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Clare Research Symposium 2012

The 5th Clare Research Symposium took place on the 15th of March 2012 in the Gillespie Conference Centre, Clare College, Cambridge. Click here to download a pdf of the programme of the day.

9.00 – Registration opens, Gillespie Centre
9.10 – Opening address by the Acting Master, Professor Paul Cartledge, Riley Auditorium

Panel 1: 9.20-10.05 – Classics and Archeology
Chair: Professor Paul Cartledge
Dr. Gauthier Grousset, The Negro head-vases in ancient Greece: shapes and uses
Dr. Jamie Hampson, Rock art and ritual from the Pleistocene to the present in the Kurnool District, India
Nick Soderberg, Bronze Age Crete in Context

Panel 2: 10.05-10.50 – Materials and structure
Chair: Dr. Nathan Crilly
Dr. Alex Eggeman, Diffraction Studies of Disordered Materials
Dr. Mark Schenk, The Art and engineering of Origami
Daniel Weatherill, Vibrational spectroscopy of surfaces

10.50-11.10 Tea break

Panel 3: 11.10-11.40 – Knowledge and learning
Chair: Dr. Patricia Fara
Katharina T. Kraus, On the mathematisability of psychology according to Kant
Charlie Williams, A Digital Game-Based Model for Learning Musicality

Panel 4: 11.40-12.40 – Health
Chair: Dr. Andrew Carter
Dr. Stephen Burgess, “A few causal remarks about your health”
Moos Peeters, Semantic eye-blink conditioning: a paradigm to test abstract categorization and learning in disorders of consciousness
Dr Mark Agius & Jenny Gardner, Studies on Depression Treatment within a Community Mental Health Team Setting
Dr. James Rowe, Behavioural decisions in health and disease

12.40-1.40 Lunch break and poster session

Panel 5: 1.40-2.40 – Literature and Music
Chair: Dr. Fred Parker
Edward Mills, “De mon non ne savroiz vos point”: identities and roles in two medieval French romances
Thomas Neal, The Composer as Exegete: an Intertextual Analysis of Machaut’s Motet 21
Isabella Shaw, ‘Within thyself my tunes enclose’: character and musical instruments in Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia
Tom Taylor, Dr Johnson’s Dictionary and the making of meaning

Panel 6: 2.40-3.55 – Bio-Chemistry/Computing
Chair: Dr. Simon Buczacki
Mark Chonofsky, A new clustering algorithm to improve motor protein tracking
Julia Oswald, Investigation of neuronal circuits in human cortical neuron cultures
Joseph Rogers, Protein Disorder in biology
Christopher Thompson-Walsh, Coping with Complexity: Computer Modelling of Biochemical Networks
Liang Wu, ‘Junk’ RNA

3.55-4.15 Tea break

Panel 7: 4.15-5.15 – History
Chair: Dr. Michele Gemelos
Gabriel Byng, Building the Impossible: Parish church construction during the long thirteenth century
Dr. Elaine Leong, Tweaking as Creating: Recipes and Knowledge Production in Early Modern England
Katie Renaud, Britain and Refugee Intellectuals from Nazi Europe: an International Comparison
Dr. Hester Vaizey, Conversations from beyond the Berlin Wall

Panel 8: 5.30-6.15 Ethics and Law
Marco Andreacchio, ‘Botticelli’s Critique of Theocracy’
Teale Phelps Bondaroff, Green Pirates? The Strategic Use of International Waters and Law Through the use of Direct Action by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Sara Wharton, International Criminal Law: Superior Responsibility of Non-State Actors

6.15 – Closing of the symposium by the Senior Tutor, Dr. Patricia Fara