14 May 2004All dayCRASSH

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CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

Conference sponsored by:
Historical and Cultural Research Group, Department of Geography, Cambridge
CE.R.CO. – Centre for Research on the Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity, University of Bergamo
Department of Ethnography and Social Anthropology, University of Aarhus

Skilled vision has been shown to be intrinsic to a broader, multi-sensory, education of attention. We aim to explore the ways in which vision, while being a powerful means of encoding knowledge in schemes, can offer a refined and enskilled capacity to engage in specific forms of practice across a (professional, artistic, scientific) community. How then does training in vision serve to build communities of practices? How does learning to manipulate certain schemes/tools/categories engender membership in a community? Papers researching and exploring “vision” in terms of enskilment, practice and technique, are invited from a range of disciplines including anthropology, geography and history.
Conveners:

Cristina Grasseni (CE.R.CO., University of Bergamo)
Michael Bravo (Geography, University of Cambridge)
 

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