In November 2021, Professor Stark presented his work at the BIRAX UK-Israel Healthy Aging Conference. His paper, Histories of Ageing and the Modern Body, explores some of the key themes in early twentieth century rejuvenation theories and practices.
Below you will find selected resources from the Pasts, Presents and Futures of Medical Regeneration project:
- Workshop 1 Report (Henry Moore Institute, 19 January 2016)
- Workshop 1 Introduction, slides by James Stark, raising definitions of "rejuvenation" and "regeneration" and introducing some general questions to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion through the project
- 'The History of Life and Death', presentation by David Boyd Haycock
- 'Super Longevity: Considering Transhumanist Discourses', presentation by Luna Dolezal
- Workshop 2 Report (Thackray Medical Museum, 4-5 April 2016)
- 'A History of Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine', presentation by Cheryl Lancaster
- 'An Insider's View of Regenerative Medicine', presentation by Robert Guilliatt
- Workshop 3 Report (M&S Company Archive, 6-7 July 2016)
- Workshop 3 Introduction, slides by James Stark
- 'Histories of Seizures in Narrative and Image', slides from a presentation by Martin Willis [images not to be reproduced - they can be accessed for free from the AHRC Image Gallery]
- 'Futures? Dementia and Human (Re)generation in Contemporary Culture', slides from a presentation by Lucy Burke
- 'Do Older People Need "Regeneration"?', slides from a presentation by Pat Thane
A special issue of Palgrave Communications - 'Perspectives on Human Regeneration' - was published in 2018. The eight contributions reflected the broad disciplinary perspectives featuring during the project.