CLAMS Colloquium 2016: Registration open now!

Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies Annual Colloquium:
The Senses in the Pre-Modern World

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The Fuller Brooch. c Trustees of the British Museum

Organised by CLAMS teachers and postgraduates, this one-day event will explore sensory understanding and sensory experience in the pre-modern world from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The event will feature panel discussions, a musical performance, and a plenary lecture by Dr Heather Hunter-Crawley (University of Swansea).

For updates as panels and speakers are confirmed, see our KCL event page.

Manuele Gragnolati: Diffracting Dante’s Paradiso

Tuesday 3 November, 18.00-20.00
Diffracting Dante’s Paradiso: Transformation, Identity, and the Form of Desire
Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus
Manuele Gragnolati (Professor of Italian, Paris IV-Sorbonne) will give a talk inspired by Donna Haraway’s concept of “diffractive reading”, which proposes to read Dante’s Paradiso through texts by twentieth-century authors Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante, who have confronted Dante, either directly or obliquely, from a queer and feminine/feminist position.

Christina Lee and Freya Harrison: the Medieval Medicine Cabinet

Wednesday 21 October, 18.00-19.30
Arts & Humanities Festival: Fabricating pharmaceuticals from the Medieval Medicine Cabinet 
River Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus
Christina Lee (Associate Professor of English, University of Nottingham) and Freya Harrison (Research Fellow, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham) will discuss infection from a different angle, by looking at medieval remedies to approach a very modern problem. This discussion will be chaired by Dionysios Stathakopoulos (Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London).