Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences

CfA: TransPositions Summer School

Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise

25 January 2017

The ERC ARTECHNE project and the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University have issued a call for applications for the 'TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise', to be held from Monday 21 August through Friday 25 August 2017 in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre near Utrecht.

This 2017 edition of the TransPositions Summer School focusses on material culture and the senses. How can we investigate sensory experiences of past material cultures or cultures that are not our own? And how can we reconstruct in our studies the experiential richness of ephemera and material practices “lost in transmission” or only preserved in textual sources? The summer school approaches these questions across different disciplines including art history, archaeology, anthropology, conservation, musicology, performance and media studies, cognitive science, and religion- and science studies. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the humanities, the social sciences, and related disciplines with a strong interest in material culture and sensory experiences are invited to apply.

Application deadline: 22 February 2017.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture