[H-verkko] CFP: XIV Gustav Wasa Conference Between Body and Mind: Emotions, Health and Medicalization

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XIV Gustav Wasa Conference Between Body and Mind: Emotions, Health and
XIV Gustav Wasa Conference 
Between Body and Mind: Emotions, Health and Medicalization 
7–8 June 2016, University of Jyväskylä, Finland 

Health is a phenomenon defined by both medical evidence and individual
experience. Emotions are what define and structure our perceptions in both
health and illness. Increasingly seen as something not just happening to but
also created by a person, emotions are now utilized as a complex standpoint for
studying individual and collective health culture throughout history. Emotions
have been linked to certain mental or bodily conditions as both experience and
manifestation. They have been regulated and considered according to prevailing
cultural and social norms.

Cultural and emotional approaches to emotions have been understood as rivalling
the traditional medical perspectives, but both have been criticized for ignoring
an essential aspect of the phenomenon under study (either the subjective
experience or the clinical facts). The use of modern concepts when discussing
the past has also been questioned. Our understanding of certain health
conditions are always shaped by our modern knowledge of them, and thus using new
terms in the past context may force something into or leave something out of the
historical reality. For a comprehensive portrayal of the past, both cultural and
medical perspectives have their place.

The fourteenth annual Gustav Wasa Conference deals with themes of emotions,
health and medicalization and aims to promote the dialogue between cultural and
medical approaches. Papers of any era or geographical region are welcome, as
well as any themes concerning the history and culture of emotions and health.
Sessions will be in English, consisting of 3 to 4 presentations of 30 minutes
(including discussion). Session proposals are also welcome.


300-word abstracts must be submitted by February 29, 2016 to
e-mail: tehy.jyu at gmail.com 


Abstracts should include: 
The title of the presentation (or session, including individual presentations)

The affiliation of the presenter(s) and contact information

Audiovisual requirements Keywords for presentation(s)


Reviews and notifications of acceptance will be sent at the end of March.
Registration opens on April 1, 2016. Program will be released at the beginning
of May.


Conference fees 
Students and PhD students: 90 €

Regular: 130 € 


Proposed themes for papers:

- Regulating of emotions
- Defining the "normal" behavior and expression of emotions
- Emotions maintaining health or causing sickness
- Emotions and religion
- Emotions and socially constructed groups: gender, race, social class
- Bodily aspects of emotions
- Methodological and theoretical approaches to the medicalization of language;
the use of concepts regarding emotions and mental health (eg. history of the
concept of trauma)
- Psychoculture: psychology in the common language
- Emotional states: anger, happiness, fear...


Keynote speakers

Senior Lecturer Mikael Alm, University of Uppsala

Adjunct Professor Anu Korhonen, University of Helsinki

Professor Christian Laes, University of Antwerpen



Saara-Maija Kontturi
saara-maija.kontturi at jyu.fi



Early Modern Morals

Terveys ja hyvinvointi

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Saara-Maija Kontturi <saara-maija.kontturi at jyu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.3.2016
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