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The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance
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5/8/2015 to 5/9/2015
When: 5/8/2015
Contact: Erica O'Brien

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This conference at the University of Bristol will explore the complex relationship between the visual and the sensory in contemporary theory and ancient practice. It will investigate the ways that art, from icons to illuminated manuscripts, music to architecture, and poetry to theatre, acted as a space for thinking about sensory experience, and for representing sensory ideas and theories. It will bring together scholars from a range of fields, including Classics and Ancient History, Medieval and Byzantine Studies, Musicology, Museum Studies and the History of Art, to explore these questions in the context of different historical periods and cultures, and in terms of politics, religion, philosophy, and society in the pre-Modern era. Registration is open until May 27, 2015. For more information, please visit our website

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