Workshop: Identifying, Narrating, Regulating, Covering, Healing the Jewish Body: (Eastern) Ashkenas in the Early Modern Period
In co-operation with UCL’s Department for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies have organised a workshop entitled Identifying, Narrating, Regulating, Covering, Healing the Jewish Body: (Eastern) Ashkenas in the Early Modern Period.
Over the past decades, a variety of disciplines have identified the human body as the site of complex, entangled discourses of belonging and not-belonging, health and illness, familiar and alien, in need of regulation or absolution. In this workshop, scholars will present their research on the human body as invested with meaning and as the object of practices, looking at the case of the Jewish body in Ashkenas, ie. roughly the German territories and Eastern Europe, with contributions from the history of medicine and of knowledge; literary studies; cultural and gender studies.
The event will take place on Tuesday 25 April at UCL.
Use the link below to reserve your place.