An International Research Symposium: Visual Culture/Art/History /Design of Childbirth in the 21st Century
University College Dublin
2nd-3rd July 2013
Hosts: PhD Candidates Doreen Balabanoff and Martina Hynan
This interdisciplinary research symposium will provide an opportunity for contemporary critical debates into the visual culture of childbirth and consider how our cultural representations of birth influence our approaches to childbirth itself.
We call for papers, presentations and also welcome workshop proposals that focus on interaction among delegates. Our invitation is open to visual cultural theorists, historians, feminists, midwives, medical practitioners, social scientists, writers, artists, designers, architects, etc. We hope this project stimulates the sharing of papers that explore perceptions of birth experience, culture and environment – how birth has been seen in the past, how it has come to be seen contemporaneously through diverse perspectives and how the future of childbirth might be imagined/re-imagined, through visual forms of representation and expression.
We welcome traditional academic papers we also encourage creative methods of delivery that may include performance and visual arts approaches
Contact: Martina Hynan firstname.lastname@example.org and Doreen Balabanoff email@example.com.
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