An invitation to Ph.D students…
We want to bring together PGR students in East & West Midlands and South Yorkshire, including: Loughborough, Birmingham, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Derby, Wolverhampton and Northampton.
The programme will specifically address early career researchers and the publishing industry. The programme will include keynote speeches, a chaired panel discussion with a variety of publishers, masterclasses, workshops, film screenings and finishing with a networking social.
We’re working on an expanded notion of publishing, to include (but not limited to) residencies, events, exhibitions, performances, film, photography, curatorial practice and sloganeering as well as traditional publishing, artists books and zines.
Confirmed speakers so far include:
Keynote address by Andrew Hewish Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD)
Jane Tormey, Radical Aesthetics, Radical Art (RaRa), Loughborough University
Phil Sawdon, TRACEY, Drawing and Visualisation Research
Joanne Lee, Pam Flett Press, Nottingham Trent University
Simon Downs, The Poster (intellect publications), Loughborough University
Barrie Tullett,The Caseroom Press
There are three opportunities for PGRs to take part in the event:
- Enter the academic poster competition – there is a £50 Waterstones prize. (For more information, contact Jenny Gordon J.Gordon@lboro.ac.uk)
- Submit a short film for the screening programme. (For more information, contact James Ellison J.Ellison@lboro.ac.uk)
- Bring your artists books, pamphlets, manifestos and zines (etc) on the day and exhibit in the Ephemeral Library.
The tickets, priced at £3 will include a free drink. They will go on sale shortly, to register your interest, email S.Bellman@lboro.ac.uk and you’ll be sent a direct link to the ticket website when it goes live.
For event updates, please join the Facebook event page.
We look forward to meeting you in Loughborough on 17 June!
Antoinette Burchill (Ph.D candidate, School of the Arts, Loughborough University)
Dr. Johanna Hällsten (Director of Research Studies, School of the Arts, Loughborough University)