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Dr Chloe Ward's new book published
Dr Chloe Ward's book has been published. The Drawings of G. F. Watts is the first in depth study of drawings by the Victorian era's most celebrated artist. Known primarily as a painter, George Frederic Watts was also a prolific draughtsman who produced thousands of drawings throughout his career. Dr Ward examines these private, personal documents to trace the conceptual history behind the artist's most famous works and reveal the pivotal role drawing played in all Watts's beliefs about art.
Professor Amanda Vickery presents the Royal Historical Society's prize in public history
Professor Amanda Vickery will present the Royal Historical Society's inaugural prize in public history. The prize is intended to promote the field of public history by recognising work that enhances public understanding of the place of the past in today’s social, political and cultural life.
New Wellcome Witness Seminar on Waste Management
A new Wellcome Witness Seminar on developments in the waste management industry and the production of waste in the UK since the 1960s, with a particular focus on London has just been released. The volume includes testimonies from former refuse collectors, senior municipal waste managers, policy makers and academics. Chaired by Dame Joan Ruddock with an introduction by Councillor Lewis Herbert.
Dr Thomas Dixon on BBC Radio 4
Professor Amanda Vickery presents at Newcastle University
Professor Amanda Vickery is giving the first British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Patron’s Lecture at Newcastle University, on Mutton Dressed as Lamb. In the eighteenth century, as today, perceptions of age bore unevenly on women and men. A misogynist attack on dressy older women was pungent, but mature women still had to clothe themselves. Accusations of frolicking in a lamb fashion were mortifying, but keeping up appearances was vital too. This lecture will examine the interplay of age and fashion, re-creating the distinctive way women negotiated the pitfalls of dressing past their prime, charting a perilous course between indignity and scorn on the one hand and invisibility on the other.