Due to unanticipated technical difficulties, the streaming was more patchy than we had anticipated. Below are a selection of the slides accompanying certain papers from the conference.

10.00-10.15 Introduction, Claire Wood, University of York

10.15-10.45 Body, Corpse, PortraitWilliam Theed’s Posthumous Bust of the Prince Consort (1862), Eoin Martin, University of Warwick

11.00-12.00 Panel One: The Materiality of the Body

12.00-13.00 Panel Two: Handling the Corpse

13.45-14.45 Panel Three: Apparel of Mourning

14.45-15.45 Panel Four: The Death of Children
16.00-17.00 (not available for streaming) Keynote Lecture: ‘Inversions: Casts, Masks and Mortality’, Marcia Pointon, Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester

17.00-18.00 Roundtable and Funeral Tea

Roundtable foreword by Lucy May, Independent Scholar: ‘Chambers of Loss: a comparative analysis of a Victorian hearse and a Ghanaian coffin’


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