|Starts:||13:00 20 Mar 2019|
|Ends:||16:30 20 Mar 2019|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
A free workshop of talks on the art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900) demonstrating why Ruskin matters today.
In partnership with Art History and English Studies at University of Manchester, the Whitworth presents a free workshop of talks on the art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900) demonstrating why Ruskin matters today.
A series of talks, encompassing a range of scholarly interests, will assess the value of Ruskin’s preoccupations to contemporary debates about community and civic society, culture and consumption, but particularly the idea of art as ethically driven social practice. Including a variety of speakers from disparate disciplines and backgrounds, the workshop will reconsider Ruskin’s contemporary significance 200 years after his birth.
Ruskin Matters is part of a series of events to mark Ruskin's 200th anniversary.
Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Research Curator at York Art Gallery
Anne Kirkham, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
Brian Maidment, Professor of the History of Print, Liverpool John Moores University
Michael Sanders, Senior Lecturer (19th Century Writing), University of Manchester
Darin Stine, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester
Colin Trodd, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Manchester
Luke Uglow, Lecturer in Art History, University of Manchester
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