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Iconology meets Anthropology - an International conference hosted by the Iconology Research Group, 7 March 2008, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Aby Warburg might be regarded as the initiator of the relation between iconology and anthropology at a moment in time when both fields had barely been established as disciplines. Today, as we have entered what might be called the millennium of images, iconology is taking on new areas of research and is in the process of being redefined as a discipline that could encompass the study of image making, image meaning, image perception and image distribution in the scientific, political and cultural domains of the visual world; and to make the field even wider, also beyond the visual, because as W.T.J. Mitchell and others before him have pointed out, there is no pure visuality and therefore no visual culture, because images are perceived with a much wider array of senses than sight only. It may be because of this universal approach that iconology has a certain kinship with anthropology; a discipline that Bruno Latour described as the only one that can study how a certain culture ?does? science and critical theory, religion and politics, without excluding any possible outcome a priori. An important binding element and point of departure for a discussion of the current relation between the two is certainly the body. Hans Belting has recently proposed a new approach to iconology, which he calls Bild-Anthropologie. Here, he foregrounds the perceiving and performing body as a prerequisite to understand, project, produce and remember images. Herman Roodenburg in turn has shown how images were imprinted onto the body and transformed into physical reality. Paul Vandenbroeck explored and unveiled the place of the body and the image in the matrixial systems, a world that goes even beyond the classical notions of the bodily and the visual medium, and introduces epistemologies of ?abstract?, of ?chaos?. If can iconology today gain from an anthropological approach and what exactly is the role of the body in this cooperation? The Iconology Research Group has invited international speakers and young scholars to discuss these questions, to revisit the original and recent relations of the fields and to present examples of a fruitful collaboration between iconology and anthropology from current research projects. PROGRAM 9:30 Introduction and welcome by Barbara Baert (IRG/Leuven) and Ann-Sophie Lehmann (IRG/Utrecht) Session 1 | Why Anthropology? 10:00 Herman Roodenburg (Amsterdam-Leuven) Iconology, visual studies and sensuous anthropology. Some recent developments 11:00 Paul Vandenbroeck (Leuven) Matrix marmorea Session 2 | Aby Warburg today 12:15 Barbara Wittmann (Berlin) Indian rituals and children?s drawings. Reflections on Aby Warburg?s anthropology Session 3 | Iconology meets Anthropology in current projects 15:00 Jan Van der Stock (Leuven) Rogier van der Weyden and Leuven 15:45 Bert Watteeuw (Leuven) Anthropology of the portrait. practices of portraiture in seventeenth century Flanders 16:30 Liesbet Kusters (Leuven) From ?Noli me tangere? to ?Haemorrhoissa? 17:15 Coffee break Session 4 | Iconology meets Anthropology in the arts 17:30 Jeroen Laureyns (Gent) ?Bild-Anthropologie? and contemporary art . Art critical reflexions reaching for the hand of Hans Belting 18:15 Wim Lambrecht (Gent) About soundseeing and emotioned audibility When March 7, 2008 Where Justus Lipsiuslokaal Erasmushuis 8th floor Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 3000 Leuven Please register by e-mail email@example.com the event is supported by The Van der Weyden Chair - Paul & Dora Janssen (K.U.Leuven) ------------------------------------------------------------ Ann-Sophie Lehmann | Assistant Professor | Media and Culture Studies Faculty of Humanities | Utrecht University | Janskerkhof 13 | 3512 BL Utrecht | Ann-Sophie.Lehmann@let.uu.nl | www.let.uu.nl~Ann-Sophie.Lehmann/personal/ _______________________________________________________________________ H-ARTHIST Humanities-Net Discussion List for Art History E-Mail-Liste fuer Kunstgeschichte im H-Net Fragen an die Redaktion / Editorial Board Contact Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Beitraege bitte an / Submit contributions to: email@example.com Homepage: http://www.arthist.net _______________________________________________________________________