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We are pleased to announce a one-day conference, in collaboration with the CRASSH graduate seminar series ‘Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices, & Theories’.
In keeping with the overall theme of this year’s seminar, the conference will centre on the issue of ‘embodied cognition.’ The aim is to further explore the cutting-edge approach of current scholarship that investigates the human understanding of the world vis-à-vis objects. It will consider the significance of embodiment in all processes of cognition and learning, moving beyond an obstructive divide between 'mind' and ‘hand’, and between ‘intellectual’ and ‘manual’ knowledge. This methodology will allow speakers to emphasise how the connection between humans and objects reveals a wider understanding of culture, and properly recognises the significance of embodied knowledge.
Dr Marta Ajmar (VARI, Victoria and Albert Museum) will deliver the keynote paper. Dr Ajmar’s current research centres on the significance of embodiment within practice and engages with questions of cognition, experiential learning, knowledge exchange and the epistemology of making.
|9.30 - 10.00||
Registration and Welcome
|10.00 - 11.20||
Panel 1 SENSES
Elizabeth Athens (Assistant Curator of American Art, Worcester Art Museum)
Jonah Coman (University of St Andrews)
Eleanor Chan (University of Cambridge)
|11.20 - 11.40||
|11.40 - 13.00||
Panel 2 MAKING
Christine Griffiths (Bard Graduate Center)
Erin Solomons (University for the Creative Arts)
Michele Feder Nadoff (Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico)
Robert Ott (University of Leicester)
|13.00 - 14.00||
|14.00 - 15.20||
Panel 3 KNOWLEDGE
Florence Hazrat (University of Geneva)
Siddarth Paney (University of Cambridge)
Trisha Urmi Banerjee (Harvard University)
|15.20 - 15.40||
|15.40 - 17.00||
|17.00 - 17.15||
|17.15 - 18.15||
Dr Marta Ajmar (Victoria & Albert Museum Research Institute)
|18.15 - 18.30||