University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology

Booking is now open for the thirteenth Sophia Centre conference, 'Astrology as Art: Representation and Practice'

Date: 27-28 June 2015
Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, England

Keynote Speakers

Professor Hilary Carey, Professor of Imperial & Religious History, University of Bristol.
Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist and Teacher of Theory at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Conference theme

Astrology is often described as an art. However, the implications of this statement are rarely, if ever, discussed. At the same time the zodiac, stars and planets have often been a source of inspiration for artists. Yet the meaning of what is portrayed, and the intent of the artist, are rarely considered. In what sense is astrology an art, and in what ways does it become the subject of artistic representation? This academic conference will consider the relationship between astrology and art.

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