From the trace to the image. On theory and history of imaging
This year’s summer academy will concentrate on the question of how the trace and the image might be studied as part of a history and theory on imaging from the perspective of cultural studies. At the center of our investigation is the transfer of images between science, religion, art, and literature, as well as the transfer of knowledge that coincides with these exchanges. We are also interested in examining how images themselves transition, as the trace becomes iconic, the imaginary becomes visible, and the sign enters into the realm of legibility. Images that find themselves on the border between measurement and interpretation are just as significant to our discussions as the semantic issues involved with imaging processes or visual representations of transcendent phenomena. Within this framework, we invite doctoral candidates and post-docs from the humanities to present and discuss their projects.
Public keynote lecture:
Mo, 22.09.2014, 18.00
Sigrid Weigel (ZfL): Für eine Grammatologie der Bilder