We are thrilled to announce that an article by undergraduate Kaitlyn Farrell, written for the ‘Masterpieces: Making and Meaning’ course in Spring 2013 has been published in the latest issue of the British Art Journal. This is a truly exceptional achievement, and we pass on our congratulations to Kaitlyn. Copies of her article will be available in the London Undergraduate Program library soon.
Kaitlyn Farrell ‘A dog’s world: The significance of canine companions in Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode’, British Art Journal, XIV, no. 2
– Lois Oliver (Professor of Art History, London Global Gateway)
Image: William Hogarth, Marriage A- la-mode, c. 1743, Scene 2: The Tête à Tête (The National Gallery, London)
A big, warm welcome to our newest London Undergraduate Program arrivals! We hope you are as excited as we are about the semester ahead and we look forward to helping you make the most of your time in London.
The London Undergraduate Program team
Image: 2012 London Scenic 1 by Matt Cashmore / University of Notre Dame
Dr Gill Gregory, currently teaching London Writers on the summer school, will be one of four poets reading from new and in progress works at the Senate House Library from 6.30 tomorrow.
For full details of this event, please click on the poster.
Prof. Fay Stevens, who leads the course, writes “The Archaeology and Ethics course covers the topics of archaeological ethics; the relationship between archaeology and others (the public, ethnic groups, avocational archaeologists, collectors, etc.); international and national approaches to archaeological heritage management (such as the effects of conflict on heritage); the antiquities market; reburial and repatriation of cultural heritage; issues of identity; the ethics of collecting; plunder; underwater archaeology, and treasure hunting; archaeology as a profession; and archaeological education. We explore these themes in a variety of contexts, including fieldtrips to Bath and Stonehenge, The British Museum (e.g. the Parthenon Marbles, Egyptian Mummies, the Rosetta Stone), The Petrie Museum, The Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford etc.”
“As part of our studies, we visited the Duveen Gallery in the British Museum, which displays the British Museum collection of marbles from the Parthenon in Athens. The contested acquisition and ownership of these marbles is a central issue in the topic of archaeology and ethics. Our field trip marks the start and preparation of ‘The Great Debate’, a role-play debate undertaken by the class, in which they take on the identity of either Greek or UK curators/historians/heritage specialists and attempt to come to an agreement with regard to the future ownership and housing of the marbles. Always a popular component of the course, the Great Debate offers a great opportunity to get to grips with a complex and fascinating topic and our trip to the museum provides an excellent context in which to start the process.”
Image © Fay Stevens