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Building an archive of the history of women and gender in Europe. Rights, work and bodies from the Middle Ages to the present day

The Entangled Body: Historical Perspectives

Event info

  • today from 15/04/2019 to 18/04/2019
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_openOpen access
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Anna Bellavitis, Rouen;

    Prof. Simona Feci, Palermo;

    Prof. Dr. Sandra Maß, Bochum.  


What changes to the defined object of study manifest when historians account for an “entangled” perspective of the body, its practices and its relation to knowledge production? Does considerable research from this point of view already exist in European scholarship? How have different historiographies (national, systematic, or field-specific, i.e., history of medicine, history of dance, history of religion) dealt with the entanglement of bodies?
Each paper should include concrete empirical research, reflections on the way that source material implicates or reveals the “entanglement” of bodies as described above, and an overview of existing historiography (if possible, including French, German, and Italian historiographical strands) concerned with the theme to be discussed.