The Body and Being Network is a new interdisciplinary initiative that brings together scholars and artists for innovative dialogues about the body.
The Body and Being Network events have been supported by the Research Task Group at St Hilda's College.
The main themes discussed in the series are concepts of the body and of embodied being. Past events have explored what it means to be present and (un)comfortable in our own bodies, how embodied being and academic being conflict - and what this reveals about the endurance of the mind/body dualism in academia, and how phenomena that lie at the heart of conflict, crisis, and suffering - specifically, starvation and hunger - can be meaningfully examined through bringing their embodied, sensory aspects to the fore. Speakers and performers include actors, storytellers, choreographers, visual artists, and scholars (across disciplines).