Looking forward …

The network grant ended at the end of July 2011. I will still seek to update the website with news and events of relevance. In the meantime, we’re working on a volume of essays from the two years during which the network’s activities were funded by the AHRC – watch this space.

In the meantime, a couple of links to (unrelated, but to me connected) conferences in Edinburgh:

CFP: From Influence to Translation: Art of the Global Middle Ages
University of Edinburgh 16-18 May 2012. Deadline: Feb 28, 2012
European, Islamic and Chinese societies engaged in a broad practice of cultural, artistic and ideological exchange during the period that was known in Europe as the “Middle Ages” and that coincided with classical phases in eastern and western Asia.  Adopting and passing on traditions
through trade, pilgrimage and a range of other encounters, peoples of diverse backgrounds developed patterns of representation and exchange
that have attracted the interest of scholars for several centuries. Beginning with suggestions of influence and evolving through to theories of translation, the study of societal interactions during this period has been a transitional one.  As such, this conference seeks to explore the embodiment of cultural exchange through the art and architecture of the medieval period as well as the methodological shifts that have occurred in the study of this period of wide multi-cultural engagement.
Papers focusing on a particular historical moment in China, India, Central Asia, the Middle East or Europe will be welcome. Themes
include, but are not limited to:
–    The exchange of visual and material culture through diplomatic gifts, pilgrimage, commerce and conquest
–    Conceptions of influence, appropriation and translation in scholarly discourse and curatorial practice.
–    Patterns of encounter and the process of exchange
We invite abstracts of 250 words to be submitted to gmaconference@gmail.com by February 28, 2012. If you wish to be added
to a mailing list or have questions regarding this conference, please contact the conference organizers, Heather Pulliam (h.pulliam@ed.ac.uk)
and Emily Goetsch  (E.Goetsch@sms.ed.ac.uk).



Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment
Centre for Medical Humanities, The University of Edinburgh, June 15-16, 2012


Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University, Washington D.C; Dr. Peter Hutchings, Northumbria University, UK; Prof. Margrit Shildrick, Linköping University, Sweden; Prof. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

http://sensualisingdeformity.blogspot.com/ and http://medicalhumanities.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/cfp-sensualising-deformitycommunication-and-construction-of-monstrous-embodiment-conference-university-of-edinburgh-june-15-16-2012/