MaMSIE is an interdisciplinary research network based in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London. It aims to focus attention on the maternal in current cultural, political, aesthetic, psychosocial and theoretical configurations.
MaMSIE creates spaces for interdisciplinary conversations about the maternal across different knowledge and practice communities including feminism, psychoanalysis, the social sciences, philosophy, visual and performance art, literature, and creative writing. MaMSIE aims to open up and sustain critical debates about the maternal, and explore the unique site the maternal occupies at the potent intersection between scientific possibilities, psychosocial practices and cultural representations. As an interdisciplinary network of scholars, artists and practitioners, MaMSIE is promoting a re-consideration of the maternal in contemporary culture, and is one of a number of emerging networks in the European context, with an expanding international membership.
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