The Art of Reading

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Join us at UCL Art Museum for The Art of Reading during the weekend of 11 and 12 May, 1 till 5pm.

Have you ever wondered how researchers develop their ideas and projects?

Visit us for drop-in reading groups curated by UCL researchers who will reveal aspects of their fascinating research in Art, Science and Humanities through reading, performance, drawing, talks and other activities.

The event is part of Something Else for the Weekend: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-the-arts/something-else-for-the-weekend

Programme:

Saturday 11 May

1pm: Wendy Bracewell, Professor of Southeast European History

'Travelers' anxieties: Where to go?

Read specific examples of travel writing in Eastern Europe, an ode to the Soviet toilet, with Professor Wendy Bracewell.

2pm: Lisa Plotkin, Second year PhD student in the Department of History and part of Researchers in Museums team

Reading the Hysterical Body

Researcher Lisa Plotkin will open the case files of exceptional women who were treated in various curative sites in Britain, Ireland, and India from 1860 until the beginning of the twentieth century.

3pm: Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Reading the Artistic Body

This drawing workshop and discussion facilitated by Dr Chiara Ambrosio focuses on Charles Bell’s watercolours and takes a look at the ways in which knowledge can transform the perception of art.

Materials are provided.

4pm: Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Reading the Artistic Body

This drawing workshop and discussion facilitated by Dr Chiara Ambrosio focuses on Charles Bell’s watercolours and takes a look at the ways in which knowledge can transform the perception of art.

Materials are provided.

Sunday 12 May

2pm: Gemma Angel, Fourth year PhD student working with the Department of History and the Science Museum London

Reading Ink on the body

Researcher and trained tattoo artist Gemma Angel leads a tattoo workshop, taking a look at both technique and interpretation. There will be a chance to try your hand at creating a tattoo on fake skin!

Materials are provided

3pm: Tom Ue, Doctoral Fellow and Canadian Centennial Scholar in the Department of English

Sherlock Holmes and Art

Researcher Tom Ue facilitates a reading of Sherlock Holmes and art.