Medicine and Modernity, Conference 2016

This two-day interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the ERC project Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives, explored 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. The keynote speakers were Professor Laura Otis (Emory College of Arts and Sciences) and Professor Christopher Hamlin (University of Notre Dame), and videos of their talks are available here.


The final conference programme is now available here, and speaker abstracts with biographical information are available here.


The conference led to a series of guest blogposts collected below and the following special issue:

  • Wallis, Jennifer and Sally Frampton, 'Medical and Health Periodicals in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century', in Media History 25.1, 2018.