Malek à l’adresse suivante : workshop.humanheredity@gmail.com

 

Télécharger le programme (pdf)

 

Appel à contribution – Anatomies of Knowledge : Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia

Call for Workshop Papers for a Session on Anatomies of Knowledge : Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia

at the Conference on Inter-Asian Connections III Hong Kong

(June 6-8, 2012)

DEADLINE: Friday, June 24, 2011

Co-organized and co-sponsored by The Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and the Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).

The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (the Organizers) are pleased to announce an open call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in any world region, to participate in a 3-day thematic workshop at an international conference, “Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong.”

To be held in Hong Kong, June 6-8, 2012, the conference will host six concurrent workshops, led by two or three directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia, to East Asia. Four workshops were chosen competitively from among 41 applications while two were organized by the host institution. We are now accepting applications for all six workshops.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive ‘working group’ interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be a public keynote and plenary sessions in addition to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the conference will bring all the conference participants together for the public presentation and exchange of research agendas that have emerged over the course of the conference deliberations.

Individual paper submissions are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students or faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations, for the following six workshops.

WORKSHOP DIRECTORS:

Angela Ki Che Leung Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong kcleung7@hku.hk

Izumi Nakayama The University of Hong Kong nakayama@hku.hk

“Asia” is still used as shorthand to refer to a large, nebulous region, traditionally defined in opposition to “Western/modern”. Can “Asia” be a new constructive category of analysis, then, if the idea is taken out of oppositional and dichotomous relationships with the “West,” and used as a fluid, plural, maybe unique, and continuous process in the building of the contemporary global? This workshop aims to explore these ideas by focusing on the issues of medicine, science, and health. Does knowledge generated by new technologies and disease studies reinscribe “traditional” beliefs about race, ethnicity and nation, or does it contribute to a new and larger collective, broadly imagined as “Asia”?

Recent research uses the ideas of medicine, science, and health to engage the larger “Asian” identities. Leung and Furth (2010), for instance, identify the porous and interconnected relationships of the local and the global to reconceptualize East Asia. Ong and Chen (2010) use the term “Asian Biotech” to address a growing regional focus on the pursuit of biotechnology as national interest, with Asian players positioning themselves as key global actors to surpass the “West.” This workshop will examine such and other ongoing processes of redefining and reconfiguring “Asia” by focusing on three broad themes, and encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Changing ideas/ideals, Changing Asia(s) – Since the mid nineteenth century, “modern” science and medicine, via the “West” and sometimes via Japan, had been interacting with the historically-specific local, socio-cultural perspectives and practices on the “Asian” body. How have these knowledges interfaced in the colonial/postcolonial periods, transforming and impacting the present discourse? How do the “global genealogies of scientific practices in highly local situations” (Leung and Furth, 2010) translate from the past? How are the legacies and genealogies, preserved in policies and institutions, adjusting to the shifting narratives of the rapidly transforming biotechnologies and ethics of medicine, science, and health? How are old and new ethical reasoning informed by, and forming, new modes of capitalism, nationalism, sovereignty, and the notion of “Asia”?

Biosecurity: Crises, Risks, Reactions – The insecurities and risks associated with the modern pandemics results from the continual global movements of peoples, goods, and diseases, with political, economic, and social impact. Are new diseases such as SARS, Bird Flu, H1N1 etc. considered and managed as “Asian” diseases the way cholera, plague, and leprosy were in the 19th century, or differently? How does post-colonial manipulation of international quarantine impact the notions of borders, sovereignty, citizenship, civil rights and identities in “Asia” and in individual Asian states? How does global or “Asian” economics inform quarantine politics and quarantine impact trade? How is the “Asian” element in such institutional setup integrated and interpreted?

Trials and tribulations? New and “experimental” sciences and technologies – In an age where new technologies outpace legal adaptation and ethical discourse, how do governments, corporations, academics, or other agents provide ethical, legal, political, economic oversight and protection and what are the consequences? How do indigenous medicines fit in? What kinds of historical legacies, cultural capital, religious traditions, and other value systems inform, shape and formulate shifting narratives to test and incorporate new technologies, which may transform previously-held ideas of nutrition, well-being, and reproduction of individuals, families, and communities? Genomic and stem cell research, organ farming, new reproductive technologies and birth controls, genetically-modified foods-how do these new technologies impact “Asian” identities and policies?

The three themes are not mutually exclusive, as common issues are intertwined through the broad topics of medicine, science, and health. They also point to the “Asian” historicity of knowledge, and the constantly shifting factors shaping them.

Appel à contribution – Public Hygiene in Central and Eastern Europe, 1800-1940

Appel à contribution –  Public Hygiene in Central and Eastern Europe, 1800-1940

Public hygiene can be broadly understood as concepts and practices aiming at strengthening or reconstituting the health of individuals as parts of a collective. It has been described as a tool of power applied upon subaltern bodies and as biopolitics, disciplining individuals to subdue themselves to certain medical and hygienic practices. The history of public hygiene has also been closely intertwined with the construction of a social, national or racial ‘other’, (violently) excluded from a hygienically ‘clean’ inner circle. Hygienic rule (in a Foucauldian sense), however, next to disciplining elements, also implies techniques of stimulating individuals to hygienic technologies of the self.

Cultural history has shown an increasing interest in the entanglement of ruling techniques and medical knowledge and practices, yet empirical studies on the subject concentrate mostly on ‘Western’ cases or on the overseas colonies. The history of medicine and public health in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe has so far gained only little scholarly attention. For this reason we would like to bring together, for the first time, scholars working on various aspects of hygiene in Eastern/Central Europe in the 19th and early 20th century for an international workshop. The workshop is supposed to be a forum for the discussion of work in progress on related subjects; the aim is to enhance academic contact within and beyond Eastern/Central Europe.
Doctoral and post-doctoral students of hygiene are particularly encouraged to apply. Participants will be asked to give a short presentation (c. 15-20 minutes) at the conference and to circulate their papers in advance. To apply for the workshop, please send an abstract of your paper (1 page) and a CV to Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen (Katharina.Kreuder-Sonnen(at)gcsc.uni-giessen.de) or Andreas Renner (Andreas.Renner(at)ifog.uni-tuebingen.de) by 30 June 2011 at the latest. Travel expenses may be reimbursed.

Papers on discourses, institutions, organisations and opponents of public hygiene, political and scientific practices as well as hygienic technologies of the self are welcome. However, the following points seem of special interest to us.

1. The role of hygiene in the rule of empires What kind of hygienic knowledge was produced and used in order to rule an empire? Who were the carriers and propagators of such hygienic knowledge? Of further interest is also the question of how the multiethnic character of the Habsburg, Ottoman and Tsarist Empires influenced imperial hygienic rule: In what way did metropolitan hygienic knowledge interact with local (ethnically or religiously based) knowledge and practices on health and medicine and what were the practices of resistance against hygienic governing? Can differences to hygienic rule be observed in supposedly homogeneous nation states? What does the comparison of hygienic rule in different empires tell us about the role of medical knowledge in imperial governance?

2. Hygiene as travelling knowledge Knowledge on public hygiene in Central and Eastern Europe has been produced in exchange with ‘Western’ ideas on medicine and health. In what forms did this exchange take place in the period of time under consideration and who were the carriers of travelling hygienic knowledge? How did ‘Western’ and local knowledge interact in this transnational setting of knowledge production? In the 20th century international organizations like the Office International d’Hygiène Publique, the League of Nations and the Rockefeller Foundations played an important role in the international transfer of knowledge. Furthermore, the workshop would also like to follow the paths of travelling knowledge within the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

3. War and hygiene Wars threaten to destroy both military and civilian regimes of hygiene. How have the challenges of war been met, what kind of medical rules for physical and mental conduct were set up and by whom? How did physicians and other experts of hygiene experience times of war and revolution in East/Central Europe? In which respects did military hygiene influence civilian hygiene – and vice versa? Did wars boost the international discourse on hygiene (like the Russo-Japanese war) or rather lead to nationally fragmented discourses?

4. Building socialism or nation states after 1918 How was public hygiene involved in the processes of building up ‘modern’ states in the post-Habsburg and post-Ottoman region after World War One? What were the institutions of public or – in this case – state hygiene in these young states? What role did public hygiene play in the ‘inner colonization’ of the Soviet Union? Were there any continuities with pre-Soviet forms of imperial hygienic rule? How was hygiene involved in Soviet social engineering and the construction of “new men”?

The workshop will take place from 13 – 15 January 2012 in Gießen, at the Justus Liebig University, Institute for the History of Medicine, Jheringstr. 6, Germany.

http://www.gpg-hss.ch/index.php?id=25&tx_ttnews[backPid]=15&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=189&cHash=eee50cbf102d3e2cddcf23c5cdf4d2a3

 

Séminaire – Machines et imagination

Séminaire – Machines et imagination

 

Vous êtes les bienvenus à la séance du 1 juin avec:

Charles Woolfe, Heidi Voskuhl, J.-F. Baillon, Jan Söffner, Denis Mellier, Gilles Ménégaldo, Koen Vermeir

Animé par Pierre Cassou-Nogues, Viktoria Tkaczyk, Koen Vermeir

IMAGE DE LA “MACHINE-HOMME”

SALLE Klein 612B: : 9h.30 – 18h.00


9h.30:

Charles Woolfe (Sydney): Forms of Materialist Embodiment

Heidi Voskuhl (Harvard): The Enlightenment automaton in industrial modernity

J.-F. Baillon (Bordeaux) : De Caligari à Churchill : femmes-machines  et hommes d’acier dans le cinéma britannique des années 1930 aux années 1960

14h.00:

Jan Söffner (Cologne) : Can avatars feel?

Denis Mellier (Poitiers) : Titre à préciser

Gilles Ménégaldo (Poitiers) : Robots et androïdes au cinéma: entre humain et inhumain

Koen Vermeir (Paris) : Commentaire et discussion

 

Les salles sont dans le bâtiment Condorcet

SPHERE / Université Paris Diderot-Paris7

4 rue Elsa Morante, 75205 PARIS CEDEX 13

(Accès : voir http://www.rehseis.cnrs.fr/spip.php?rubrique74 )

 

Colloque Materia Medica – Perspectives croisées sur les vertus médicinales des substances naturelles

Colloque Materia Medica – Perspectives croisées sur les vertus médicinales des substances naturelles

 

Ecole Française de Rome – 17-18 juin 2011

Programme de recherche : “Professions médicales et pratiques de santé du Moyen Âge à l’époque contemporaine” de l’Efr ; en collaboration avec le Cermes3

Luc Berlivet, Maria Pia Donato, Marilyn Nicoud

Vendredi 17 juin, 15h00 – Les ambivalences de la materia medica

Franck Collard – Université Paris Ouest (Nanterre/La défense)
“Materia medica et traités des poisons aux derniers siècles du Moyen Âge latin”

Laurence Moulinier-Brogi – Université Lyon II-Lumière /CIHAM

“Le corps humain comme materia medica : de quelques fluides utilisés en médecine”

Alessandro Pastore – Università di Verona
“Lo statuto ambiguo del veleno : casi italiani nella prima età moderna”

Jean-Paul Gaudillière – Cermes3 (EHESS/Inserm/CNRS)
Industrializing materia medica : plant extracts and “biological” medicine in interwar Germany

Samedi 18 juin, 9h30 – La circulation des matières, personnes, savoirs et savoir-faire

Mireille Ausécache – École Pratique des Hautes Études
“De Constantin à Urso, la Materia medica à Salerne au XIIe siècle, savoirs et pratiques”

Kapil Raj – Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / Centre Koyré

“Materia Medica et “géopolitique” au XVIe siècle : Les “Colloques sur les simples et drogues de l’Inde” (1563) de Garcia d’Orta”

Samir Boumediene – Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
“Nicolas Monardes et les “choses médicales” des Indes occidentales”

Guy Attewell – Institut français de Pondichéry
“Black oil and beriberi : mediation and circulation of therapeutic knowledge in the nineteenth-century tropics”

Laurent Pordié – Universität Heidelberg / Institut français de Pondichéry
“Recreating Ayurvedic remedies : the multidimensional origins of new proprietary medicines”

Parution – Journal of medicine and philosophy

Parution – Journal of medicine and philosophy

 

Journal of medicine and philosophy, vol. 36, n°2, avril 2011.

Jeffrey P. Bishop
Waiting for St. Benedict among the Ruins: MacIntyre and Medical Practice

Daniel E. Hall
The Guild of Surgeons as a Tradition of Moral Enquiry

Kyle B. Brothers
Dependent Rational Providers

Jon Tilburt
Shared Decision Making After MacIntyre

Andrew A. Michel
Psychiatry After Virtue: A Modern Practice in the Ruins

Warren A. Kinghorn
Whose Disorder?: A Constructive MacIntyrean Critique of Psychiatric Nosology

Ryan E. Lawrence and Farr A. Curlin
The Rise of Empirical Research in Medical Ethics: A MacIntyrean Critique and Proposal

Parution – Le cerveau et la pensée. Le nouvel âge des sciences cognitives

Parution – Le cerveau et la pensée. Le nouvel âge des sciences cognitives

 

Jean-François Dortier, Le cerveau et la pensée. Le nouvel âge des sciences cognitives, Paris, Editions Sciences humaines, 2011, 480 p.

Les sciences cognitives sont nées autour d’une grande ambition : expliquer les lois générales de la pensée. Pour cela, elles ont mobilisé de nombreuses disciplines – de la psychologie cognitive à l’intelligence artificielle, des neurosciences à la philosophie de l’esprit, de l’éthologie aux sciences sociales.

Longtemps polarisées autour d’un modèle unique de la pensée, elles se sont récemment enrichies de nouveaux modèles de la cognition et se sont diversifiées. Au seuil du XXIe siècle, les sciences cognitives sont entrées dans un nouvel âge.

Cet ouvrage présente l’histoire, les modèles, les disciplines et l’ensemble des débats qui animent la vie des sciences cognitives. Chacun des grands domaines de la cognition y est abordé – perception, mémoire, intelligence, conscience, langage –, mais aussi les émotions, l’imagination, la créativité. Les dimensions culturelles, sociales et collectives sont également prises en compte, de l’intelligence collective au cerveau social. Rédigé par des journalistes scientifi ques et des chercheurs de renom venus de tous horizons, il offre ainsi un panorama synthétique, actuel et vivant des sciences cognitives.

 

Avec les contributions de :Christophe André, Nathalie Bonnardel, Claude Bonnet, Jerome Bruner, Jean-Paul Caverni, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Georges Chapouthier, Antonio Damasio, Jean Decety, Stanislas Dehaene, Béatrice Desgranges, Valérie Doyère, Alain Ehrenberg, Pascal Engel, Francis Eustache, Michel Fayol, Catherine Fuchs, Jacques Grégoire, Douglas Hofstadter, Marc Jeannerod, Annette et Kyra Karmiloff-Smith, Hugo Lagercrantz, Claire Petitmengin, Joëlle Proust, Anne Reboul, Jean-Pierre Rossi, Emmanuel Sander, Rui da Silva Neves, Dan Sperber…

Continuer la lecture de Parution – Le cerveau et la pensée. Le nouvel âge des sciences cognitives

Séminaire – Psychologie, psychiatrie et psychanalyse : histoires croisées

Séminaire – Psychologie, psychiatrie et psychanalyse : histoires croisées

 

Lieu : Centre A. Koyré,

Pavillon Chevreul, 3et. 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris

La séance aura lieu le 27 mai de 14h à 16h


Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer que pour la prochaine séance du séminaire Psychologie, psychiatrie et psychanalyse : histoires croisées, nous recevrons :

Nausica Zaballos (EHESS), Faire carrière grâce à l’internement : Wilma Wilson patiente du Camarillo Mental Hospital, aspirante actrice et auteur.

Journée d'étude – La pathologique

Journée d’étude – La pathologique

 

 

Journée d’étude internationale d’Erraphis-Europhilosophie

3 juin 2011
Lieu : Maison de la Recherche, salle D30
Organisateurs : Norman Ajari et Arnaud François
PROGRAMME :
Matinée : modération : Arnaud François

9h : ouverture, par Norman Ajari et Arnaud François
9h15 : Philippe Sabot (maître de conférences habilité à l’Université Lille III-Charles de Gaulle) :
« Un sexe de trop ? Le devenir pathologique de l’hermaphrodisme »
10h : Alexandre Billon (maître de conférences à l’Université Lille III-Charles de Gaulle) :
« Le délire et les normes de la santé mentale – le cas du syndrome de Cotard »
10h45 : pause café
11h : Joseph Carew (Master Erasmus Mundus EuroPhilosophie, Université de Wuppertal) :
« Kant et l’ambivalence du pathologique. Raison et folie dans l’Essai sur les maladies de tête »
11h45 : Weslee Joseph Furlotte (Université d’Ottawa) :
« Le pathologique chez Hegel »

12h30 : déjeuner

Après-midi : modération : Jean-Christophe Goddard

14h : Gabor Tverdota (ancien étudiant du Master Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie, doctorant à l’Université de Louvain-la-Neuve) :
« Les maladies du temps. Une méditation sur Illness as metaphor de Susan Sontag »
14h45 : Elene Ladaria (Master Erasmus Mundus EuroPhilosophie, Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail) :
« Normal et pathologique chez Lévi-Strauss : la signification dans sa précarité »
15h30 : pause café
15h45 : Norman Ajari (Master Erasmus Mundus EuroPhilosophie, Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail) :
« Derrida lecteur d’Abraham et Torok, de la clinique au politique »
16h30 : discussion générale


Appel à contribution – Paranoia and Pain : Embodied in Psychology, Literature, and Bioscience

Call for Papers : Paranoia and Pain : Embodied in Psychology, Literature, and Bioscience

University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012

Paranoia and Pain: Embodied in Psychology, Literature, and Bioscience (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science. The conference aims to explore overlapping paradigms of paranoia and pain in psychology, biological sciences, and literary texts/contexts.

How is paranoia related to pain? How is pain expressed with/without paranoia? How are these two terms exposed in various contexts? How does our understanding of the psychophysiology of pain interrelate with literary accounts of paranoia and pain? What does research in the field of paranoia offer to literary studies surrounding this concept and vice versa? To what extent does pain echo paranoia; and is this echo physiological, stylistic, psychological, symbolic, or literal? How do these terms regulate our behaviour and expression of emotions in relation to broader concepts such as faith, ethics, and the value of human life? What does the study of these concepts offer today’s generation of intellectuals with regard to human relationships and the way we communicate with each other? This international conference brings together experts from different fields to address these questions by incorporating individual presentations and panels that focus on cross-disciplinary studies.

Considering the diversity of themes and questions for this conference, individual papers as well as pre-formed panels are invited to examine the following three key areas, proposed by the conference organizers.
Other inter- and multi-disciplinary topics, relevant to the conference, will also be considered:

1- Impressions:

Expression of paranoia and pain in literary/scientific contexts; Metaphorical and literal exposition of pain and paranoia; Paranoid texts, painful contexts; The image of paranoia and pain in poetry, prose, and visual arts; Textual culture and the symbolics of pain; Stylistics of pain and paranoia in communication; How does the narrative of pain/paranoia identify with studies of affect?

2- Intersections:

The biology of pain and the emotional interpretation; The biology/literature of anaesthesia; Physical symptoms, emotional translations; Aesthetics and affective perspectives on pain/paranoia; How have cultural attitudes to the experience of pain and/or paranoia changed over the course of history?

3- Dissections:

Faith and the formation of our ideas on pain/paranoia; Side effects of pain-relief medication; Ethics and the questions of double effect; Is it ever appropriate to withhold pain relief in order to extend the life of a sufferer where analgesics have the side effect of shortening life?

Submissions:

Deadline for 250-300 word abstracts for 20-minute papers and a 50-100 word biography for individual presenters (including each presentation within potential panels): 15 November 2011

Deadline for full draft of accepted papers and registration: 25 February 2012

After the conference a selection of presentations, developed and edited, will be considered for publication.

Please send submissions and enquiries to the organising board at paranoia.pain@gmail.com

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Parution – Research on aging

Parution – Research on aging

Research on aging, juillet 2011, vol. 33, n°4
Does Race/Ethnicity Affect Aging Anxiety in American Baby Boomers?
Tingjian Yan, Merril Silverstein, and Kathleen H. Wilber

Homeownership Among Mexican Americans in Later Life
Jeffrey Burr, Jan Mutchler, and Kerstin Gerst

Financial Strain, Religious Involvement, and Life Satisfaction Among Older Mexican Americans
Neal Krause and Elena Bastida

Identifying the Relationship Between Chronic Pain, Depression, and Life Satisfaction in Older African Americans
Tamara A. Baker, NiCole T. Buchanan, Brent J. Small, Resche D. Hines, and Keith E. Whitfield

Social Support Networks and Expectations for Aging in Place and Moving
Fengyan Tang and Yeonjung Lee

Attachment, Social Network Size, and Patterns of Social Exchange in Later Life
Katherine L. Fiori, Nathan S. Consedine, and Eva-Maria Merz