HANDLING THE BODY, TAKING CONTROL:

TECHNOLOGIES OF THE GENDERED BODY

Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, Maó (Balearic Islands, Spain)

23-25 May 2019

10th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization

Third Call ESS 2019 – registration packs PDF

Organized by the Catalan Society for the History of Science and Technology

Coordinated by:

Montserrat Cabré (Universidad de Cantabria)

Teresa Ortiz-Gómez (Universidad de Granada)

 

Presentation

The aim of the 10th European Spring School [ESS] “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is to encompass a diversity of themes around the axis of the historical construction of the gendered body as a locus of both empowerment and disempowerment and the place of the natural philosophical and biomedical disciplines in shaping the political and subjective dimensions of human experience.

The School is particularly concerned with exploring how diverse intellectual and social movements have struggled to gain authority and cultural hegemony over women´s bodies by way of defining sexual difference and the gendered body. The ESS “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is open to graduate students, early career scholars, professionals, and activists concerned about past and present approaches to the gendered body and the analysis of the epistemological frameworks that feminism has developed to analyze them.

The ESS is envisaged as a space for junior scholars to discuss their current work-in-progress with colleagues in a creative and supportive environment.

As previous editions, this ESS is structured in key-note lectures and research workshops. All sessions will be conducted in English.

Lectures will be delivered by the following scholars:

  • Delphine Gardey (University of Geneva): Science as usual? A gendered reading of Masters and Johnson’s Laboratory and Clinic of Orgasm (U.S. 1950-1970)
  • Barbara Orland (University of Basel): From humours to hydraulics. The gendered body in anatomy, experimental physiology and medical practice (1630-1770).
  • María Jesús Santesmases (Institute of Philosophy, CSIC, Madrid): The reproductive body and the public fetus:Pregnancy, visual cultures and the origins of medical genetics, 1960s-1970s
  • Agata Ignaciuk (University of Warsaw): Abortion “cultures”: politics, activism and experiences in the Cold war era.

The workshops will be organized in four thematic paper sessions, and two poster sessions. All accepted contributions –in both paper and poster format– will be discussed by participants, lecturers and organizers of the School. Registered participants will have access to the School’s materials in advance through the School’s website. Comments will be led by Montserrat Cabré, Teresa Ortiz-Gómez, Delphine Gardey, Barbara Orland, María Jesús Santesmases and Agata Ignaciuk.

 

Accepted contributions will address issues such as:

  • Abortion and contraceptive cultures
  • Expert knowledge and experiences of pregnancy and birth
  • Feminist activism and body technologies
  • Feminist epistemologies of the body
  • Gendered biopolitics
  • Illness, sickness, disease
  • Medical constructions of sexual difference
  • Patologization and depatologization of the female body
  • Sexual education and women’s health knowledge
  • Sexual violence, perceptions of harassment and rape
  • Sexualities, female sexuality and asexuality
  • Visual and textual discourses of the gendered body
  • Women’s sexual desire and medical knowledge on female sexuality
  • Women’s versus medical representations of the female body

 

Registration and Grants

I will attend the 10th Spring School and register under the following terms:

 
by March 15st (with discount) from March 16st to May 8th
Registration Pack 1
(conference fees, including lunch for Thursday and Friday, and 2 nights in individual room in hotel Mirador d’es Port*
300 € 350 €
Registration Pack 2
(conference fees, including lunch for Thursday and Friday, and 2 nights in shared room hotel Mirador d’es Port*)
250 € 300 €
Registration Pack 3
(conference fees, including lunch for Thursday and Friday, and 2 nights in individual room in hostel La Isla**)
200 € 250 €
Registration Pack 4
(conference fees, including lunch for Thursday and Friday, and 2 nights in shared room in hostel La Isla**)
150 € 200 €
Registration Pack 5
(conference fees, including lunch for Thursday and Friday)
125 € 175 €

 

Viatges Magon (Janette Lanting, telf. 00 34 971 351 700, empresas@viajesmagon.com) is the official Travel Agency of the 10th European Spring School of the History of Science and Popularization. Please contact them if you need help with travel or lodging beyond what it is offered through these registration packs.

 About grants

A limited number of grants (covering conference fees, accommodation and/or travel) are available for attendants presenting papers and posters. Those interested ought to send by February 10 an application letter and a brief CV to 10thess2019@gmail.com

The grant applicants should not register until March 5th, when the list of accepted grants will be published at the website.

TIMELINE

February 1, 2019 Registration starts
February 10, 2019 Deadline for grants application
March 5, 2019 Publication of the list of accepted grant applications at the website
March 5, 2019 Opening of the registration period for grant applicants
March 15, 2019 Deadline for  registration with discount
May10, 2019 Deadline for sending papers
May10, 2019 Deadline for registration

Registration forms School from February 1

 

 

Draft Programme

THURSDAY

Morning

10:00-11:30 Registration

11:30-12:00Welcome and Introduction

12:15-13:00 Delphine Gardey: Science as usual? A gendered reading of Masters and Johnson’s Laboratory and Clinic of orgasm (U.S. 1950-1970)

13:00-13:30 Discussion

13:30-15:00 Lunch

 Evening

15:00-17:30Workshop 1

17:30-18:00 Coffee break

18:00- 19:00 Poster’s session (1)

 

FRIDAY

Morning

9:00-10:00 Poster’s session (2)

10:00-10:45 Barbara Orland: From humours to hydraulics. The gendered body in anatomy, experimental physiology and medical practice (1630-1770)

10:45-11:15 Discussion

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-13:05 Workshop 2

13:30-15:30 Lunch

 Evening

15:30-16:15 María Jesús Santesmases: The reproductive body and the public fetus:

Pregnancy, visual cultures and the origins of medical genetics, 1960s-1970s

16:15-16:45 Discussion

16:45-17:15 Coffee break

17:15-19:30 Workshop 3 

 

SATURDAY

Morning

8:30-9:15 Agata Ignaciuk: Abortion “cultures”: politics, activism and experiences in the Cold war era

9:15-9:45 Discussion

9:45 -10:15 Coffee break

10:15-11:35 Workshop 4 (1)

11:15- 12:35 Workshop 4 (2)

13:00 – 13:30 Concluding remarks and School closure

 

Organising institutions of the 10 th ESS

  • Institut Menorquí d’Estudis (IME), Maó
  • Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i la Tècnica (SCHCT)

With the support of

  • University of Cantabria, History of Medicine Research Group, HAR2015-63995-P (MINECO/FEDER)
  • University of Granada, Women’s Studies Research Group PAIDI HUM 603

 

 

 

SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS /2th OCTOBER 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS PDF

 

Organized by the Catalan Society for the History of Science and the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis

Coordinated by Montserrat Cabré and Teresa Ortiz-Gómez

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The aim of the 10th European Spring School [ESS] “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is to encompass a diversity of themes around the axis of the historical construction of the gendered body as a locus of both empowerment and disempowerment and the place of the natural philosophical and biomedical disciplines in shaping the political and subjective dimensions of human experience.

The School is particularly concerned with exploring how diverse intellectual and social movements have struggled to gain authority and cultural hegemony over women´s bodies by way of defining sexual difference and the gendered body.

The ESS is envisaged as a space for junior scholars to discuss their current work-in-progress with colleagues in a creative and supportive environment. As in previous sessions, this ESS is structured in four key-note lectures and a research workshop.

The keynote lectures will cover areas such as sexual practices, the language of physiology, visual representations and feminist definitions of health expertise.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Delphine Gardey (University of Geneva)
  • Agata Ignaciuk (University of Warsaw)
  • Barbara Orland (University of Basel)
  • María Jesús Santesmases (Institute of Philosophy, CSIC)

The workshop will be organized in three thematic paper sessions and one poster session. All contributions –in both paper and poster format– will be commented by participants, lecturers and organizers of the School. Sessions and discussions will be conducted in English.

The ESS  “Handling the body, taking control: Technologies of the gendered body” is open to graduate students, early career scholars, professionals, and activists concerned about past and present approaches to the gendered body and the analysis of the epistemological frameworks that feminism has developed to analyze them.

Participants would be expected to address such issues as:

  • Abortion and contraceptive cultures
  • Expert knowledge and experiences of pregnancy and birth
  • Feminist activism and body technologies
  • Feminist epistemologies of the body
  • Gendered biopolitics
  • Illness, sickness, disease
  • Medical constructions of sexual difference
  • Patologization and depatologization of the female body
  • Sexual education and women’s health knowledge
  • Sexual violence, perceptions of harrassment and rape
  • Sexualities, female sexuality and asexuality
  • Visual and textual discourses of the gendered body
  • Women’s sexual desire and medical knowledge on female sexuality
  • Women’s versus medical representations of the female body

Please send proposals to discuss your research (around 300 words) before October 30 to Montserrat Cabré and Teresa Ortiz-Gómez at: 10thess2019@gmail.com

A limited number of grants will be available for graduate students and early career researchers.

Timeline

October 30: Deadline for submitting proposals

November 20: Communication of accepted proposals

January 30: Final program announcement

February 1: Registration Opens

May 10: Registration Closes

May 23: School starts

Premi per a treball de recerca d’estudiants d’ensenyament secundari

Us proposem fins a set itineraris històrics pel patrimoni de Barcelona centrats en la unió entre ciència i ciutat.