Focus Programs:
The Body in the City, 1100-1800

‘The Body in the City, 1100-1800’ Focus Program aims to investigate the complex, diverse, and multi-layered realities and understandings of ‘the body’ in medieval and early modern societies. It brings together outstanding scholars from the University of London (Birkbeck College) and Monash, along with members of the Prato Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Amsterdam, Arizona, Catholic University of America, Edinburgh, Queen Mary College, Toronto, Warwick, Prato State Archives) to research both real and metaphorical bodies in the urban context and investigate their inter-relationship.  The research program encompasses various disciplines – art, architecture, literature, medicine, politics, religion, gender, society – and focusses on archival, textual, visual and environmental materials.

Links

The Body in the City, 1100-1800 website

History / Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies

Key Staff

Megan Cassidy-Welch, David Garrioch, Cecilia Hewlett, John Henderson, Peter Howard, Carolyn James, Constant Mews, Kathleen Neal.

Other Focus Programs

  • Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies

    The Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies program will merge research in the humanities and social and physical sciences with Indigenous knowledge systems, with a focus on Australia and Oceania.

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  • Health and Biofutures

    This Focus Program engages with the scientific, technological and socio-political transformations of prospects for human health and the production of human life.

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Engagement is a main ambition of the Faculty of Arts. Engagement can take many forms. Partnerships can be formed in surprising ways. What we can deliver across many fields of research will impress. We are keen and prepared to form new collaborations.

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The Arts Research Business Development Office provides research and professional support for the Faculty’s academic staff.

Telephone:  +61 3 990 58547
Fax:  +61 3 990 51497
Email: arts-research-enquiries@monash.edu

Arts Research Business Development Office, 3rd Floor West, Menzies Building, Clayton Campus

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