V&A/RCA History of Design research seminars Autumn/Winter 2017

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October 12, 2017 to November 23, 2017
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Architecture and Architectural History, Early Modern History and Period Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

Please join us on Thursday evenings from 5.15 pm, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, for the V&A/RCA History of Design Research Seminar Series.

The V&A/RCA History of Design Research Seminar Series provides a forum for engaging with new thinking in the history and material culture of design, photography, performance and everyday life, including cutting-edge research in related fields such as anthropology, economic history, the history of art and architecture, medical humanities and the history of science and technology.

All seminars start at 5.15pm and take place in Seminar Room 5, Level 3 Learning Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, London.

Autumn term speakers and topics are:

Thursday 12 October: James Ryan - 'Placing Early Photography: The Work of Robert Hunt in Mid-Nineteenth Century Britain'

Thursday 19 October: Aoife Monks -'Collecting Virtuosity: Craft and Performance'

Thursday 26 October: Ludovic Coupaye - 'Making Connections Visible: Methodological Experiments with the ‘Chaîne Opératoire’

Thursday 09 November: Pete James - 'THRESHOLDS: Serendipity, Photo-History and Augmented Virtuality'

Thursday 16 November: Henriette Steiner - 'Nature Created?'

Thursday 23 November: Marta Ajmar - 'From Unmaking to Remaking: Embodied Ways of Knowing in the Museum'

Seminars are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested, by email to Felicity Hall at f.hall@vam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you.

Contact Info: 

Felicity Hall, administrator, V&A/RCA History of Design (V&A)

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