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Summer Symposium

The Summer Symposium is a two-day annual conference highlighting post-graduate and doctoral research.It takes place at a different university each year in early Summer.

Summer Symposium 2017
Re/Presenting the Body: Between Art and Science 
University of Glasgow
6-7 July 2017

Call for Papers


About this event

This event is for those engaged with post-graduate and and doctoral research around art history and visual culture.

From anatomical interest to abstract manifestations, the body persists in being a source of physical and conceptual interest. The representation of the body has attracted a renewed interest in recent decades in correspondence with the latest scientific and technological developments in areas such as computer science, genetic engineering and digital image processing. Historically and politically fraught, the body has often become an intersectional point for science, art, philosophy and a wide range of artistic and scientific practices inform the way we imagine and visualise the body, and subsequently have represented it in art.
How have varying cultural, religious and political theories, material practices and technological developments changed the way in which we imagine and represent the body? What are the continuities and discontinuities between contemporary art practices, discourses and technologies and the visual cultures of the body of the pre-modern and modern period?



Proposing a Paper
We welcome contributions from all periods that address the theme of Re/Presenting the Body between Art and Science. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Email your paper proposal
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for 20 minute papers should be submitted by email along with a 100-word biographical note.
Proposal deadline: 16 April 2017

The conference is open to anyone involved in art history or visual culture research at a post graduate (Masters) or doctoral (Phd) level.


Support

The Summer Symposium is supported by the University of Glasgow.


The Summer Symposium is organised by Alicia Hughes, Isobel MacDonald, Rosalinda Quintieri and Naomi Stewart.


Tickets and Booking

We aim to keep the 2-day ticket price below £30. Ticket options and online booking will be made available in due course.

We purposefully keep the ticket price as low because we know that most people will be paying for accommodation and travel too. The ticket price covers two days and usually includes 2 keynote lectures, 14 research papers, and refreshments on both days. The symposium is open to all. Lunch and accommodation will not be included.
 


 Previous Summer Symposiums, 2000 - 2016

Wellcome Library, LondonnModel eye, glass lens with brass-backed paper front with hand-painted face around eye, by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900, L0035463. (Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0) Wellcome Library, LondonnModel eye, glass lens with brass-backed paper front with hand-painted face around eye, by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900, L0035463. (Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0)