AHVS SEMINAR SERIES 2011-2012
Wednesdays 4.30pm, G21 Mansfield Cooper [unless stated otherwise]
1st February, Dr Debbie Lewer (University of Glasgow), ‘Whose Gothic? Art and the Cultural Politics of the ‘Medieval’ in Weimar Germany (1919-1933)’.
8th February, Prof. Janet Harbord (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘The Moving Still: David Claerbout meets Giorgio Agamben on the Boulevard du Temple’.
15th February, Prof. Griselda Pollock, Visiting Pilkington Professor (University of Leeds), “Why Warburg Now? For and Against the Contemporary Turn in Art History”, 5pm, G20 Mansfield Cooper.
22nd February, Dr Jason Edwards (The University of York), ‘For Beauty is a Series of Hypotheses? Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as Fibre Artist’.
29th February, Prof. Martin Kemp, Visiting Pilkington Professor (Oxford University), ‘Taking it on Trust. Naturalism, Knowledge and the Fantastical from Leonardo to the Internet.’ 5pm, G20 Mansfield Cooper.
7th March, Griselda Pollock, Visiting Pilkington Professor (University of Leeds), ‘Nameless Before the Concentrationary Void: Charlotte Salomon’s Leben? Oder Theater? 1941-42 as a Work of Concentrationary Memory.’ 5pm, G20 Mansfield Cooper.
14th March, Dr Maria Loh (UCL), ‘Sting, Speck, Cut, Little Hole: The Pathos of Portraiture in Early Modern Italy’; and Masterclass: 1pm-3pm University Place 6.207.
5th April, Special event with Marina Warner, “Stranger Magic”, The Whitworth Art Gallery. For more details and to book tickets, please visit:
18th April, Dr Kevin Parker (The University of Manchester), ‘Twitch: Adventures in Post-Pictorial Visuality’.
25th April, [event tbc]
2nd May, Dr Tom Rasmussen (The University of Manchester), ‘Tomb Gifts and their Funerary Meaning in Ancient Etruria’.
6th June, Prof. Jeanette Hoorn (The University of Melbourne), ‘Reframing Darwin: Evolution and Art’. Martin Harris Centre JOHN CASKEN THEATRE, 4.30pm. Followed by wine reception.
2011-12 Semester 1
12th October, Prof. Colm Toibin, newly appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. ‘Black and Blue: Adventures in Troubled Light and Troubled Shadow’. Followed by wine reception.
19th October, Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL, Neuroscience), ‘Exploring the Neuroscience of Memory through Art’.
2nd November, Prof. Caroline Evans (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design), ‘The Mannequin Walk: Fashion Modelling 1900-1930’.
9th November, Mark Anstee (Leverhulme artist in residence with Archaeology), ‘The Curse of the Curses’. 5pm, G21 Mansfield Cooper [Joint event with Archaeology]
16th November, Prof. Martin Kemp, Visiting Pilkington Professor (Oxford University), ‘Splashing Around: Structures and Intuitions in Art, Science and Technology from Leonardo to Modern Engineering’. 4pm, Samuel Alexander Theatre.
17th November, Masterclass: Prof. Martin Kemp with Prof. John Pickstone (CHSTM) and Anthony Gerbino (AHVS). 10-11.30am (room tbc)
19th November, Dr Frank Mair (Chemistry)and Jenna Carine Ashton (AHVS), ‘In Memory of Chroma’. Whitworth Art Gallery, Lecture Theatre, 2pm, see
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7th December, CIDRA/AVHS Workshop, ‘The Sense of Listening’. 2-5pm, Whitworth Art Gallery.