Perceiving the Light: Shadow, Image, Transparency

March 21, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Durham University

United Kingdom


Michael G. F. Martin
University College London
Mohan Matthen
University of Toronto
Vivian Mizrahi
University of Geneva
Mikael Pettersson
Stockholm University
Tom Stoneham
University of York, UK

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The Philosophy Department at the University of Durham, in association with
the Institute for Advanced Study, is pleased to announce a two-day, inter-
disciplinary 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 Andy Hamilton (Philosophy, Durham),
Thomas Crowther (Philosophy, Warwick) and Bob Kentridge (Psychology,

For details please visit the workshop blogspot:

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

Students: £10
Others: £15

Please note that we aim to make up to six student bursaries available.
Please check the blogspot for confirmation (sometime in January) and for
details of how to apply.

To register please contact Henry Taylor ([email protected]) or Clare
Mac Cumhaill ([email protected]).

The workshop is kindly supported by the Institute of Advanced Study and
forms part of the Institute’s thematic research focus for 2103-2014
on ‘Light’. For details see

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March 7, 2014, 4:00am BST

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