Past Event

Cambridge-Columbia Graduate Student Symposium: Art and the Acquisition of Knowledge

March 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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University of Cambridge


Professor Paul Binski

Session 1

Chair: Professor Paul Binski

Taylor McCall, University of Cambridge
Investigating the Interior: The Five-Figure Series and Anatomical Learning in Medieval Europe, c. 1300–1450

Julia Vazquez, Columbia University
Recto/Verso: Thoughts on the Rokeby Venus”

Eleanor Chan, University of Cambridge
Decoration as Syntax: Between Artistic and Scientific Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Session 2

Chair: Dr. Alexander Marr

Kathryn Santner, University of Cambridge
Cloister Images as Didactic Texts at Santa Catalina de Sena (Arequipa, Peru)

Agnes Kriza, University of Cambridge
Medieval Russian Allegorical Icons and Their Commentaries

Claire Frances Pierce, Columbia University
Canvas and Conservation: Five Centuries of Titian

Session 3

Chair: Dr. Frank Salmon

Changduk Charles Kang, Columbia University
Enlightenment Toys for the Orléans Children

Stephanie O’Rourke, Columbia University
“Between Visible and Invisible”: Illustrating Physiognomic Knowledge at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Max Bryant, University of Cambridge
“The Progress of Civilization”: Mankind’s Acquisition of Knowledge as Depicted on the Façade of the British Museum

Session 4

Chair: Katie Reinhart

Leah Werier, Columbia University
After Hiroshima Mon Amour: Art and the Poetics and Politics of Translation

Sarah Mengler, University of Cambridge
Thinking Beyond the Musée Imaginaire: Art and Web 3.0 New Technologies

Álvaro Luís Lima, Columbia University
The Background in Malangatana and the Subject in Independent Mozambique

Closing Remarks

Professor Paul Binski