Appel à communication : « Summer Symposium 2012 Art and Science: Knowledge, Creation and Discovery »

Summer Symposium 2012
Art and Science: Knowledge, Creation and Discovery
28 June – 29 June 2012, The Linnean Society, London

Call for Papers
Though their academic paradigms may at first seem diametrically opposed, the association between the arts and the sciences has survived renaissances, revolutions and beyond. This intellectual conjunction has motivated artistic practice and production throughout history, forming the conceptual nucleus of some of the most stimulating forms of creative expression. By engaging with this inter-relationship, we hope to address the traditional divisions that have kept the arts and sciences as separate areas of academic enquiry, whilst at the same time questioning if such an alliance is necessary or profitable for either discipline.
As well as considering general ideas of artistic and scientific collaboration, this year’s Summer Symposium will investigate the interaction between art and science throughout artistic practice, theory and history. Topics for papers could include, but are not limited to:

Artists who work directly or indirectly with science
Medical and anatomical images, diagrams, and the art of science
Architecture and the body
Histories of collection, taxonomies, display and acquisition in the arts and sciences
The role of the science of perception in the development of perspective, figuration and abstraction
The idea of the modern as related to science and technology
The figure of the polymath
Neuroscience and histories of vision
Photography between science and art
Mathematics and beauty – the Golden Section
Technology and the evolving dissemination of art history
Science in art historical conservation and research

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted with a brief biography to: by 29 April 2012.
The conference is open to all but speakers need to be student AAH members. Abstracts can be submitted without membership, but speakers accepted to present will be required to join the Association.
Symposium Organisers:

Arlene Leis, University of York, acl914{at]interfree[dot]it
Rebecca Norris, University of Cambridge, rn290[at]cam[dot]ac[dot]uk
Freya Gowrley, University of Edinburgh, f[dot]l[dot]gowrley[at]gmail[dot]com

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