Biomedicine in museums

Art, science and material objects

By October 5, 2008 No Comments

On 21 February 2009, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT, are organising a one-day graduate symposium that will explore ways in which art overlaps with science, and with a focus on material objects. Possible topics are:

  • networks of artists and scientists
  • artist/scientist collaborations
  • art and the natural world
  • the philosophical concept of the sublime
  • theology, art, and science
  • the influence of scientific discoveries on the arts
  • artistic and scientific approaches to epistemology
  • dialogues between art and science in the Enlightenment
  • art, science, and education
  • science museum displays
  • scientific illustration
  • travel accounts
  • art and exploration
  • amateur practice
  • photography as science or art
  • artistic and scientific concepts of truth

The organisers invite proposals for 25-minute papers across the arts and sciences. Abstracts of max. 300 words by October 14, 2008 to imogen.hart@yale.edu. Travel funds for speakers are available upon application. Read more here.

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