History and Heritage Research Seminar Wed 29th March

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The next History and Heritage Research Seminar will be delivered by Dr Renee Ward (University of Lincoln), ‘Giving voice to Griselda: Nineteenth-century radical re-imaginings of a medieval tale’ on Wednesday 29th March, from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in MC0024.

This talk introduces the Victorian writer Eleanora Louisa Hervey and her poetic responses to the Griselda story, including post-medieval editions of Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale that were popular in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Although she participates in the Chaucerian branch of Victorian medievalism, Hervey boldly rejects canonical and more widely known versions of the tale, and uniquely reimagines Griselda’s story from a female perspective. In doing so, she presents instead a radical, proto-feminist retelling that critiques male authority and patriarchal social structures.

Lincoln School of Film and Media – Research Seminar 1st March


Jacques Rancière

Wednesday, 1st March, 1-3pm in MC3107

Internal Guest: Dr Conohar Scott

Abstract title: Framing Dissensus: the Projects of Environmental Resistance 

Using Jacques Rancière’s description of art as a profoundly dissensual medium, which exhibits a ‘singular power of presence […] that tears experience from ordinariness’, I argue for the potential for art to alter the social imaginary in the struggle for environmental remediation. By way of comparison to the work of Richard Misrach and Andreas Müller-Pohle, I would like to focus primarily on the projects of the artist-led group Environmental Resistance (I am a founding member of this group), which is a UK collective currently comprised of a photographer, an environmental scientist and a graphic designer.

Environmental Resistance aims to provide a “service” for environmental advocates by combining an indexical description of the polluted topography with quantitative data affirming the existence of a substantive environmental threat. This is done by creating multimodal artworks, which merge photography with graphical content in the form of infographs, QR codes linking to scientific publications, or activist video footage. In other examples, the photograph is combined with mineral sampling data taken from within the frame of the image. In collaboration with activists or the environmental science community, the resulting artworks can then be disseminated to politicians, scientists, health professionals, civil servants and local citizens, in a bid to constitute a newly emergent public, cognizant of the threat offered by industrial polluters.

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LIH Research Development Seminar – Wednesday 25 January

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Professor Paul Squires will lead the next Lincoln Institute of Health Research Development Seminar entitled Conversations between cells, tissues and research groups: it’s good to talk.

This will take place on Wednesday 25th January 2017, from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm in MB3203.

The presentation will be from 12.00noon to 1.00pm, followed by a Q&A, discussion and action planning from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

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