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The Warwick Seminar on Culture of Memory in Latin America

The Warwick Seminar on Culture of Memory in Latin America for 2018 is a joint initiative of Prof Paulo de Medeiros (English & Comparative Literary Studies) and Prof Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) with generous support from the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Global Research Priorities Group on Connecting Cultures. Seminar leader for 2018 is Prof Márcio Seligmann Silva, from UNICAMP, a visiting Fellow of the IAS.

Warwick Seminar on Culture of Memory in Latin America

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 09:04 | Tags: Conference, Staff, Research, Public Event

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Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 - Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches

This forthcoming conference will take place Wednesday 10th November - Friday 12th November. All sessions will take place online. A full programme can be found here

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 09:58 | Tags: Conference Symposium

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Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century Performance: Conference Call for Papers


Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century Performance

Theatre and Visual Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century AHRC-Project

Conference at Exeter University, 31 August – 3 September 2021


This event is organised as part of the three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, Theatre and Visual Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, for which Prof Jim Davis (University of Warwick) is the Principal Investigator.

Keynote speakers:  

Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania

David Taylor, Oxford University

The nineteenth century is associated with the transformation of traditional ways of life, rapid technological advances, radical changes to the environment, and the emergence of new conceptions of subjectivity. Theatre was central to the culture of this period, so how far did it reflect or shape the experience of modernity? The Modernist experiments of the latter part of the century used to take centre stage in discussions about modernity, but how far can the popular, commercial theatrical culture of this period be seen as the locus of an emergent modern aesthetic?

This is the third and final conference of our project investigating nineteenth-century stage spectacle, the viewing practices associated with it, and its relationship to the wider visual culture of this period. With this event, we return to one of our core concerns: to consider nineteenth-century spectacle as a new and experimental form and as both a facet and product of modernity. We welcome ideas for papers on all aspects of the visual culture of theatre, from theatrical ephemera to links with the world of ‘high’ art, to new spectacular and immersive technologies. We particularly welcome submissions that bring questions of methodology to the fore, offering new contexts through which we may understand the theatrical spectacle of this period.

To read the full call for papers, submit an abstract, join our mailing list, and find out more about the project, please visit our website For queries, please contact Patricia Smyth,

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When the name for world is soil

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa is presenting at the Serpentine Gallery’s free online art & ecology festival on soil, earth, land and ground: The Understory of the Understory 5-6 December 2020

How can thinking with contemporary transformations in human-soil relations nurture the imagination of caring earthly futures amidst ongoing eco-social catastrophes? Rewording Ursula Le Guin’s title, The Word for World is Forest, is an invitation to immerse in the material, aesthetic and ethico-political evocativeness of soil-centred worlds, without losing sight of the multi-layered, conflictive, and ambivalent significances that mark human-soil ecological belonging on this troubled Earth, while exploring possibilities for insurgent and hopeful ecological futures.