The Nordic/Baltic Network Gender, Body, and Health based at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, is organizing a meeting under the theme “Dimensions of Pain”. The Network, which gathers researchers and practitioners from diverse fields as medicine, comparative literature, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, sports- and health sciences, psychiatry and history of science, invites submissions for papers, panels, and mini-workshops approaching issues within the overarching theme from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

• Pain and Bodily Integrity
• Pain and Identity
• Sexualized Pain
• Treatments of Pain
• Psychosomatics of Pain
• Representations and Discourses of Pain
• Stigmatizing Pain and the Pain of Stigmatization
• Healing and Cathartic Forces of Pain

The meeting will be held at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, September 17-18, 2009. One page abstracts are due July 1, 2009 and submitted to Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, ().

Share →