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The Aerial View Conference

Spatial Knowledges and Spatial Practices
Conference 13 October 2008

Internationally renowned cultural historians and academics explored the historic, political and cultural meanings of the aerial or elevated view. Speakers investigated how the aerial view can be defined, how images are produced, how ‘elevated’ one has to be in order to produce or experience an aerial view, and how images are used and consumed.

Speakers included:

Stephen Bann, Emeritus Professor of History of Art, University of Bristol
Jean-Marc Besse
, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, U.M.R. Géographie-Cités 8504
Mark Dorrian
, Reader in Architectural  Design and Theory, University of Edinburgh
David Hopkins
, Professor in History of Art, University of Glasgow
Christina Lodd
er, Professor in History of Art, University of St Andrews
Frédéric Pousin
, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, UMR LADYSS 7533
Gilles Tiberghien
, Maître de conference , Université de Paris 1
Marina Warner
, Professor of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex.

Concluding discussion chaired by Laura Marcus, Professor of English, University of Edinburgh.

A research project organised by the University of Edinburgh and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris jointly funded by the British Academy and CNRS. Publication plans are in process. More information available soon.

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