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Medical Encounters with the Corpse: Managing Social Identities and Emotional Labour

This one day seminar presents social science research on health professionals and their work with dead bodies. It focuses on the identity-management and emotional labour they carry out with other practitioners and family members.The research covers a range of medical contexts including body donation for medical research, visual technologies in foetal and neonatal autopsy and the end of life planning and post death memorialisation of transgender people.

The event is free but requires registration. It will be of interest to health practitioners and applied health researchers, medical sociologists and anthropologists, family researchers and those researching death, dying and bereavement.

The seminar is part of the ESRC Research Seminar Series on 'Encountering Corpses: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of contemporary encounters with dead bodies' (https://encounteringcorpses.wordpress.com/). The series aims to enhance understandings of social attitudes and practices with regard to the dead body in a range of situations and to explore the implications for policy-making and practice. In numerous contexts the seminars are aimed at generating a better understanding of public attitudes in order to ensure that the dead are dealt with sensitively and in an ethical way.




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9.30-10.00 Coffee and Registration

10.00-10.20 Welcome and Introductions - Prof. Craig Young (ESRC Seminar Series Convenor), Dr Trish Green and Dr Julie Seymour, HYMS, Prof Julie Jomeen, Faulty of Health Sciences, University of Hull

10.20-10.40 Preparing a donated body for medical research - Dr Peter Bazira, SL Clinical Anatomy and HTA Designated Individual

10.40-11.00 Medical Students' first encounters with a corpse - Dr Peter Bazira, SL Clinical Anatomy and HTA Designated Individual

11.00-11.15 M.Sc Clinical Anatomy students on their experience in the anatomy lab -Daniel Whiting, Howard French.

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-11.50 A social science researcher's encounters with corpses - Zivarna Murphy, HYMS doctoral student

11.50-12.10 Social media responses to a documentary on donation - Chaitra Dinesh/Julie Seymour

12.10-12.40 General Discussion

12.45-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.10 ‘Sometimes you cry with them’: emotional labour around ‘the edge’ of life and death- the case of fetal and neonatal post-mortem - Dr Kate Reed, Dr Julie Ellis and Dr Elspeth Whitby, University of Sheffield

2.10-2.50 Social identity of the transgender corpse in end of life planning and post-death - Dr Louis Bailey, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull.

2.50-3.30 Keeping sight of the grave: managing memorialising at Natural burial sites- Dr Andy Clayden, University of Sheffield and Dr Trish Green, Hull York Medical School

3.30-4.00 General discussion and close


This event is followed at 7.30 pm by a free Hull City of Culture event 'Re-encountering Those we have Lost'

Lecture Theatre 1, Allam Medical Building, University of Hull

This evening of poetry and performance on loss, memory and memorialisation features award-winning poet Christopher Reid, and "A Salt Circle" a performance based on cillíníi (the burial grounds of unbaptised children) by Zoë Uí Fhaoláin.

Free admission – all welcome. Booking essential.

Please visit www.culturenet.co.uk to book your free ticket for this evening event.



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