9 April 2012

BiM News: The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series

The Bodies in Movement conference organisers are pleased to announce the Bodies in Movement Seminar Series, held with the generous support of the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh.

This set of afternoon seminar sessions will be devoted to closely discussing the work of three invited academics who are currently developing new and innovative research ideas which explore the interstices of the humanities, materiality and  the sciences.

Our preliminary schedule is as follows:

On 25 May 2012, Scott Wilson (Media and Communication, Kingston University) will join us for an afternoon of schizophrenic compulsions, neo-liberalism and cinema.

On 14 June 2012, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Women's Studies, Emory University) will open a discussion on her current work in the field of disability studies and the humanities.

On 2 July 2012, Stuart Elden (Geography, Durham University) will dig into Shakespeare's Coriolanus with a delicious geographical and material twist.

Each seminar will take place from 2:00 - 6:00pm. To begin each session, the invited academic present a facet of their current work. This will be followed by responses and open discussion. Participants are asked to prepare in advance for these seminars by reading key material chosen by our invited presenters.

Further details on format, topics and materials can be found here.

Attendance is free but places are limited. If you would like to participate in any of the seminars, please contact one of the organisers.

Lena WÃ¥nggren (l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk)
Karin Sellberg (k.j.k.sellberg@gmail.com)
Kamillea Aghtan (kamillea@hotmail.com)

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