IVAC Research Centre Lectures and Events Spring 2020

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Please find below a list of events brought to you by The Centre for International Visual Arts and Cultures (IVAC) Curating Ethnographic and Contemporary African Art at the British Museum Dr. Chris Spring, Former Curator of African Galleries…

History of falconry in Anglo-Saxon England revealed by Richmond Professor in The Times

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Dr Robert J Wallis, Professor of Visual Culture at Richmond, has been featured this week in an article published by The Times, explaining how falconry was practised in Anglo-Saxon England hundreds of years earlier than previously thought. The…

Air Matters. Learning from Heathrow

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Dr. Nicholas Ferguson, Associate Dean for Research at Richmond, has recently held two productive events at Watermans Arts Centre that form part of his research project Air Matters. Learning from Heathrow. The project has been generously supported…

Leading British photographer to hold lecture at Kensington campus

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If you’d like to gain some insight and advice from an internationally renowned British photographer, then join Nicholas Sinclair on Tuesday 5 November, 6pm, at the Briggs Café, Kensington campus. Nicholas, who is a Visiting Professor for…

Film Screening and Discussion of 'Positive Women, Heartache, Hope and Living with HIV', with Anne Lotter FRAI, co-hosted by IVAC and SPG

In 2016, filmmaker Bex Devaraj and anthropologist Anne Lotter were given unique access to one of the biggest slums in Kampala, Uganda, where every day is a struggle for survival. In this intimate film, six courageous women share their stories…

Dr. Fred Vermorel book launch

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The IVAC research centre was proud to co-host with Strange Attractor Press the launch of Dr. Fred Vermorel's new book, 'Dead Fashion Girl: A Situationist Detective Story', on Thursday 3 October. The book is 'A crime and a six-decade cover-up:…

Dr. Caleb Turner presents at The Superhero Project, Essen, Germany

The Third Superhero Project hosted in Essen, Germany was an interdisciplinary event of over 20 different nationalities that bridged together academia, fandom and industry to discuss the evolving superhero phenomenon in film, television, comics,…

Rome symposium held with leading academics hosted by Richmond and AIFS

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Some world-renowned academics were honoured by Richmond and The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) by being invited to attend a Fellowship Symposium in June at the University’s Rome campus. Each summer AIFS and Richmond awards…

“Guardians of the Night” selected for Urban Audio-visual Festival, Lisbon

Professor Eleonora Diamanti (Richmond in Rome) will present her ethnographic film, “Guardians of the Night”, at the Urban Audio-visual Festival, Lisbon, 28-30 June. The film is an Official Selection in the Shorts Film Category. “Guardians…