The Senses and Visual Culture (Bristol, 8-9 Jun 15)

University of Bristol, Faculty of Arts, 3/5 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB, United Kingdom, June 8 - 09, 2015
Registration deadline: May 27, 2015

The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance

PROGRAMME

Monday 8th June 2015
09.30 – Registration & Coffee
10.15 – Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Session 1
10.30-12.00 – On Seeing and Not Seeing

10.30-11.00
Silvia Speriani (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Seeing in Society: Horace and the Spectacle of Glances

11.00-11.30
Jacobus Bracker (University of Hamburg)
No Disturbing Gazes

11.30-12.00
Marchella Ward (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
Blindness and the Theatre: Vision's Privilege

12.00-13.00 – Lunch (provided)


Session 2
13.00-14.30 – Seeing Sound

13.00-14.00
Tim Shephard, Serenella Sessini, and Laura Stefanescu (University of Sheffield)
Music, Silence and Devotional Practice in the Gualenghi-d'Este Hours

14.00-14.30
Daniela Wagner (University of Hamburg)
A Surrogate for the Ear: The Silent Picture and the Iconography of Articulation

14.30-15.00 – Coffee Break


Session 3
15.00-16.30 – Seeing the Invisible

15.00-15.30
Jessica Barker (Courtauld Institute/Henry Moore Foundation)
Invisibility and Tomb Sculpture in the Later Middle Ages

15.30-16.00
Maria Athanasekou (University of Athens)
Sensory Reality as Perceived through the Religious Iconography of the Renaissance

16.00-16.30
Tina Anderlini (Collège Charles de Gaulle, Fameck)
Northern Sun: Giovanni Bellini's Lights

16.30-17.00 – Coffee Break


Keynote Address
17.00-18.00
Dr François Quiviger (Warburg Institute)
Sensations and Meanings in Early Modern European Art: from Iconography to Anthropology

18.00 – Wine Reception

19.00 – Conference Dinner (at own expense)


Tuesday 9th June 2015

Session 4
09.00-10.30 – Living Pictures

09.00-09.30
Berit Hildebrandt and Amalie Skovmøller (University of Copenhagen)
Experiencing Sensual Encounters: The Aesthetical Impact of Coloured Statues

09.30-10.00
Will Leveritt (University of Nottingham)
A Touching Tribute: Embodied Interaction in a Second-Century Roman Sarcophagus

10.00-10.30
Dimitra Kotoula (Athens)
Sensing the Miracle: Animated Icons in the Burial Shrines of the Byzantine Saint

10.30-11.00 – Coffee Break


Session 5
11.00-12.30 – Displaying the Senses

11.00-11.30
Lena Sjögren (Stockholm University)
Experiencing Ancient Religion in Museums

11.30-12.00
Leslee Michelsen (Museum of Islamic Art, Doha)
Scent in Islamic Art and Culture: A Case Study from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

12.00-12.30
Liesbet Kusters (Museum Abbey of Park, Heverlee, Belgium)
Manuscript ms. 18 (Abbey of Park, Heverlee): Visual Isolation and Liberation

12.30-13.30 – Lunch (provided)


Session 6
13.30-15.00 – Touching Paintings

13.30-14.00
Kamini Vellodi (Kingston University)
Haptic Experience: Deleuze, Tintoretto and the Overpowering of the Visual

14.00-14.30
Elizabeth Molacek (University of Virginia)
Look But Don't Touch: Representing Erotic Experiences in Roman Mythological Paintings

14.30-15.00
Amy Smith (University of Reading)
Feeling Your Way around an Ancient Athenian Vase Painting

15.00-15.30 – Coffee Break


Session 7
15.30-17.00 – Vision and Performance

15.30-16.00
Loussia Da Tos (Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès)
The Visual and the Sensory in Public Space: Expressing Power in Roman Imperial Fora

16.00-16.30
Despoina Lampada (Athens)
Painting as Sermon: The Role of the Visual in Catechesis in Fourth-Century Orations

16.30-17.00
Caterina Guardini (University of Udine)
The Language of the Senses in Stage Descriptions of Stuart Court Masques

17.00-17.15 – Closing Remarks


The registration deadline is 27 May 2015. For more information, please see sensesandvisualculture.wordpress.com

Reference:
CONF: The Senses and Visual Culture (Bristol, 8-9 Jun 15). In: ArtHist.net, May 14, 2015 (accessed Sep 23, 2019), <https://arthist.net/archive/10300>.

Contributor: Erica O'Brien, Department of History of Art, University of Bristol

Contribution published: May 14, 2015

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