The University of Lucerne Research Groups ‘History Within: The Phylogenetic Memory of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules’ and ‘Collecting Humanity: How Human Remains are Made into Museum Objects’ and the Max Planck Research Group ‘Historicizing Knowledge about Human Diversity in the Twentieth Century’ (Berlin) are jointly organising a conference ‘Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time’. The conference aims at bringing together scholars from various disciplines who work on the visualization of human origins and diversity. A particular focus will be on the diagrammatic forms of representation. Strategies of diagrammatic representation typically employ a series of textual, symbolic, and pictorial elements. Such strategies may include, among others, specific ways of subjectification; the serialization, spatialization, and temporalization of data; the storage of standardized data sets; and staging techniques of protagonists, events, and processes, notably in the architecture of exhibitions, parks and museums, and through the medium of film and animation.
Pending the outcome of funding applications, we hope to be able to cover costs for travel and accommodation for all speakers.
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 30 September 2012
Submission at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information see call for papers at http://unilu.ch/visibility
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