3 February 2015
Discussing the historical, social and psychological dimensions of pain
How do we talk about pain and how has the way we do so changed over time? How hard is it to describe pain and how can putting pain into words impact on a person’s mental state? What is the public face of pain in a society at risk and in crisis? How do different disciplines—Medicine, Biology, History, Anthropology and Art History—refer to pain? What light can interdisciplinary discussion shine on pain?
The OCC is staging a discussion on the historical, psychological, medical, artistic and social dimensions of pain to coincide with the publication of Joanna Bourke’s The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers by the Oxford University Press. The celebrated British historian and author heads the interdisciplinary Pain Project funded by the Wellcome Trust at Birkbeck College, London.
The Story of Pain: Watch the conversation on video
Joanna Bourke: Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London
Pepi Rigopoulou: Professor of Art History, University of Athens
Athena Athanasiou: Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Panteion University
Evangelos Panagiotakos: MD, specialized in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, with further expertise in Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine (http://ponos.clinic/en/Dr_Panagiotakos-en.html
Dimitris Papanikolaou: Associate Professor of Modern Greek Studies, University of Oxford
read moreEntrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.
The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.