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Body, Trace, Space: Ian Burney and Michael Sappol on the History of English...
Mon 24 April 2017, 16:00 – 18:00 BST
We all have an idea about what a crime scene looks like, what takes place within it, and why – contemporary fascination with forensic investigation has made it almost impossible to ignore this world of latent traces. But where did crime scene investigation (CSI) come from, and how did it take its iconic place in our collective forensic imagination?
These questions will be at the centre of a conversation and reception to mark the publication of Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton’s Murder and the Making of English CSI (Johns Hopkins, 2016). The conversation will feature author and CHSTM Director Ian Burney and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study’s cultural and medical historian Michael Sappol. Following the publication of his landmark A Traffic of Dead Bodies (Princeton, 2002), Sappol continues to innovate in the cultural history of the body, the history of anatomy and medical representations and displays of the body and the history of alternative and popular medicine.
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Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine (CHSTM)
Room 2.57 Simon Building
The University of Manchester