Damaging the Body: Events

Thursday 17th October 2013, 6-9 pm

Body and Mind: Mesmerism in Nineteenth Century Culture and Literature

 Barts Pathology Museum

This symposium will seek to explore the relationship between the sciences and Victorian mesmerism, psychical research and parapsychology. 

This event has been kindly sponsored by the British Society for Literature and Science.


Prof. William Hughes (Bath Spa University) ‘The Theatre of His Beastly Exhibitions’: The Erotic Nature of Early Victorian Magnetism’

Andreas Sommer (Cambridge University) ‘Mesmerism, hypnotism and the formation of modern psychology in Germany’

This event is free but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Book online here.

The event will take place at Barts Pathology Museum, 3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE 


Nearest tube: St Paul’s 

Doors open at 6pm, when there will be a chance to view the exhibits in the museum. The event will run from 6.30 – 8.30pm

Refreshments provided; Admission free




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