Reading Group, room 112, 6-7:30
Jean-Françoise Chevrier, 'The Adventures of the Picture Form in the History of Photography', in Douglas Fogle, The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982 (Minneapolis: Walker Art Centre, 2003), 113-128.
Seminar, Keynes Library, 6-7:30
Jennifer Tucker, Associate Professor, Wesleyan University, Connecticut.
'Facing Facts: The Tichborne Affair in Victorian Visual Culture'
This talk investigates the role of visual display in the celebrated nineteenth-century trials in Britain of Arthur Orton, widely known as the 'Tichborne Claimant'. Familiar to historians as a cause that attracted popular working-class support and propelled the reformation of the Court of Chancery in 1875, the Tichborne trials (1871-1874) were also, Tucker argues, an important landmark in the history of photography, portraiture and modern visual culture.
The events are free and open to all - at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0OP