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4th Technosomata workshop. Transhistorical and Intersectional Perspectives

This two-day symposium builds on a cooperation between Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Department of Classics and Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies) and Exeter University (Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond) and Centre for Medical History). It is the fourth in a series of workshops organized since 2018.

Event details


July 5th 2021
14:00-15:00 Check in and Get into the Topic

15:15-17:45 Panel 1: Life and Techne. Chair: Rebecca Langlands (University of Exeter)

  • Sofia Varino (HU Berlin): Can Zöe Speak? Posthuman Bodies & Biopolitics in the Anthropocene
  • Maria Gerolemou (University of Exeter): Women in Tech: Pandora, Pasiphae, and Other Women

18:00-19:00 Prosthetic Cyborgs: A Workshop Sigrid Schmitz

July 6th 2021
13:30-15:30 Panel 2: Language About and in Technology. Chair: Kate Fisher (University of Exeter)

  • Giulia Maria Chesi (HU Berlin): Homeric Robots and Computer Language
  • Hannah Fitsch (TU Berlin): Principles and Effects of a “Mathematization of Perception” in Neuroscience
  • Sigrid Schmitz (HU Berlin): Techno-Brainbodies: Transgressive Potential and Normative Enhancement

15.30-16:00 Coffee and Tea Break

16:00-17:30 Panel 3: Boundaries, Plasticities & Futures. Chair: Elisa Groff

  • João Florencio (University of Exeter): Antiretroviral Time
  • Ute Kalender (Charite Berlin/ Gen-ethisches Netzwerk): Xenofeminism and the Reproductive Body: Problems and Potential

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