Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University (UK)
We invite proposals for papers for a conference on “Sex, Ethics and Psychology: The Networks and Cultural Context of Albert Moll”. The conference will be held 4-6 November 2009 at Durham University, Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees (UK).
Albert Moll was one of the most prominent medical authors in late Imperial and Weimar Germany as well as an important figure in professional politics. However, not only in medical history he is still a marginal figure. With our project “Albert Moll: Psychology, Sexology and Ethics” we seek to understand Albert Moll as an integrative figure in the culture of fin-de-siècle metropolitan medicine. It responds to a recent resurgence of interest in him within the historiography of psychology, sexology and medical ethics.
With this conference we want to contribute to a better understanding of the work of Albert Moll in the context of late Imperial and Weimar Germany medicine, culture and society, but also look at the international impact of his work.
The conference will bring together academics from different disciplines with a wide range of interests related to the work of Albert Moll in the areas of sexology, psychology, parapsychology and occultism as well as medical ethics and professional politics. The discussion will be based on pre-circulated papers (approx. 8,000 words including notes, deadline 4 October 2009) and short presentations (20 minutes). We envisage to publish a selection of the papers presented at the conference in an edited volume. The conference language is English.
200-300-word proposals should be sent to email@example.com before 28 February 2009. We will be able to contribute to travel expenses and accommodation costs for speakers. The conference is supported by the Wellcome Trust. If you have any further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.
(Research Associate on the Moll-project)
on behalf of
Professor Holger Maehle and Dr Lutz Sauerteig