Hysterical! Exploding the Myths and History of Gendered Emotions

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Date / time: 30 April, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

British Library

Following her acclaimed books (M)otherhood and Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children About Race, Professor Pragya Agarwal considers the history of gendering emotions, from the Wandering Wombs of Ancient Greece to Sigmund Freud’s ‘hysterical’ female patients – and beyond.

Do men and women really feel differently? And is our understanding of mental health determined by a set of unscientific, not to mention misogynistic, assumptions?

Prepare to get angry – but also better informed – as Prof Agarwal shares her findings with Dr Elinor Cleghorn, author of Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World.

In-person tickets – £10 (concessions available).

For more information and to book tickets, please visit: https://www.bl.uk/events/hysterical-exploding-the-myths-and-history-of-gendered-emotions