Talking in Thessaloniki: Broken bodies-addressing the dynamics of postmortem depositions in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area

Originally posted on DivMeanBody: Divergent Meanings: understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area in light of interdisciplinary data:
The workshop in Thessaloniki has just ended (Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean and viewing the human body acts of transforming, organised by Sevi Triantaphyllou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and…

[Workshop 6 April 2017] Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean: acts of transforming and viewing the human body

Originally posted on DivMeanBody: Divergent Meanings: understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area in light of interdisciplinary data:
This is a quick mention of an upcoming workshop on Funerary Archaeology in the Prehistoric Aegean: Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean: acts of transforming and viewing the human…

‘Please don’t forget me’. The story of Paraschiva Candoiu, the lady with no hands from the ‘Francisc I. Rainer’ archive

Aleksandr Sokurov, in his latest movie, Francofonia,  wonders through the halls of the Louvre and looks into the eyes captured on canvas, through oil and paint- those painters did us a favour, he says, as they captured the souls, and through the souls the whole worlds those eyes had witnessed. Well, an Archive is a very similar place, a space where long…

Bodies in pain in academia

I write and talk about bodies, but one which I’ve left aside is my own. Yesterday Lorna Richardson (@lornarichardson) published a hard-hitting piece in The Independent on her own experiences as an endometriosis sufferer, and this made me reflect on my own experiences. ‘How do you live a public life when you are very ill with…