Science, Art, Litt, Science based Art & Science Communication

Summer Symposium 2012 Art and Science: Knowledge, Creation and Discovery 28 June – 29 June 2012, The Linnean Society, London

Call for Papers

Though their academic paradigms may at first seem diametrically opposed, the association between the arts and the sciences has survived renaissances, revolutions and beyond. This intellectual conjunction has motivated artistic practice and production throughout history, forming the conceptual nucleus of some of the most stimulating forms of creative expression. By engaging with this inter-relationship, we hope to address the traditional divisions that have kept the arts and sciences as separate areas of academic enquiry, whilst at the same time questioning if such an alliance is necessary or profitable for either discipline.

As well as considering general ideas of artistic and scientific collaboration, this year’s Summer Symposium will investigate the interaction between art and science throughout artistic practice, theory and history.
Topics for papers could include, but are not limited to:
* Artists who work directly or indirectly with science
* Medical and anatomical images, diagrams, and the art of science
* Architecture and the body
* Histories of collection, taxonomies, display and acquisition in the arts
and sciences
* The role of the science of perception in the development of perspective,
figuration and abstraction
* The idea of the modern as related to science and technology
* The figure of the polymath
* Neuroscience and histories of vision
* Photography between science and art
* Mathematics and beauty – the Golden Section
* Technology and the evolving dissemination of art history
* Science in art historical conservation and research

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted with a brief biography to: by 29 April 2012.
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