A workshop on the theme of Fantasy Legal Exhibitions will be held on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 July, 2023 in central London.
Organisers: Victoria Barnes and Amanda Perry-Kessaris
Funded by: Socio-Legal Studies Association and Kent Law School
Exhibitions range widely in form, including from spontaneous pop-up to enduring archive, material to digital, and localised to roving. They vary in purpose, including from documentation to deconstruction, resolution to disruption, inclusion to resistance, and query to explanation. They can include artefacts as varied as objects, records, images, sounds, statutes and specimens.
This hands-on workshop is an opportunity to explore exhibition as a legal research practice, and in particular to consider: What might you achieve, for scholarship and the wider world, through the practice of exhibition that cannot be achieved through other research activities?
By engaging with expert curators, and completing a series of structured tasks in a range of exhibition contexts, participants will be prompted and facilitated to consider exhibition as part of the wider social, political, economic and cultural context of collection and curation; how they might ‘exhibit’ their legal research; and how in so doing they might enhance the quality of their research, as well as its potential impact, within academia and beyond.
Outputs from the event will include a Pop-up Museum of Fantasy Legal Exhibitions.
For further details, including how to apply, click here.
Deadline: 28 April 2023