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What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
1 August 2016
Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM
On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
18 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM
In addition to marking a politically decisive moment in British history, the campaigns in advance of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU were exciting objects of study for Classicists in terms of the political use of oratory.
11 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Apply to exhibit in the Octagon Gallery
8 April 2014
We are now launching the fifth competitive call for exhibition proposals for the new Octagon gallery. This is an opportunity to show off your current research. The theme for the fifth exhibition, inspired by the Gallery name, is EIGHT. Proposals on this theme are invited from across the UCL community.
- Feature current research being undertaken at UCL
- Be submitted by members of UCL staff and research students from at least two departments and result from cross-disciplinary working
- Demonstrate how the theme will attract the public
Proposals will be judged by a panel of academic and professional staff with exhibition expertise, chaired by the Vice-Provost (Research).
The criteria for judging will be as follows:
- Cross-disciplinary nature – is there evidence of cross-disciplinary research and interaction?
- Visual potential – can the work be showcased in a visually dramatic way? Is there potential for showcasing UCL collections?
- Engagement potential – will the exhibition appeal to wide range of audiences? Is there the potential for related events or other forms of engagement and a willingness to devote time to these?
Winners will work with UCL's Exhibitions Manager and museum curators to create an exhibition that draws on UCL’s museums and collections. They will have the benefit of technical and creative input and a budget of up to £4000 for content and materials (not fees or salary costs). In return they will be expected to devote sufficient time over a period of six months to selecting content and preparing and editing interpretation. Please read the guidelines and note this is time consuming! The exhibition will open in January 2015 and will run until June 2015.
If you need advice on completing the proposal, please contact the Exhibitions Manager, Susie Chan: telephone: 020 7679 3163 (ext. 33163)