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Conference | FROM CODEX TO CODE | Ligatus Research Centre

Ten years of research by graduates of the

Ligatus Research Centre

We invite you to celebrate with us the 10th Anniversary of the Ligatus Research Centre at the CCW Graduate School with a conference at which our first seven PhD and M.Phil graduates will present papers about their current research interests.

The conference will take place on Friday, 24th February, from 10am to 6pm, in Banqueting Hall of the Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU and it will be followed by a reception.

Tickets for the conference will be available from January 2017


Georgios Boudalis
(Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki)
The birth of the codex and the crafts of Late Antiquity

Alberto Campagnolo
(Library of Congress, Washington)
The digital representation of books as objects: from cultural objects to digital cultural objects

Anna Gialdini
(University of the Arts London)
Luxury, Hybridism, and the Strange Greekness of Some Florentine Bindings

Theresa Zammit Lupi
(The Notarial Archives, Valletta, Malta)
On the parchment trail: following music manuscripts from Malta

Heather Ravenberg
(Saint Catherine Foundation)
Documentation schemas for recording conservation activity

Martha Romero
(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
From research to practice

Nikolas Sarris
(National Library of Greece, Athens, Thesaurus-Islamicus project, Cairo)
The Ligatus Condition Assessment Form: a tool for training, studio workflows and surveys: Experiences from Iraq, Ethiopia and Egypt


For more information about Ligatus please visit www.ligatus.org.uk

Matter and Meaning: Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive

ARLIS/Committee for Art and Design Archives Symposium – ‘Matter and Meaning: Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive’

DATE: Friday 23 September 2016

TIME: 10.00am – 6.30pm

VENUE: University of Brighton, Room M2, Grand Parade, BN2 0JY

‘On the one hand… material is discussed today in the light of an idea that it has been dissolved by the so-called immaterialities of new technologies, while on the other – from the margins – we can observe the consolidation of material as a category of its own’.

– (Monika Wagner)

Within the expanding digital environment that encompasses our professional and personal experience, ideas of materiality have received extensive recent attention, across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies and material culture.  As yet, archival theory and practice have given limited consideration to materiality as an approach to the archive. Conservation practices, while focussing on material qualities of archives, may not attend to more philosophical implications beyond technical research. This symposium seeks to reach across and between these various bodies of knowledge, considering materiality as a framework for analysing, interpreting and engaging with archives of art and design.

To view the full event page for the Symposium, including the programme, please visit the University of Brighton website:


Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive: Matter and Meaning


Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive: Matter and Meaning at University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities

If you would like to book a place please visit the Arlis Events page to register and pay: http://www.arlis.net/events

Please note that lunch is not provided

Conference: Hack-a-demia – Reimagining the network

Tuesday 5th July 2016
2.30pm – 6pm
Central London, Location TBC
Price: FREE, registration essential.

The Culture Capital Exchange invites Early Career Researchers, research supervisors and deans, to submit workshop proposals for Hack-a-demia, an afternoon of sessions designed to explore impact, collaborative research and how TCCE’s activities can add value in these areas. You can also only register for the conference.

We are looking for proposals for disruptive sessions to find out: What resources are available to ECRs to boost their impact? Which ones work best? What is missing? Can we do more to foster collaborative research? What are the success stories? What can we learn from failures in collaborations?

The discussions and conclusions from your workshops will inform our next stage of TCCE’s ECR development programmes. This unconference format is being proposed to invite you to be active participants and inform our programme development that will run until 2018. We want to walk and talk through the issues, move around them, play with them, confess them in a dark room and suggest solutions using dubious interactive devices. How can we boost interdisciplinary synergies to inspire a broader audience, increase impact and promote interest in our research?
Your session should provide an opportunity for 15-20 researchers to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines, to share techniques and discuss the skills needed to move forward, to master dissemination needs, and reach the appropriate audiences for your research. We can offer up to £250 per workshop for materials.
Choose one of these media to provoke a 45 minute discussion on your chosen theme, addressing Impact and/or Collaborative Research:
• Movement: Can you walk and talk to explain impact, can we choreograph collaborativeness? Can you use movement to provoke discussion?
• Gamification: Have you got an app to illustrate lessons of public engagement and collaboration? The ultimate table or virtual game approach for cross-disciplinary discussions?
• Online platform: Use social media, videos, citizen science to inspire engagement and collaboration.
• Maps: Can geographic or mind maps create a space for interactive discussions?
• Stories of Change: Present your research stories and anecdotes in the form of community storytelling or fictional narratives to broaden public interest.
• Darkroom: Engage your participants by drawing out their ideas through voice and challenge comfort zones to test a unique learning experience

You can send your Workshop Proposal or Apply through this link, by June 1st. The successful workshop proposals will be announced by June 10th 2016 and will be able to start discussing with other participants online prior to the event.

You can send your Workshop Proposal or Apply through this link, by June 1st. The successful workshop proposals will be announced by June 10th 2016 and will be able to start discussing with other participants online prior to the event.