Past Events

Early Career Research Talks

ECRN Events – Jennifer Thatcher, Mathelinda Nabugodi, Amy Lim

  • 17 April 2023
  • 5:00 – 6:15 pm
  • Online

The Early Career Researchers Network would like to invite you to the second in its mini-series of Early Career Research Talks. These are designed to provide a platform for new and current thinking, giving network members a chance to present work in progress to an audience who can provide critical and constructive feedback, suggestions and advice, and to show the breadth of research activity in the network.

This session will be constructed around three fifteen-minute presentations and will be followed by Q&A and further discussion. We are delighted to welcome:

  • Jennifer Thatcher, The First Artist Interviews on BBC Radio
  • Mathelinda Nabugodi, Ledgers
  • Amy Lim, Women Artists: Research for an Exhibition at Tate Britain

Image Credit: Patrick Heron, Three Cadmiums, 1966. Oil on canvas. 60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9cm). Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund. © Estate of the Artist

About the speakers

  • Jennifer Thatcher is an art historian, critic and public programmes curator. She holds an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded PhD in art history from the University of Edinburgh. She is Co-Curator of the 2023 Folkestone Book Festival. She curated the public programmes for the Folkestone Triennial (2014, 2017) and the Whitstable Biennale (2016) and was Co-Director of Talks at the ICA, London (2003–10). She publishes regularly as an art critic, including in Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, ArtReview and ARTnews magazines. She is currently Course Leader for the Gap programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She collaborates regularly with Dr Lucia Farinati on artist interview-based research including: convening a session at the Association for Art History conference (2019); co-editing a section of the Journal of Art Historiography (December 2020); and co-editing a forthcoming volume on artist interviews (Routledge). She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

  • Mathelinda Nabugodi is a research associate in the Literary and Artistic Archive at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She was previously Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of English, Cambridge (201922) and, before that, a post-doctoral research associate at Newcastle University (201719). She is also working on a book, The Trembling Hand: Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive. A work-in-progress sample won the 2021 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award and the book will be published in 2024. She was the first to be awarded a PhD in Creative Critical Writing from UCL for an experimental reading of Percy Bysshe Shelley together with Walter Benjamin, which has been published as Shelley with Benjamin: A Critical Mosaic (2023). She did her undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh. She has edited Shelley’s translations from Aeschylus, Calderón and Goethe for volumes five and six of The Poems of Shelley and published articles on translation, ekphrasis, creative critical methods and the racist history of hair.

  • Amy Lim is an art historian, curator and dealer, combining a portfolio of different roles. She is a part-time curator of the Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, a National Trust country house in Oxfordshire, and a freelance researcher for a forthcoming exhibition of women artists at Tate Britain, with a particular focus on the nineteenth century. She also is a tutor at the Oxford Department for Continuing Education, a lecturer for the Arts Society and runs a small online art dealership, Amy Lim Art & Antiques. Amy is a volunteer curator the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, where she curated the exhibitions Mind and Mortality: Stanley Spencer’s Final Portraits (2021–2022) and Most Loved Works in the Stanley Spencer Gallery (2022–2023). In 2022, Amy completed her doctorate, Art and Aristocracy in late Stuart England, in an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) collaborative doctoral partnership with the University of Oxford and Tate, where she worked on the exhibition, British Baroque: Power and Illusion (2020). She has published and forthcoming articles and essays on various aspects of British art from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.