Objects of Knowledge

Fall 2011
Objects
Objects of Knowledge

This series of conversations examines the diverse ways that images and things interact, embody and generate ways of knowing which guide the course of human action and understanding and engender creativity and innovation.  The sessions are organized around three themes:

Visuality and Knowledge:  This theme explores the relationship between visuality and knowledge across the spectrum of humanistic disciplines, from philosophy to art history, anthropology to media studies, psychology to classics, and beyond.

The Politics of Visuality:  Conversations will examine censorship, taboos, secrecy, artistic freedom, support for the visual arts, and decisions concerning how and where objects and other visual forms are displayed.

Seeing Across Time and Space:  Time and space have special interpretive richness for our interdisciplinary research projects, since they will allow participants to investigate the meanings and significance that particular images and things possessed in the specific times and places where they were created and how these changed with geographical and temporal movements.

Held on Wednesdays 5:00pm – 6:30pm throughout the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semester in DML 241 (unless otherwise noted).

Akira Lippit
September 21, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

A conversation with Akira Lippit.

Kate Flint
October 19, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

A conversation with Kate Flint.

Alexander Marr
November 16, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

A conversation with Alexander Marr.

Daniela Bleichmar
Vanessa Schwartz
December 7, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

A conversation with Daniela Bleichmar and Vanessa Schwartz.