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Reading Bodies Workshop at the ILCS, Senate House, 26 April 2024

Thanks to all our fantastic speakers, chairs, and Dr Patricia Novillo-Corval√°n (University of Kent) for a wonderful keynote lecture. Thanks also to members of the research network and all attendees who came along on 26 April 2024 to support our first academic workshop, contributing to stimulating conversations about Reading Bodies: Narrating Illness in Spanish and European Literatures and Cultures (1870s to 1960s). The workshop was organised by Prof. Katharine Murphy (Principal Investigator for Reading Bodies) and Dr Olivia Glaze (AHRC Postdoctoral Researcher). A recording of selected papers from the workshop is available on the ILCS website.

Keynote on ‘Portraits of the Plague: Yellow Fever as Global Health Challenge‚Äč’

The panels focused on our key themes of decolonial and transnational perspectives; gender and ill-health; and narrating illness. We also enjoyed the impromptu performance art restaging of Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson, curated by Dr Annja Neumann at the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations and enacted by workshop participants.

You can find the full programme and speaker biographies for our first Reading Bodies research workshop below:

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