May 30th - June 1st, 2002
Lower House Berlin
Various fields will be contributing to the interdisciplinary conference; medicine, history, cultural and social sciences. However, phantom pain serves not only as metaphor for the cultural interpretation of pain and physical materiality but also for a collective suffering stemming from the ideal of wholeness and the ghosts of being different.
Phantom pain is paradoxical: The source of pain seems to be situated outside of the body but at the same time has a physical basis in the nerves.
The conference is aimed at scientists and the general public. It accompanies the exhibition "The (Im)Perfect Human Being: The Right to Imperfection", which is being shown from March 15th to June 2nd, 2002 at the Martin Gropius building in Berlin. The meeting is an extension of a former conference on “Perfection and Imperfection” in Dresden last year.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho, Kulturwissenschaftliches Seminar, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Institute for Women’s Studies, Emory University Atlanta
Christian Holtorf, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
Heike Zirden, Curator of the exhibition „The (Im)Perfect Human Being“, Head of public relations / education , “Aktion Mensch e.V.”, Bonn
Prof. Dr. Tobin Siebers, Director Program in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Prof. Dr. Carol Poore, German Studies, Brown University, Providence
Dr. Mag. Maria Wolf, APART-scholarship holder of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Innsbruck
Prof. Dr. Anne Waldschmidt, Social Sciences, Evang. Fachhochschule Nürnberg
and many more
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