On May 10-11th 2019, PhD Candidates Sofia Cumming (University of East Anglia, 2017 Cohort) and Federica Mure (Goldsmiths, 2018 Cohort) put together a programme of events centred on the work of German-Jewish philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin (1892–1940).Read More
This piece is a response to a seminar on ‘Politics and reflexivity when studying conflict’ organised by doctoral students from the Courtauld Institute of Art that took place at Birkbeck University on the 19th March 2019. This issue is suggestive for my doctoral project because I am looking at the representation of the First and Second Congo War in popular culture but I am neither Congolese nor of African origin.Read More
I am currently one month into a 4 months part time placement at BUFVC in London. I am working on a research project to do with newsreel cameramen who worked during the war and digitising tapes from a documentary about newsreel cameramen shot in 1981 called 'They Made News'.
Elena Dirstaru, University of EssexRead More
I am researching patrons of art in the Umbrian towns of central Italy, in the years 1480 to 1510, and in particular I am interested in tracing networks of patrons in this area at a time that a flowering of patronage of artists. Having spent time of researching existing scholarship, last year I came to a point no doubt familiar to many scholars, when I had questions that were not going to be answered without going to the primary source. It was time to start my archive research.
by Lydia GoodsonRead More