The Medieval Workshop
This summer, the Camargo Foundation hosts "Medieval Assemblages: Bruno Latour and the Sociology of Translation", a workshop convened by Marilynn Desmond (University of Binghamton) and Noah Guynn (University of California, Davis) with the goal of investigating how the work of French philosopher Bruno Latour can be used to advance understanding of a range of issues in medieval literature and culture. Those issues include: medieval conceptions of curiosity and care; nodes, hubs, and networks in lyric poetry; enchantment and disenchantment in religious drama; the ecology of the medieval codex; ekphrasis in early romance; human/animal relations in the bestiary tradition; and metamorphosis and environmental adaptation in the "Ovide moralisé". The workshop will include focused discussions of Latour’s recent work "An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns", as well as special sessions devoted to precirculated papers from the workshop participants. The conveners envision the eventual publication of an edited volume or journal issue based on this work.
The workshop will take place from June 25 to July 2, 2017.
Every summer since 2014, the Camargo Foundation hosts a one-month arts residency organized by the BAU Institute, a non-profit organization based in NYC whose mission is to support creative professionals in the creation of new work in the arts. BAU residents work on independent projects within a supportive community of peers and are provided with opportunities for artistic and cultural dialogues.
Information and application guidelines: www.bauinstitute.org
The BAU Institute will take place from July 24 to August 21, 2017.