Interdisciplinary conference: ‘Lingering in the Memory Palace’

Doctoral students Marta Colombo, Stefano Farinelli and Katie Li, who are all undertaking the PhD in the History and Philosophy of Art with the School of Arts, have organised a conference in partnership with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, entitled ‘Lingering in the Memory Palace: Rethinking the Archive through the Arts’, to be held on Monday 12 November 2019, 10.30am to 4pm in London.

The conference will investigate the concept of the archive and its relationships with the arts and the history of art, with the speakers engaging in a constructive dialogue that crosses different disciplines with the wider artistic community to share opinions.

The day will consist of five presentations, four of which will be delivered by Kent PhD students, with Dr Ben Thomas, Reader in the Department of Art History, as keynote speaker.

The line-up of presentations includes:

  • Ai Fukunaga (SOAS, University of London),‘Collaborative Arts that Archive Memories. Hon Henry Marsham’s Travel Albums from Meiji Japan’;
  • Marta Colombo (University of Kent), ‘Theatricality and Interactivity in Installation Art: Rethinking Alik Cavaliere through his Unpublished Journals’;
  • Rafaella Siakgri (University of Kent), ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari: An Expressionist Treasure under the Scope of Virtual Reality’;
  • Khadidja Layadi (Université d’Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed), ‘When Autobiography Transcends Fiction: Chateaubriand’s ‘Wounded Heart’, his Exile, and his Tyrannical Imagination’
  • Bernardino Branca (University of Kent), ‘The Edgar Wind Archive at the Bodleian Library in Oxford’.

Ben’s keynote with talk is entitled ‘A Tale of Two Archives: C.D.E. Fortnum and Alfred Drury’.

The event will be held at Senate House in Bloomsbury, located at Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

To book, please see the page here: