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    Wellcome Library Insight: Superheroes


    Join us for this Thursday evening’s free Insight talk: a full-colour forray into the dynamic world of Superheroes with our Ephemera curator, Stephen Lowther. The talk will be richly illustrated with some unusual and rare graphic novels from the Library’s collections… Continue reading

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    SSHM Conference 2012: Emotions, Health and Wellbeing


    Queen Mary, University of London, will be hosting the 2012 Society for the Social History of Medicine’s Biennial conference on the theme of ‘Emotions, Health and Wellbeing’. The conference, run in association with Queen Mary’s Centre for the History of… Continue reading

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    Games Week: A celebration of games in London, 7th-15th July


      The History and Heritage Adult Learning London network, convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, will be holding a week-long celebration of games in history from 7th-15 July 2012, with events planned at leading museums and archives across London.… Continue reading

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    Lecture Announcement – Sustaining Plague Mortality in Late Medieval Milan


    The Wellcome Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Summer Seminar, ‘Health and Disease in the Middle Ages’, are delighted to announce details of a lecture by Ann G. Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor emerita, Indiana University, Bloomington,… Continue reading

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    This is a public service announcement…


    …and some benefit will be gained by reading on… trust me. Yesterday I attended a programme of public health information films The Cinema of Disease held at the Open City Docs Fest, which is taking place in and around UCL… Continue reading

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    Library Insight: Visualising the AIDS crisis


    It is 30 years since the Terence Higgins Trust was founded. This week’s free Library Insight talk highlights the changing approaches to AIDS in that time, as revealed through the Wellcome Library’s international AIDS posters.  The global nature of this collection… Continue reading

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    Summer Insight talks


    Our popular Insightsessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections. Details of… Continue reading

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    A Fortean encounter with a Merman


      This Thursday (31st May), Ross MacFarlane (Research Engagement Officer, Wellcome Library) and Paolo Viscardi (Curator, Horniman Museum) will again sink beneath the waters to explore the murky worlds of mermen and mermaids. They’ll be speaking at the monthly meeting… Continue reading

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Portrait of Professor Roy Porter, medical historian at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London.
Roy Porter (1946-2002), Emeritus Professor of the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, was one of the greatest medical historians of his generation. He wrote and edited more than 100 works on subjects that ranged from patients to madness, quackery to gout, and appeared often on radio and television, bringing medical history to a wide public.
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    2012 Roy Porter Lecture: Professor Dorothy Porter


    We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Roy Porter Lecture will be given by Dorothy Porter, Professor in the History of Health Sciences and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California… Continue reading

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A girl pours coffee from a cup into a saucer. Colour halftone from an engraving by L. Marin.
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    Geffrye Museum Study Day: ‘At Home with the World’


    As part of their current exhibition At Home With the World, the Geffrye Museum is hosting a study day on 19th May, at which historians, specialists and curators will explore the themes of the exhibition in greater depth. Topics discussed… Continue reading