Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Permeable Bodies in medieval and early modern cultures

05 October 2018–06 October 2018, 9:00 am–6:00 pm


The IAS is pleased to share details of this 2-day conference organised by Laura Scalabrella Spada and Lauren Rozenberg and supported by the Octagon Small Grants fund.

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Institute of Advanced Studies


IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing

We are delighted to invite all those interested in medieval and early modern studies to a 2-day conference on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October 2018 at University College London. This event will explore medieval and early modern notions of the changing body, as well as changing notions of the body. Images and ideas of permeable bodies will serve as an inclusive platform of inquiry into bodies of different race, gender, sex, and ability.

Bursaries available on application. Please find the call for papers here and more information about the conference here

Image: 'Subcutaneous blood vessels of the head and neck. Colour mezzotint by J. F. Gautier D'Agoty, 1748.' by Jacques-Fabien Gautier d'Agoty. Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY