The Dada & Surrealism Research Group (DSRG) has been established to bring together world-class scholarship on Dada and Surrealism across the University of Edinburgh. The Group provides an interdisciplinary forum for staff and students to facilitate exchanges between researchers, practitioners, and curators.

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 - Semester I

2019/20

17 Sep 2019Dr 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 - 6.15pmReserve your place >

28 Oct 2019Hailey 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 >

  • View the 2018/19 programme on Wakelet and in the Gallery section at the bottom of the page
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Image courtesy of Karolina Koczynska
DSRG members in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art archive

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.

Dada & Surrealism related courses and programmes at Edinburgh College of Art

We offer the following courses on our History of Art - MA (Hons), Fine Art - MA and all combined undergraduate degree programmes.

Breaking Frames: Women in Dada and Surrealism

Expressionism, Dada, Bauhaus and Beyond

Twentieth Century Picasso

Dada and Surrealism: The Shattered Subject

We also offer the following two modules at postgraduate level for students on our Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism - MSc and History of Art, Theory and Display - MSc programmes.

Critical Episodes in Twentieth-Century German Art: Cultural Exchanges and Divisions

Surrealism, Violence and History

Would you like to undertake research-led study at ECA?

We also offer a range of research-led postgraduate programmes. Find out more.


Are you interested in studying History of Art - MA (Hons) at Edinburgh College of Art?


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