Testing Testing: Exhibition Launch 12 Aug – Event 2 Sept


Artists from the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3Ri) PhD Programme present works exploring and exposing the process of making in academic research.

Artists Include: Emma Bolland, Rose Butler, Helen Clarke, Michael Day, Susannah Gent, Debbie Michaels, Emma O’Connor, Bernadette O’Toole, Jo Ray, Rachel Smith, and Rachel Emily Taylor.

Testing Testing includes film, photography, text, painting, code, and installation. Particular inquires consider distraction, technology, language, the nature of the model, surveillance, the uncanny, narratives in heritage and healthcare, the politics of the female body, screenplay structure and literature in the visual arts.

Drawing from these diverse research processes and practices each of the artists taking part will form a dialogue with an invited contributor. These dialogues will form part of the Testing Testing publication and symposia.


Friday 2nd September 10.00-16.00

SIA Gallery, Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University

To include discussion, crits, and exploration of role of dialogue in art research.


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CFP: Sibylline Leaves: Chaos and Compilation in the Romantic Period – deadline 15 Oct 15

Please find attached a Call for Papers for the bicentennial conference Sibylline Leaves: Chaos and Compilation in the Romantic Period.

The conference will take place at Birkbeck College, London, on the 21 and 22 of July 2017, with plenary papers from Professor Deidre Shauna Lynch and Professor Seamus Perry.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to sibyllineleaves2017@gmail.com by 15 October 2016. More information can be found on our website: www.sibyllineleaves.wordpress.com.

We would be very grateful if you could circulate this information via your mailing lists and on social media. Please get in touch with any questions.

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London Nineteenth-Century Postgraduate Colloquium 10 Sept 2016

Please find attached call for papers and poster for this year’s London Nineteenth-Century Postgraduate Colloquium, hosted by the Institute of English Studies.

This year’s colloquium will be held on the 10th September at Senate House

The conference blog is available here: https://londonc19conference.wordpress.com/.

This is a multi- and interdisciplinary conference and proposals are welcomed for papers on a wide range of topics.

The deadline for proposals is 31 July.


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Vacancy: Art History Tutor – Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution

We are seeking an art history tutor for the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, as due to unforeseen circumstances we find ourselves without a tutor for the academic year 2016 to 2017.


HLSI is a charity and apart from a professional librarian and office staff, is run by volunteers. Among our many activities we run a wide variety of classes for adults, mainly in the daytime. Our membership is mostly retired and highly educated, well travelled and with a good general knowledge of art. We are looking for a tutor for the complete academic year and fees are subject to negotiation. Our current course is Art of the Superpowers: Art and Society in America, China and Russia, following courses on British art from World War I to the 1980s, and European Art of the 20th Century, which proved very popular. Our students seem to prefer courses covering more recent art and artistic practice but we are flexible about subject matter in the interests of finding an excellent tutor.


HLSI is situated in the middle of Highgate village. Our History of Art courses, which are well attended, take place on Wednesday mornings in the Institution’s attractive Victoria Hall which doubles as an exhibitions gallery. Apart from classes we run art exhibitions, a film and theatre club, debates and a programme of lectures on Tuesday evenings. Members also benefit from a well stocked library.  Our current programme can be viewed on the website www.hlsi.net


With kind regards

Mary Butler

HLSI Education Committee

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BIMI Funding to present in Pittsburgh – deadline end of July

Opportunity to present research at Pittsburgh Graduate Student Conference 30 September-1 October 2016

As part of Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image’s collaboration with University of Pittsburgh, we are proposing for the second year running to help fund two Birkbeck research students who would like to present their research at the Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Conference, 30 September-1 October 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference is “All in the Family: Theorizing Incest and/as Media Erotics” – see attached call for papers. Please note that the deadline for Birkbeck students proposing papers is the end of July (not 10 July as stated in the document).

Although the conference is run by Film Studies research students at Pitt, they are very open to film and media related proposals coming from any field or discipline. So please feel free to put your project forward, regardless of the department or school in which you study at Birkbeck.

If your paper is chosen for the conference, BIMI will subsidise your travel up to £500. Once you are in Pittsburgh, the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO) will undertake to look after you during your stay.

The call for papers asks you to submit your proposal directly to this address: pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com – however, we would be grateful if you could copy your proposal to this address: bimi@bbk.ac.uk

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