I am delighted to be able to announce that we have finalised the programme for the next Encountering Corpses day symposia on Saturday 19th March 2016.
This event, open to all, will discuss the dead body in relation to the mobilities and economies of their parts. Our first panel will discuss organ donation, organ trafficking and how medical students interact with donated corpses. Our plenary will advocate for public access to human remains for education and emotional edification. Finally, we will address encounters with corpses in terms of cultural and subcultural practices: the dead bodies on Everest and how these relate to the culture of mountaineering, the concentration in contemporary media on the physicality of the celebrity dead body in the immediate minutes, hours and days after death, and the historical and contemporary practices around the preservation of tattooed human skin.
Also incorporated in the day will be tours of the Manchester Crematorium ‘back office’ facilities, and a visit to the Greater Manchester Police social centre for lunch.
Further details and a full draft schedule can be found here on the blog and over on Eventbrite where you can book your £15 ticket.
Based on the demand for the 2014 event we would expect this to sell out fairly rapidly!