Bodies of Evidence

Tuesday 5 June 2012   9.00 – 17.00


Bodies of Evidence

This one-day conference is focused primarily on a single, apparently uncomplicated question: what is (or was) an ‘anatomical offering’? The papers to be presented will address the anatomical votive from a number of perspectives, considering subjects including the fragmentation of the body and the representation of its individual parts, the fertile body as represented in physical form, as well as the reception of anatomical offerings and their role in the medical discourse of later periods.


Keynote address:

Tuesday 5 June 2012  18.00

Dr Laurent Haumesser (Musée du Louvre) will speak about an important new acquisition: ‘The Open Man: A Large Etruscan Anatomical Bust from the Musée du Louvre’.


Conference programme