The Rhetoric of Images: Logos, Icon, Logo
Sponsored by Onassis Foundation
Saturday, November 30, 2013

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THE RHETORIC OF IMAGES: LOGOS, ICON, LOGO

King’s College London

Saturday 30th November 2013

The relationship between word and image is at once an ancient and a contemporary issue. Over the centuries, both words and images have been delivered in different ways, each of them an innovation, from alphabetic writing to YouTube, opening up new routes for communication. The continuous existence of the Greek language means that there has been a continuing debate over these issues for many centuries. The aim of our Dialogue, therefore, is to explore the interaction between words and images from Greek antiquity to the global world of today. Which is more powerful - the Word, the Image or something which encapsulates the tension between the two, the Logo?

 

09:30-10:00

Registration

 

10:00 – 11:30

1st Session

FROM LOGOS TO ICON

 

10:00-10:30

Anthony Papadimitriou

President of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

"From icon to logos:  a secular view of the talking image as a political phenomenon"

 

10:30 – 11:00

Malcolm Schofield

Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a Fellow of St John's College, University of Cambridge

"Plato for and against images"

 

11:00-11: 30

Robin Cormack

Emeritus Professor in the History of Art, University of London

"From calligraphy to icon: the early icons of Sinai"

 

11:30 -12:00

Coffee Break

 

12:00 -13:30

2nd Session

THE MEANING OF IMAGES

 

12:00-12:30

Liz James

Professor of History of Art at the University of Sussex

"The meaning of images as things"

 

12:30-13:00

Konstantinos Kontinos 

‎Marketing Manager - New Business & Consumer Insights at Agthia Group PJSC

"Imagery in the Commercial World"

 

13:00-13:30

Gunther Kress

Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education of the University of London

"Reading images: multimodality, representation and new media"

 

13:30 -14:30

Lunch

 

14:30-16:00

3rd Session

TEXT AS IMAGE

 

14:30-15:00

Georgi Parpulov 

Dilts-Lyell Senior Research Fellow in Greek Palaeography, Lincoln College, Oxford University

"Text as Image in Greek Manuscript Books"

 

15:00-15:30

Tim Stanley 

Senior Curator, Middle East Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

"From Text to Art Form in the Ottoman Hilye"

 

15:30-16:00

Sagi Haviv

Partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.

"Logo as Identity"

 

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

 

16:30-18:00

4th Session

IMAGES OF THE PAST

 

16:30-17:00

Anastasios Ioannis Metaxas

Emeritus Professor, University of Athens

"The Rhetoric of the Ruins"

 

17:00-17:30

Bettany Hughes

Award-winning historian and broadcaster

"Telling tales: the Story of Histories in Filmed Media"

 

17:30-18:00

Dimitris Plantzos

Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology, University of Athens

"Beyond Cultural Logoization: Disputed Classical Imageries in Contemporary Greece"

 

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