Summer Symposium, The Linnean Society and The Royal Academy

AAH Summer Symposium 2012
Art and Science: Knowledge, Creation and Discovery
28 – 29 June 2012
The Linnean Society, London
Keynote speakers
Dr Craig Ashley
Hanson (Calvin
Dr Petra LangeBerndt (UCL)
Special Guest
MaryAnne Stevens
(Director of
Academic Affairs,
Royal Academy of
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students by
25 June 2012.
Tickets: £28 for AAH
Student Members,
£40 for non-members.
Registration includes
lunches, refreshments,
a private viewing of
the Annual Summer
Exhibition Royal
Academy of Arts.
Arlene Leis
University of York
Rebecca Norris
University of
Freya Gowrley
University of
Session I: Art, Science and
Luke Uglow, (University of Edinburgh) Giovanni
Morelli and his friend Giorgione: Connoisseurship,
Science and Irony
Sarah Lea, (Royal Academy) Peter Henry
Emerson: The Behaviour of Vision
Camilla Mørk Røstvik, (University of
Manchester)What happens when we approach
Rosalind Franklin’s Photo 51 (1952) as art
Robin Hawes, (Cardiff School of Art and
Design) The Art of Perception: Aesthetics’ value for
neuroscience and phenomenology
Session II: Art, Science & Anatomy
Katerina Georgoulia, (University of York)
Rubens’ Democritus and Heraclitus (1603):
Painting Physiology and Politics
Thalia Allington-Woods, (UCL) Baretta’s
Moulages in Hôpital Saintā€Louis: A Battle With
Hiromi Matsui, (University of Paris Nanterre)
Measurement and Excess in the Works of Pablo
Picasso: Studies of Bodily Proportion and New
Conceptions of Human Anatomy in 1907
Session III: Art, Science & Medicine
Sara Obert Stradal, (University of Glasgow)
Applications and Purposes of Late Medieval English
Medical Diagrams in Surgical Manuscripts and
Folding Almanacs
Jenny Basford, (University of York) Green wax
and red wrappers: the visual culture of proprietary
medicine packaging, 1650–1900
Amanda Sciampacone, (Birkbeck College) The
Blue Corpse: Representing the Cholera Body
Session IV: Art, Science & Cosmos
Cassiope Sydoriak, (University of Oxford)
Moonshine: Galileo at the Intersection of Aesthetic
Representation and Scientific Understanding
Katherine Slee, (University of Oxford) Observation
and Expression: a Pastel Drawing of the Moon by John
Vanja Malloy, (Courtauld) Modern Science and the
Avant-garde: Rethinking Alexander Calder
Session V: Art, Science & Taxonomies
Angelica Groom, (University of Sussex) Animal
paintings in the collections of the Grand-ducal court of
the Medici: art in the service of early modern zoological
Manuela Huseman, (University of Plymouth) World
Art as a Thesaurus of Scientific Research: The Transition
of the ‘Benin Bronzes’ from Scientific Specimens to Art
in Newspapers and Journals at the turn of the 19th
Isobel Elstob, (University of Nottingham) Nature for
Nature’s Sake Amateur Natural History as Institutional
Critique Taxidermy and Taxonomy in the Artistic
Practice of Mark Dion
Session VI: Art, Science & Travel
Hank Johnson, (University of Cambridge) British
Grand Tourists, Italian Buildings, the physical experience
of Italy, and the experience of the physical Italy
Elisa Garrido, (Center of Human and Social
Sciences, Madrid) Art and Science in Landscape
Painting: Alexander von Humboldt
Jonathan Stafford, (Kingston University) Maritime
Modernity: the Separation of Art and Technology in the
Design of the Nineteenth Century Steamship
Rebecca Nichols, Arbor Vitae (2007), Cauda Pavonis (2008);
Anima Spiritus (2007); Machina (2008)