Renaissance Skin Closing Conference, 8 & 9 June 2022, King’s College London
Submission deadline: 15 May
Renaissance Skin invites early career researchers to give five-minute ‘lighting talks’ during our project's closing conference.
Over the past five years, Renaissance Skin has studied the wide range of ways in which skin, both animal and human, was conceptualised and used in Europe between 1450 and 1700, a period of enormous change in terms of global contacts and connections, and scientific innovation. Our closing conference brings together some of our core research, but also looks ahead – to new research questions and future generations of scholarship. Research featured in lightning talks may be relevant to any aspect of our project’s focus, including – but not limited to - medicine, science, material culture, beauty, cosmetics, skin & racialisation, gender, politics, print and power.
The lightning talks will be given on the second day of the conference, in a session titled 'Looking Ahead: New Work on Skin for the Future'. Financial support for domestic travel within the UK, and accommodation, as well as full participation in the conference dinner will also be provided.