Event: the Body on Display, Durham University, July 6-7, 2010

The Body on Display Symposium:  The body on display from renaissance to enlightenment.

An interdisciplinary early-career symposium supported by the Society for the Social History of Medicine, the Royal Historical Society, the Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies at Durham University, and Durham University Graduate School.

St. Chad’s College, Durham University, 6 -7 July 2010

The key note speaker is Peter Mitchell.  The title of his key note address is ” ‘Shall I the Hearts un-equall sides explain …? Or, shall I rip the Stomachs hollowness …?’ The anatomical speaking picture, representation and the literary associations of anatomy in the early seventeenth century.”

Session titles include:  Deviant Bodies; Dead Bodies; The Body Illustrated; Bodily Surfaces; Masculinity on Display; The Beautiful Body; and Public Bodies, Bodies and the Public.

Registration is only £20 and includes refreshments including a light lunch on both days.   

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available on Monday 5 July, and Tuesday 6 July at £28.50 per night if required.  

Visit the symposium web site for a registration form and further information.

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