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Jacobs School and College of Arts and Sciences faculty organize symposium on ‘Technologies of Experience’

Feb. 26, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington faculty members Philip Ford and Dawna Schuld will lead the multi-disciplinary seminar "Technologies of Experience" April 5 and 6 at the Lilly Library. The collaborative project involves faculty and graduate students from the Musicology and Art History departments and is aimed at investigating questions of art and experience across centuries and cultures.

Graham Larkin, keynote speaker for "Technologies of Experience."

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The keynote speaker for the event will be Graham Larkin, a Canadian art historian and curator known for his work on "expository imaging," the ways that images can propose and argue and the ways that the materialities of visual objects form a necessary part of what they communicate.

"The organizers aim to allow scholars working on related problems in separate fields to converge and explore what they have in common and begin an interdisciplinary dialogue that may bear fruit with conferences, workshops and publications," said Ford, assistant professor in the Department of Musicology in the Jacobs School of Music.

Schuld is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Activities related to the symposium include doctoral seminars taught by Ford, Schuld and Jacobs School music theory professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, and a visit by Chicago-based writer and academic Hannah Higgins, one of the thinkers who has most influenced the ideas behind the project.

Higgins will deliver the Robert and Avis Burke Lecture in the Department of Art History on April 4.

Additional IU Bloomington faculty members participating in the project include Giovanni Zanovello from the Department of Musicology, Marianne Kielian-Gilbert from the Department of Music Theory and Melody Barnett Deusner, Patrick McNaughton and Bret Rothstein from the Department of Art History.

Support for the project is from the Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund, administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, which supports new projects developed by faculty from two or more academic disciplines.