november,2022

thu03nov9:30 amthu6:00 pmSymposium: Architecture & Health, 1660-1830 Georgian Group Symposium9:30 am - 6:00 pm St Bartholomew's Hospital, West SmithfieldBook Now

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£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

Matthew Walker
The Architecture of English Anatomy Theatres 1660-1800

Janet Stiles Tyson
Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal and Bart’s

Danielle Wilkens
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

Allan Brodie
Georgian Margate: a landscape and townscape of health

India Wright
The Spa at Hampstead

SESSION 3 – PLACES OF CONFINEMENT

Anna Jamieson
‘Bedlam’s Picture Gallery’: Health, Performance, and the Built Environment at Bethlem

Leslie Topp
Early Asylums and the curious Appeal of Prison Designs

Marina Ini
John Howard and the Quarantine Centres of the Eighteenth-century Mediterranean

Sarah Akibogun
The (Other) Woman in The Attic: Considering Post-Colonial Lenses on the Treatment of Madness in Georgian England

SESSION 4 – ENDURING HOSPITAL SPACES

Tessa Murdoch
French Protestant Hospital in Clerkenwell, 1742

Elisabeth Einberg
Hogarth’s Use of Architectural Space to bring home the message

Dan Cruickshank
Bart’s Great Hall

Will Palin
Bart’s Heritage

5pm Drinks reception

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If tickets have sold out for this event, please email members@georgiangroup.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

Time

(Thursday) 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location

St Bartholomew's Hospital

West Smithfield

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