Call for Papers
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware
The Hagley Graduate Program at the University of Delaware invites
scholars across disciplines to submit proposals for our biennial conference
to be held April 20, 2013. We seek submissions which consider the
historic role of sensory perception in the human experience—including
those that look beyond the Aristotelian conception of the five senses.
In the last few hundred years a wide range of technologies has
extended human sensory
the ways in which people
navigated and engaged
with the world. We imagine
a conversation that might
include but is not limited to the following questions: How have
societies constructed the meaning of various senses? How have our
sensory experiences been mediated by technology? How and why
have specific cultures prioritized certain senses over others? How have
human beings utilized animal sensory capabilities? What are the
ramifications of the truly novel sensory experience created by sonic
warfare, genetic mapping, mass advertising, or industrialized food
systems? In what ways does studying the senses clarify the historical
tension between epistemological and ontological perceptions?
The Hagley Fellows have been holding biennial conferences since 1989.
We welcome proposals by both established scholars and graduate
students. Financial assistance for travel may be available for conference
presenters. Please send a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to the
Hagley Fellows at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2012.
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