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2009 Conferences

manifesting madness conference

Spring 2009
"Manifesting Madness: Historical Interpretations of the Exceptional, the Marginal, and the 'Normal'"
Friday, April 24, 2009. Convener: Anne Koenig (CHS Fellow)

11:00 a.m Welcome and opening remarks by T.H. Breen (Director of CHS, Northwestern University)

11:15 a.m. Keynote Address by H.C. Erik Midelfort (University of Virginia), author of Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany, 15621684:The Social and Intellectual Foundations (1972), Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany (1994), A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany(1999), and Exorcism and Enlightenment: Johann Joseph Gassner and the Demons of 18th-Century Germany (2005). Both works on German madness received the Roland Bainton Award for the best book of the year.
“Schwermuth and Unsinnigkeit: Johann Heinrich Zedler (1706-1751)
and the Difficulties of Vernacular Psychiatry”

1:30 p.m. First Panel Presentations

manifesting madness conference

3:00 p.m. Second Panel Presentations

5:00 p.m. Closing comments and reception.