Upcoming event

Saturday, 10 November 2018

09:30-17:00

Encountering Corpses 4: ‘Encountering the Post-Human Corpse: Death and Digital Technology’

Date: Saturday 10th November 2018

Time: 9.30am – 5pm

Location: 70 Oxford St, Manchester

Tickets: Free – available on Eventbrite: https://encountering-corpses-iv.eventbrite.com

‘Encountering the post-human corpse: death and digital technology’

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Encountering Corpses series will have its 4th outing at the ESRC Festival of Social Science, on Saturday 10th November 2018 in Manchester Metropolitan University’s No.70 Building on Oxford Street.

In its fourth outing this year at the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the project turns its attention to a new theme. How have technological advances affected the ways in which we deal with dead bodies and synthetic humans?

Exploring everything from facial reconstruction, synthetic human bodies and digital autopsy, this year’s Encountering Corpses explores the theme of ‘Encountering the post-human corpse: death and digital technology’.

Two exciting keynote speakers will frame the day and provoke thought about death, the digital and synthetic humans:

The day will also feature presentations, exhibits and hands-on activities from practitioners using various digital technologies:

The event is free to attend as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. See more details at: esrc.ukri.org/festival 



The ESRC Festival of Social Science

The 16th annual ESRC Festival of Social Science takes place from 3—10 November 2018 with over 300 free events nationwide. Run by the Economic and Social Research Council, the festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet some of the country’s leading social scientists to discover, discuss and debate how research affects their lives. With a range of creative and engaging events going on across the UK, there’s something for everyone including businesses, charities, schools and government agencies. The full programme is available at: esrc.ukri.org/festival

Event contact Lucy Simpson · lucy.simpson@mmu.ac.uk

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