How did the rapid period of industrialisation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries help to shape societies and lifestyles in the West? What types of social changes, movements and developments characterise this time period? This interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, in affiliation with the Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity and hosted by the College of Arts and Law, seeks to explore the various ways in which this century was one of ‘motion’, in every sense of the word. The conference title seeks to encapsulate both the uncertainty and upheaval of this period as well as the physical and cultural movements that occurred at this time. We invite papers addressing these themes from postgraduate researchers and early-career academics working on this period from a variety of backgrounds.
- We now have a Storify page with tweets from the conference: storify.com/greg_pikitis/i… 1 year ago
- Our final paper, by Katharina Guenther and titled 'Aesthetics of Transparency', looks at Francis Bacon's use of the x-ray #influxbham 1 year ago
- Panel 3, 'Re-thinking Representations', begins with Imogen Clarke's paper 'Rescuing Newton' #influxbham 1 year ago
- Nielfi drawing attention to the connections made between the urban masses and the image of the wave, uncontrollable & polyphonic #influxbham 1 year ago
- Now Antonino Nielfi on the Dual Gaze of Futurism #influxbham 1 year ago