Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Book launch, Cultural Studies, Literature

InHabit launched @TORCHOxford

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, was launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It was featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The event was chaired by Elleke Boehmer, Director of TORCH and Professor of World… Continue reading InHabit launched @TORCHOxford

Architecture, Art, Art History, Book launch, Cultural Studies

Book launch: Inhabit: People, Places and Possessions

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, will be launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It will be featured as part of the Centre's fortnightly book discussion 'Book at Lunchtime'. The volume editors will be joined by: Dr Cathy Oakes (History of… Continue reading Book launch: Inhabit: People, Places and Possessions

Architecture, Art History, Cultural Studies

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. Significant shared themes are the physical and social structuring of space, practice and agency, consumption and… Continue reading InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Architecture, Art, Art History, Cultural Studies, Dance studies, Film Studies, German, German Literature and Culture

New publication: The Doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. Although… Continue reading New publication: The Doppelgänger

Architecture, Art, Art History, English literature, Literature

Spatial Perspectives published

This interdisciplinary collection explores the dynamic relationship between literature and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributions take the reader on a journey through unexplored byways, from Istanbul to New York to London, from event spaces to domestic interiors to the fictional buildings of the novel. Topics include the building of imaginary spaces,… Continue reading Spatial Perspectives published

Architecture, Art, Art History, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literature

New publication: Invisibility Studies

Invisibility Studies explores current changes in the relationship between what we consider visible and what invisible in different areas of contemporary culture. Contributions trace how these changes make their marks on various cultural fields and investigate the cultural significance of these developments, such as transparency and privacy in urban architecture and the silent invasion of… Continue reading New publication: Invisibility Studies

Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Religious Studies

The Early Byzantine Christian Church

The observation that domestic artefacts are often recovered during church excavations led to an archaeological re-assessment of forty-seven Early Byzantine basilical church excavations and their historical, gender and liturgical context. The excavations were restricted to the three most common basilical church plans to allow for like-for-like analysis between sites that share the same plan: monoapsidal,… Continue reading The Early Byzantine Christian Church

Architecture, Art, Art History, Book launch, Film Studies, Irish Studies, Visual Culture

Book launch: Visualizing Dublin

Visualizing Dublin: Visual Culture, Modernity and the Representation of Urban Space, edited by Justin Carville, will be launched from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday 27 February at the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. The event is organized by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, and the guest speaker will… Continue reading Book launch: Visualizing Dublin

Architecture, Modernism

Monumentality and Modernity in Hitler’s Berlin

The contentious relationship between modernism and totalitarianism is a key element in the architectural history of the twentieth century. Post-war historiography refused to admit any overlap between the high modernism of the 1920s and the architecture of National Socialism, as it contradicted the definition of modernism as the essential architectural expression of liberal democracy. However,… Continue reading Monumentality and Modernity in Hitler’s Berlin

Architecture, Art, gender, New book, Philosophy, Sociology

Francis Bacon

This collection of essays on Francis Bacon (1909-1992) pays tribute to the legacy, influence and power of his art. The volume widens the relevance of Bacon in the twenty-first century and looks at new ways of thinking about or reframing him. The contributors consider the interdisciplinary scope of Bacon's work, which addresses issues in architecture,… Continue reading Francis Bacon