The Third
Uppsala University Body/Embodiment Symposium

Bodies Knowing Bodies: Interrogating Embodied Knowledges

November 17-18, 2011
Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University

The poster exhibit, reception and closing panel discussion will take place at
The Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University


Thursday, November 17

English Park Campus 1/1062

9.15 Welcome and introduction

Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, USA
“Knowing Under the Skin: New Phenomenologies of Knowing”
Commentary: Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Uppsala University
Chair: Anna Danielsson

11.00-12.30 English Park Campus, Center for Gender Research

Poster exhibit with presentations
 Håkan Tunón and Henrik Lerner: “Studies of Experience-Based Knowledge Among Bird Watchers”
  Frances Wyld: “Writing the Ephemera of Culture; Storm Method”
 Elena Ruiz-Aho: “A Language Without Words: Embodied Semiotics in Pre-Colonial Latin America”
 Motzi Eklöf: “Embodied Medical Technologies: Compulsory Vaccination Against Smallpox in Sweden 1816-1976”
 May-Britt Öhman and Eva-Lotta Thunqvist: “Detached Human Bodies in Control of the Forces of Nature: Risk, Safety and Embodied Knowledge”
 Ann-Sofie Lönngren: “Bodies that Matter in Literature: On Subjugated Knowledges and Ontological Gatekeepers”
 Minae Inahara: “Cyborg, Physical Disability, and Embodied Knowledges

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 English Park Campus, Center for Gender Research

Poster exhibit with presentations
 Anna Danielsson, Allison Gonsalves and Helena Pettersson: “Embodied Practices in the Physics Laboratory”
 Lars Eriksson: “Etableringsprojektet MER”
 Cheryl Akner-Koler: “Haptic Aesthetic Laboration”
 Christine Sundbom: “The Tube: Formgiving Discourse – Not Form Follows Norm. The Medical Ventilator & The Neglected Tube”
 Fredrik Svenaeus: “Are Organs to Be Thought about as Gifts, Resources or Commodities? A Phenomenological Critique of the Ethics Governing Organ Transplantation”
 Rena Czaplinska-Archer: “Coming to Our Senses: Why Architects Should Learn to Draw”
 Annika Göran Rodell and Tobias Nygren: “Touched By Hospitality”
 Annika Notér Hooshidar: “Learning In, About and Through the Body. Students Methods for Learning in Dance”

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.30 English Park Campus 2/K1028

Kevin Aho, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
“Depression and Embodiment: Phenomenological Reflections on Motility, Affectivity, and Transcendence”
Commentary: Fredrik Svenaeus, Södertörn University
Chair: Lisa Folkmarson Käll

18.00 Reception

Center for Gender Research


Friday, November 18

9.00-10.30 English Park Campus 2/K1028

Krister Stoor, Umeå University, Sweden
The power from within: Karin Stenberg a forest Sámi woman
Commentary: Frances Wyld, University of South Australia
Chair: May-Britt Öhman

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 English Park Campus 2/K1028

Carrie Paechter, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Girls and their bodies: approaching a more emancipatory physical education
Commentary: Anna Danielsson, University of Cambridge, UK and Uppsala University, Sweden
Chair: Fredrik Svenaeus

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 English Park Campus, Center for Gender Research

Panel Discussion: Interrogating Embodied Knowledges


Please register here by November 14

Registration fee: 300 SEK. Questions and more information:

The symposium is organized by The Body/Embodiment Group, in collaboration with the Education Group, GenNa, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University and the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University