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Worn Bodies

Date: 22 March 2010 Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Venue: Institute for Advanced Studies, Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

Retheorising Women
Retheorising Women's Health.


Retheorising Women's Health: Shifting Paradigms and the Biomedical Body

An ESRC sponsored seminar series

Seminar 3: Worn Bodies

Organiser: Lucy Suchman, Centre for Science Studies and Sociology, Lancaster University

Lancaster University, UK

The overall aim of this ESRC Seminar Series is to expand awareness of what women's health is about in the 21st century, in the context of current intersectional conceptions of race, class, sex/gender and biology, and the emergence of new technologies and new theorisations and understandings of the body.

The aim of this seminar on Worn Bodies is to open up discussion around ambiguous and shifting relations between the aging body, the injured body, the body that learns through experience, the augmented body, and questions of bodily integrity and body boundaries. Participants will explore these topics through a diverse range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Kerstin Sandell (Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Lund University, Sweden)
  • Gillian Einstein (Cognitive Neuroscience and Women's Health, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Ciara Kierans (School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, Liverpool, UK)
  • Pernille Bjorn (Information Technology University, Copenhagen, DK)
  • Emily Cohen (Anthropology, NY University, US)
  • S. Lochlann Jain (Anthropology, Stanford University, US)