Registration has now opened for those wishing to attend a one-day conference on ‘Made Up People’: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Labelling and the Construction of People in Post-War History to be held in the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick on 25th October 2013. A key note speech will be provided by Professor Ian Hacking.
The post-war period witnessed the emergence of numerous new categories and classifications of people, through the development of labels including ‘schizophrenic’, ‘gambler’, ‘paedophile’, and ‘adolescent’. The work of Ian Hacking suggests that the application and usage of these categories fundamentally changed how such groups were understood, how they behaved, and how they lived. This conference will draw together speakers and delegates from a range of disciplines in order to raise a set of questions about these ‘made up people’.
Please be advised that places are limited (and a reserve list may be introduced); to register please click here.