New Illuminations: Art-NATURE-History

This symposium brings together contributors to a newly burgeoning mode of work that sits at—and defies—the boundaries between scholarly research and creative art related to nature and the history of science. How does research on past scientific ideas and practices inform art? How do present-day scientific, historical, and experiential methods help us understand the relations between artistic and scientific practices of the past and open new relations in the present? Just how does work that bridges science, history, and art, or that merges scholarship and creative production, disrupt the traditional conventions of artistic and scholarly spaces? Conversely, what sorts of spaces can provide suitable homes for such work? Scholars, artists, and scholar-artists at all career levels at the UW-Madison will join invited external speakers to present their responses to these questions and engage in group reflection on how we might advance this work in all its forms.

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Location: Pyle Center 313
9:00 am-5:30 pm: Making Interdisciplinarity Between Scholarship and Art

Shira Brisman: Assistant Professor, Art History, UW-Madison
Gregory Vershbow: Lecturer, Art, UW-Madison
Helen J. Bullard: Interdisciplinary Special Committee Ph.D. candidate, UW-Madison
Robin Rider: Curator of Special Collections, Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, UW-Madison (Morning Discussion Moderator)
Martha Glowacki: Artist
Catherine Jackson: Assistant Professor, History of Science, UW-Madison
Tracy Drier: Master Glassblower, Dept. of Chemistry, UW-Madison