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Our experience of the world begins with our bodies, and our bodies and those of others are a source of endless fascination to us.The 2008-09 University Symposium on Body & Knowing examines the human body both as an object of study and as a producer of knowledge.

Diverse Contributions

The symposium welcomed contributions from scientists who study the body from the standpoint of modern biomedicine; from social scientists and humanists who look at the body from their own disciplinary perspectives, and from artists who make art about bodies and/or art using their bodies. We welcomed the participation of people who were activists in fields such as health care and disability studies. We asked questions about what we know about the body and how we know it, and how people in different times and places have articulated their knowledges about the body.