Sadler Seminars 2021/22

The Sadler Seminars run for a year with activities each semester including talks, performances, debates, outreach activities, and grant-writing workshops. In the scheme’s seventh year we are delighted to be supporting the following projects:

How might interdisciplinary and practice-led research collaborations with external practitioners develop new ways to engage the public with the items contained within museum and library collections?
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This Sadler Series seeks to reimagine the role of displacement in the contemporary world by exploring the intersection of historical, urban and migratory displacements, and to explore methodologies, theories, discourses and best practices which can represent and record various forms of forced mobility.
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Scholarly research has focussed on the many ways in which wellbeing can be enhanced by engaging in creative practice, but there is a surprising gap in our knowledge about the function of imagination and imagining in the creative process and its impact on wellbeing. In this series we ask how sensory storytelling through different art practices and sensory registers can help us to question and understand relationships between imagination and wellbeing.
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The stripping away of real-world variability and complexity is a central – perhaps indispensable – strategy for scientists seeking to understand diseases. This seminar series will bring together disease modellers with historians and philosophers of science to ask how scientists using model systems to investigate disease causes and cures can better balance the virtues of simplification with the virtues of taking full account of how unsimple disease really is.
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The stripping away of real-world variability and complexity is a central – perhaps indispensable – strategy for scientists seeking to understand diseases. This seminar series will bring together disease modellers with historians and philosophers of science to ask how scientists using model systems to investigate disease causes and cures can better balance the virtues of simplification with the virtues of taking full account of how unsimple disease really is.
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We want to explore how a model of ‘attunement’ can be used to situate differing modes of thought, languages and disciplines. Attunement, a translation of the German Stimmung, refers to the bringing into accord of objects or events without reducing their differences. It names that aspect of attending to the world that refers to how the human subject and perceptual object touch.
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