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The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
19-20 June, 2014
Organised by Luna Dolezal (TCD) and Dylan Trigg (UCD)

This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy,Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to this engagement is a phenomenological focus of the role lived experience plays in discussions about what it means to be human, especially as technologies and medical practices enter previously unchartered territories. Engaging theory with practice in an interdisciplinary context is a central aim of the conference. A public event on the theme of posthuman performance will include a talk from French performance artist ORLAN.

***Places for this event are extremely limited, but please register through the website to reserve a place***

PROGRAM: Thursday – 19th June 2014

8.30 – 9.00, Registration and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15, Welcome and Opening Remarks: Juergen Barkhoff, Luna Dolezal and Dylan Trigg

9.15 – 11.15, Panel 1 – THE BODY AND MEDICINE

Chaired by: Tim Mooney, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin. Martyn Evans, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, “Tales of Wonder: The This-ness of Material Bodies”; Des O’Neill, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, “Expanding the Imaginarium of Ageing”; Dermot Moran, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, “What CanPhenomenology Still Contribute to the Understanding of Embodiment?”

11.15 – 11.45, Tea and Coffee Break

11.45 – 2.00, Panel 2 – THE STATUS OF THE BODY

Chaired by: Aleksandra Derra, Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University. Havi Carel, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, “Bodily Doubt”; Lilian Alweiss, Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, “Why the  Self is Not Embodied”; William Large, Philosophy, University of Gloucestershire, “Seeing and Speaking: The Ontology and Ethics of the Human Body in Medicine”

2.00 – 3.15, Lunch

3.15 – 5.30, Panel 3 – POSTHUMAN BODIES

Chaired by: Katie Guinnane, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. Barry Lyons, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, “Will I be Allowed to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up?”; Luna Dolezal, Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin  “A Genealogy and Phenomenology of Morphological Freedom”; Stuart Murray, School of English, Leeds University, “Disability and the

6.00 – 7.30, ORLAN and Rachel Armstrong in the Science Gallery

PROGRAM: Friday – 20th June 2014

10.00 – 12.15, Panel 4 – THE BODY IN PRACTICE

Chaired by: Ewa Binczyk, Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University. Dorothée Legrand/Dylan Trigg/Line Ryberg Ingerslev, École Normale Supérieure/ University College Dublin/ Aarhus University, “Reflections on a strange kinship: Time/Habit/Body”; Angela Woods, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, “Voices and, in, beyond, throughout the Body: The Corporeality of Auditory Verbal Hallucination”; Felicity Callard, Department of Geography, Durham University, “Rest: Crossing Brains, Minds, Bodies, Cities”

12.15 – 1.30, Lunch


Chaired by: Janusz Grygienc, Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University. Margrit Shildrick, Gender Studies, Linkoping University, “Chimerism and Immunitas: The Emergence of a Posthuman Phenomenology”; Kristin Zeiler, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, “Living-With-Others in Transplantation Medicine: How Phenomenology Takes Us beyond Choice vs Coercion in Parental Live Organ Donation”; Joan Lalor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, “Fetal conquests, maternal subjugation: the social impact of ultrasound in pregnancy”

3.45 – 4.15, Tea and Coffee Break


Chaired by: Jenny Slatman, Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University. Norah Campbell  / Cormac Deane, School of Business, Trinity College Dublin / School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin, “Groping the Nano”
Hadrien Laroche, French Embassy, Ireland, “Duchamp’s Waste”;
Audron Žukauskait, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, “Life,
Multiplicity, Immanence”

6.30 – 6.45, Closing remarks

Luna Dolezal and Dylan Trigg

1 Comment

M Panayi · May 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

Just came across your conference, wish I could come but will be presenting elswhere during that period.
I am very intereted in the programme. Please could you keep me informed of any outcomes/follow up activities/publications

My interest lies both within the research and art/health practise spheres: in placing the Action-Ready-Body- centre stage, particularly for neuro-atypical children and creating opportunities for creative expression for those who experience alternative life worlds and pathways of development.

Hope all goes well with meeting

Best regards
P.S. Think the poster is great too!

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