On Fleshes: A History of the Fragmented Living Body

5 Apr 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

Event Type
STS Working Group

No registration is required. This is ONLY an in-person event


“On Fleshes: A History Of The Fragmented Living Body” is a way of enlivening a history of flesh from the debris of the modern project of the body. Previously conscripted to the discourses of medicine and theology, flesh as a philosophical concept is a 20th-century invention that erupts from the history of philosophy as the thing without name. Scraping this thing from the skeleton of phenomenology, which has reduced flesh yet again to an egological dispute, the workshop will dismantle the correspondence between flesh and the integrity of the living body by manifesting the repressed richness of the Greek sárx.


  • Elvira Callapez, Visiting Scholar, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, UC Berkeley / CIUCH-FCUL
  • Alara Ucak, PhD Student, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, UC Berkeley

Guest Speaker:


  • João Pereira de Matos, FLAD Junior Visiting Researcher and FCT PhD grantee, Universidade Nova de Lisboa


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This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies • CSTMS • Office for the History of Science and Technology

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