It is no small presumption to dismember the image of god: selfhood and the altered body


  • Dr Alanna Skuse

    University of Reading

Project summary

We will develop a series of activities combining round-table discussions with interactive performance pieces to engage audiences with the topic of body alteration and identity. The target audience are social facilitators aged 18-40, LGBTQ+ people and other marginalised groups. We have asked a number of people to participate such as: CN Lester, a transgender rights activist and scholar of early modern music; Martin O’Brien, a performance artist working on representations of disability; visual artist Adam James who was responsible for the Art Inspiring Change project; Richard Wistriech, a scholar and musician specialising in early modern music; Kate Allen, a visual artist specialising in widening participation projects; Mind the Gap, a theatre group that focuses on issues of disability and actors with disability; and Mary Lewis, an archaeologist working on medieval paleopathology. These activities will be inspired by events such as Wellcome Lates and Café Scientifique in London and Bristol. 

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Provision for Public Engagement.