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This colloquium will examine the role of knowledge, including medical knowledge, in shaping bodily understandings and practices in colonial India. How did Indians and Europeans construct, transmit and challenge knowledge of the body and its associated bodily practices? How did the colonial encounter affect older forms of knowing and doing? How did knowledge of the body turn into a focal point for debates around personal and collective emancipation?
Presentations will consist of seminar papers by Erica Wald (Goldsmiths), Kate Imy (UNT) and Teresa Segura-Garcia (Uni. Pompeu Fabra) and a roundtable. Lunch will be provided to all participants. Registration is free courtesy of the University of North Texas, the Royal Historical Society, the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM), and Goldsmiths. Travel assistance for this event may be available to graduate students and Early Career Researchers through the SSHM: https://sshm.org/bursaries/
Please send proposals (100-200 words) for 5-10 minute roundtable presentations to Kate Imy (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 12, 2018.
Special thanks to Julia Hauser (Uni. Kassel) for her indispensable contributions to this initiative.
This event has been generously supported by UNT-International, the Royal Historical Society, the Society for the Social History of Medicine, and Goldsmiths (University of London).
Kate Imy, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
University of North Texas