Bodies/Archives/Databases

Our museums and computers store bodies. Some are physical, appearing as material objects or as the “negative space” around them, and others are abstracted. The 2016-17 Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series interrogates the space between the archive, site of haunted specificity and historical embeddedness, and the database, locus of standardization and generalizable knowledge about human normativity, pathology, and variation.

Additional Information:

February 9, 2017 – Evelynn M. Hammonds (Harvard) The Physician's Negro:  Race and Racialization in U.S. Medicine

March 9, 2017 – Nancy Krieger (Harvard) Challenging Biological Essentialism with Embodied Histories of Health Inequities

Plimpton Room (Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy Street)

 

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017