Dada & Surrealism Research Group members are working on leading international projects and collaborate closely with some of the world’s greatest art institutions, including MoMA, Royal Academy of Arts, LACMA, National Galleries of Scotland, National Gallery of Canada, The Photographers’ Gallery, and TATE.
DSRG meetings are held twice each semester, during which group members discuss new work.
External speakers are regularly invited to deliver lectures and workshops as part of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to give public talks at the weekly History of Art Research Seminar Series.
The DSRG welcomes staff and students from across the University of Edinburgh. Please get in touch with the Group Convener, Dr Patricia Allmer, if you would like to join and share your expertise.
Follow the group at @DadaSurrealism on Twitter for further information and updates.
Dada & Surrealism Programme 2019/20
17 Sep 2019 | Dr Kristoffer Noheden (IASH & Stockholm University) | Media, Mesmer, and Machines: Surrealism and the Prehuman Unconscious | Hunter Building Lecture Theatre O17 | 5.15pm - 6.15pm | Reserve your place >
1 Oct 2019 | Sointu Fritze (Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery) | Tove Jansson – A Free Spirit on the Threshold of Surrealism | Hunter Building Lecture Theatre O17 | 5.15pm - 6.15pm | Reserve your place >
28 Oct 2019 | Hailey Maxwell (University of Glasgow) | Georges Bataille Reading Workshop @ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art | Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Reading Room at Modern Two | 11-1pm | Reserve your place >
15 Jan 2020 | Ingrid Phillips & Jessamy Kelly (Edinburgh College of Art) | Surrealist Glass Workshop | Hunter Building, Level R (Glass) | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Reserve your place >
21 Jan 2020 | Dr Gráinne Rice (National Galleries Scotland) | ‘There is no bathroom rug in Psycho’: MacGuffins and Corpses in the Paintings of Steven Campbell | Location TBC | 5.15pm - 6.15pm | Reserve your place >
6 Feb 2020 | Professor Jonathan Eburne (Pennsylvannia State University) | The Great Surrealist Bargain Basement | Hunter Building Lecture Theatre O17 | 5.15pm - 6.15pm | No booking required | Find out more >
30 Mar 2020 | Dr Anna Watz (Linköping University, Sweden) | Surrealism and écriture feminine | Location TBC | 5.15pm - 6.15pm | Reserve your place >
7 May 2020 | Dr Natalie Ferris (University of Edinburgh) | Halo Lines and Hieroglyphs in an ‘H-Bomb World’: Pyrotechnics, Poem and Page in the 1960s and 1970s | Location TBC | 5.15pm - 6.15pm | Reserve your place >
- View the 2018/19 programme on Wakelet and in the Gallery section at the bottom of the page