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Ungovernable Aesthetics, Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University

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Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

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The Human Geography Research Group and the Global Development Academy would like to welcome you to a public lecture and graduate and ECR workshop with Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff of New York University.

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Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University

Ungovernable Aesthetics

Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018

Time: 17:00-19:00

There is no charge for the lecture but places are limited. The lecture will last for approximately one hour followed by a reception. If you would like to attend the public lecture please sign up here.

Professor Mirzoeff will also be leading a workshop on visual activism on Thursday 15 March

Visual Activism workshop

The Pod, ECCI building, High School Yards, University of Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

Time: 10:00-12:00

This is a workshop aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. More established scholars will be put on a waitlist and admitted if there are sufficient places.

There is no charge for the workshop but places are limited. If you would like to participate, please send an email to Julie Cupples at julie.cupples@ed.ac.uk with “Visual Activism workshop” written in the subject line. Please include your school/department, area of research and status (PhD student, postdoc, early career researcher). Please note that participants will be required to do a small amount of advance reading.

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Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual activist, working at the intersection of politics, race and global/visual culture. His book The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (2011) won the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies in 2013. His most recent book How To See The World was published by Pelican in the UK (2015) and by Basic Books in the US (2016). It has been translated into eight languages and was a New Scientist Top Ten Book of the Year for 2015. His new project, The Appearance of Black Lives Matter was published as a free e-book, and is forthcoming as a limited edition print book with artwork by Carl Pope and a poem by Karen Pope, both by NAME Publications, Miami. Since Charlottesville, he has been active in the movement to take down statues commemorating settler colonialism and/or white supremacy and convened the collaborative syllabus All The Monuments Must Fall. He is currently working on a short film and curating an exhibit. A frequent blogger and writer, his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Time and The New Republic.

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