Material Medicine: Objects and Bodies
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What is the force of clinical objects? What of the objects of care? How are they held? How have they been held through time? Clinicians, how do you warm your objects? How do patients see/imagine/experience clinical objects? What are the ethics of objects? 

In terms of critical anthropocentrism, in both medical narratives and the humanities, how are objects thought of, held in the hands, received, depicted through word and image, given ‘life’, become obsolete? And we are also interested in the other meanings of object: ‘to object’ to disagree and to ‘objectify’, and the tensions that might lie here.

"I must let my senses wander as my thought, my eyes see without looking .... Go not to the object; let it come to you." HENRY THOREAU, The Journal of Henry David Thoreau 

"It is never we who affirm or deny something of a thing; it is the thing itself that affirms or denies something of itself in us." BARUCH SPINOZA, Short Treatise II

Delegate fees

Bronze (includes conference proceedings and lunches) - Early Bird: £230 (members), £280 (non-members) | Late fee: £280 (members), £330 (non-members)

Silver (as Bronze plus National Marine Aquarium meal and Plymouth Sound boat tour) - Early Bird: £285 (members), £335 (non-members) | Late fee: £335 (members),  £385 (non-members)

Gold (as Silver plus Plymouth history walking tour and Plymouth Gin Distillery tour) - Early Bird: £310 (members), £360 (non-members) | Late fee: £360 (members), £410 (non-members)

Day (conference proceedings and lunches) - Early Bird: £90 (members), £120 (non-members) | Late fee: £120 (members), £150 (non-members)

For individual artists and the unwaged please contact the organisers directly for a reduced fee.

  • Early Bird registration deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019
  • Final registration: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 23:00

Contact

Contact libby.chapman-lane@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

         






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