The symposium, aptly titled Beyond Perception 15, addresses Tim Ingold’s work over the last fifteen years since the publication of his prominent book The Perception of the Environment in 2000. The symposium commences with a dialogue between Professor Ingold and two renowned academics coming from New Zealand and Iceland. Five plenary sessions follow the next day with renowned or ucpoming invited scholars from a variety of disciplines. After the final plenary session, there will be one half-day workshop session for early career researchers and postgraduate students with an open-call for papers or other forms of participation.
The five topics for the plenary sessions are:
i) Humans, Animals, Environment
ii) Sensibilities Beyond Science
iii) Experiment, Experience, Education
iv) Creativity, Correspondence, and Description
v) Movement, Becomings, and Growth
The workshop session will bring together these topics in a more organic way. The topics are based both on Ingold’s work as well as on the four themes (Anthropology of the North, Environment and Perception, Creativity and Knowledge, and Religion, Belief and Practice) that currently underpin research in the Department of Anthropology. The symposium will consider ways in which a variety of scholars have taken up Ingold’s work as well as the priority themes of the Department. Interweaving anthropology, archaeology, geography, cognitive sciences, natural sciences, art, and architecture, the symposium will explore innovative ways of conducting research through visual, performative, auditory or multi-sensory engagements.
The symposium can host up to 200 attendees. The location of the symosium is at SRUC, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen.