academic year 2007-08


 

introducing the Problem

Wednesday 14 May, 14.30 - 16.30, Research Forum South Room

Texts: Alfred Gell, “Vogel’s Net: Traps as Artworks and Artworks as Traps,” in The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams, ed. E. Hirsch (London: Athlone Press, 1999), 187-214;

Marcel Detienne and Jean-Pierre Vernant, “Antilochus’ Race,” in Cunning Intelligence in Greek Culture and Society, trans. J. Lloyd (London: University of Chicago Press, 1991), 11-26.


 

Mind in material culture

Thursday 22 May, 14.30 - 16.30, Research Forum South Room

Texts: Jules David Prown, “Mind in Matter: An Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method,” in Art as Evidence: Writings on Art and Material Culture (London: Yale University Press, 2001), 69-95; Alfred Gell, “The Technology of Enchantment and the Enchantment of Technology,” in The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams, ed. E. Hirsch (London: Athlone Press, 1999), 159-186.

Present: Matthew Hunter, Francesco Lucchini, Katie Scott.

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facture and theory building

Thursday 29 May, 10.00 - 12.00, Research Forum South Room

Texts: Joseph Koerner, “Factura,” Res 36 (1999): 5-19; Michael Baxandall, “Material” and “Period Eye,” in The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany (London: Yale University Press, 1980), 27-48; 143-163.

Present: Matthew Hunter, Francesco Lucchini, Joanna Woodall, Caroline Arscott, Liz Reissner.

 

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What Do Objects Really Know?

Wednesday 4 June, 14.30 - 16.30, Research Forum South Room

Texts: Peter Galison, “Cloud Chambers: The Peculiar Genius of British Physics,” in Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics (London: University of Chicago Press, 1999), 65-142; Pamela H. Smith, “Artisanal Epistemology,” in The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution (London: University of Chicago Press, 2004), 59-94.

Present: Matthew Hunter, Francesco Lucchini, Caroline Arscott, Liz Reissner, Florina Kostulias.

 

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Ingenious Objects

Wednesday 11 June, 13.00 - 15.00, Research Forum South Room

Texts: Michael Cole, “Salt, Composition, and the Goldsmith’s Intelligence,” in Cellini and the Principles of Sculpture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 15-42; George Basalla, “Transformed Utilitarian Objects,” Winterthur Portfolio 17 (1982): 183–201

Present: Matthew Hunter, Francesco Lucchini, Katie Scott, Liz Reissner, Caroline Arscott, Joanna Woodall.)

 

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Textual Cleverness

Thursday 19 June, 14.30 - 16.30, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE


Texts: Bruno Latour, “Drawing Things Together,” in Representation in Scientific Practice, eds. M. Lynch and S. Woolgar (London: MIT Press, 1990), 19-68; Christopher Wood, “Riegl’s Mache,” Res 46 (2004): 155-172.

Present: Matthew Hunter, Francesco Lucchini, Katie Scott, Liz Reissner, Caroline Arscott, Ken Arnold, Sabine Wieber.

 

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