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Wildgoose Memorial Library at Kings

Following the success of Dialogues of the Dead: A Day of Explorations of Life Writing and Death, presented by the Centre for Life-Writing Research last year, The Wildgoose Memorial Library is hosting a series of events in association with the CLWR as part of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute’s pop-up research studios.

The Wildgoose Memorial Library at King’s will consider death in relation to life writing; focusing on its material culture, artefacts and literature; archival evidence including letters and diaries, and online; bureaucratic documents, records and publications.

Please note: The space is not fully accessible as there are a few steps and a small lift or stairs to get to it. It is unfortunately not currently accessible to wheelchair users.

Workshops are as follows, and can be booked by emailing   wildgoose@janewildgoose.co.uk 

Thurs 28 February
4pm-5.30pm

Meeting with Roelof Bakker re: European Journal of Life Writing special issue
Roelof Bakker (MA Fine Art student, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University)

Clare Brant (KCL)
Jane Wildgoose (KCL)

Friday 1 March
10am-12.15pm

Wills, Wishes & Dispersal: Collectors, Collections and Their Legacies
Chair: Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Speakers:
Arlene Leis (Independent; PhD University of York)
Cyana Madsen (MA student, London College of Fashion)
Harry Willis Fleming (Independent; PhD Middlesex University)
Charlotte Johnson (Assistant Curator, Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert collection, V&A)
Respondent:  Tom Stammers (Assistant Professor, Modern European Cultural History, Warwick University)

2pm-4.15pm

Measuring the Silences and the Work of Mourning: Extinction and the
Anthropocene
Chair (& speaker): Clare Brant (KCL)
Speakers: 
Bergit Arends (Deputy Head of Collection Care, Tate)
Sarah Wade (Research Manager, Science Museum)
Chris Drury (Independent, artist)
Helena Hunter (Artist in Residence, Horniman Museum) – tbc
Respondents: 
Kay Syrad (Independent, poet)
Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Ninela Ivanova (Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for
Design, Royal College of Art) 
Arlene Leis (Independent)
James Metcalf (KCL)

6.30pm-8.30pm

Talking in the Library
Bill Sherman (Director, Warburg Institute) in conversation with Jane Wildgoose (KCL)

Saturday 2 March  
2pm-5pm

DROP IN

Sunday 3 March
2-5pm 

Artists’ peer mentoring group meeting

Monday 4 March
2pm-4pm

DROP IN

5.00pm-7.00pm

Brief Lives: Untimely Deaths, Art & Aftermath
Chair: Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Speakers:
Alex Belsey (KCL)
Claudia Treacher (PhD candidate, Brighton University)
Graham Treacher (Independent, composer)
Fay Ballard (Independent, artist)
Respondents:
Dhaya Sundarraj (BA student, Medical Humanities, St George’s University)
Deborah Padfield (Teaching Fellow, Slade School of Fine Art; Teaching Fellow,
Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education, St George’s University)
Annie Bartlett (Reader in Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Medical & Biomedical
Education, St George’s University)
Lucie Treacher (Sound artist, International Archive of Dreams) 
Judy Goldhill (Artist in resicence, UCL)         

Tuesday 5 March
11am-12pm

DROP IN

2pm-4.15pm

‘This Awful Mass Advancing Like a Cloud of Death’: Grand Funeral Processions on the Strand

DROP IN

Speakers:
Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Geoff Browell (KCL Archives)
Harry Willis Fleming (Independent; PhD Middlesex University)

6pm-8pm

Grave Matters
Chair:Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Speakers:
Ian Dungavell (Chief Executive, Highgate Cemetery)
James Metcalf (KCL)
Harry Willis Fleming (Independent; PhD Middlesex University)

Wednesday 6 March
11am-1pm

Objects & Magical Thinking
Chair (& Speaker): Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Speakers:
Ross MacFarlane (Research Development Specialist [Modern], Programme Lead, Collection and Research, Wellcome Trust)
Carol Circuit (Independent; PhD Bucks New University)
Harry Willis Fleming (Independent; PhD, Middlesex University)
Respondent:
Ruth Richardson (KCL)

2.15pm-4.30pm

Dissecting the Anatomists
Chair: Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Speakers:
Ruth Richardson (KCL)
Lisa Temple-Cox (Artist, PhD candidate, Winchester School of Art)
Anna Gasperini (Independent; PhD National University of Ireland Galway)
Tim Marshall (Independent, author)
Respondents:
Rebecca O’Neal (Independent; PhD Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University)

5.30pm-7.45pm

Victorian Mourning: Its Materials & Texts
Chair (& Speaker): Jane Wildgoose (KCL)
Speakers:
Ruth Richardson (KCL)
Patrick Bourne (Assistant Community Curator, Abbey House Museum, Leeds)
Caroline Bellios (MA student, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Respondents:
Clare Brant (KCL)
Carol Circuit (Independent; PhD Bucks New University)

 

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