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Medical Identities in Global History

June 18/19, 2020

Radcliffe Humanities Centre, University of Oxford.


This conference will showcase two Keynote addresses, by Marius Turda and Mark Harrison.

It seeks to bring together postgraduate students, early-career researchers, and scholars in history for a conference on the topic of medical identities in the past.

'Medical identity' is a nebulous term with a number of connotations.

We define it as the selfhood of individuals (physicians, caregivers, patients, related personnel) and organisations (hospitals, clinics, medical marketplace) formulated through the interplay of people, bodies, health, and medicine, within the complex social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts of medical knowledge.