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Sensual Reflections: Re-Thinking the Role of the Senses in the Greco-Roman World - 08-09/12/2018, Cambridge (England)

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FECHA/DATE/DATA: 08-09/12/2018

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE:  Chiara Blanco (University of Cambridge); Giacomo Savani (University of Leicester); Rasmus Sevelsted (University of Cambridge); Cristóbal Zarzar (University of Cambridge)

 

INFO: sensual.reflections2018@gmail.com

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  Deadline: 30/11/2018

 

Normal / regular / normale: 25£

 

Estudiantes de postgrado/ graduate students / studenti dell’insegnamento: 15£

 

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SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 2018 ‒ ROOM G.21

08.45‒09.15 Registration with coffee

09.15‒09.30 Welcome and opening

SESSION 1: SENSING SPACE (09:30‒13:00) ‒ CHAIR: CRISTÓBAL ZARZAR (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)

09.30‒10.15 Dr Peter D. Larsen (Trinity College Dublin)

ʻIf a column falls in the agora and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Plato and Aristotle on the status of the objects of auditory perception’

10.15‒11.00 Michael Arsenault (University of California, Berkeley)

ʻAristotle on Protagoras and Democritus: does Democritus think that all appearances are true?ʼ

11.00‒11.15 Break

11.15‒12.00 Sean M. Costello (University of Oxford)

ʻArriving at an ecological‒structuralist interpretation of Aristotleʼs theory of visual perception through a reconceptualization of his theory of light.ʼ

12.00‒13.00 Prof. Katerina Ierodiakonou (University of Athens/Genève)

Keynote address ʻTwo puzzles in post-Aristotelian theories of vision.ʼ

13.00‒14.00 Lunch

 

SESSION 2: SENSING RUINS (14:00‒17:45) ‒ CHAIR: DR GIACOMO SAVANI (UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS)

14.00‒14.45 Dr Patricia Baker (University of Kent)

ʻSounds heard in Roman gardens and their benefits for the body and mindʼ

14.45‒15.00 Break

15.00‒15.45 Dr Cecilie Brøns (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)

 

ʻSensing the ancient world: the invisible dimensions of ancient Greco-Roman art.ʼ

15.45‒16.30 Luigi Lafasciano (University of Salerno/École Pratique des Hautes Études) & Andrew Gipe-Lazarou (National Technical University of Athens)

ʻSensory studies and deep history: a proactive critique of academic cognitivism.ʼ

16.30‒16.45 Break

16.45‒17.45 Dr Emma-Jayne Graham (Open University)

Keynote address ʻUncommon sense approaches to classical archaeology.ʼ

19.00 Dinner

 

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2018 ‒ ROOM G.21

SESSION 3: SENSING THE BODY (09:30‒13:00) ‒ CHAIR: CHIARA BLANCO (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD)

09.30‒10.15 Ricarda Gäbel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

ʻ‘They suffer from darkening of vision’: the role of the senses in the description of skotoma and other mental illnesses according to the Late Antique medical compilations.ʼ

10.15‒11.00 Andrea Cremona (University College London)

ʻThrough epigraphy and literature: senses and magic in the Roman world.ʼ

11.00‒11.15 Break

11.15‒12.00 Maria Combatti (Columbia University)

‘ʻTurbid waterʼ and affective embodiment in Euripidesʼ Alcestis.ʼ

12.00‒13.00 Dr Chiara Thumiger (University Warwick)

Keynote address ʻHealth, consciousness and the senses in the Hippocratic patients.ʼ

13.00‒14.00 Lunch

 

SESSION 4: SENSING BEAUTY (14:00‒17:45) ‒ CHAIR: DR RASMUS SEVELSTED (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)

14.00‒15.00 Dr George Gazis (University of Durham)

Keynote address ʻWho has the best view? Homerʼs gods, seers and dreamers.ʼ

15.00‒15.15 Break

15.15‒16.00 Dr Helen Slaney (Roehampton University)

ʻSound and fury, signifying.ʼ

16.00‒16.45 Dr Jonathan Fine (Yale University)

ʻOf pots and pleasures: beauty and taste in the Hippias Major.ʼ

16.45‒17.00 Break

17.00‒18.00 Dr Nigel Spivey (University of Cambridge)

Keynote address ʻFortuitous beauty.ʼ

 

 

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