Date: 10am-7pm, Friday 1 March 2019
Location: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London
‘Dissecting the visceral body, across time and disciplines’, An interdisciplinary workshop at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 1 March 2019
The Body & Image in Arts & Science (BIAS) project at the Warburg Institute organizes the 1-day workshop ‘Dissecting the visceral body, across time and disciplines’, co-organized by Prof Manos Tsakiris (The Warburg Institute & Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Fay Bound-Alberti on Friday March 1st, 2019, 10 am-7pm.
Topic: This one day conference will focus on the visceral body and its historical understanding across disciplines. In particular, we will be addressing how historical and cultural perspectives, scientific investigations and representations in arts have motivated key questions about the role that the visceral body plays in the quest to understand human condition. This interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective is motivated by a renewed focus on the viscera and emotions across humanities, a surge of scientific interest across psychological sciences and neurosciences on interoception (i.e. the perception of internal visceral signals) and on the long-standing importance of the body and its passions in arts and the history of culture and medicine.
|10.15-11.00||Helena De Preester (University of Ghent): Phenomenology of the body after interoception|
|11.00- 11.45||Fay Bound Alberti (University of York): Gendering Interoception: Scientific Knowledge and the Heart of Harriet Martineau|
|11.45- 12.30||Manos Tsakiris (The Warburg Institute): The heartfelt self : interoception and (hi)stories of the self|
|13.30- 14.45||Screening of ‘Hunger Artist’ by Daria Martin followed by Panel Discussion: (Panel Chair : Noga Arikha, Panelists: Daria Martin (Oxford), Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL), Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary)|
|14.45- 15.15||Tea break|
|15.15-16.00||Jane Macnaughton (Durham University): Sensation and the symptom: understanding the feeling of breathlessness|
|16.00- 16.45||Sarah Garfinkel (University of Sussex): Hearts and Minds: Interoception and mental health|
|16.45—17.30||Jack Hartnell (University of East Anglia): Embodied Viscera in Medieval France|
|17.30 -18.15||Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford University): Bodily Climates: Health Resorts and the Invalid Body, 1850-1900|
*Exact timing and order of presentations may be subject to small changes
Film Screening: During the workshop we will also screen the short film “A Hunger Artist”, (2017, HD film, 16 minutes) by artist and academic Prof Daria Martin followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Dr Noga Arikha, between the artist and Dr Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL) and Dr Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary). A Hunger Artist, (2017) adapts Franz Kafka’s 1922 modernist short story of the same name: a strange allegory about spectacle, spectators, power and narcissism.
More info can be found here : https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19051
The event is free but you must register at: https://sas.sym-online.com/registrationforms/warburg-booking30645/done/