Renowned scholar discusses the importance of emotions in medical history
The Department of History invited Professor Angelika Messner, Head of the China Center at Kiel University, Germany, and President of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine, as a guest speaker on 6 March to discuss the importance of emotions in medical history and related studies.
Emotions have only recently become a serious research topic in historical and cultural studies. In her lecture, Professor Messner said that Chinese medical sources tell us much about the role that emotions played in ordinary and extraordinary situations, and how they affect our bodies. She also emphasised that emotions are important engines of scientific inquiry.