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11. 6. 2014, 5.30pm, Workshop Transgressing Boundaries: On Wolves and Werewolves

Venue: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, UCL, London WC1E 6DE Human-wolf relationships have evolved throughout history in response to cultural, social, geographic, religious and environmental circumstances. Wolves have been feared and reviled, venerated and preserved, as well as being the…
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5. & 6. 6. 2014, Workshop Botanical Drift: Walking Kew Gardens & Workshop in Economic Botany

Venue: Kew Gardens, London The miniature world of Economic Botany in Kew Gardens, its elaborate greenhouses and follies, is the site and material of this botanical drift. In this workshop phase it addresses recent advances in plant molecular biology, cellular…
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14. 5. 2014, 6pm, Richard William Wheater, Neon Workshop, London: A Date with Neon

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Artist and founder of Neon Workshops Richard William Wheater will give a talk about this noble gas, discovered at the chemistry labs of University College London in 1898,…
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9. 5. 2014, 9am, Emma Chambers, Tate Britain: Ruin Lust Exhibition Visit

Venue: Tate Britain, Milbank, London SW1P 4RG, meeting point: 8.45 am on the steps of the main entrance, facing the Themse Join Ruin Lust curator Emma Chambers for a tour of the exhibition, focusing on artists’ exploration and reimagining of ruins in both…
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7. 5. 2014, 6pm, Joe Padfield, National Gallery, London: How Big Do Digital Images Need to Be?

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 For many years the cost and speed of digital technologies restricted the practical size of digital images. However, with continually improving systems, cameras and procedures…
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12. 3. 2014, 6pm, Esther Leslie, Birkbeck College: From Sea of Ice to Liquid Crystals: Trajectories of Anomalous States of Matter

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Esther Leslie (Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck College) tracks a curious line between Caspar David Friedrich’s painting Sea of Ice, from 1824 and the discovery of the…
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5. 3. 2014, 6pm, Ellery Foutch, Courtauld: Butterfly Mania: Preserving the Perfect State

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Ellery Foutch (Art Historian, Courtauld) will talk about how throughout his life, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885) was obsessed with butterflies, ultimately creating thousands of drawings, lithographs,…
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29. 1. 2014, 6pm, Susan Hiller, Artist London: Radical Ambivalence

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Artist Susan Hiller (London) in conversation with Petra Lange-Berndt (art historian, UCL) about her interest in materiality, things, memory, politics, and the occult.
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22. 1. 2014, 7pm, Of Häxan and Hexen 2.0

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 We will screen the silent movie Häxan: Witchcraft through the Ages (Denmark 1922; with a voice-over by William Burroughs). This will be followed by a tarot card…
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28. 10. 2013, 6pm, Molecular Resonances: An Introduction to the Institute of Making, UCL, London

Venue: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL Founders and directors of the Institute of Making, Mark Miodownik, Zoe Laughlin and Martin Conreen (a materials scientist, an artist/curator and a designer), will talk to Petra Lange-Berndt and Emma Richardson (History of…
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