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Colloque : The Matter of Mimesis. Studies on mimesis and materials in nature, art and science.

Nicolas Maréchal, Coupe d’un tronc d’arbre, 1793, gouache sur vélin, Paris, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.

Nicolas Maréchal, Coupe d’un tronc d’arbre,
1793, gouache sur vélin, Paris, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.

Type : colloque.
Date : 17 et 18 décembre 2015.
Lieu : CRASSH, Cambridge.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars from the sciences, social sciences and humanities in order to address material practices of mimesis. Aristotle, in one of the first definitions of the concept, argues that mimesis, or the imitation of nature, refers to both form and material. Thus far, scholarship has mostly focused on the role of form in mimetic practices, while the mimetic role of materials, despite the many disciplines in which these are central to making and knowing, remains significantly understudied.

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