The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Arts Week 2018

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies will be hosting several events at Birkbeck Arts Week 2018, running from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May.

Registration is required. Follow the links below to book your free place.

When: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 6:00-7:25pm

Where: Room 327, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Join Gillian Murphy (Women’s Library @LSE) and Monica Walker (Old Operating Theatre Museum and Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford) who explore militant suffragettes’ engagement with visual arts through the examples of the Artists’ Suffrage League and the attack on the Rokeby Venus.

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When: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 3:30 – 6:00pm

Where: Room 106, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

This workshop gives you the opportunity to re-create the nineteenth-century popular optical toy, the paper peepshow. Led by Su Blackwell, who’s famous for her work with paper, this workshop explores Victorian visual culture from a hands-on perspective. Part one of a two-part event on the paper peepshow. This event is generously supported by Birkbeck Lorraine Lim Fund, Birkbeck Centre for Nineteeth-Century Studies, and Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association Education Trust.

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When: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

This panel discussion investigates the optical toy, the paper peepshow. Speakers include collector Jonathan Gestetner, whose paper peepshow collection at the V&A comprises of more than 360 works from all over the world; V&A Curator Catherine Yvard; Marina Warner (Birkbeck) and John Plunkett (Exeter). Drawing on different perspectives, they will discuss how the paper peepshow helps expand our understanding of nineteenth-century visual culture, and its relevance to us today. Part two of a two-part event on the paper peepshow.

This event is generously supported by Birkbeck Lorraine Lim Fund, Birkbeck Centre for Nineteeth-Century Studies

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Arts Week 2018 will include lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, workshops, guided walks, performances and panel discussions, as well as two exhibitions. It is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of Birkbeck academics, on topics both public and scholarly. The programme of events reflects the liveliness of teaching and research within Birkbeck’s School of Arts, whose internationally renowned academics address some of the most important issues that affect our society today. Birkbeck welcomes everyone with an interest in the Arts to participate in this year’s events.

Visit the Arts Weeks 2018 webpage for further information and more Arts Week event listings.

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