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21 June 2016

'A Potency of Life': A display exploring historical, modern and artists’ pamphlets and how they appeal to their readers

  • 9.30am - 6pm
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (Heslington East Campus)

About this event

Those familar with the School of the Arts, English and Drama will be aware of our commitment to cross disciplinary research, so we are very pleased to announce that two of our academic staff members have been invited to participate in the AHRC Common Ground event this month at the University of York, along with two academics from other Loughborough University departments!

The event is being delivered by the AHRC Commons - an initiative which facilitates cross disciplinary research in the arts and humanities. Dr Gillian Whiteley (Art) and Dr Catie Gill (English) will be joined by Dr Catherine Armstrong (PHIR) and Dr Matthew Inglis (Mathematics) to showcase the complex and fascinating interactions between their different disciplines that they have been exploring since meeting at a research event for Loughborough University's Communication, Culture and Citizenship research challenge. Their collaborative contribution to the event is entitled ''A Potency of Life': A display exploring historical, modern and artists’ pamphlets and how they appeal to their readers'.

Dr Inglis is conducting an eye-tracking project on a number of pamphlets to investigate how readers interact with them visually, and the other participants are examining the radical cultural history of the pamphlet and its influence on 20th century and contemporary art. Dr Whiteley is also currently working on a new addition to the book series produced by RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa), an initiative she co-organises with Dr Jane Tormey, on the subject of 'Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer' and is working with LU Arts to deliver a two-day event on this subject in May 2017.

This is sure to be a fascinating event and is free to attend - to register visit the booking page here→