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PROTEST//REFUGE//CONFLICT NOW: Spatial, material, and visual implications across the MENA region, Friday 22 May 2015

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This symposium addresses public protest, armed conflict, and various forms of refuge in the context of contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Working Worlds conference, Saturday 16 May 2015

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UCL History of Art & the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art presents: Working Worlds

Lisa Tickner 'Antonioni's Blow Up (1966) What the Photographer Never Saw'. Thursday 7 May 2015

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Part of our series of Reserch Seminars

Nosce te ipsum / Know Thyself conference, Saturday 2 May 2015

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A Conference on Early Modern Images, Department of History of Art, UCL

For full details Nosce te ipsum / Know Thyself

Making Feminist Memories: The Case of Helen Rosenau and Woman in Art 1944, Video now available

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We are pleased to make available a video of the entire lecture delivered by Prof. Griselda Pollock in December

Artist's Talk: Zanele Muholi. Friday 13 March, 2015

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The renowned South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi will discuss her work.

History of Art, Seminar Rooms 3 & 4, 6pm

Abstract Art and Society, symposium, 13-14 March 2015

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This two day symposium is jointly presented by CSCA and Whitechapel Gallery and will investigate themes from the exhibition Adventures of the Black Square

Making Feminist Memories - Prof. Griselda Pollock, 4 December 2014

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Interviews Workshop - Tuesday 18th November, 5pm - 6pm

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UCL History of Art Department, Seminar Room 3 and 4, 20 Gordon Square

Poster for the event

Seeing Double symposium, 9 October 2014

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A symposium on old and new technologies - On the 9th October at 6pm this symposium takes as its subject the relationship between technology and history. More information on Seeing Double.....

Alexander Kluge at UCL

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Friday 3 October - Screening: Alexander Kluge will premiere excerpts from recent works, including: Money, not Gold or Love: Elfriede Jelinek, Richard Wagner and the Financial Crisis. Followed by a discussion with Sarah James (UCL) and Frederic Schwartz (UCL)

Professor Tamar Garb Elected as Fellow of the British Academy

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Prof Tamar Garb

The Department is immensely proud to announce that Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in History of Art, has been made a Fellow of the British Academy. She is one of 42 highly distinguished academics in the UK from 19 universities elected in recognition of their outstanding research. Professor Garb joins the Academy’s Section of History of Art and Music , which includes many of the world’s foremost scholars in the field.

Graduate Bursary Support Scheme 2014

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The Graduate Support Scheme 2014 continues UCL’s tradition of making high quality education accessible. A total of 93 bursaries, consisting of a fee waiver and a living allowance of £10,000, are available for students from underprivileged backgrounds on a range of courses, including the MA in History of Art. There is also childcare support to assist parents whilst studying, and a range of other activities including summer schools for most participating programmes.

UCL Students win 2014 AAH Dissertation Awards

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UCL students have been highly successful in this year’s Association of Art Historians Dissertation Prizes, winning both the undergraduate and postgraduate awards. Congratulations to Timothy Davies (BA, 2013), who has been awarded the undergraduate prize for his essay ‘Parts and Labour: Fabricating Donald Judd and Carl Andre in a Changing Industrial Context’, and to Emily Doucet (MA, 2013), who has been awarded the postgraduate prize for her dissertation ‘Anticipating Machines Heavier than Air: Nadar, Photography, and the Objects of Technology’. Another UCL student, Rebecca Whiteley (MA, 2013) was runner-up for the postgraduate prize. The winning students were presented with their prizes, awarded in association with Thames and Hudson, at the AAH Annual Conference at the Royal College of Art in April 2014.

Phyllida Barlow in conversation with Briony Fer and Fiona Bradley, 9 June 2014

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June 9th, 5:30 pm UCL, Pearson Lecture Theatre, Gower Street

Phyllida Barlow (born 1944) studied at Chelsea School of Art, London (1960–63) and then the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1963–66) where she later became a Professor. Recent international major exhibitions include Venice Biennale (2013), Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013), Des Moines Art Centre, Des Moines (2013), Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany (2012), Kunstverein Nurnberg, Germany (2011), BAWAG Contemporary Vienna, Austria (2010), and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2004). She became a Royal Academician in 2011 and lives and works in London.

Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship Lectures, 20 and 22 May 2014

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The 2013-2014 lectures will be given by Michael Gaudio on Tuesday 20th May and Thursday 22nd May, 2014, 6pm - 8pm

Art in the Age of Real Abstraction, conference 10 May 2014

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UCL History of Art & the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art presents: Art in the Age of Real Abstraction

Professor Rose Marie San Juan - Inaugural Lecture, 13 May 2014

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Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

BOOM! Growth, Form and Sustainable Bodies 1946–67, 4-5 April 2014

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This conference is organised to coincide with the Richard Hamilton retrospective currently at the Tate Modern, which includes the first ever reconstruction of his exhibit Growth and Form (ICA, 1951). Growth and Form negotiated a problematic that in the two decades after the end of WWII preoccupied different strands of artistic and architectural research across Europe. Namely, the effects of booming expansion – economic, demographic, urban, technological, material, visual –  on the embodied subject within the context of a spreading capitalist pan-humanism championed abroad by the US. Some of the key historical coordinates that this conferences sets out to engage with in relation to cultural production include: the so-call consumer-led miracle in Europe, the international context of Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man (1955), the baby boom, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first tests of the H-bomb, postwar developments in cybernetics and artificial intelligence, futurology and technological dystopia.

Ghostly Presences: On Real Art and Fake Manifestations, 26 March 2014

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Curious Matters

Wednesday, 26th March, 6-8pm, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, WC1E 6BT, room 3&4 http://curiousmatters.net/programme/ Artist Liz Rideal (Reader at Slade School of Art) will discuss her recent film and photographic work whilst drawing on examples of nineteenth century photographic manipulations.

On Forgetting, 21 March 2014

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Past Imperfect Seminar: On Forgetting

Pop Art and Beyond, 20 March 2014

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Pop Art and Beyond: A platform for scholars working on Pop Art, its themes and its legacies.

Derek Jarman study day 13 February

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Derek Jarman: Sites and Spaces. 

UCL will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death with a study day on 13 February 2014 focused on the spaces of his life and work. Through talks, readings, installations and screenings we will consider the sites Jarman inhabited as he produced his art, films, writing, gardens and activism, including the Slade where he studied between 1963-67. Which places and material conditions attracted him and how did they provide the field for his experimental and radical practices? The day will be structured around different spatial scales, from the urban to the rural.

Posthumanism and the Viewing Subject

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Past Imperfect Presents:
Posthumanism and the Viewing Subject

Dr. Karin Leonhard, Research Seminar

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Dr. Karin Leonhard

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

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