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Experimental Subjects

Date: 14-15 January 2010 Time: 12.30 14 Jan - 17.00 15 Jan 2010

Venue: IAS Building MR2/3

Workshop 3: Experimental Subjects

14-15 Jan 2010

Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University

Participants in this workshop will explore the different kinds of subjectivity and relations of power produced by different forms of experimentality. Themes will include:

  • 'experimental subjects', such as subjects of clinical trials or of behaviourist-inspired public policy interventions;
  • the self as the site of self-experimentation in popular culture, alternative spirituality, performance art, and human resource discourses
  • the experimenter as a form of subjectivity in science, technology, and finance capital.

Speakers include

  • Celia Lury (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Emily Martin (New York University)
  • Alan Collins (Psychology, Lancaster University)
  • Paul Heelas (Religious Studies, Lancaster University)
  • David Healy (Director of the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University)
  • Kaushik Sunder Rajan (University of California, Irvine)

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Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Bronislaw Szerszynski

Organising departments and research centres: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Studies, Sociology


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