Experiencing the Material Body in Early Modern Europe

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Online workshop at the University of Stockholm on the body in early modernity, organized by Karin Sennefelt and Anton Runesson.

Wednesday 16 June

Sasha Handley (University of Manchester) Lusty sack possets and nuptial affections: bodies and environments in seventeenth-century England. Chair: Karin Sennefelt

Sarah Fox (University of Manchester) – Experiencing the Birthing Body in Eighteenth-century England

Holly Fletcher (University of Sussex) – The Material Body in Marriage: Co-Producing Bodyweight and Shape in Early Modern Germany

Maja Bondestam (Uppsala University) – Experiencing Age and the Maturing Body in Early Modern Sweden

Benedikt Brunner (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz) – Dying bodies and the corpse. The deathbed as a place for the negotiation and experience of difference in seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Europe

Isabel Casteels (Leuven University) – Battles over Bodies: Executions and audiences during the Dutch Revolt

Vera Lind (Northern Illinois University) – The Corpse is Alive! The 18th-Century Invention of the Liminal Space Between the Living and Dead Body

Thursday 17 June

Maren Lorenz (Ruhr Universität, Bochum) – Body history revisited. Some thoughts about conceptual and theoretical challenges

Vera Faβhauer (Goethe University of Frankfurt) – Acquisition, Verification and Application of Body Knowledge in the Johann Christian Senckenberg’s Medical Diary

Anton Runesson (Stockholm University) – Awakening the conscience in early modern Sweden

Isabelle Schuerch (Universität Bern) – Moving two bodies Together. Late Medieval Reflections on Human and Equine Co-movements

Mari Eyice (Stockholm University) – Experiences of disability in early modern Sweden

Raisa Toivo (Tampere University) – Prayer and the body in religious experience in early modern Finland

Emese Bálint (Columbia University) – Miraculous Bodies of Anabaptist Martyrs

Thomas C. Devaney (University of Rochester) – “A noise that seems as if it would shake the world apart”: The emotional and bodily experience of sound in early modern pilgrimage in Spain

Friday 18 June

Kateryna Pasichnyk (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) – “To reassure us he announced that he took a sick one ‘on his hands'”: Social norms and medical practice in the Don region of the eighteenth-century Russian empire

Viktoria von Hoffmann (F.R.S.-FNRS) – Touch, Mixtures, and the Complexional Body in Italian Renaissance Medicine

Phil Withington (University of Sheffield) – Intoxicants, addiction and the humoral body

Andrew Kettler (University of South Carolina) – Triangle Trading on the Pungency of Race: African Bodies and the European Nose

Sebestian Kroupa (King’s College London) – Markers of Difference? Indigenous Tattooing in the Early Colonial Philippines

Marieke Hendriksen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam) – “Be careful of the Tastes and You will Grow Old” Taste, Health and Identity in the Dutch Golden Age

Craig Koslofsky (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Experiencing Dermal Marking in the Early Modern World

Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 June 2021, 12:00 21:00 CEST

Source: https://www.historia.su.se/om-oss/evenemang/forskarseminarier/experiencing-the-material-body-in-early-modern-europe-1.479689

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