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The Romantic Illustration Network (RIN) restores to view the importance of book illustration and visual  culture in the Romantic period, but also across the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. RIN brings together scholars working on poetry, prose, the printed book, visual culture, and painting from roughly 1750 – 1850 to share research and to develop new models for understanding the relationship between word and image in the period, between large and small scale work, and between painting, print and illustration.

We are collaborating with Tate Britain to enhance the Tate’s collection of literary prints and paintings. RIN will foreground artists who have been unduly ignored, and return attention to well-known artists in unfamiliar roles. We aim to recapture lost cultures of looking and of reading, restoring the link between word and image not only in book illustration but in the wider literary and visual culture.

Our programme of events will take as starting point in turn the artist, the author, the gallery and the economics of print. We will produce an edited collection of essays and it is hoped that this network will form the basis for a longer research project.

 

 

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University of Roehampton Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to announce 50 Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships for PhD study beginning in October 2015. Full funding (tuition fee waiver at Home/EU rate, and stipend of £16,057 per annum) is available for outstanding applicants to undertake research on eligible project areas across all departments.

Applications are due 5 May 2015 for an October 2015 start.

We are seeking bold, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of thematic and cross-disciplinary projects. You will be supervised by experienced teams of internationally renowned scholars, enjoying extensive opportunities to collaborate with a diverse range of partners and to work within one of our highly acclaimed research networks.

Funding is available for UK/EU and International* students at Home/EU rates (tuition fee waiver at £4,052 and stipend at £16,057 for 2015/16) for three years full-time study (or part time equivalent for five years).

Students will benefit from being part of their Departmental research communities and the Graduate School, which sits at the heart of our supportive doctoral community. All doctoral students further benefit from a range of high-quality training opportunities that foster development both within the academy and beyond.

For full deatils of eligible projects and how to apply see http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/vcscholarships/

*International recipients of VC Scholarships will only be covered to Home/EU rates, and be expected to make up the difference between Home/EU and International tuition fee rates. Current levels can be found on the University’s Finance Pages.

 

  1. The Visual and the Verbal’, a skills-based training event for postgraduate students using material held at the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University on Wednesday 20th May. 1 Reply
  2. Birkbeck History and Theory of Photography Research Centre Events Leave a reply
  3. Event Report: ‘The Literary Galleries: Entrepreneurship and Public Art’, RIN 3, Friday 27 February 2015, Tate Britain 1 Reply
  4. Thoughts wanted: Eighteenth-Century Book Illustration Reader 1 Reply
  5. CFP: ‘Romanticism and the Arts’ SAMLA, Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015) 1 Reply
  6. Image of the Month: William Blake, ‘Mary Magdalen at the Sepulchre’ (c.1805). 2 Replies
  7. British Museum: Napoleon Exhibition and Events Leave a reply
  8. QMCECS Seminar: ‘Exhibiting the Eighteenth Century': 11 March 2015 1 Reply
  9. CFP: RIN panel at Romantic Imprints, BARS’ 2015 International Conference 1 Reply