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, Paulina Caro Troncoso, if you would like to join and share your expertise.

For Group announcements and activities, please follow @EdiArtHistory.

 

Dada & Surrealism Programme 2020/21

Due to copyright restrictions these are internal Edinburgh University talks. Sign-up links will be circulated in due course. If you are a student or member of staff in a part of the University other than Edinburgh College of Art, you can sign up to attend the talks by emailing Paulina Caro Troncoso at paulina.carotroncoso@ed.ac.uk

22 Sept 2020 Hailey Maxwell (University of Glasgow) | Georges Bataille in the 1930s: towards an anti-fascist syphilitic vision | 5 pm – 5.45pm | Online event | Find out more >

6 Oct 2020 | Karolina Koczynska (University of Edinburgh) | Decentring Surrealism: Notes from Interwar Poland | 5 pm – 5.45pm | Online event | Find out more >

17 Nov 2020 | Lucy Byford (University of Edinburgh) |“Dada Vaudeville”: Reconstructing Stages and Spectatorship in Berlin Dada's Performance, 1919-1920   | 5 pm – 5.45pm | Online event | Find out more >

8 Dec 2020 | Talia Kwartler (University College London) | Suzanne Duchamp’s Diagrammatic Poetry | 5 pm – 5.45pm | Online event | Find out more >

26 Jan 2021 | Caitlin Powell (University College London) | Gebärpflicht: Dada and Reproductive Rights in Weimar Germany | 5 pm – 5.45pm | Online event | Find out more >

23 Feb 2021 | Dr Jessica Gordon-Burroughs (University of Edinburgh) | Tense abstractions: Poli Marichal | 5 pm – 5.45pm | Online event | Find out more >

 

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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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