Amsterdam, 17-19 June 2024

Amsterdam, 17-19 June 2024


Doelenzaal – UvA Library (Singel 425)

17.00-17.15 Serena Ferente (UvA and Turin Humanities Programme), Welcome and introductory remarks
17.15-18.00 Livia Kohn (Boston University), Daoist body cosmology
18.00-18.15 Discussion

Doelenzaal – UvA Library (Singel 425)

10.00-10.45 Shahzad Bashir (Brown University), Saintly kings and regal saints: the politics of corporeal representation in Central and South Asia, ca. 1400-1600
10.45-11.30 Yagi Morris (Turin Humanities Programme), Embodying sacred sovereignty: Esoteric Buddhist kingship in medieval Japan
11.30-11.45 Discussion
11.45-12.00 Break
12.00-12.45 Anna Andreeva (Ghent University), Reproducing the ruler: theories of conception in medieval Japan
12.45-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Louise Marlow (Wellesley College), Metaphors of the body in Arabic and Persian mirrors for princes, 11th-14th centuries
14.45-15.30 Giorgio Lizzul (Turin Humanities Programme), Somatic metaphors and the fisc in Italian city-republics, ca. 1300-1500
15.30-16.00 Discussion + break
16.00-16.45 Evgeniya Shelina (Turin Humanities Programme), Body and body parts: metaphorical mappings in pre-modern Christendom
16.45-17.30 Serena Ferente (UvA and Turin Humanities Programme), The body metaphor and cross-cultural political theory in medieval Afro-Eurasia
17.30-18.00 Discussion

Doelenzaal – UvA Library (Singel 425)

09.30-10.15 Joël Chandelier (Université de Paris 8), The body as a city: a medical metaphor in the late Middle Ages
10.15-11.00 Rudi Capra (Turin Humanities Programme), Imagining the political body with Zhu Xi 朱熹 and John of Salisbury
11.00-11.15 Break
11.15-12.00 Youngmin Kim (Seoul National University), A prolegomenon to a history of the Korean body politic
12.00-12.30 Discussion and concluding remarks