Critical Conversation - Thinking about Portrait Photography: findings from recent research
- Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016, 16:00 – 18:00
- Location: Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
- Cost: Free
Join us for the first in our autumn research seminar series
Join us for the first in our autumn research seminar series when we welcome as speaker Maki Fukuoka (Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) with Christine Guth (Senior Tutor at History of Design at the Royal College of Art) as discussant.
This informal talk is a self-reflexive attempt to think about the processes of thinking and writing about a manuscript project on portrait photography in Meiji Japan. Exploring some of the new findings from the research year in Tokyo and their implications vis-a-vis the main thrust of the argument, Maki Fukuoka hopes to both inform about, and to be informed of, the ways in which we encounter unexpected and surprising objects in research and how we work with them (and still produce a result).
The talk will present fragmentary but fascinating findings from my research. It will also lead to a round-table discussion with Dr Christine Guth, Senior Tutor at History of Design at the Royal College of Art. The aim is to put this project in context of a bigger project that Maki has begun, tentatively called ‘Terms and Conditions: Words that Realise Art and its Histories’.
The venue for this event is Room 2.09 in the new premises for the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies on University Road, University of Leeds. See here for a campus map. All are welcome.
This event is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of the Research Seminar Series.