‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ reviewed by Professor Karol Kovalovich Weaver

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ by Nancy Rose Hunt (Duke University Press, 2016). Nancy Rose Hunt’s A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo looks at the history of security, biopolitics, and therapeutic insurgency in twentieth-century Belgian Congo, a colony epitomised by the book’s title, ‘a nervous state’. She incorporates Read the full article…

‘Medicine & Empire: 1600-1960′ reviewed by Dr Caroline Mawer

‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960′ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Following our initial call for review and our desire to offer both a clinical and academic perspective of ‘Medicine and Empire,’ Dr Caroline Mawer – a clinician based in London – offers her generous thoughts below. Medicine & Empire aims to promote a deeper understanding of the problems plaguing global health. Read the full article…

‘Medicine & Empire: 1600-1960’ reviewed by Dr Louise Hill Curth

‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960′ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Following our initial call for review and our desire to offer both a clinical and academic perspective of ‘Medicine and Empire,’ Dr Louise Hill Curth of Winchester University offers her generous thoughts below. Pratik Chakrabarti’s Medicine & Empire 1600 – 1900 is an extremely interesting introduction to the relationship Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti

Two copies of ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Chakrabart’s work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The history of modern medicine Read the full article…

Literature & Human Rights: A Critical examination (Symposium, Newcastle, 25 May 2013)

A one-day symposium hosted by the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA), the Gender Research Group, the Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice, and the Postcolonial Research Group 25 May 2013 Percy Building, Newcastle University Organisers: Anne Whitehead, Carolyn Pedwell, and Neelam Srivastava There has recently been significant attention paid to human Read the full article…