Schedule 

Reimagining Birth                                                                    2nd & 3rd July, 2013
International Research Symposium
Humanities Institute, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Co-Convenors:  Doreen Balabanoff & Martina Hynan

 

 

Day 1   July 2
Coffee and Registration                                                                  8:30 - 9:30
Set up/uploading files                                                                 

 

Welcome and Introductions                                                                                              9:30 – 9:45

Doreen and Martina

 

Guest Speaker  1                                                                                                             

Pauline Cummins   Becoming Beloved                                                                         9:45 - 10:20  (30 + 5 min)

 

Paper 1                                                                                                                                

Emma Finucane  Collaborative Art Project: Wicklow                                                       10:20 - 10:35 (15 min)

 

 

Short Break                                                                                                                   10:35 - 10:45 (10 min)

 

Paper 2

Lisemarie Johnson The Civil Unrest Essay                                                                      10:45 - 11:05   (20)

 

Paper 3

Marilyn Cash The portrayal of childbirth in the mass media                                             11:05  - 11:25  (20)

 

Film:

Anna Bosanquet  Women in Stirrups: The Dark Side of Midwifery                                  11:25 - 11:40   (15)

 

 

Lunch                                                                                                                             11:40 - 12:45 (65 min)

 

Guest Speaker 2                                                                                                              

Maralyn Foureur  Neuroscience and Birth Environment                                                  12:45 - 1:20 (30 + 5 min)

 

Paper 4                                                                                                                                

Eve de Grosbois  Visual and Sensory Aspects of                                                             1:20 - 1:40  (20)

Birthing Houses: Seizing the Birth Experience

                                                                                                               

Paper 5                                                                                                                                

Susan Crowther  Attuned Space: birth-space and birth-place                                          1:40 - 2:00  (20)

 

Paper  6                                                                                                                               

Franscesca de Luca   (Eu) Somos. A narrative of birthing                                                2:00 - 2:20   (20)

                                                                                                               

Afternoon Break                                                                                                             2:20 - 2:35  (15 min)

 

Paper 7

Ghislaine Howard   A Shared Experience?                                                                        2:35 - 2:55   (20)

 

Paper 8                                                                                                                                

Cathrine Dunin-Woyseth  Communicating Childbirth Experiences                                     2:55 - 3:15   (20)

Through Image-Making

 

Paper 9                                                                                                                                

Gloria Lee  Tyranny of [American] Numbers :                                                                    3:15 - 3:35  (20)

Two pieces of visual work                                                                                                                            

 

Short Break                                                                                                                      3:35 - 3:45  (10)                                                                                                                                

Film                                                                                                                                       

Irene Lustig  The Motherhood Archives (feature length)                                                    3:45 - 5:15  (90 min)

 

 

Wrap up/Info                                                                                                                     5:15 - 5:30  (15 min)

(shared transport back to hotels to be facilitated –

shared cost by participants)

 

Dinner in town pre-booked (sign up at registration)                                                            7:45 pm                     

                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

Schedule   Day 2  July 3
Coffee and meet/greet                                                                      8:30 - 9:30
Set up/uploading files                                                                                                                                 

 

Paper 10                                                                                                                                                             

Anna Bosanquet ‘Meteors of Fancy’ or ‘humble maids of nature’                                        9:30 - 9:50  (20)

writings of pioneering midwives from 17th & 18th century London              

 

Paper 11                                                                                                                             

Anna Hennessey Birth Art and the Transformation of Religious Imagery:                           9:50 - 10:10  (20)
Representations of Birth and Motherhood as

Contemporary Forms of The Sacred

                                                                                                                               

Paper 12                                                                                                                             

Tina Kinsella  Maternal Taboos and the Feminine Real: The Artwork                               10:10 - 10:30  (20)

of Frida Kahlo and the Matrixial Theory of Bracha L. Ettinger

 

Break                                                                                                                                10:30 - 10:45  (15 min)

 

Paper 13

Hermione Wiltshire The Birth of the Image                                                                         10:45 - 11:05  (20)

 

Paper 14

Janet Couloute  The Monstrous Maternal: Its Application and                                           11:05 - 11:25  (20)

Limitations in Challenging Our Received Constructs

of the Pregnant Image

              

 

Guest Speaker 3                                                                                                                

Jo Murphy-Lawless                                                                                                            11:25 - 12:00  (30+5)

Good Birth, Safe Birth for All Women

 

 

Lunch                                                                                                                                 12:00 - 1:10

 

Film

Franciszka Jagielak   The Childbirth Seat-Support: Design Process                                    1:10 - 1:25  (15)

 

Paper 15                                                                                                                             

Hazel Katherine Larkin  Master: An Exploration of the Images                                             1:25 - 1:45  (20)

that Terminology Suggests

 

Paper 16                                                                                                                              1:45 - 2:05  (20)

Susannah Sweetman  Birth Fear and the Subjugation of Women’s

Strength: towards a broader conceptualisation of femininity in birth

 

Paper 17

Malgorzata Stach  Understanding Technology, Imagining Birth:                                           2:05 - 2:25  (20)

non-expert understandings of birth technology  
 

Paper 18                                                                                                                               2:25 - 2:45  (20)

Magdalena Ohaja  Western Obstetric Practice (s):  implications

for safe motherhood in the developing world

 

Break                                                                                                                                   2:45 - 3:00  (15)

Tea / coffee                                                                                                                      

 

Film 

Angela Cockayne  Birth Scrolls / Shark Nurse                                                                      3:00 - 3:15 (15)

 

Film

Janet Merewether   Maverick Mothers and Healthy Births –                                                 3:15 - 4:15 (60 mins)

The Performance of Solo Motherhood and the Representation of

Normal Birth in the Feminist Documentary

 

Presentation                                                                                                                         4:15 - 4:30 (15)

Marie Brett  Collaborative Works: Anamnesis

 

Presentation                                  

Emily Burns  Home Birth: Placenta Burial and Discourses of                                                4:30 - 4:45 (15)

Mourning and Memory                                                                                                    

 

Presentation                                                                                                                         4:45 - 5:00 (15)

Marianne Wobcke (Slideshow) Perinatal Dreaming 

 

Break                                                                                                                                   5:00 - 5:15 (15)

 

                                                                                                                               

Guest Speaker 4                                                                                  

Helen Knowles   Birth Rites Collection, Youtube Portraits                                                     5:15 - 5:50 (30 +5)                                      

and Native American perspectives on public birth                                                    

 

 

Wrap Up / Comments / Plenary                                                         5:50 - 6:10  (20)

                                                               

Dinner/Celebration for all who can stay                                                                                evening              

(sign up at registration)                                                                                                                               

 

 


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