Cultural Crossings of Care

Crossing the borders between medicine and the humanities: Academic conferance and public seminars with philosopher and Holberg Prize winner Julia Kristeva on the interfaces between medicine and the humanities. 

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva: A tragedy and a dream: disability revisited

Watch the honorary lecture "A tragedy and a dream: disability revisited "


26th October

Location: Georg Sverdrups hus (University Library), University of Oslo.

  • Honorary lecture: Prof. Julia Kristeva (Univ. Paris Diderot)
  • Commentary: Prof. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Emory University)
  • Keynote lecture: Prof. Brian Hurwitz (King’s College London)

27th October 

Location: Georg Sverdrups hus (University Library), University of Oslo.

  • Keynote lecture: Prof. Marie-Rose Moro (Univ. Paris Descartes)
  • Keynote lecture: Prof. Trisha Greenhalgh (Oxford University)
  • Roundtable with Julia Kristeva, Marie-Rose Moro, Trisha Greenhalgh and Brian Hurwitz (chaired by BMJ MedHum EIC Brandy Schillace)

Public seminars

Crises of Identity

Oct. 27, National Library of Norway

Julia Kristeva in conversation with Finn Skårderud about Crises of Identity, National Library.

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Open up - thinking and believing

Oct. 28, Oslo Cathedral

 A conversation between Julia Kristeva and Elisabeth Thorsen, Revd. Canon in Oslo Cathedral.

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The main host of the conferance and seminars is the research project “Body in Translation – Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation” financed by the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2019-2020).

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