Pain: Historical Reflections on Suffering
From Ms Ann SHEN _ on February 11th, 2020
Speaker DetailsJoanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy.She is the prize-winning author of thirteen books. In 2014, she was the author of The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers (OUP) and Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play are Invading our Lives(Virago). An Intimate History of Killing won the Wolfson Prize and the Fraenkel Prize. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Turkish, and Greek. She is the Principal Investigator on a five-year Wellcome Trust-funded project entitled “Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry”.