Posted by: Alice Nelson | 08/11/2012

Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 12 November

Medical history of the expedition to the Niger.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Michaelmas Term 2012 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held at on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Health and Medicine in Britain and its Empire’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison

Week 6 – 12 November
Vaughan Dutton, University of Oxford
Using Jungian Analytical Psychology to do History: An Imaginal Analysis of the 1841 Niger Expedition

About the speaker
Vaughan Dutton initially trained as a psychologist in South Africa, after which he spent time working around Africa, particularly East and Southern Africa. He is currently working on the Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘From Sail to Steam: Health, Medicine and the Victorian Navy’ here at the Unit.  His strand of research in particular examines the role of medicine in naval exploration, currently focussing on the 1841 expedition, which experienced appallingly high mortality rates as a result of malaria and yellow fever.  While part of his work consists of describing this expedition and especially the medical aspects, he is simultaneously developing a deeper post colonial narrative.

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