10th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization HANDLING THE BODY, TAKING CONTROL: TECHNOLOGIES OF THE GENDERED BODY
The aim of the 10th European Spring School [ESS] “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is to encompass a diversity of themes around the axis of the historical construction of the gendered body as a locus of both empowerment and disempowerment and the place of the natural philosophical and biomedical disciplines in shaping the political and subjective dimensions of human experience.
The School is particularly concerned with exploring how diverse intellectual and social movements have struggled to gain authority and cultural hegemony over women ́s bodies by way of defining sexual difference and the gendered body.
As in previous sessions, this ESS is structured in four key-note lectures and a research workshop. The keynote lectures will be delivered by four outstanding scholars covering areas such as sexual practices, the language of physiology, visual representations and feminist definitions of health expertise.