Literature and Science conference

For 2024, the annual conferences of the British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) and the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu), together with the biennial conference of the Commission on Science and Literature (CoSciLit), will be combined into a single meeting. This will be the first time that these three societies … Continue reading “Literature and Science conference”

New photography exhibition at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

For centuries, museums have floated the idea of uniting many time levels in one place by collecting a wide variety of things and relics. The anthropologist Marc Augé (1994) refers to such “spaces of all times” as “non-places”. Places are usually characterized by identity and temporality. A non-place, on the other hand, does not have … Continue reading “New photography exhibition at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien”

Symbiosis conference 2023

The latest Symbiosis conference was held on 5-7 September at Oxford University Museum of Natural History on the theme of The Art of Natural History Museum Display. Delegates interrogated the role of dioramas and other displays in past and present practice. They presented case studies from museums in Zimbabwe, Austria and Singapore, together with poetry … Continue reading “Symbiosis conference 2023”