The conference takes place in Cambridge, 18-19 September 2019. Its aim is to begin to develop a robust account of the status of heritage in war by exploring philosophical work on such matters as incommensurability and incomparability, the nature and status of cultural heritage, risk imposition, and the reconstruction and replacement of damaged or destroyed heritage.
Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell has written a blog post for the scholarly blog The Junkyard, on How to be somebody else: imaginative identification and the limits of ethics. The post is the first part of three. You can find it here.
Heritage in War is an AHRC-funded project, co-directed by Derek Matravers and Helen Frowe, combining aesthetics, value theory and the ethics of war.
The project has recently announced its first call for abstracts, for an upcoming interdisciplinary conference at Loyola University, New Orleans, in March 2020.
Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell has written a retrospective on Alan Turing for LGBT History Month, available here.
LGBT History Month takes place in February each year, focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, aiming to promote equality and diversity and increasing the visibility of the LGBT community.
- “The challenges of protecting cultural heritage in armed conflict”, by Emma Cunliffe, Paul Fox and Peter Stone.
- “Saving lives or saving stones? Two sides of the same coin?”, by Erich Hatala Matthes.
You can find out more about the project here.
Former doctoral student Jon Phelan has accepted an offer to publish a research monograph based on his PhD thesis, under the working title ‘Reading Between the Lines: Investigating the Cognitive Value of Literary Fiction’, with Routledge in their Literature and Education series.
Jon argues, following his PhD thesis with the Open University, that one gains cognitively through an engagement with the literary work’s literary devices (metaphor, irony, ambiguity). This is often missed in the debate, which tends to focus on the fictional status of literary fiction. The reviews of the book proposal said that ‘the book is original’ and ‘promises to reinvigorate a central debate’…’it has significant interdisciplinary appeal’. Jon notes that he is indebted to Professor Derek Matravers and Professor Sophie Grace Chappell for their continued encouragement with the project, to the commissioning editor Ms. Emilie Coin, and to the series editors Dr. David Aldridge and Dr. Andrew Green from Brunel University, London.
In February’s Philosophy Research Seminar, Dr Laura Gow from the University of Liverpool came to speak to us about whether Amodal Perception Really is Perceptual.
Audio from the talk can be found below, and you can also download the handout accompanying the talk.