“Do we know why we think what we think? (On worldview and folk medicine).”

10 Feb 2017

by Rosari Kingston

11.00 – 12.00, Tuesday, 14 February, in G27 O'Rahilly Building


This is a public lecture that is part of the Béaloideas/Folklore and Ethnology postgraduate research seminar series.


Our belief systems are formed by the culture of the society in which we live. We are, for the most part, unaware of them but they inform our understanding of, and response to life’s events. This is nowhere more important than in our understanding of health and healing. In this talk I will examine the cultural belief system that we have inherited in Western Europe and how this impinges on our understanding of illness. I will contrast this with the belief systems that are intrinsic to traditional medicine, both literate and indigenous.

All welcome!

Fáilte roimh chách.

Department of Folklore and Ethnology

Béaloideas agus Eitneolaíocht

5 Elderwood,College Rd Cork,Ireland