CONF - Curiosity & Cognition - Embodied Things 1400-1900

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'Curiosity & Cognition - Embodied Things 1400-1900'

University of Cambridge

Friday 16th June, 9.30 – 18.30

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH, Cambridge

Things at CRASSH presents a one-day conference - an international, interdisciplinary event bringing together a wide range of postgraduate and early career researchers to explore key aspects of material culture and embodied cognition. It will provide a significant discussion on the approach of current scholarship that investigates the human understanding of the world vis-à-vis objects, and consider the significance of embodiment in all processes of cognition and learning, moving beyond an obstructive divide between mind and hand, and between intellectual and manual knowledge. 

Dr Marta Ajmar (VARI, Victoria and Albert Museum) will deliver the keynote paper. Dr Ajmar’s current research centres on the significance of embodiment within practice and engages with questions of cognition, experiential learning, knowledge exchange and the epistemology of making.

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