IAS Salon - IASIS: 'Coincidence'

27 January 2011, 11.55 PM - 27 January 2011, 11.55 PM

Thu 27 Jan 2011, 17:00 - 20:00, Verdon-Smith Room, IAS, First Floor, Royal Fort House.
' IASIS'- this contrived term combines connotations of a healing process through dialogue and a pathological condition - an appropriate vibe for IAS' equivalent of the Enlightenment salon. The idea is that at least twice a term, in the Verdon-Smith room at the IAS, there is an open house invitation to come along, have a drink of some kind, meet other interesting people and (amongst other things) think over a general issue relevant to our common research and intellectual concerns.

This time round, the catchphrase is 'Coincidence'.

'Take what you have gathered from coincidence', Bob Dylan once advised.

But what is coincidence, what are we meant to gather from it, and where exactly are we supposed to take it?
Which disciplinary cultures are comfortable with 'sheer' coincidence, and which not?

All welcome, but do let Susan (susan.jim@bris.ac.uk) know if you intend to come along.

The next IASIS will be on Thu 24th March 2011, from 5pm.

Expertise IASIS Poster 2 by Susan Jim