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Perceiving the Light: Shadow, Image, Transparency

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21-22 March, 2014
University of Durham

Registration deadline: 7 March, 2014

The Philosophy Department at the University of Durham is pleased to announce a two-day, interdisciplinary workshop, including master-classes, artist talks, paper presentations and moderated discussion, on the theme of ‘Perceiving the Light: Shadow, Image, Transparency‘.

The goal of the workshop is to generate discussion on a range of visual ephemera that remain under-theorised in contemporary philosophy of perception – for instance, shadows, rainbows and reflections; the re-presentation of such items in art and photography; and on the nature of appearances and images more generally.

A set of master-classes will be led by Thomas Crowther (Philosophy, Warwick), Bob Kentridge (Psychology, Durham) and the artist Julie Westerman (Durham).

Confirmed speakers:
M.G.F. Martin (UCL/Berkeley)
Mohan Matthen (Toronto)
Vivian Mizrahi (Geneva)
Mikael Pettersson (Stockholm/NYU)
Tom Stoneham (York)

For details please visit the workshop blogspot:

Students: £10
Others: £15

There are several ANALYSIS bursaries available to aid with postgraduate travel expenses. If you are interested in applying for one of these, please email Henry Taylor (j.h.taylor@dur.ac.uk).

To register online please visit: