Material, Visual and Digital Culture Research Seminars

Mondays 5-7 pm
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd floor, 14 Taviton St. 

Spring 2017 

16 January Elisa OREGLIA (SOAS) 
The Digital Imagination: Mobile Phones and Internet in the Global South

CANCELLED 23 January Asta VONDERAU (Stockholm University)
Technologies of Cooling and Imagination: Locating the Cloud in Sweden’s North

30 January Spike BUCKLOW (University of Cambridge)
A Material Selfie: John Donne's portrait of c.1595

6 February Thomas BINDER (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts)
Design Anthropological Futures (download the poster)

13 February Reading week

20 February Katja Müller (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)  
Digital Future of Anthropological Archives? Memory Making on the Indian Past

27 February Charlotte JOY (Goldsmiths)
Islamic bodies and (pre)Islamic material culture? The Care and Destruction of People and Things in Mali and in Transit to Europe

6 March Kostis KALANTZIS (University College London)
Warriors and Tourists? Nativism, Visual Culture and Greek-German encounters in the Greek crisis

13 March Alberto Corsín JIMÉNEZ (CSIC, Spain)
Ethnography: a prototype

20 March Elizabeth HODSON (University of Aberdeen)
The Painter’s Discipline: Aesthetics and Form in Scottish Painting

Seminar Convenors: Hannah Knox (h.knox@ucl.ac.uk) and Timothy Carroll (t.carroll@ucl.ac.uk)

Autumn 2016 - In collaboration with the Ethnographic and Documentary Film Programme

3 October Chris Pinney (UCL Anthropology)
The Waterless Sea: On the Curious Histories of Mirages

10 October Tadgh O’Sullivan (Independent Filmmaker)
Screening of The Great Wall, and discussion with filmmaker
NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION: Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT

17 October Dryden Goodwin (UCL Slade)
Unseen: the lives of looking. Screening (90 mins) and discussion with filmmaker

NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION: Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT

24 October Gareth Evans (Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery)
Further Beyond: Adventures in Essay Film

31 October Christophe Leclercq and Davy Braun (Sciences Po Media Lab, Paris)
What is a Medialab? a Year inside the Sciences Po Medialab


Enquiries to Haidy Geismar (h.geismar@ucl.ac.uk) and Michael Stewart (m.stewart@ucl.ac.uk)