Science, Imagination, and the Illustration of Knowledge

November 7-8, 2013, Illustration Research

The Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge symposium will consider the contemporary and historical role of illustration in relation to the collection, processing, understanding, and organisation of knowledge and associated questions of epistemology and pedagogy. The symposium is organised by Illustration Research in collaboration with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Museum of the History of Science and these world famous collections will provide an important context for the exploration of these issues alongside presentations from curators.

Drawing as a means of investigating the world Diagrams, working drawings and field notes Books and manuals, info-graphics, instructional and pedagogic material Visual taxonomies, classification and differentiation of categories of knowledge Visualising the invisible Visualising the body Phantasms, grotesques, shadows: the imagined body Science and magic Healing images


Posted: September 13, 2013