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CongressCATH 2005

The Ethics and Politics of Virtuality and Indexicality

CongressCATH 2005, the fourth of a series of conferences promoted by CentreCATH, will take place in Bradford, UK from the 30th of June to the 3rd of July 2005, at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television,

Conference Programme

We have a final Conference Programme, an Index of Speakers, Index of Panels and the Director's Welcome.


The invited speakers are:

Christopher Bollas (The British Psychoanalytical Society)
Antony Bryant (Leeds Metropolitan University)
N Katherine Hayles (University of California, Los Angeles)
Brian Massumi (University of Montréal)
Martha Rosler (Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University)
Samuel Weber (Northwestern University)
Paul Willemen
(University of Ulster)


Index of speaking delegates.


CongressCATH 2005, hosted by the AHRC Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History at the University of Leeds, will be held from 30 June to 3 July 2005 at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford. The City of Bradford is one of the ten largest cities in Britain. Bradford attracts over 8 million visitors per year sampling its many attractions, international cuisine and the booming cultural and social scene. One of the major attractions is the acclaimed National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, the most visited national museum outside of London. The Museum's renowned collection includes more than three million items of historical, social and cultural value.

The city is well connected with the outside world, having a short motorway (the M606) linking it to the M62 trans-Pennine route, and has two main railway stations at Forster Square and Bradford Interchange in the city centre (the latter also containing an integrated and recently refurbished bus station). Leeds Bradford International Airport is only 7 miles (11 km) away from the City Centre serving internal flights as well as well as scheduled and charter flights to mainland Europe and beyond. There are also regular train services from Bradford to Leeds, Manchester and London. Regular bus and train services will take you to regional attractions such as York, Haworth, Harrogate and the Dales.


Anyone is welcome to submit an individual paper or panel proposal on the CongressCATH theme: The Ethics and Politics of Virtuality and Indexicality. It is the aim of CongressCATH to form a balance of speakers, with both young and established scholars from all disciplines, and with a fully international representation. To avoid scheduling problems we only accept one paper per participant. As well as offering a paper you may, of course, act as a moderator for panels, and be involved in workshops or other kind of discussion panels.

Speakers are welcome to present their paper in their preferred language. However, to ensure that all panels remain broadly accessible we recommend that those presenting their paper in a language other than English provide a short handout in English

Organising Receptions

Publishers, Societies, Institutes, and Research Centres may wish to host a reception during the conference. Receptions can be arranged through a special booking form. Rooms, free of charge, are available for booking each evening from 19.30. Catering can be arranged on request. Anyone interested in organising a reception should contact CentreCATH for a booking form.

Planning Committee

Prof. Griselda Pollock, Dr Simon Lewandowski, Dr Ika Willis, Nick Chare, Peter Nix
and Josine Opmeer.


Arts and Humanities Research Board School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies University of Leeds