March 24-26, 2011
Cambridge Talks V: The Body in History / The Body in Space (Thompson Room, The Barker Center for the Humanities). This conference aims to question often facile body-space relationships, positing that the history of the body must also be a history of the body in space, and that the history of spatial practices must involve a history of the body. By bringing together scholars across a range of fields, we hope to interrogate the following questions: What role does the built environment play in subject formation and understandings of the body? How can we recall human agency while acknowledging the limits imposed on the body by spatial constructs?