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	Image: François Sallé The anatomy class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts c1888 (detail)

Coffee lecture: The body in art and medicine

With Dr Jessica Priebe

Beginning with the early Greek and Roman investigations into human health and wellbeing, this series looks at the representation of the anatomised body in the converging histories of Western art and medicine.

Each week Dr Jessica Priebe will explore a different aspect of the body as anatomical fact. Topics include the secret dissections carried out by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt’s anatomy portraits, Hogarth and Rowlandson’s satirical prints on cruelty, and the role of photography in mapping the bodies of the hysterical and the criminally insane as well as eugenics and the post-human body.

10am coffee, Domain Theatre foyer
10:30am talk, Domain Theatre

Image: François Sallé The anatomy class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts c1888 (detail)

Thursdays 12-19 September, 10-17 October 2013, 10am

Single lecture:
member $25
non-member $30

Full series:
member $85
non-member $100

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878


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Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre foyer

The dissected body



Thursday 12 September 2013 10am – 11:30am

The punitive body



Thursday 19 September 2013 10am – 11:30am

The hysterical body



Thursday 10 October 2013 10am – 11:30am

The regenerated body



Thursday 17 October 2013 10am – 11:30am