THE HYSTERICAL BODY: Sexuality Medicine and the Female Form


The Hysterical Body is a fascinating lecture that explores the intersection between Art, Science, Anatomy, Medicine and Women. From the earliest days of antiquity women’s bodies have been politicised and utilised against them in order to bolster a patriarchal system; though this lecture we will uncover the theories of the ‘Wandering Uterus’ put forward by the greeks, explore the anatomical representations of women over the centuries, the concept of ‘Female Hysteria’, and the ramifications that these theories have had on how the bodies of women are weaponised against them in current media trends.