The monthly reading and works-in-progress group will investigate childbirth technologies across regions, cultures, and time periods. Guiding questions include how technologies emerge from childbirth-related practices and how practices change reproductive bodies and obstetrical tools. We will discuss our own work-in-progress as well as secondary literature, depending on the interests of the participants. One focus will be on the comparative epistemic and socio-material relations of these technologies. Instead of understanding knowledge and object as separate issues, we explore how they emerge together and what kind of relations are enacted through them.
2022-12-09T19:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL2022-12-09 19:00:002022-12-09 20:30:00"Childbirth Technologies"— Reading Group
Image from page 146 of "A set of anatomical tables, with explanations, and an abridgment of the practice of midwifery : with a view to illustrate a treatise on that subject, and collection of cases" (1793)
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