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Technologies of Mind and Body in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc

 

Date

17 - 18 May 2019 

Time

17 May: 9:00 - 18:00

18 May: 9:15 - 17:30

Venue

University Park, University of Nottingham

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Keynote speakers

Frances Lee Bernstein, Drew University 

Lilya Kaganovsky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Funding

This conference is funded by:

The Wellcome Trust
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University of Nottingham, Department of History

University of Warwick:

Centre for the History of Medicine

Global History and Culture Centre

European History Research Centre 

 

Conference Themes

The symposium will address the following topics: 

• The mind/body as object of scientific and medical knowledge

• Media technologies and new arenas of sensory experience 

• The blurred boundaries between science, technology and culture

• Encounters between the ‘biological’ and the ‘technological’

• Technologies of the self and self-fashioning

• Disciplinary power, biopolitics and techniques of bodily management

• Understandings of human variation and dis/ability

 

 

 

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