Book Launch: The Material Body: Embodiment, History and Archaeology in Industrialising England, 1700-1850” Edited by Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and Karen Harvey (Manchester University Press)

Wednesday, 24th April 2024

4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

Sir Frederick Mappin Building and online

Free - complimentary glass of wine/soft drink

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You are warmly invited to the launch of the book entitled  “The Material Body: Embodiment, History and Archaeology in Industrialising England, 1700-1850”

Edited by Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and Karen Harvey (Manchester University Press)

 
on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 4.20 pm
at
 
THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD 
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Hall, Sheffield, S1 3JD
BOOK DESCRIPTION
This volume explores the possibilities of studying embodied subjects in the past through the sources and approaches of archaeology, history and material culture studies. It draws on collections of human remains, material culture and documentary evidence from Britain during the period 1700-1850, considering the themes of gender, rank, age, disability and maternity. Each chapter looks at the lived experiences of the material body, bringing together disciplines that share an interest in the material or embodied turn. Combining archaeological and historical data to reconstruct embodied experiences, the volume represents the first collection of genuinely collaborative scholarship by historians and archaeologists.

Book Contributors:  Mary E. Fissell, Matthew McCormack, Robert Hartle, Anna M. Davies-Barrett, Sarah A. Inskip, Heidi Dawson-Hobbis, Jocelyn Davis, Sophie L. Newman, David M. Turner, Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, and Karen Harvey.

––––Please note that this is a FREE HYBRID event that will be livestreamed. However, registration is required.

For online attendees, the event link will be provided closer to the date via email.

For in-person attendees, the talk by the book editors and contributors will be followed by informal drinks.

Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD