Disordered Sleep, Past and Present
Online and In-person event, Registration for online attendance only.
Martin Willis (Cardiff University): Sleeping Beauties: Victorian Representations of Disordered Sleeping

What impact did the fairy tale of sleeping beauty have on the emerging science of sleep in the Victorian period? In this talk I will investigate the entanglement of the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty with sleep medicine as well as popular media representations of unusual sleeping. As I will show, sleep disorders illuminate a series of representations of sleep that bring the physiology of the human body into intimate correlation with socio-economic power.

Melanie Fleming (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford): Sleep and recovery after brain injury

How can we harness the sleeping brain for learning? In this talk I will talk about the importance of sleep for learning and memory. I will discuss the impact of brain injury, such as stroke, on sleep and ways to improve sleep processes.
Date: 22 November 2023, 17:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Seminar Room
Speakers: Martin Willis (Cardiff University), Melanie Fleming (University of Oxford)
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/disordered-sleep-past-and-present-tickets-741529854757?aff=oddtdtcreator
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Editor: Krisztina Lugosi