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The Picturing of History: Edmund Joseph Sullivan’s illustrations to Thomas Carlyle’s "The French Revolution"

Thursday 31 January 18:00-18:45


Expanding on her work examining E. J. Sullivan’s illustrations to Thomas Carlyle’s The French Revolution, art historian Valerie Mainz will cover the roots of Carlyle in Scotland as well as her own personal research interests in the visual image and the making of histories in and over time. Given the French Revolution’s enduring impact (whether real or merely perceived) on French culture, the topicality of protest in light of the gilets jaunes, and the way visual imagery continues to influence how history is recorded, Mainz’s talk will be an appropriate introduction to how facing our times is often connected to how we faced (and recorded) times past.

About the Speaker:
Valerie Mainz is a historian of art. She was previously a Senior Lecturer at the School of Fine Art, University of Leeds. She specialises in 18th-century French art and the French Revolution.

Event details:

Night of Ideas 2019
The Picturing of History: Edmund Joseph Sullivan’s illustrations to Thomas Carlyle’s The French Revolution

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 6pm
Duration: 45 minutes approx.
Talk in ENGLISH, followed by a Q&A
FREE

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (First floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Advanced booking recommended ONLINE via our extranet, at 0131 285 60 30, or at info ifecosse.org.uk

Institut Français Écosse 2019