£70/£35 (student ticket) Following successful symposia held by the Group in previous years, on the Adam Brothers, James Gibbs, Women and Architecture and Georgian London Revisited (online), this year’s symposium will
£70/£35 (student ticket)
Following successful symposia held by the Group in previous years, on the Adam Brothers, James Gibbs, Women and Architecture and Georgian London Revisited (online), this year’s symposium will address Architecture and Health in the long eighteenth century. Appropriately, it will be held in James Gibbs’s Great Hall at St Bartholomew’s, an institution celebrating its 900th anniversary.
A series of short papers by both established and younger scholars, and from a range of disciplines, will examine how and where medicine was studied and debated, how knowledge was disseminated and how healthcare was provided in what spaces and through what mechanisms.
The symposium will be held from 10am to 5pm and will be led by Ann Marie Akehurst. Tickets include a buffet lunch and reception. A limited number of student tickets are available here.
9.30 am Arrival/Registration
10.00 am – Welcome
SESSION 1 – TRANSMISSION OF MEDICO-SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE
The Architecture of English Anatomy Theatres 1660-1800
Janet Stiles Tyson
Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal and Bart’s
Health in the Academy: Jefferson’s University of Virginia and Landscapes of Inequity
SESSION 2 – OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTIONS: HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Joana Balsa de Pinho
Health, Architecture and Urbanism in the early Modern Era: from prevention to treatment
Georgian Margate: a landscape and townscape of health
The Spa at Hampstead
SESSION 3 – PLACES OF CONFINEMENT
‘Bedlam’s Picture Gallery’: Health, Performance, and the Built Environment at Bethlem
Early Asylums and the curious Appeal of Prison Designs
John Howard and the Quarantine Centres of the Eighteenth-century Mediterranean
The (Other) Woman in The Attic: Considering Post-Colonial Lenses on the Treatment of Madness in Georgian England
SESSION 4 – ENDURING HOSPITAL SPACES
French Protestant Hospital in Clerkenwell, 1742
Hogarth’s Use of Architectural Space to bring home the message
Bart’s Great Hall
5pm Drinks reception
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(Thursday) 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
St Bartholomew's Hospital