Annual Research Day – 18th May

Argument: The Art of Persuasion

MacMillan Hall, Senate House
10:30am – 5:00pm with reception to follow

Agreement and disagreement, debate and dissent are central to the ways in which knowledge in the Arts and Humanities is proposed and made, explored and understood but what is argument and how are we persuaded?

10:30 Welcome – Professor Clare Lees, LAHP Director

10:45 Beyond Argumentation – Professor Sarah Churchwell, Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study

11:15 The Argument on High: Debates and Arguments in the Arts and Humanities -Professor Jo Wolff, Dean of Arts and Humanities, UCL

11:45 Break

12:00 Voice and Persuasion – Jeannette Nelson, Head of Voice, National Theatre & guests

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Dr Gauti Sigthorsson (University of Greenwich) – ‘Exquisite Corpus: Arguing from Text Data’

14:45 Break

15:15 Research-in-progress presentations
Emil Stjernholm (Lund/UCL) – ‘Biography as argument’

Francesca Alfrey (KCL) and Ruth Bernatek (UCL) – ‘Poetry of Place: An Interdisciplinary Conversation’

16:00 Break

16:15 Lessons from Classical Rhetoric – Professor Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King’s College London

17:00 Drinks reception until 6pm

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Please see details for the pre-event at Enitharmon Editions Gallery and Bookshop on 17th May here

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