The Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning teaching and research. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

A A A
spacer

MSc: Join us on Open Day

Open Day 14 January 2015

Open Dayspacer

BSc: Seen our campaign? 

Next STS Open Day 04 February 2015

STSUCL wind turbinesspacer

Lectures and Invited Papers

"Revisiting Charles Bell's Medical Images: A Plurality of Representative Practices" (joint paper with Brendan Clarke), British Society for the History of Science Conference, University of Exeter (14-17 July 2011)

"From 'Representations' to 'Representative Practices': Lessons from Visual History", paper presented at the Third Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter (22-24 June 2011)

"Charles Bell at UCL: Medical Images, Representative Practices and the Aims of Integrated HPS" (joint paper with Brendan Clarke), UK Integrated HPS Workshop, University of Cambridge (18-19 April 2011)

"Objectivity and Representative Practices Across Artistic and Scientific Visualization", paper presented at the Conference "Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation", University of Oxford (25-26 March 2011)

"Iconic Representations and Representative Practices: Lessons from Art", paper presented at the conference "Models and Representations: Bas van Fraassen's Approach", University of La Coruna (10-11 February 2011)

"Public Engagement Through Stand-Up Comedy?", presented at the Conference "125 Years of Communication and Popularization of Science", Zagreb (9-10 December 2010).

“Representative Practices in Art and Science, 1880-1914” British Society for the History of Science Conference, University of Aberdeen, (22-25 July 2010)

“Pluralism in Investigative Inquiry: Lessons from Buffon and Peirce” (joint paper with Catherine Kendig), UK Integrated HPS Workshop, University of Exeter, (28-29 June 2010)

“Visual History, Objectivity and Representative Practices, 1880-1914”, International Conference “Objectivity in Science”, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (17-20 June)

“Toward a Philosophical History of Representative Practices 1880-1914” STS Seminar Series, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL (14 December 2009)

Chair for the panel “How Powerful are the Benefits of Access?” at the conference “What’s the Damage?”, Institute of Archaeology, UCL (23 September 2009).

“From Similarity to Homomorphism: Toward a Pragmatic Account of Representation in Art and Science, 1880-1914” Second Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Minnesota, 18-20 June 2009.

“From Causation to Representation: A Pragmatic Suggestion” UK Integrated HPS Workshop “Theory and Practice”, University of Durham (1 June 2009).

“From Similarity to Homomorphism: Toward a Philosophical History of Representative Practices, 1880-1914”, Work in Progress Seminar, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London (29 January 2009).

“A Composite Photograph of Images”: Semiotic Iconicity in Picasso’s Guernica. Second International Conference on The Arts in Society, University of Birmingham (31 July 2008).

“Philosophy of Science in an Interdisciplinary Community: A Lesson from Teaching”, Third UK HPS Workshop “Ways and Styles of Knowing”, University College London (20 June 2008).

“Iconicity as Homomorphism in Representative Practice: A Comparative Study of Art and Science”. Design and Innovation Seminar Series, The Open University, Milton Keynes (7 November 2007).

“Iconicity as Homomorphism: the Case of Picasso’s Guernica”, International Conference “Applying Peirce”, University of Helsinki (11-13 June 2007)

“What can happen when Art Tangles with Science: Picasso’s Guernica”, STS Seminar Series, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL (6 June 2006)

“Creativity Across the Boundaries: The Art and Science of Picasso’s Guernica”, BSHS Postgraduate Conference, University of Brighton (January 2006)

“Iconic Thinking in Pablo Picasso” BSHS Postgraduate Conference, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (January 2005)

“Iconicity, Models and Visual Metaphors in Pablo Picasso: Creativity, Network Thinking and Visual Cognition”, Research Day, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL (November 2002)

“Iconicity, Models and Visual Metaphors”, BSHS Postgraduate Conference, University of London (November) 2002

“Il concetto di Iconicità in Charles Sanders Peirce”, Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Istituto Universitario Orientale (Naples), December 2001.

Other interdisciplinary events I have contributed to

International collaborations

“The Art and Science of Picasso’s Guernica”, First UK-Republic of Korea Round Table on Art and Science, The Wellcome Trust, London (7 September 2009).

“Creativity, Representations and Cognition”; “Learning to be Creative and Creative Learning with Children”, British Council Open Space Meeting “Einstein and Picasso”, Deutsche Arbeitsschutzausstellung, Dortmund (7-9 March 2009).

UCL Museums and Collections Workshops

“Re-magining a Room: Picasso and Velásquez”, paper presented at the workshop “Re-magining a Room”, University College London, in collaboration with the UCL Museums and Collections (5 June 2009)

“Max Weber’s Cubism and the perception of Time at the beginning of the 20th Century” paper presented at the workshop “Time”, Flat Time House (The John Latham Foundation and Archive), London (13 February 2009), in collaboration with the UCL Museums and Collections

Page last modified on 07 sep 11 19:00 by Chiara Ambrosio


UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)
0207 679 1328 office | +44 207 679 1328 international
sts@ucl.ac.uk | www.ucl.ac.uk/sts | @stsucl
postal address:  Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
street address: 22 Gordon Square, London, WC1E 6BT | maps