the seminar officially ended its run on 5 june 2007.

this website, and the accompanying wiki forum, will be maintained for a period of time as archive and record of the seminar's sessions during the 2006-07 academic year.

the organizers want to thank all of our colleagues and students who helped to make the seminar a great success, and a model of interdisciplinary inquiry.

to review the program as it unfolded, click on the links at the bottom of this window.

fall term 2006

03 October 2006

James Elkins
school of the art institute of chicago

Perspective and Other Visual Modes across the University

17 October 2006

Thomas Hankins
university of washington

Seeing and Showing with Instruments in Early Modern Science

31 October 2006

Panel Discussion : Visualizing Concepts

Joann Kleinneiur
stanford university

Reviel Netz
stanford university

14 November 2006

Pat Hanrahan
stanford university

Self-Illustrating Phenomena

28 November 2006

Panel Discussion : Japan and the Western Eye

Christine Guth
stanford humanities center

Timon Screech
school of oriental and african studies

winter term 2007

16 January 2007

Barbara Stafford
university of chicago

Grammars of Expression, Visual Formulas, Schema and How They Mean

30 January 2007

Panel Discussion : Cataloguing the Buried Past

Michael Shanks
stanford university

Tim Webmoor
stanford university

13 February 2007

Panel Discussion : The Digital Future and Optical Past

Elizabeth Kessler
stanford university

Anne Friedberg
university of southern california

27 February 2007

Panel Discussion : Visible Knowledge Systems

David Rumsey
luna imaging, inc

Kären Wigen
stanford university

06 March 2007

Panel Discussion : Institutions of Visual Knowledge

Paula Findlen
stanford university

Timothy Lenoir
duke university

spring term 2007

10 April 2007

Panel Discussion : The Visibility of Time & Motion

Pavle Levi
stanford university

Marta Braun
ryerson university

24 April 2007

Panel Discussion : Vision on the Web

Fred Turner
stanford university

Henry Lowood
stanford university

08 May 2007

Barbara Tversky
stanford university

Some Ways that Graphics Communicate

22 May 2007

Panel Discussion : Visual Culture in Contemporary Japan

Thomas La Marre
mc gill university

John Treat
yale university

05 June 2007

Closing Gala
Roundtable & Reception

beginning at 4:00 pm
click here for details