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Document Practices

L-R: John Beck (Westminster); Gary Hall (Coventry); Nicholas Thoburn (Manchester)

An afternoon symposium exploring the connections between documentary methods from across the arts with radical cultures of document sharing from around the world.

Friday 5 May, 2017


Student Common Room
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Talks by our three special guests are now available for streaming or download thanks to our friends at Backdoor Broadcasting:

Prof John Beck (Director for the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture, Westminster), 'Moby Dick as a Writing Technology'.


Prof Gary Hall (Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media, Coventry, and co-founder of Open Humanities Press), 'Datum Points'.


Dr Nicholas Thoburn (Sociology, Manchester, and author of Anti-Book (Minnesota, 2016)), 'Tweet, Book, Riot: A Communist Document Against Race'.


For more information about our speakers or to download these talks, visit Backdoor Broadcasting.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, places at the symposium are free but spaces are limited and booking is essential. Please book here using Eventbrite.