In this talk, Drewal explores the vital role of the senses with an approach he calls sensiotics. While Drewal focuses on the Yoruba peoples of West Africa and their cultural sensorium, he argues that sensing is constitutive of thinking and that sensiotics can help us understand the shaping of persons, cultures, histories and the arts universally, as suggested in trans-disciplinary research that documents the crucial role of embodied knowledge.
Come to Your Senses! – Sensiotics and Understandings of Art, Culture, and History
Henry Drewal (Evjue-Bascom Professor, Departments of Art History and Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L140