Hull, 9th November 2017.
You do need to register but tickets are free at this link:
Medical Encounters with the Corpse: Managing Social Identities and Emotional Labour
This one day seminar presents social science research on health professionals and their work with dead bodies. It focuses on the identity-management and emotional labour they carry out with other practitioners and family members.The research covers a range of medical contexts including body donation for medical research, visual technologies in foetal and neonatal autopsy and the end of life planning and post death memorialisation of transgender people.
The event is free but requires registration. It will be of interest to applied health researchers, medical sociologists and anthropologists, family researchers and those researching death, dying and bereavement.
The seminar is part of the ESRC Research Seminar Series on ‘Encountering Corpses: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of contemporary encounters with dead bodies’ (https://encounteringcorpses.wordpress.com/). The series aimsto enhance understandings of social attitudes and practices with regard to the dead body in a range of situations and to explore the implications for policy-making and practice. In numerous contexts the seminars are aimed at generating a better understanding of public attitudes in order to ensure that the dead are dealt with sensitively and in an ethical way.
9.30-10.00 Coffee and Registration
10.00-10.20 Welcome and Introductions – Prof. Craig Young (ESRC Seminar Series Convenor), Dr Trish Green and Dr Julie Seymour, HYMS, Prof Julie Jomeen, Faulty of Health Sciences, University of Hull
10.20-10.40 Preparing a donated body for medical research – Martin Walter, HYMS Mortuary Manager
10.40-11.00 Medical Students’ first encounters with a corpse – Dr Peter Bazira, SL Clinical Anatomy and HTA Designated Individual
11.00-11.15 Master’s student on their experience in the anatomy lab
11.30-11.50 Family liaison work post body donation – Zivarna Murphy, HYMS doctoral student
11.50-12.10 Social media responses to a documentary on donation – Chaitra Dinesh/Julie Seymour
12.10-12.40 General Discussion
1.30-2.10 ‘Sometimes you cry with them’: emotional labour around ‘the edge’ of life and death- the case of fetal and neonatal post-mortem – Dr Kate Reed, Dr Julie Ellis and Dr Elspeth Whitby, University of Sheffield
2.10-2.50 Social identity of the transgender corpse in end of life planning and post-death – Dr Louis Bailey, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull.
2.50-3.30 Natural burial – Dr Andy Clayden, University of Sheffield and Dr Trish Green, Hull York Medical School
3.30-4.00 General discussion and close
This event is followed at 7.30 pm by a free Hull City of Culture event ‘Re-encountering Those we have Lost’
Lecture Theatre 1, Allam Medical Building, University of Hull
This evening of poetry and performance on loss, memory and memorialisation features award-winning poet Christopher Reid, and “A Salt Circle” a performance based on cillíníi (the burial grounds of unbaptised children) by Zoë Uí Fhaoláin.
Free admission – all welcome. Booking essential.
Please visit www.culturenet.co.uk to book your free ticket for this evening event.