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Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities

The Groningen Centre for Health & Humanities ( GCH2 ) unites researchers working on a diverse range of topics. These include the history of medicine and the body, historical demography, gender, health politics, art history, architecture, linguistics and literary studies. Our interdisciplinary research is aimed at understanding the cultural, historical, social, and political mechanisms of health and wellbeing. Together with health professionals and policy makers, we then ask how we can apply this body of knowledge in every-day practice.

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Upcoming Conference: Histories of Technology and Mind Control 16-17 June 2022

The Centre for Health and Humanities at the University of Groningen is delighted to announce that it will be holding a conference on Histories of Technology and Mind Control on 16-17 June 2022. It will look at the history of discourses of machines as a means of hypnosis, brainwashing or mind control, considering the role of technological, cultural, ideological and medical factors in framing fears about culture, modernity and individual agency.

A full programme will announced in due course, but the exciting provisional list of speakers includes:

James Kennaway, Maarten Derksen, Bernd Boesel, Mike Jay, Rebecca Lemov, Natascha Dow Schull, Kenneth White, Colin Dickey, Anthony Ems, Marc Tuters, Pascal Rousseau, Andreas Killen and Jeffrey Sconce.

There will be a limited number of places available for non-speakers to attend in person, for a very small fee. It will also be possible to attend via Zoom. Please contact if you would like to join us.

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