Changing Tides: exploring the relationships between people, places and art


  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 09:00 to 18:00

Edinburgh College of Art’s annual History of Art Postgraduate Research Conference is a supportive forum for research students to present their work to our wider community.

This year’s theme Changing Tides: exploring the relationships between people, places and art is designed to reflect the broad range of interests within the School of History of Art.

Changing Tides considers the importance of people and places in the production - and our analysis - of artistic and visual culture. The conference seeks to explore the development of new interpretations and narratives in art historical study, as well as the relationship between art and the world at large.

This year, 12 postgraduate research students will present papers covering a diverse range of subjects and periods in art history, from medieval spolia to contemporary activist art. The papers are organised into four panel sessions chaired by staff members Dr Claudia Bolgia, Dr Catriona Murray, Professor Neil Cox and Dr Harry Weeks.

We are also delighted to welcome as our keynote speaker Alexander Hamilton - artist and current Chair of The Scottish Society for the History of Photography - who will give a talk entitled "In the Footsteps of Joseph Beuys and John Ruskin: The Search for an Authentic Landscape."

The conference will finish with a drinks reception at 5.15pm.

View the full conference programme and book (for FREE) via Eventbrite - booking is essential