Description: Organised to encourage a collegial sharing of ideas, the day will culminate in ‘Ruskin, Access and Influence – A Discussion’ and should appeal to anyone with an interest in considering Ruskin or Victorian culture from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, social, literary, or arts management. All are welcome, and we particularly encourage students and junior academics to take part in the day’s discussions.
Date: Saturday, 13 May 2006.
Time: 10.00 to 16.30.
Venue: Adelphi House, The Crescent, University of Salford.
Host: Brian Maidment, the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre, University of Salford.
Opening Plenary: Keith Hanley on ‘ “A Common Treasury”: Ruskin and the Values of Art’.
Speakers: John Batchelor, Dinah Birch, Debbie Challis, Malcolm Hardman, Stephen Wildman.
Fees: £20 (waged) or £5 (student & unwaged), including lunch and coffee breaks. Cheques should be made out to ‘University of Salford’ and sent to Rachel Dickinson at the address below.
Contact: For more information or to book a place, contact the project’s Research Associate, Dr. Rachel Dickinson, Ruskin Programme, Bowland College, Lancaster University, LA1 4YT, UK; 0044 (0) 1524 593317; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background: This is the first of three, linked, annual, one-day symposia stemming from the collaborative, AHRC-funded project on ‘Ruskin, Cultural Tourism and Popular Access’, involving Professors Keith Hanley (Lancaster), Brian Maidment (Salford) and John Walton (Central Lancashire).
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