The Romantic Illustrations Network will be holding an inaugural network event at the British Academy in London on the 6th June 2014. The event will consist of the following:

1.30pm: Welcome: Susan Matthews (Roehampton)/ Tate
1.40pm: William St Clair (London IES) ‘Towards a Political Economy of Book Illustration’
2.30pm: Brian Maidment (Liverpool John Moores) ‘Comic Illustration in the Marketplace 1820-1840’
3.20pm: Tea/coffee break
3.40pm: Workshop, ‘Digital Humanities and Romantic Illustration’ – Run by Anthony Mandal, Julia Thomas, and Michael Goodman (Cardiff) digitising visual artefacts – working with large image corpora – illustrations and the digital archive
5.00pm: Open Discussion

Entrance is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Space is limited though so make sure you complete the proforma saved here and return it to Dr Mary Shannon at the University of Roehampton (mary.shannon@roehampton.ac.uk) as soon as possible. A copy of the programme is available here.

I’ll be popping along too, so please say hello if you happen to bump into me in the queue for the tea trolley. See you there.