Performing art history: workshop and panel discussion

Art History and TV

Thursday, 2 December 2010

18.00 - 20.00, Research Forum South Room

screen grab of speaker on BBC Culture Show

Speaker(s): Alixe Bovey (School of History, University of Kent), Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld), Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld), Sam Rose (The Courtauld), John Wyver (University of Westminister/Illuminations Media)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jack Hartnell with Dr Katie Scott

“Walking on camera is damn hard.” Simon Schama

In the first of three discussions exploring and critiquing methods of delivering art historical research beyond traditional publishing routes in books or journals, the group will consider art history and TV including: Simon Schama's The Power of Art (2006), Kenneth Clark's Civilization (1969), Matthew Collings' This Is Civilization (2007), and John Read's Henry Moore (1951).

This event is part of the Performing Art History Special Interest Group, a body that seeks to create a forum for exploring, developing, and critiquing methods of delivering art historical research beyond the traditional publishing routes in books or journals. Novel presentation methods, both in lectures direct to an audience and in the wider broadcast media (TV, Radio, Internet) can be an opportunity for art historians to utilise the wide range of technologies at their disposal. Furthermore, these approaches can be utilised by the art historian to make broader intellectual comment upon the material they are presenting through the medium in which it is presented. As well as exploring new ways to present research, the group will also consider the impact of these methods on the subject, and the methodological implications these new forums present to us as art historians.

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