Centre for Culture &
                Disability Studies  

Seminar: Prosthetics

12 November 2010

The speakers for the Prosthetics event at Liverpool Hope University on November 12th have now been confirmed.

Julie Anderson
(School of History, University of Kent), ‘Intimate Aids, Public Scrutiny: Ex-Servicemen, Artificial Limbs and Queen Mary’

Sarah Deans
(National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde), ‘People with limb absence and prosthetists: a lifelong relationship between patient and carer’

Alex Faulkner
(Centre for Biomedicine and Society, King’s College London), ‘Policing Prosthetics: Conflicting Pressures on Orthopaedic Implants’

Neil Handley
(Curator, British Optical Association Museum), ‘Preserving and Presenting Historical Ocular Prosthetics’

David McArdle
(School of Law, University of Stirling), ‘Oscar Pistorius, Prosthesis and the Anti-discrimination Principle’

Stuart Murray
(School of English, University of Leeds), ‘Prosthesis, Humanism and Posthumanism: Reflections from Literature and Film’


‘Prosthetics’ is the first of three seminars in the series Transforming Bodies: New Directions in Medical Humanities and Cultural Disability.  Funded by the Wellcome Trust, these events will explore key topics at the intersection of medical science, disability, and culture.  The second seminar, ‘Prenatal Genetic Screening’, will be held at the University of Birmingham in February 2011, followed by ‘Ageing’ at the University of Leeds in May 2011. 

For further information about these events contact Dr. Ria Cheyne (cheyner@hope.ac.uk).