Objects of Knowledge

Spring 2012
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).

Sherry Velasco
March 21, 2012 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Herklotz Room, G24

A conversation with Sherry Velasco.