LAHP Annual Research Day – 11th May 2-5pm

We are pleased to invite all LAHP students to our online Annual Research Day which will take place on 11th May 2pm-5.15pm on Zoom. We would like to encourage our students from all cohorts to join us and think about their research collectively. The event will include short student presentations, a three-minute thesis competition, a photo competition and a presentation from Judith Garfield from Eastside Community Heritage, followed by a networking session.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Transience and Sustainability’.

Sustainability has become a central theme of modern discourse. It forces us to ask fundamental questions: how can we live in a way that will not destroy our planet? What are the values that we need to hold on to? At the same time, we can recognise that there are many things which do not last. Dreams, thoughts, individuals, even civilisations, are transient: they come into being and pass away again. The Arts and Humanities have always been engaged with ideas of transience and sustainability, from the earliest literature to the work of Extinction Rebellion and beyond. How do we capture the transient? How do we imagine the sustainable? Archives and artworks are part of this process alongside all the other forms that research can take. This Research Day will be an opportunity to explore the ways in which research in the Arts and Humanities can continue to contribute to a debate that is vital for our futures.


2pm Introduction

2.05pm LAHP Students present their research

Michael Durrant (RCM, Centre for Performance Science, CDA, Yr 2) ‘Enabling healthy performance. Providing effective support for the health and wellbeing of performing artists: Concept, experience and framework for action.’

Rachele Shamouni-Naghde (QMUL, Geography, CDA, Yr 2) ‘Drawing hospitality in La Chapelle’

Sonam Gordhan (UCL, School of Law, Yr 2) ‘Climate Change, the Court, and the Rule of Law’

Kirsty Fife (UCL, Information Studies, Yr3) ‘Precarity, ephemerality and transience: cultural memory of UK DIY music’

3.05pm Break

3.15pm Three minute thesis competition

Cydonie Banting (KCL, Music, Yr 4) ‘Learning to Compose as a Tool of Ethnographic Research in a Rural Ugandan Village’

Nick Makoha (KCL, English, Yr 2) ‘The Story of Icarus Through Basquiat Eyes and mine’

Jonathan Egid (KCL, Comparative Literature, Yr 1) ‘On a 17th century Ethiopian philosopher, and the question of whether or not he existed’

David Johnson (RCA, School of Arts & Humanities, Yr 1) ‘Anamnesis and Aesthetic Materialism: Towards a Blind Sensorium and New Ways of Seeing’

Isabel Stuart (QMUL, Drama, Yr 2) Feeling for Feminism: Affective Encounters, Valuing the Audience, and Creating Change at the Theatre

Jack Hanlon (QMUL, Geography,CDA, Yr 1) ‘London, Smithfield, and the changing shape of meat’

3.40pm Voting for competition participants 

3.50pm Photo competition winners announced

4pm Break

4.10pm Keynote speaker: Judith Garfield, Eastside Community Heritage

4.40pm Networking Session 

5.15pm Event ends

Photo Competition 

Congratulations to the winner of our photo competition, Vasiliki Soloustro.

Dream bubbles – Vasiliki Saloustrou

You can see the other excellent submissions from all participants from Padlet.

You can cast your vote through this online form by 7th May at 5pm. The Winner will be announced at the event on 11th May and will receive a £100 Waterstones voucher!

All participants should book their place by 7th May at 5pm via the online form 

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