Registration is now
open for The Blood Conference, an interdisciplinary forum to discuss early
modern and medieval theories of blood.
Wednesday 8th to
Friday 10th January 2014
St Anne’s College,
Find out more and
book in for the conference: www.thebloodproject.net
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Between the 14th and 17th centuries, debates about the
nature and function of blood raised questions about the limits of identity,
God’s will, science’s encounter with the self, and the structure of families
and communities. A substance defined diversely by theologians, medics,
satirists, and dramatists, blood was much more than the red fluid running in
human veins. It was matter, text, waste, cure, soul, God, and the means by
which relationships were defined, sacramentalised, and destroyed.
The conference includes plenary addresses by Frances
Dolan (UC Davis),Elisabeth Dutton (Fribourg),Helen
Barr (Oxford), and Patricia Parker (Stanford); nine exciting
panels with internationally-acclaimed speakers; a session by David
Fuller (Durham), exploring Eucharistic theories with readings and
performances of music and poetry; a production of the Croxton Play of the
Sacrament; a panel discussion with leading blood transfusion and
hematology experts; a session on treasures from the Wellcome Trust archives;
and an exhibition by artist Zachary Beer.
Download the conference programme
Download the poster
We look forward to seeing you there.
Laurie Maguire, Bonnie Lander Johnson, and Eleanor Decamp
Conference Conveners | The Blood Conference