About the Centre of the Body


An inter-disciplinary, multicultural Centre with a focus on the body.

The Centre of the Body was established in 2012 and is co-directed by Anna Furse (Theatre and Performance) and Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (History), in collaboration with the Advisory Board: Monica Greco (Sociology), Lisa Blackman (Media and Communications) and Sophie Day (Anthropology).

The rationale behind its establishment was the gap of an inter-disciplinary multicultural Centre with a focus on the Body incorporating scholars and practitioners from the humanities, social sciences and the arts.

Building on the breadth and wealth of research and artistic activity at Goldsmiths around aspects of the body, one of the initial main objectives of the Centre is to nurture synergies between colleagues working in different disciplines. These will include scholars, artists and members of the health profession community, both within the college and beyond.

The Centre has curated talks, symposia and created productions with Anna Furse's company Athletes of the Heart (www.athletesoftheheart.org).

For enquiries email: centreofthebody (@gold.ac.uk)