The Dirt on Disgust

Thursday 14 July 2011, 19.00-20.30

Disgust facial expression
Our relationship with and reaction to those objects, people and places that we find 'disgusting' is central to our survival. How did this first begin, and how does it manifest itself now? Taking an anthropological perspective, this event will look at the role of disgust in our earliest prehistory, current studies on our reaction to that which is 'disgusting' and its future in modern society. 

Speakers:
Val Curtis, Reader in Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Neil Harrison, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Research Fellow
Nancy Tilbury, Philips Design Probes

Chair: Brian Dillon, Research Fellow, University of Kent.


This event is FREE.

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