TVAD Talks

TVAD - Our research in our communities

  • Our regular series of talks are available on YouTube
  • We host an annual international symposium.
    • Papers from previous symposia and conferences are available though our double-blind peer-reviewed journal, Writing Visual Culture
  • We have a blog of past achievements including contributions from our collaborators

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The Research Seminars are an opportunity to hear about the current research at the School of Creative Arts in art history, design history, art theory, design theory and much in between as well as the relationship between theory and practice.

All welcome
Whether you are doing research yourself, whether you're an artist, designer or historian, or not, we always aim to make it interesting and inclusive.

The TVAD approach to our regular talks is to support and disseminate the excellent research being conducted by scholars at University of Hertfordshire's School of Creative Arts.
Across the School we have numerous scholars who have had their books recently published and we our DFA, DDes and PhD candidates with cutting-edge research to share.

To sign up for TVAD alerts, please contact Alana Jelinek

Talks - past and future

9 Oct 2019 Dr Steven Adams - Some Thoughts on Writing about the Past: Deleuze and Uncertainty
13 Nov 2019  Stephen Hunt (UH Designer and UH DEd candidate) - On Creativity
15 Jan 2020  Prof Dr Grace Lees-Maffei - Signifying Orientalism, Chinoiserie and Japonisme: Fashion Photography in UK Vogue
19 Feb 2020  Dr Silvio Carta - Larger, anonymous and machine-driven collectives: How algorithms transcend private into the public life of individuals
1 Apr 2020  Dr Alana Jelinek - Between Discipline and a Hard Place: The Value of Contemporary Art
14 Oct 2020 Mikayla J Laird (UH PhD candidate) - Travelling Through Time in the Comic Book Medium (online)
18 Nov 2020 Prof Dr Grace Lees-Maffei - Getting a Handle on It: Embodied Research using Touch in Design History (online)

Our talks are often filmed and available through YouTube. Some examples are below.

TVAD on YouTube

TVAD Talks are available on the University of Hertfordshire's YouTube channel, in the Creative Arts Research playlist and on the TVAD Talks YouTube channel.

Travelling Through Time in the Comic Book Medium (2020)

Mikayla J Laird (Doctoral Candidate, University of Hertfordshire)

Deep Simplicity of Zero (2019)

Prof Ljubomir Jankovic (University of Hertfordshire)

Corporate Censorship (2018)

Alana Jelinek (University of Hertfordshire)

TVAD International Symposium 2020/21

What the World Needs Now is Artists Engaging with Science

8 January 2021

Fiona Curran artwork 2018 detail

Fiona Curran, Your Sweetest Empire is To Please, (detail) 2018.
Commission for National Trust Gibside and Newcastle University, with funding support from the AHRC.
Photo: Colin Davison

Keynote speakers:

Artist, Fiona Curran (PhD)

Dr Katy Barrett (PhD) Curator, Science Museum

Further information

Bookings via UHArts