Public seminar, 6pm 5th June 2013

Dr. Jelena Martinovic (Institut universitaire d’histoire de la médecine et de la santé publique, University of Lausanne), 6pm, 5th June 2013

Psychiatry and near-death (1960-1970)
The presentation discusses the factors explaining the emergence of the Near-Death Experience (NDE) as a research topic in the United States. The study of a key actor, the psychiatrist Russell Noyes, helps to demonstrate how the experience of near-death became clinically relevant through the work of psychiatrists and psychologists, and more generally to retrace the academic foundations of research on death during the 60s and 70s. Central to the presentation is the methodological question concerning the use of a research biography as a vector for historical analysis.
Note different Location:
South Wing G12 Council Room
Main building
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