Fellows' Presentation

Biological Motion

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Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Janina Wellmann RI '18

Free and open to the public.


During her stay at Radcliffe, Janina Wellmann is completing a book on biological motion, presenting a comprehensive history of concepts, images, and ways of moving in biology from the 18th century to today. The book examines motion in the living world not as a simple given, but as a quality in relation to how we produce the knowledge about motion in a specific historical and cultural setting. Studying concepts and visualizations of motion in history, then, reveals changing notions of what it means to be alive, past and present.