Revolutionary Red Tape is a five-year research project funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Emma West. It explores how pioneering public servants, artists and administrators worked to increase public access to the arts in modern Britain. I'll be sharing research, news and updates on this blog as I go along.
This week I discussed the Arts League of Service Travelling Theatre with Shahidha Bari and guests on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking.
I’m taking part in a panel on ‘Rural Britain and Everyday Modernism’ at this year’s British Association for Modernist Studies’ conference, Hopeful Modernisms.
I recently spoke to Anne McElvoy and guests on BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking about the economist John Maynard Keynes's work for the early Arts Council. Image: John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova by Walter Bennington, NPG x90117 © National Portrait Gallery, London.
This week I was delighted to be shortlisted for the BBC Radio 3 and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s New Generation Thinkers scheme, which gives arts and humanities researchers the chance to turn their research into programmes for BBC radio.
I'll be sharing my research into art and design magazines at this year's Association for Art History conference.
I'm delighted to be giving a talk on Wednesday 17 March at the University of East Anglia's Modern and Contemporary Seminar.
My article on Empire Marketing Board posters is now available at Modernism/modernity as part of a cluster of essays on 'Modernist Institutions'.
My recent talk about the Welsh National Temple of Peace and Health is now available to watch online.
As part of the Lucy Writers series Postcards in Isolation, edited by Rochelle Roberts, I've written about Barbara Hepworth's 1965 sculpture Spring.