All in your Head:
Reviewing the History of the Mind through Approaches, Classifications and Objects
20th of April 2023
KU Leuven / Online
Banisteriopsis caapi scanned at St. Lawrence University's Microscopy and Imagery Center, from Microcosms: A Homage to Sacred Plants of the Americas (https://www.microcosmssacredplants.org/), used with the permission of Jill Pflugheber and Steven F. White, © 2022.
Organiser: Fernando Gonzalez Rodriguez
Co-Organiser: Prof. Kaat Wils
Event Media Manager: Els Minne
This is a reMEDIAL NATURE event,
a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under the
Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101026198.
Prof. Brigitte Adriaensen (Radboud University)
"Decolonizing Drug Studies:
Psychoactive Plants and the Pluriverse."
Paula Muhr (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
"Hysterical Attack and the Role of Images in its Re-emergence
as a Scientific Object in Current Neurology."
Prof. Steven White (St. Lawrence University)
Prof. Kaat Wils (KU Leuven)
Prof. Pieter Adriaens (KU Leuven)
"Why we shouldn't medicalize homosexuality."
Prof. Maaheen Ahmed (Ghent University)
"Children’s Minds in Comics:
On Delinquent Styles."
Franco Capozzi (KU Leuven)
"Italian Criminal Anthropology and the Criminal Mind."
Azucena Castro (Stockholm University/ Stanford University)
Vegetal Inscriptions and Plant Agency in Latin American Literature." "Un
Flora Lysen (Maastricht University)
"Brainmedia, 20th Century Histories of Fascination with
Udodiri Okwandu (Harvard University)
"Defending Anne Bradley: Race and the Medico-Legal Construction of Maternal Mental Illness at the Turn of the 20th Century."
Hannah Zeavin (Indiana University)
"The Cult and the Occult."
The objective of this one-day seminar is to create an interdisciplinary space for the exchange of ideas about the mind as a receptacle and catalyser of classificatory practices, approaches and objects commonly silenced, misinterpreted, (mis)framed, misused, misread, or excluded from the dominant global public and scientific discourse, despite their implications at a legal, medical, political, economic and social level, or their presence in popular and visual culture, literature and environmental debates.