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Spanish Inquisitors, Visual Perception, and Public Ritual: A Neurohistory

Spanish Inquisitors, Visual Perception, and Public Ritual: A Neurohistory
91 Charles Street West, Victoria College Senior Common Room (rear entrance)
Time: Mar 3rd, 4:00 pm End: Mar 3rd, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Psychology, Psychiatry, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Art (FAS), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Cristian Berco, History, Bishop's University

The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium and the Department of History are pleased to present:

Spanish Inquisitors, Visual Perception, and Public Ritual: A Neurohistory

How did Spanish inquisitors visually perceive and interpret the subtle body movements performed in public rituals, including the auto de fe? This lecture explores how the institutional and sociocultural forces affecting the Holy Office interacted with neurophysiological systems crucial to the embodiment of ritual.

Dr. Cristian Berco is a Professor in the History Department at Bishop's University. He also holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social and Cultural Difference and coordinates the Crossing Borders Research Cluster. He has published extensively on gender and sexuality in early modern Spain. His most recent monograph is From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain (2015).

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, (416) 585-4468.

 

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