This is my Body

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Created: 2013-12-10 10:10
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Editors' group: Management group for "Centre for Research in the Arts - Social Sciences and Humanities".
Description: The relationship between the mind and the body raises innumerable challenging questions across the arts, humanities, and social science disciplines. For those who come into professional contact with the human body every day in the National Health Service, the mind and the body are usually considered distinct from each other. This is even reflected in the organisational structure of the NHS, where mental health trusts are separate from other healthcare services. Any medical interpretation of the human body, even while it is grounded in empirical evidence, is also inevitably shaped by the intricacies of cultural context, but this is often overlooked in contemporary medicine.

Keynote speakers: Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham) and Rowan Williams (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
 

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Ludmilla Jordanova: Cultures of Surgery


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All medical fields have their cultures, both among professionals and in the wider world. Such cultures tend to be metaphorically rich. By that token surgery has been associated...

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Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Tue 10 Dec 2013


Rowan Williams: Possibilities of situations: body, language, and knowledge


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Rowan Douglas Williams is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All...

Collection: This is my Body

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Tue 10 Dec 2013