Image and Object Symposium: Shape-Shifting

image of bone carved with jewels on antler like stands

This event is part of the TORCH en(coding) Heritage Network.

 

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Convened by Dr Lia Costiner and Dr Costanza Beltrami  

 

This year’s Image and Object Symposium will showcase interdisciplinary research on ‘shape-shifting’. The theme has the potential to encompass human and animal metamorphosis, chemical transformation, cyborgisation, miracles and Transubstantiation. More broadly, ideas shift shape as they are exchanged. The day will feature speakers from across the University of Oxford, including researchers in zoology and anthropology, curators, artists and art historians. Each speaker will deliver a short informal presentation centred on a single object or image, followed by questions.

Programme details:

Professor Gervase Rosser, ‘A miraculous statue of the Madonna in northwest Italy’

 

Dr Jeyaraney Kathirithamby, ‘The cream spot tiger moth and Hyacinth’, from Maria Sybilla Merian’s The Caterpillar Book

 

Professor Geoffrey Batchen, ‘The only photographic portrait of the Duke of Wellington’

 

Professor Adrian Thomas, ‘The Stork Vehicle: Morphing Wings and Hydrostatic Skeletons’

 

Eiko Soga, 'Autumn Salmon'


 

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Image: Detail from Jakob Auer (c. 1645­–1706), Apollo and Daphne, Vienna, c. 1688/90 © Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, inv.-no. KK 4537 (from Wikimedia Commons, Manfred Werner/Tsui - CC by-sa 4.0)

 

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