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The Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture brings together brings together scholars of health and intimacy, politics and identity, consumption and urban planning and visual and material culture with the intention of promoting intellectual exchange and collaboration in this new field.
The Centre promotes a number of activitites, including high-profile research projects, a seminar series, and workshops. Our last seminar series was on The Family in Visual Culture, and our most recent event was a workshop on Kitchens in Britain and Europe, 1500-1950. Find details of our past events here.
On 7 July 2017 we hosted the book launch for new titles by Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey, and Lucia Dacome.
The CSBMC sponsored a two-day conference, Translating Medicine in the Pre-Modern World: Materials, Images, and Texts, 7-8 July 2017. Click here for more details.
Read about our most recent event, a one-day workshop on kitchens, 18 January 2017, and the book launch for Sara Pennell's The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600-1850.
Pets and Family Life in England and Wales is a major new research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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