2009-2010

Visualities beyond Ocularcentrism, a 2009-2010 Series of Public Conferences on Sense Perception and Experience before and in the Wake of the Digital

October 5-6, 2009: Race as Ocularcentrism
Mini-conference with Jennifer González, including a public lecture and workshop.

October 8-9, 2009: Seeing Beyond the Art-Science Divide
Mini-conference with Stephen Palmer, including a public lecture and workshop.

October 29-30, 2009: Neuroarthistory and the Nature of Visual Culture
Mini-conference with John Onians, including a public lecture and workshop.

November 16-17, 2009: The Newtonian Slave Body
Mini-conference with James Delbourgo, including a public lecture and workshop.

December 10-11, 2009: The West Indian Front Room: Domestic Material Culture in and across Migrant Diasporas
Mini-conference with Michael McMillan, including a public lecture and workshop.

February 26, 2010: Thinking Through Diagrams
Mini-conference with Michael Whitmore, John Bender, Michael Marrinan, James Elkins, Tom Conley, Dalia Judovitz, Daniel Rosenberg, and Daniel Selcer, including public lectures, workshops, and a research colloquium.

March 5-6, 2010: Material Images, the Senses, and Religious Experience in the West from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern
Mini-conference with Eric Palazzo, Bissera Pentcheva, Pamela Sheingorn, Kellie Robertson, Cynthia Hahn, Walton O. Schalick, and Thomas E.A. Dale, including public lectures, workshops, and a symposium.

April 8, 2010: See me if you can! Philosophy, Performance, and the Aesthetics of Personal Being
Mini-conference with Alva Noë, including a public lecture and workshop.

Additional Lectures and Events
A.W. Mellon and H.C. White Workshops in Visualities beyond Ocularcentrism

October 15, 2009: Public lecture by Brent Keever, Director of the Critical Studies Program at the Paris Center for Critical Studies
"The Gas Screen: Sense, Surveillance, Sublimation through Fabien Chalon's Le Monde en marche"

March 2, 2010: Brownbag lunch presentation with Leslie Hill, performance artist and filmmaker
Bring your lunch to the Center for Visual Cultures to hear Leslie Hill discuss her work with Helen Paris as "Curious" and their plans for their upcoming Fall 2010 residency and course at UW-Madison. Coffee and tea will be provided. For more information on the UW Arts Institute Fall 2010 residency program visit Leslie Hill and Helen Paris, Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence.

March 11, 2010: Workshop with V.S. Ramachandran and Catherine Malabou
This workshop presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate's Distinguished Lecture Series and the Center for the Humanities in conjunction with the Center for Visual Cultures.

April 21, 2010: Public Lecture by Adam Kern, Associate Professor in East Asian Languages and Literature
"Refiguring 'Haiku Pictures' (Haiga): From Chinese Ink Painting to Japanese Erotica."

May 3 , 2010: Brownbag discussion: What is Visual Culture / What is Visual Studies?
Please join the Center for Visual Cultures for an informal discussion about visual culture and visual studies. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.