Body, Corporeality and Identity (Second CFP, Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Workshop, Durham, May 2012)

Body, Corporeality and Identity
A One-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop
With Keynote Speaker PROF. CHRIS SHILLING (Kent University)
Durham University
Saturday 19th May 2012, 9.30 – 4.00pm

At Durham University, workshops have explored human sensory experience and engagement with the material world, audiences and corporeal displays and what it is to be human. Continuing this innovation and momentum, this workshop builds on the wider international debate on Body Theory and creates a multidisciplinary, environment for postgraduates and early career researchers to discuss crucial themes in the study of the body. This workshop aims to bring together postgraduates from disciplines across the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology) and discuss their material and theoretical approach to the study of the human body. Speakers are asked to consider how their discipline can contribute to the study of the body, to critique the concept of body identity and examine how it might be constituted (though not limited to) through the following:

• Body Schema (corporeal appearances, size and capacities)
• Performance and Space
• Ritual and Religion
• Architecture and Objects
• Materiality and Corporeality
• Health and Medicine

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of approx. 250 words should be submitted by Friday 20th April 2012 to Lisa Brundle. This workshop is free to attend by all but we ask that you RSVP (to the same email address) by Friday 20th April 2012 so that we can arrange appropriate hospitalities. More details available here.


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