University of Hertfordshire

Professor Michael Biggs MA PhD FRSA FHEA

Michael Biggs

Professor Michael Biggs MA PhD FRSA FHEA

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

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Prof Michael Biggs MA PhD FRSA FHEA is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. He is Chair of the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Panel at the Belgian Research Council (FWO) and Member of the Board of the National Research School in Architecture, Sweden. He has been Visiting Research Professor at Presbyterian University Mackenzie, São Paulo and University of Lund, Sweden. He was postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Bergen in 1994, and has degrees in both Fine Art and Philosophy. His research into Wittgenstein and visual communication led to his appointment to the Honorary Committee of the British Wittgenstein Society. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1989, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2007.

Michael is interested in the impact of interdisciplinarity on the theory of knowledge production, reflecting developments in societal understandings of science (STS) and philosophy of language. He has published widely on research and methodologies in creative and interpretative disciplines. He is an EU registered expert in art and aesthetics, and his research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [UK], The British Council [UK], the University of Bergen [NO], the Swedish Research Council [SE], the Australian Research Council [AU], Riksbanken Jubileumsfond [SE], and the European Union [EU].

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