University College London, October 5 – 06, 2018
Deadline: Jul 23, 2018
Permeable Bodies in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture
In recent years, the human body has gained a prominent position in discussions of medieval and early modern cultures. The troublesome contingency of the human body encompassed critical boundaries between inside and outside, and became a central concern in religious, political, and economical developments. Medieval bodies were permeable microcosms, not only sites containment but also of revelatory experiences. In the early modern period, body and identity were indistinct, interdependent categories, inseparable from the natural and cultural space that they inhabited. This logic of perpetual fluidity both generated a disquieting sense of impending doom, but also allowed for the propagation of multiple possibilities of understanding, which materialised into a rich visual and material culture.
The Birkbeck Medieval Seminar is an annual event. It is free and open to all scholars of the Middle Ages. It is designed to foster conversation and debate on a particular topic within medieval studies by providing the opportunity to hear new research from experts in the field. We are a welcoming and inclusive environment. This venue is fully accessible. Please contact Isabel Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for futher information or if you need help using the registration site.
Centre André Chastel, Salle Ingres, Galerie Colbert, 2 rue Vivienne 75002 Paris, January 19, 2018
Corps troublants. Images et imaginaires dans la première modernité
1. Dynamiques et configurations corporelles
Workshop au Centre A. Chastel, Salle Ingres
Première rencontre du cycle » Corps troublants. Images et imaginaires dans la première modernité » organisé par Francesca Alberti (CESR /Université François-Rabelais, Tours) et Antonella Fenech Kroke (Centre André Chastel/CNRS). Le workshop a reçu le soutien du GIS Humanités.