'The art of influence: misdirection from the 1790s to today'
This lecture will examine some of the sneakier roles played by the visual arts in conflicts of the modern era. It will explore the ways in which images produced by private individuals have misdirected opponents and influenced potential sympathisers involved in struggles that have often been violent. Ranging from engravers’ engagement in economic warfare in the 1790s, to anti-Nazi graffiti in World War Two, and the online ‘memes’ of today, Professor Richard Clay will be asking ‘to what extent are we still under the influence of artful misdirection?’
The lecture will be given by Richard Clay, who is Professor of Digital Humanities at Newcastle University.
Date: Thursday 8 December 2016. Time: 6.30 pm.
There will be a reception from 6.00 pm in the Wallace Foyer.
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