ReTheory Session #2

Second ReTheory Session

Date: June 24, 2022, 16:00 Uhr c.t.

Location: Seminar Room 1, House of Archaeologies, am Bergbaumuseum 31, 44791 Bochum, Germany

On June 24, 2022, from 16:00 to 18:00, the second session of ReTheory will take place. All interested are welcome to participate in the reading and discussion group for early career scientists of the Leibniz ScienceCampus ReForm. We will meet in seminar room 1 of the Haus der Archäologien in Bochum.

Having dealt with materiality in the last session, we would like to discuss the concept of affordance. The following readings will be the basis of the discussion. If you do not have access to the texts or if you have other reading suggestions, please let us know!

James J. Gibson, The Theory of Affordances, in: James J. Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception (Hillsdale 1986) 127–143 (Download).

Carl Knappett, The Affordances of Things. A Post-Gibsonian Perspective on the Relationality of Mind and Matter, in: Elizabeth DeMarrais – Chris Gosden – Colin Renfrew (eds.), Rethinking Materiality. The Engagement of Mind with the Material World (Cambridge 2004) 43–51 (Download).

Richard Fox – Diamantis Panagiotopoulos – Christina Tsouparopoulou, Affordanz, in: Thomas Meier – Michael R. Ott – Rebecca Sauer (eds.), Materiale Textkulturen. Konzepte – Materialien – Praktiken (Berlin 2015) 63–70 (Download).

Of course, we would like to continue the discussion after the meeting with a cool drink.

If you would like to participate virtually in the ReTheory session, please let us know by email, so that we can prepare a hybrid setup.

We are looking forward to many participants!

Andreas Angourakis and Johannes Jungfleisch

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