MyExperience Molise

"The Creative Gesture"

International and Interdisciplinary Symposium

University of Molise, Campobasso (Italy)

28 - 29 - 30 May 2024

Keynote Speakers (in progress)

Chiara Ambrosio

University College London

Professor in History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. Her research interests include the relations between art and science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, American Pragmatism and the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce, scientific discovery, and general issues in philosophy of science, with a particular focus on scientific representations. Ambrosio is the Secretary of the British Society for the History of Science, a committee member of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, and a committee member of the Charles S. Peirce Society. She is the co-founder, with Núria Sara Miras Boronat (University of Barcelona), of the Women in Pragmatism Network. Co-organiser, with Roman Frigg (London School of Economics), of the annual All-London HPS Reading group, Ambrosio is also an international collaborator of the LSE Narrative Science Project and regularly collaborates with artists and museums and collections (MUSO).

Giovanni Emanuele Corazza

University of Bologna

Giovanni Emanuele Corazza is a Full Professor at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, founder of the Marconi Institute for Creativity (MIC), and Member of the Board of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI). He holds a PhD in Telecommunications and Microelectronics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and a PhD in Psychology from the Université de Paris. His research interests are focused on the development of the Dynamic Creativity Framework based on the Dynamic Definition of Creativity.

Noel Fitzpatrick

Technological University Dublin

Noel Fitzpatrick (doc ès lettres, Paris VII) is Professor of Philosophy and the Dean of Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media ( at TU Dublin. He is also the Academic Lead of the European Culture and Technology Laboratory ( of the European University of Technology. Fitzpatrick is a leading member of the European Artistic Research Network, EARN and is a member of Ars Industrialis and a founding member of the Digital Studies Network at the l’Institut de recherche et innovation (IRI) at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He has been awarded research funding from the Irish Research Council and is a Marie-Curie Research Fellow currently co-ordinator of the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Real Smart Cities project ( and Networking Ecologically Smart Territories ( He also acts as evaluator on H20:20 programmes and the Marie-Curie Action on the SOC panel for the European Commission. He was also chairperson of the Irish Humanities Alliance 2017-2018 and is now chair of the EU working Group of the IHA. His most recent book publication is collective publication with the French Philosopher Bernard Stiegler entitled Bifurcate: There is no alternative, open humanities press, 2021.

Chiara Leva

Technological University Dublin

Maria Chiara Leva (PI in ESHI) is the co-chair of the technical committee on Human Factors for the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA), former chair of the Irish Ergonomics Society and co-chair of the Symposium on Human Mental Workload. In 2016 she was awarded a Female Founder Competitive Start Fund by the National Digital Research Centre and Enterprise Ireland for her Campus Company ‘Tosca Human Factors Solutions’. The company is a spin out of one of the EU project Leva led as a PI, She currently holds a scientific advisory role in the business. Leva has more than 60 publications on Human Factors (HF), Operational Risk Assessment and Safety Management in Science and Engineering Journals. She is a Lecturer in TU Dublin and visiting lecturer for Risk Assessment and Safety Management in the School of Engineering, associated PI in the Science and Technology in Advanced Manufacturing research centre and in the Centre for Innovative Human Systems in Trinity College Dublin.

Peter Osborne

Kingston University London

Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London. He has held Visiting International Chairs in the Philosophy Department at the University of Paris 8 (2014, 2019), the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2015) and Yale University School of Art (2017). He was PI on the 2011–13 AHRC project, “Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts”. He was co-curator of the Norwegian Representation at the Venice Biennale 2011. From 1983 to 2016 he was an editor of the British journal Radical Philosophy. His books include “The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde” (1995; 2011), “Philosophy in Cultural Theory” (2000), “Conceptual Art” (2002), “Marx” (2004), “Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art” (2013), “The Postconceptual Condition” (2018) and “Crisis as Form” (2022). He was a Member & Interdisciplinary Advisor on the sub-panel for Philosophy of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2019-21.

Wendy Ross

London Metropolitan University

Wendy Ross is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at London Metropolitan University. Her work lies at the intersection of cognition, anthropology and philosophy and draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods. She is interested in how cognition unfolds in the dynamic interaction of people and things particularly in how serendipitous cognitive systems can arise. The author of some 30 published works, she is chair of the “Serendipity Society”, vice-president of the “Possibility Studies Network” and an elected member of the BPS Cognitive Section committee. She is Associate Managing Editor of Possibility Studies and Society and the editor of two volumes devoted to understanding serendipity, the “Art of Serendipity” (2021) and “Serendipity Science” (2023).

Stella Sandford

Kingston University London

Stella Sandford is Professor in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University London. Her most recent book is “Vegetal Sex: Philosophy of Plants” (Bloomsbury, 2022); her current research focusses on Agnes Arber’s philosophy of plant morphology. She is also the author of “Plato and Sex” (Polity, 2010), “How to Read Beauvoir” (Granta/Norton, 2006) and “The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas” (Athlone/Continuum, 2000). She is co-editor (with Mandy Merck) of “Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex: Critical Essays on Shulamith Firestone” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and (with Peter Osborne) “Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity” (Continuum, 2002) and edited, with an Introduction, Étienne Balibar's “Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness”, Verso 2013.

Anna Lisa Tota

University Roma Tre

Anna Lisa Tota is Vice Chancellor of Roma Tre University and full professor of Sociology of Cultural Processes at the department of Philosophy, Communication and Performance at the same university. Since 2007 she has been “Gastprofessor” at the Hochschule für Wirtschafts, Rechts und Sozialwissenschaften (University of St. Gallen). From 1999 to 2010 she was an expert evaluator for the European Commission. She has served as Chair of the ESA RN “Sociology of the Arts” and of the ESA RN “Sociology of Culture” and Board member of the ISA Research Committee “Sociology of the Arts”. She has published extensively on a wide range of topics that include public memories, cultural trauma, sociology of the arts, museums, theater, gender and media, music, photography, advertising. Among her publications: Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies (eds., Routledge 2016); Sociologia delle arti. Musei, memoria e performance digitali (con A. De Feo, Carocci 2020); Ecologia della parola. Il piacere della conversazione (Einaudi 2020); Ecologia del pensiero. Conversazioni con una mente inquinata (Einaudi 2023).



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