Between & Across Disciplines: Art & Science in Higher Education

[colored_box variation=”mossgreen”]Dr Marius Kwint, Reader in Visual Culture and Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, will be participating in the discussion as a respondent for Between & Across Disciplines: Art & Science in Higher Education, taking place at GV Art.[/colored_box]

GV Art presents Between & Across Disciplines: Art & Science in Higher Education, a panel discussion on interdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinary collaboration between the arts and sciences in Higher Education. The panel will focus on some of the new courses and innovative pedagogical models that have emerged with a view to building connections between and across different disciplines in the arts and sciences. It is designed to promote debate on the structure and aims of these courses, their impact on pedagogical and research practice, and on the future of the university and Art & Science in general in the era of Moocs, TED talks and Wikiversity.

This event is organised in the context of the current exhibition at GV Art, Encyclopedia Galactica (13 February – 17 April, 2014). The exhibition inaugurates a research project on the Gaberbocchus Press Common Room, where a series of weekly discussions on art and science was organised by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson between August 1957 and July 1959:

Dr Marius Kwint is Reader in Visual Culture in the School of Art & Design at the University of Portsmouth. In 1988 he was one of the first graduates of a new, interdisciplinary course in Cultural History at the University of Aberdeen; he later wrote his DPhil thesis at Oxford on the history of the circus. He held research fellowships at the Houghton Library at Harvard and with the V&A/RCA History of Design programme in London; and previous to his current post he was lecturer in History of Art at Oxford and a Fellow of St. Catherine’s College. In 2012 and 2013 he was guest curator of the highly popular and critically acclaimed Wellcome Collection exhibition Brains: the Mind as Matter, in London and at MOSI, Manchester. At Portsmouth he has been teaching an undergraduate option entitled ‘Science, Art and Visual Culture’.

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