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A two-day academic and artists' symposium organised by Dr Isabel Davis (Birkbeck, UoL) and Dr Emma Cheatle (Newcastle University)

Trying to conceive, pregnancy and birth in the past, as now, were intimate private experiences. They were also ephemeral, defined, or obscured by their invisibility, secrecy and only partial medical knowledge. Recovering their histories means considering the material forms, no matter how absent, that surrounded them. In this symposium we will examine the objects, spaces, descriptions and other archival materials that defined, and were left behind by maternity as crucial to its multifarious meanings.

Academic speakers include: Cathy McClive, Karen Harvey, Magdalena Ohaja, Shrikant Botre, Sarah Fox, Sara Read, Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Anne Carruthers, Rebecca Whiteley and Edwina Attlee.

There will also be contributions from collaborating artists and a chance to view the Conceiving Histories Exhibition at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck.

This symposium is funded by the Wellcome Trust, Birkbeck, University of London and Newcastle University.

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