This Friday (Feb. 21st) is the inaugural event of the Ohio State Humanities Institute Pilot Working Group Rough Draft that I have created with Dani Leventhal (OSU Art Dept). It is an interdisciplinary colloquium called Constellations: Mapping Space that explores the visualizing methods for representing the night sky in the Humanities, Arts and beyond. A series of speakers will present on a range of mapping processes, from the narratives of ancient poets and Medieval maps to cutting-edge astronomy and contemporary film and photography.
I will be presenting on Manilius’ Astronomica – specifically the various ways the Roman poet visualizes the relationships between the constellations.
For more info on Rough Draft & upcoming events, visit: http://huminst.osu.edu/rough-draft