Department of History of Art
Friday 18 May 2018, 1.00PM to 6.00pm
This symposium focuses on both material and phenomenological discussions on the various uses of and ideas around atmosphere with regard not only to the work of art, but also to instances of environment, dwelling and habitat as something lived, felt or sensed. Difficult to grasp, how might we make sense of such palpable yet invisible experiences?
We are thrilled to welcome several brilliant speakers to York, for a multidisciplinary, transhistorical discussion of how we might grasp 'atmosphere'.
Our speakers come from a range of disciplines, History of Art, English Literature, Geography, and Architecture, so we expect this to be a truly fruitful discussion, of interest to those from a whole range of disciplinary areas.
Professor Amanda Lillie, University of York
Dr Richard Taws, University College London
Dr Erin Lafford, University of Oxford
Dr Thomas Morgan Evans, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Professor Mark Dorrian, University of Edinburgh
Professor Ben Anderson, Durham University
The afternoon will discuss a number of conceptualisations of atmosphere, ranging from: Andy Warhol, 15th century artistic meterology, William Gilpin's picturesque, Georges Michel, Gerard K
O'Neill's Space Colonies, and atmospheric change and dissolution
We hope you will join us, and look forward to seeing you there!
This event is free to attend, and some refreshments will be provided.
Supported by the University of York's Humanities Research Centre, Centre for Modern Studies, and History of Art Department.
Organisers: Jessica Schouela, Marie Allitt, and Dr Teresa Kitler
Location: BS/104 Berrick Saul Treehouse