Exploring the Body

In this series about the parts of the body, Professor Bourke hopes to reveal the historically varied ways that people have understood bodies. These variations are often surprising; always intriguing. The changing medical, scientific, moral, economic, and political meanings given to the material body have radical implications for human culture. Understanding these meanings change tell us a great deal about what it means to be human.

Future Lectures In This Series
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A History of Hair

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 6:00PM
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A History of the Eye

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 6:00PM
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A History of the Breast

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 6:00PM
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A History of the Penis and the Clitoris

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 6:00PM
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A History of the Stomach

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 19 March 2020 - 6:00PM
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A History of the Foot

Professor Joanna Bourke
Thursday, 14 May 2020 - 6:00PM