This one-day conference (13th June 2014) at the Centre for Enlightenment Studies at King's (CESK) aims to bring together those concerned with the social and cultural history of the senses in the period from 1650-1790 as well as those working on literary or intellectual histories of the senses in an attempt to encourage a more active dialogue between these areas. The conference aims to link ‘sensory histories’, concerned with embodied sensory experience and representation, with ‘histories of the senses’ in which the intellectual and medical understandings of the senses are foregrounded.
Panels will include ‘Describing Sensory Experience’, ‘Illness and the Senses’, ‘Race and the Senses’, ‘Music and the Senses’, ‘Inner Senses and Emotions’ and a keynote roundtable on the senses in the eighteenth-century with Dr Mark Jenner (University of York), Dr Thomas Irvine (University of Southampton) and Dr Elizabeth Eger (King's College London).
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