Effaced from History? Facial Difference and its Representation from Antiquity to the Present Day (CfP, Winchester, 31 March – 2 April 2016)

Papers of 20 minutes are invited that address any aspect of the theme of facial difference, whether through birth attributes, illness, injury or deliberate modifications such as tattooing, piercing, masks and make-up. Papers should speak to one or more of the key themes of staring and visibility, language, and/or materiality. Subjects might include, but are Read the full article…

Emotional Objects: Touching Emotions in Europe 1600-1900 (CFP, Conference, London, 11-12 October 2013)

Emotional Objects 11th-12th October 2013, Institute of Historical Research, London. Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers for: Emotional Objects: Touching Emotions in Europe 1600-1900, funded by the European Research Council project ‘Spinning in the Era of the Spinning Wheel 1400-1800.’ Emotional Objects aims to stimulate interdisciplinary debate concerning what objects can tell us about Read the full article…

Communicating Medical Materialities (Call for Participants, Workshop, Copenhagen, March 2013)

  Workshop on communicating medical materialities, 8-9 March 2013 Medical Museion, Copenhagen On the 8th-9th of march 2013, Medical Museion will host a workshop entitled ‘It’s Not What You Think – Communicating Medical Materialities’. The workshop builds from a central concern with materiality, asking what can be communicated about and through it. The workshop will Read the full article…