Postgraduate events this week

THIS WEEK’S FORUM

This week’s forum will be held in conjunction with the Ecology and the Arts Research Group, and will be held at the extraordinary time of 12:00 on Wednesday 28th in ER228. A new recruit to the department’s PGR community, Barbora Bartosova, will be leading the forum, so I hope that lots of you will be there! We will be attending Dr William Viney’s seminar on ‘Performing Wastes’, and then retiring to a café for some post-seminar discussion amongst ourselves.

Click here for the introduction to Dr Viney’s book, Waste: A Philosophy of Things, for some optional pre-seminar reading. For more details on the event, click here.

There will be no event this Thursday evening.

Talks and Events

Tuesday 27th October           

CVAC and IAS Visual Evidence Series: Understanding Visual Evidence

27th October 13:00 – 28th October 13:45, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College

Facilitated by the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) and the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC), this workshop on ‘Understanding Visual Evidence’ is the first event in a series of CVAC-sponsored workshops on Visual Evidence offered in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

For programme details, please click here. To register a place, please email CVAC with your name and any dietary requirements.

Professor Lisa Cartwright – ‘Constructions of Knowledge: Photography and the Matter of Sensory Evidence: The Kansas Wind and Power Project’

17:00-19:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidans College

What is the current potential of photography as a tool for reflexively engaging with sensory evidence? A historical sensory field study of the transformation from grain to wind farming conducted in the North American grain belt between 2009 and 2014 by Lisa Cartwright and photographer Steven Rubin is the basis for this investigation of what constitutes sensory evidence and how research-based art practice may inform the interdisciplinary field of visual and historical cultural studies. [read more]

The Life of Texts: Evidence in Textual Production, Transmission and Reception

Francis Watson – Shaping the Word: Form and Content in Early Gospel Books

18:00-19:30, PGL Learning Centre – Palace Green Library

This illustrated lecture will trace the development from early papyrus gospel books, typically containing a single gospel, to the elaborate four gospel codices that begin to emerge from the 4th century onwards, which often include extensive artwork and other supplementary material. Locally produced gospel books such as the “Lindisfarne Gospels” share traditions of formatting and artistry with books from as far afield as Ethiopia and Armenia. The question is how this supplementary material was intended to shape the way the gospel texts were understood.

Click here for more information about the series.

Thursday 29th October

Coffee with the Wittgensteins: The Philosophers’ Family and the Arts in Vienna

18:15, Concert Room, Music Department, Palace Green

Margaret Stonborough is talking about the Wittgenstein family and the arts in Vienna, at 6.15 in the Concert Room of the Music Dept on Palace Green. The speaker is a member of the family, which dominated the cultural scene in Vienna. Her grandmother was painted by Klimt; the family’s famous silver coffee service was designed by Vienna Secession artists; another brother, Paul, was a left-handed concert pianist who commissioned works by Ravel, Prokofiev and Britten. The lecture will be illustrated with examples of both art and music, and will throw light on how and why Ludwig Wittgenstein was the way he was, from a family point of view.

Friday 30th October

Learning Lab: Performing Migratory Identity

13:00-17:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

Hosted by the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, in partnership with Counterpoints Arts. Lunch included.

Please RSVP to Maggie O’Neill (maggie.o’neill@durham.ac.uk) if you will be attending, with any dietary requirements.      [read more]

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