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  1. Devotion and obedience: a devotio moderna construction of St Bridget of Sweden in Lincoln Cathedral Chapter Manuscript 114

    Mederos, Sara Danielle
    This dissertation places a medieval manuscript of the late fourteenth or early fifteenth centuries in a new historical context. Lincoln Cathedral Manuscript MS 114 has, previously, been understudied and where it has been noticed it has been misidentified. Formally, used only for a few studies focusing on St Bridget of Sweden, it has been considered to be of English provenance, perhaps linked to one of the Birgittine monasteries in England.1 By noting the manuscript’s Dutch provenance and exploring its probable connection to the devotio moderna movement, this thesis will consider how MS 114 might have been used in the early...

  2. United Kingdom solar eclipse of 20 March 2015 weather effects - can you help?

    Hanna, Edward
    [Letter]

  3. Preserving faith with conservation: An investigation into the sufficiency of collection care provision within the Church of England parish church, and recommendations for its improvement

    Warriner-Wood, Leah
    Though the parish churches of the Church of England (CofE) collectively hold in their object collections cultural property of such quality and significance as to make them the envy of some museums, there is presently little coherent provision for the care of these collections, or written guidance on what such provisions should be, or do. Taking the collections of the consecrated churches of the Diocese of Lincoln as its point of reference this study explores the current provisions for collection care available to CofE churches and makes recommendations for how these could be improved upon. Research methods include qualitative and...

  4. Histories & meanings: a study of the Doddington Hall tapestries

    Warriner-Wood, Leah
    In the early 1760s, landowner Sir John Hussey Delaval began a major programme of renovation at Doddington Hall on the outskirts of Lincoln. As part of this, three sets of antique Flemish tapestries were hung in the Hall’s primary bedchambers. Aside from one set which was sold, these remained in situ until they were removed for conservation between 2010 and 2014. This work-in-progress presentation introduces the original research being undertaken by the author into the tapestries. The research project will aim to contextualise the tapestries within narratives of collecting, consumption, display and identity, and in doing so, contribute to mediation...

  5. Introduction to Special issue of Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing: Contemporary Purchasing Practices

    Hingley, Martin
    This special issue provides an up to date collection of theories and research concerning how business practitioners manage purchasing, both their own purchasing and that of their suppliers.

  6. Microtemporality, media archaeology, and the hidden worlds of digital media

    Sutherland, Thomas
    Peter Sloterdijk argues that ‘humans create their own climate; not according to free choice, however, but under preexisting, given and handed-down conditions’. Being-in-the-world is, in effect, the production of a world: of a milieu within which the possibility of experience is grounded. Examining the attention that media archaeology has given to the role of microtemporal information processing, this paper argues that the (post-)humanities are now faced with the task of understanding the ways in which our world is produced for us in relation to an interlacing of subjectivity with media forms that operate at a scale and pace imperceptible to...

  7. Plato and the origins of digital media: tentative tracings of a surprisingly resilient discourse network

    Sutherland, Thomas
    It is common wisdom to understand digital computing as the basis of an unprecedented intermediality, in which once distinct media forms find themselves reconstituted as the content (in McLuhan’s terms) of increasingly integrated and homogeneous devices of communication. Following N. Katherine Hayles’ definition of digitization as ‘the act of making something discrete rather than continuous’, however, I argue in this paper that in order to be able to understand the long history of digitization, we must attempt to think the period generally regarded as representing the origin of digital computing – from the 1694 completion of Leibniz’s Step Reckoner onward...

  8. The law of becoming: on the question of Heraclitean flux

    Sutherland, Thomas
    Paper on the 'law of becoming' as discussed (and challenged) in Quentin Meillassoux's speculative materialism

  9. The creative spirit in Fichte or, the metaphysics of modernity

    Sutherland, Thomas
    J.G. Fichte tends to be regarded, perhaps somewhat unfairly, as a relatively minor footnote within the history of philosophy: notable as the instigator of German Idealism, and influential amongst the writers and poets of German romanticism, but intellectually meagre in comparison with his immediate predecessor Kant, as well as with the later, more rigorous Idealism of Schelling and Hegel. What I wish to discuss in this paper, however, is the way in which Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre - produced primarily in the final decade of the eighteenth century - both reflects and reenacts, in metaphysical terms, the tropes of a developing modernity,...

  10. Abstract temporalities and the metaphysics of flux: the problem of absolute becoming

    Sutherland, Thomas
    At a time when continental thought is dominated by the influence of philosophers of becoming and process - from Nietzsche and Bergson, through Whitehead and Heidegger, and most importantly now Deleuze - Derrida’s deconstruction of time as a philosophical concept in his essay ‘Ousia and Grammē’ would seem to be all the more vital. Building upon this essay, in which he contends that all conceptions of time, even that of Heidegger, remain inextricably caught within a metaphysics of presence that can only render temporality in the terms of a spatial movement, I will argue in this paper that the concept...

  11. Filtering operations and metaphysics

    Sutherland, Thomas
    I wish to investigate the possibility that the operative ontologies engendered by this sampling theorem, and its incalculable contribution to our contemporary media environment, have largely supplanted the traditional function of metaphysics – which is, at its core, an attempt to make sense of the world, to find stability (being qua being) within the interminable chaos of existence. For it would seem that even the most subtle and supple of metaphysical manoeuvres are found wanting in comparison to the technics of digital computation, capable of not only the conversion of the continuous into the discrete (without, at least in theory,...

  12. The syntax of difference: Gilles Deleuze and media theory

    Sutherland, Thomas
    In an interview conducted earlier this year, media theorist Alexander Galloway declared that it is ‘imperative today that we forget Deleuzianism in all its many guises’, arguing that the usage of Gilles Deleuze’s philosophical concepts within media studies ‘forecloses any kind of utopian thinking that might entail an alternative to our many pervasive and invasive networks’. After all, Deleuze’s entire project forgoes any claim to a timeless or universal truth, emphasizing instead the heterogenetic capacities of philosophy to create new truths, new modalities of thought, and new ways of living. Philosophical concepts should therefore not be judged in terms of...

  13. Human-in-the-last-instance: François Laruelle’s non-philosophical humanism

    Sutherland, Thomas
    There is an odd tension in François Laruelle’s work: on the one hand, his dense, jargon-laden, often seemingly impenetrable writing proves daunting to even those familiar with the turgid prose of much continental thought; yet on the other, the express purpose of his non-philosophical project is to recover a decidedly ordinary mode of thought - that of the individual ego - which is ungraspable through the abstractions of philosophy. Opposed to the abstractions that inevitably constitute philosophy’s universalized image of humanity, Laruelle instead argues ‘the individual is the undivided without remainder or excess, that which is nothing-but-undivided and which precedes...

  14. Art, non-philosophy, and the generalized transcendental aesthetic

    Sutherland, Thomas
    Going as far back as Heraclitus (although perhaps exemplified by the writings of Plato, wherein he sought to expel cordon off all art, be it poetry or painting, from the domain of philosophical truth), aesthetics has been frequently viewed by the metaphysical tradition as a disruptive supplement to its ideal purity, always in some sense secondary and inadequate in relation to its a priori categories. Yet simultaneously, these same metaphysics seem to actually draw upon art in order to illustrate such a priori facta, even though the latter are then posited in a transcendent manner such that they may legislate...

  15. Sacrifice on the altar of history: mediation and the corrosive teleology of rationalized efficiency

    Sutherland, Thomas
    ‘If we consider the mass of individual happenings,’ writes G.W.F. Hegel, ‘history appears as an altar on which individuals and entire nations are immolated; we see all that is noblest and finest destroyed’. For Hegel, this ephemeral character of history is the concrete image of evil, the negation that drives the affirmative character of reason onward, submerging all particular ends within the universal end of history itself. In other words, the progress of the spirit of world history necessitates the tragic ruination of the past, and through this gradual and repeated sacrifice the universal principles of this process of mediation...

  16. Representation as the essence of world-thought

    Sutherland, Thomas
    In his critical project, Kant ascribes the possibility of cognition (which he carefully delimits from thought in a broader sense) to two primary conditions: the receptivity of impressions, and the spontaneity of concepts – the former referring to the givenness of representations through the faculty of sensibility, and the latter to the subsumption of said representations under determinate concepts. In doing so, he attempts to eliminate the transcendental amphibology whereby the concepts of the understanding come to be conflated with objects of experience, presuming the capacity to cognize objects on the basis of a purely conceptual reason. For Laruelle, however,...

  17. Finite media: environmental implications of digital media [by Sean Cubitt]

    Flynn, Niall
    While many desire the latest new technology, what are the environmental and human costs of the widespread consumption of portable media devices? In Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies,Sean Cubitt examines the ecological toll of the manufacture, use and disposal of phones, computers and other items, and advocates ‘an eco-political media aesthetics’ in response. This insightful book is replete with illuminating examples and case studies, with subtle arguments that will likely prove prescient in years to come, writes Niall Flynn.

  18. IOCOSE: art, authority, and culture jamming

    Ruffino, Paolo; Cremonesi, Matteo; Cuttica, Filippo; Prati, Davide
    When we started working as a group in 2006, we wanted to replicate the methods of those who inspired us: the Yes Men and the net.art movement (mostly Eva and Franco Mattes, Vuk Cosik and Ubermorgen), as well as the culture jamming work featured in the magazine Adbusters. The net.art movement was the reason for our initial interest in concepts such as authorship, fakes, and originality as they were emerging within digital culture. We were particularly fascinated by how these topics were somehow permeated by a political layer: the freedom to copy, modify, and circulate images and texts seemed to involve an antiauthoritarian impulse. We were drawn to the...

  19. Breathing in life: somatic empathy, attunement and the sharing of asthma ‘troubles'

    Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Owton, Helen; Crust, Lee; Evans, Adam
    This paper, based on a qualitative research project in the UK, explores the ‘personal troubles’ encountered in the lived experience of asthma, drawing on an approach currently under-utilised in studies of asthma: vignettes. These were used as an elicitation technique in in-depth research with 19 frequent exercisers and sports participants with asthma. We describe and evaluate this approach as deployed in relation to a sociological and phenomenological study of the lived experience of asthma, and consider how employing vignette-based research can encourage people with asthma to reflect critically on their experiences and ways of being-in-the-world. This was found to be...

  20. Percepção visual de informação facial entre humanos e cães

    Correia Caeiro, Catia; Guo, Kun
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