Is the body in pieces at peace? And what role do osteoarchaeologists play in shaping a certain body narrative?

“I find myself opposed to the view of knowledge as a copy, a passive copy of reality…knowing an object does not mean copying it- it means acting upon it.It means constructing systems of transformations that can be carried out on or with this object…”(Piaget 1968 cited Turkle 2007, 87) 6 years ago I started my…

“And then they were Bodies: Medieval Royalties, from DNA Analysis to a Nation’s Identity”

I am very happy to announce a brand new inter-disciplinary project, focused on the exploration of political bodies: ‘Rex nunquam moritur. Comparative Approaches to Political Theologies from the Middle Ages to the Present’. The project is coordinated by two PhD students from the University of Warsaw, Karolina Mroziewicz and Aleksander Sroczyński, and funded by the…

The body on public display…some ‘funny’ situations

The human body occupies the center stage in numerous contexts of our contemporary modern/post-modern world (the correct classification is still intensely debated). But sometimes the “body as exhibit” category can take some ‘original’ forms, either reminiscent of past cultural traditions, or embedding contemporary messages and esthetics. Three of the ideas that do not cease to…