A number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduates and early career researchers to participate in this project on Friday 7th June 2013 at Birkbeck, University of London, which uses Rachel Carsonís Silent Spring to explore the relationship between arts and science research.
Silent Spring celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012: it still stands as one of the most influential texts on the damage caused to the natural environment by chemicals and nuclear fallout in the twentieth century. Taking Carsonís book as its starting point, this interdisciplinary post-graduate project aims to explore how a growing awareness of the biological, chemical and technological changes to the environment has shaped cultural explorations of nature and landscape in the post-1945 period, through visual art, literature and film. For more information please visit http://www.silentspringboard.org
To apply for a Travel Bursary for the Birkbeck workshop, please send a copy of your CV together with a statement of up to 300 words on why you are interested in attending the workshop, and how your research intersects with the project themes, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29th April 2013. Please state your institutional affiliation, and whether or not your research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. If you have any questions please donít hesitate to contact the organisers at this address.
Catherine Spencer and Sophie Jones
University of York / Birkbeck College, University of London
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