We are delighted to announce that, following this year’s elections, there will be a new MONC Committee from July 2018. The Committee will include:
- Josie Cray (Cardiff University)
- Elizabeth English (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
- Marine Furet (Cardiff University)
- Mary Jacob (Aberystwyth University)
- Siriol McAvoy (Swansea University)
- Diana Wallace (University of South Wales)
Specific roles will be allocated at a handover meeting in early July.
We would also like to welcome Daniel Hughes (Bangor University) and Alix Beeston (Cardiff University) to the MONC Advisory Board.
Finally, we would like to pass on our thanks to retiring members of the MONC committee and advisory board: Elaine Cabuts, Katie Gramich, Lucy Jeffery, Amber Jenkins, Tomos Owen and Emma West.
In light of new GDPR legislation, we have updated our website to include a privacy statement and have contacted all members to ask for their consent to join the mailing list. If you are no longer receiving MONC emails, but would like to receive our ‘digest’ email with news of events, conferences, publications and exhibitions, you can sign up via our JISCmail page or contact us via modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
For: The 2018 Election of the Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) Executive Steering Committee + up to two Postgraduate Representatives.
On 31 December 2017 the three-year term of the MONC Executive Steering Committee came to an end. We now invite nominations for membership of the Steering Committee and up to two postgraduate representatives. Due to the ongoing USS pensions strike action, the closing date for nominations has been extended until 23 April 2018; the online election will take place between 30 April – 16 May 2018.
We are pleased to publish the programme for the seventh annual postgraduate conference in New Work in Modernist Studies, Friday 15th December 2017, hosted at the School of English, University of Leeds.
The conference is organised collaboratively between the University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University and in conjunction with the Modernist Network Cymru (MONC), the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, the Midlands Modernist Network and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).
THE FUTURE OF ART HISTORY IN WALES
A free roundtable discussion
The Drwm, National Library of Wales
12 September 2017, 5-6.30pm
Followed by a wine reception at Aberystwyth School of Art
Cliciwch yma am raglen Cymraeg.
In 2016, the successful campaign to stop A-level Art History being dropped demonstrated the enthusiasm for art history among students, artists and educators across the UK. Yet the future of art history in all its forms – whether in schools, universities, libraries, galleries, arts centres or community groups – remains uncertain.
If, as the artist Jeremy Deller has argued, ‘Art history is the study of power, politics, identity and humanity’, the study and appreciation of art is more vital than ever in the tumultuous 21st century. In Wales, art history is inextricably linked with the political: the lack of critical attention has led to Welsh artists being marginalised or excluded from the canon altogether. How can art history in Wales work to recover movements, groups, individuals or works that have been lost? How can it consider, contextualise and celebrate Wales’s rich and diverse art history, bringing it to new audiences? What are the shared experiences with other humanities subjects (such as literary studies), and what can these disciplines learn from each other?
Join us for a free roundtable discussion with leading artists, curators and historians to discuss the future of Welsh art history/art history in Wales.
The Welsh Group
10 June – 29 July 2017
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran
To mark the opening of a new exhibition of the Welsh Group, Hywel Pontin of the Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre has written a brief introduction to the exhibition and the Group more broadly.
On 17 June, MOMA Machynlleth will host a one-day conference and concert to coincide with the end of the Roger Cecil exhibition, on the subject of landscape abstraction in art, music and literature.