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LAHRI Deputy Director Melanie Bell's Inaugural Professorial Lecture

, 17:30-19:00

  Professor Melanie Bell, LAHRI Deputy Director, will give her inaugural professorial lecture on 28th February. She will be speaking on Labours of Love: the Feminist Work of Doing Women’s Film History To read all about it, follow this link: Professor Melanie Bell's Inaugural Lecture – Labours of Love: the Feminist Work of Doing Women’s...

LAHRI Speculative Conversation: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Performer-Audience Relationship, 28 February

, 10am-11.30am

Please note that this is an in-person event. If you are interested in being involved in future discussions but can’t attend the event, please contact Emily Payne ( Please RSVP to How do DJs ‘read the room’ during a set? How does crowd behaviour impact on sportspeople? What does it mean to be able to...

Costume Conversations 1: Collecting Costume Stories

, 10.00am – 3.00pm

This workshop will bring together researchers, curators and practitioners to launch Film Costumes in Action. This AHRC-funded project investigates how costumes have been designed, made and used in British film from the 1960s onwards. Costume plays a central role in film imagery and is fundamental to understandings of character, atmosphere and setting. Yet little is known...

Sadler Seminar Talk: Rik Worth and Jordan Collver in conversation with Richard Wiseman.


Title: “Crossing Over: Hocus Pocus and the Magic of Comics in Research”   Description: The creators of the Eisner Award-nominated comic Hocus Pocus: Magic, Mystery and The Mind (Vanishing Inc, 2023) explore their unique approach to merging research with comics. They discuss the distinctive capacity of comics as a medium for communicating research findings and how comics can be...

Sadler Seminar Talk: Kay Sohini in conversation with Jared Gardner.

, 14:00

Title: “Who Cares for Comics? Graphic Medicine and Comics Artforms”   Description: This event focuses on the intersection of comics and healthcare in the context of graphic medicine. It features experts Kay Sohini, a comics practitioner specialising in healthcare justice, and Jared Garder, a comics historian with a focus on comics and medicine. They will discuss the...