The Body on Display, from Renaissance to Enlightenment (c.1400-c.1800)
6-7 July 2010, Durham University (England)
A two day early-career symposium supported by the Society for the Social History of Medicine, the Royal Historical Society, and the Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies at Durham University.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Mitchell (University of Wales)
This interdisciplinary symposium explores the idea and reality of the human body on and as display. Sessions include the adorned body and bodily aesthetics, medical illustration, dead bodies, masculine bodies and bodily masculinity, the public body, deviant bodies, and bodily surfaces.
Accompanied by a public paper from Peter Mitchell and a display of rare printed books.
Registration now open. Please see the website for provisional programme, speakers and registration form.
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