Corpses, Burials and Infections conference schedule, 4-5 December 2015

To register for this conference, visit the CRASSH website.

Friday 4 December

8:45 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction
9:15 – 11:25 Panel 1 – Cemeteries and Pits

Ann Carmichael (Indiana University) Plague and Postmortem Inspections in Renaissance Milan

Rebecca Redfern (Museum of London) & Sharon DeWitte (University of South Carolina) Plague in Medieval London: Perspectives from the East Smithfield Cemetery

Lukas Englemann (University of Cambridge) The Burial Pit as Bio-historical Archive

Shawn Phillips (Indiana State University) Vampires, Stigma and Devotion: Archaeology of Mortuary Position in Public vs. Family Burials During Epidemics (USA)

Discussant: John Henderson (Birkbeck, University of London and Wolfson College, Cambridge)

11:25 – 11:45 Coffee and tea
11:45 – 13:15 Panel 2 – Burial Ritual and Rites

Teodora Daniela Sechel (University of Graz) Bodies and Epidemics in South East Europe (1800 – 1900)

Branwyn Poleykett (University of Cambridge) Ritual, Hygiene, and Ordinary Deaths: Burial in Colonial Madagascar

Joelle Rollo-Koster (University of Rhode Island) Burying the Pope in the Late Middle Ages

Discussant: Irene Galandra Cooper (University of Cambridge)

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Panel 3 – The Politics of Burial and Contagion

Samuel Cohn (University of Glasgow) Fear, Myths and Violations: The Corpse and Burial in Cholera and Plague Riots Compared

Amanda Morton (George Mason University) Procopius’ Plague: Chaos and Détente in Sixth Century Constantinople

Edna Bonhomme (Princeton University) Epidemics and Mass Burials: Fieldwork on the Dead

Discussant: Dionysios Stathakopolous (King’s College London)

17:00 – 18:30 Public lecture by James Fairhead (University of Sussex)

Title TBA

Saturday 5 December

9:00 – 10:30 Panel 4 – Visual Cultures of Infection & Corpses

Lizzie Oliver (University of Leeds) The Art of Cholera: Revulsion and Reverence in the Art of Southeast Asian Captivity

Michael Anton Budd (Salve Regina University) Composing and Decomposing Bodies: Photographing Death and Disease in an Era of Global War, Pestilence and Famine

Christos Lynteris (University of Cambridge) Plague as War: The Photography of Corpses in Manchuria

Discussant: Rupert Stasch (University of Cambridge)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and tea
11:00 – 12:30 Panel 5 – Animal Cadavers & Human Infection

Nick Evans (University of Cambridge) Differing Regimes of Value in the Photography of Animal and Human Plague Corpses

David Luesink (University of Pittsburgh) Live and Dead Animals in Early Republican Chinese Plague Research

Deborah Nadal (Ca’ Foscari University Venice) Parsi Sky Burials in Mumbai: the Risk of Contamination Now that Vultures are Gone

Discussant: Maryon MacDonald (University of Cambridge)

12:30 – 13:00 Final discussion and close

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