lundi 27 mars 2017

Les limites du corps à l'époque prémoderne

Awkward Objects. The Bounds of the Body in the Early Modern


When: 20-21 April, 2017
Where: Aalto University • School of Business
Runeberginkatu 14-16 • Lecture Hall Wihuri C-350
Helsinki, Finland

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jill Burke, The University of Edinburgh

Programme of Events
Day 1 –Thursday, 20 April

16:00-17:00 Keynote Lecture by Dr Jill Burke (Edinburgh)

17:00-18:00 Wine reception

Day 2 – Friday, 21 April

9-10 Coffee

10:00-11:30 Session 1 Inside and Out: Awkward Health

Dr Tessa Murdoch (V&A) – ‘A Huguenot Family of Goldsmith Dentists in London 1688-1762’

Joshua King (York) – Prosthetic Limbs

Dr Lianne McTavish (Alberta) – ‘The Ultimate Awkward Object: Tapeworm as Body, Textile, and Specimen during the Early Modern Period’

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-14:00 Session 2 The Feminine Mystique

Dr Ulrike Weiss (St Andrews) – ‘The side saddle – an awkward object?’

Dr Susan North (V&A)– ‘The Unmentionable Menstrual Towels’

Sophie Pitman (Cambridge) – ‘Pins Pranks: Pin Possession in Early Modern England’

14:00-14:30 Coffee

14:30-16:00 Session 3 Powerful Parts

Dr Jari Eilola & Dr Piia Einonen (Jyväskylä) – The Use of Body Parts as Magical Objects in Early Modern Stockholm

Dr Leticia Cortina Aracil (Universidad Pontificia Comillas)– ‘The Present and the Hidden: The Prophylactic Value of the higa hispánica’

Lee Jensen (Massey University) – The Plague Doctor’s Nose

16:00-16:30 General Discussion and Sum Up – Dr Jackie Spicer & Dr Paula Hohti (Aalto)

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