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Arts of Place & Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Annual Lecture: Alexandra Walsham
26 April, 5pm, Arts Building LR3
Land and Labour in Literary History
Monday Conversation in Birmingham: 6 March 5-6pm. With Paddy Bullard
Talking Place between the Kingdoms of Sleep and Waking
Blog Post: Hannah Christopher reflects on the WomenTalkPlace Symposium
Monday Conversation 5th December: an evening of discussion about wine and dining with Heber Rodrigues and Will Bowers
Welcome Drinks and Research Exchange
Welcoming in the 2022-23 academic year
Trees of History
A summer evening of tree-themed readings and discussion in the Barber Gallery
“Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap…”
Our May 2022 Monday Conversation on the place of the churchyard with Ruth Abbott and James Metcalf
Daisy Hay: Stories of Romantic Birmingham
Weinrebe Lecture 2022: Daisy Hay on Joseph Priestley, Joseph Johnson, and ruins and riots
Songs of Spring
April 2022’s Monday Conversation, with Bethan Roberts and Francesca MacKenney
On Place Value
February’s online Monday Conversation: Christopher Donaldson and Pippa Marland consider representations of place value
Fire and Ochre: Films by Julie Brook
Alexandra Harris in conversation with our Artist-in-Residence Julie Brook
Tobacco and Feathers: The Art of Looking
November 2021’s online Monday Conversation: Lauren Working and Lucy Powell discuss art, literature, and colonialism with art historian Stephanie Pratt
Julie Brook: Arts of Place Artist-in-Residence
We welcome land artist Julie Brook for a summer residency at Arts of Place
Practical drawing with Julie Brook
On 23 June we held a drawing workshop with Julie Brook. Here’s a taste of some of the results.
William Cowper, Art and Afterlife
A two-day seminar on William Cowper’s poetry, organized by Arts of Place members.
The Lives of Naturalists
Weinrebe Lecture: Richard Mabey on Gilbert White of Selborne
Edward Thomas: Out of Place
Conversation: Andrew Hodgson and Ralph Pite consider the radical strangeness of Thomas’s writing
Dereliction and Healing among Coal Spoils
Essay: Michael Malay reflects on the hidden ecosystems that thrive on the sites of disused collieries.
A Street in a Global Pandemic
Gallery: Photographer Martin Stott has been capturing images from lockdown life.
A Month in the Country
Re-reading: Hermione Lee returns to J.L. Carr’s classic novel
A World on the Table: Still Life Paintings and their Global Stories
Conversation: Lauren Working and Lucy Powell bring questions of taste, trade and globalism to bear on scenes of feasting and beauty.
Conversation: Tim Dee, Michael Malay, and Liam Olds ask what beauty means in the context of ecological renewal.
Wordsworth’s art of place
Essay: In the year of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday, Jessica Fay explores the contemplative stories he tells about ruins.
Explore the travels of objects at TIDEfest
Workshop 31 July: Explore migration and cultural memory through objects that cross borders.
Literature for quiet times
Podcast: Alexandra Harris talks to Kate McLoughlin about William Cowper’s great poem of quiet home life, The Task.