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Somatic-Times: Understanding the Relations between Human Bodies and Conceptions of Time - 06-07/06/2


Body and time are perceived and researched in a variety of manners in different disciplines, ranging from quantitative conceptions and measurements of time and a cosmological-universal time to qualitative time, temporal experiences, duration of beings, sequence of events and so forth. This conference seeks to explore the empirical and theoretical dimensions of somatic-temporal relations, including the connection and tension between theory and practice and between individual experiences and scientific frameworks, as well as between ancient ideas of body and time and more modern ones. Our aim is to generate a transdisciplinary discussion among scholars and practitioners from the humanities and social and life sciences in order to examine methodological, practical and theoretical concepts of somatic times, including questions such as: how is time used in the assessment of the body – e.g. in diagnosing it as ‘healthy’, ‘normal’, ‘unhealthy’ or ‘abnormal? Who is responsible for defining somatic time-frames and what are the consequences of these definitions? How does the individual experience of time with respect to the body, or of the body with respect to time, relate to the social and scientific time-framing of bodies? Are there differences in the conceptions of somatic-temporal relations throughout history and across cultures?

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 06-07/06/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Hebrew University, Mount Scopus (Jerusalem, Israel)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Limor Meoded Danon (Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences) ; Orly Lewis (Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences)




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