• 31 July 2017

The next Public Lecture Course, "South Asia, Britain: Entangled Histories" will open for enrolment next week on Monday 7th August at 9.30am. This free course will run every Thursday for five weeks from 28 September to 26 October 2017.

The course will take a long view of the cultural relationships between Britain and South Asia, covering topics from the East India Company to contemporary art practices by artists and curators. It is convened by Hammad Nasar and Sarah Victoria Turner and will feature guest lecturers.

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Lectures will include encountering:

  • the collections of the East India Company in eighteenth-century London
  • art, craft and colonial display in the nineteenth century through the career of John Lockwood Kipling (subject of a recent exhibition at the V&A)
  • South Asian artists, art schools and the British art scene in the twentieth century
  • The image of South Asian-British relations on screen, from Merchant Ivory to Bollywood
  • contemporary perspectives through the work of artists and curators

No prior art historical knowledge is necessary. Each lecture will be accompanied by a discussion led by the course convenors.

In previous years our Public Lecture Courses have become fully booked within hours so please make a note in your diary for Monday 7th August at 9.30am (GMT) to enrol if you're interested in partaking.