Image and Object: Collaborations and Confrontations in Art and Science

image and object

The History of Art Department/Centre for Visual Studies are pleased to invite you to this year's Image and Object Workshop”, taking place Friday 14 June 2019, 2.30-5.30pm, at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College.

This year the Image and Object Workshop, convened by Dr John R. Blakinger, Terra Visiting Professor of American Art, will be bringing together research from across the University of Oxford on the theme of Collaborations and Confrontations in Art and Science. This experimental public workshop explores interdisciplinarity across the visual arts and the natural and social sciences.  How do disciplines as disparate as neuroscience and anthropology study images and objects?  What can the history of art learn from visual methods in other fields?  Leading experts from Oxford will gather to discuss to the possibility, and pitfalls, of exchange.


  • Andrew Parker, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
  • Christopher Morton, Head of Research and Curator of Photograph and Manuscript Collections, Pitt-Rivers Museum
  • Marcus Banks, Professor of Visual Anthropology, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • John Lidwell-Durnin, Departmental Lecturer in the History of Science, Faculty of History
  • Daniel Bone, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum
  • Morwenna Blewett, Sackler Fellow in the History of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum

Places are limited, so please book in advance to secure a place.  Please email by 4pm, Friday 7 June.

Coffee and tea will be served and there will be a drinks reception to follow.

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