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Visual Arts

AACORN  
ACORN's intent is to develop and promote the field of organizational art and aesthetics. We wish to provide a wide range of forums where researchers and teachers interested in connecting art, aesthetics, and creative practice within organizational and work settings can meet, exchange ideas, share resources, and experiment with new forms of thinking and practice.

ADM-HEA  
This list is for announcements and discussion related to the activities of ADM-HEA, the Art, Design and Media Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy. The Subject Centre promotes high quality in the learning and teaching of ADM in HE by enabling knowledge exchange, innovation and enterprise.

ANTEQUEERIANS  
There are contested categories in the history of lgbtq studies involving the extent to which modern concepts may be roled back into history. This list will assemble evidence showing cultural diversity across information spaces but with the intention to enhance theory and practice through building new information processing tools.

ANTIQUITYANDTHERUIN  
Used by contributors to the Ruins conference (Paris June08) and other scholars and graduate students for advance/follow-up discussions.

APHE  
The Association for Photography in Higher Education was established to create a forum for discussion and debate about photography and photographic education. In recent years the APHE has promoted links between government, education providers and the creative industries. The Association is non-profit making and institutions are eligible for free unlimited places at conferences and seminars. The APHE discussion list has been set up to aid communication between members. Please feel free to use the list to post information relating to photography and photography education.

ARCLIB-MEMBERS  
The arclib-members list is a closed list and is to be used for the discussion of topics of interest to members of arclib. It will enable members of the group to raise any concerns, ask any questions or seek help from other members.

ARLIS-LINK  
This is the list of ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society. Open to all those concerned with the librarianship of the visual arts, including architecture and design. Membership includes librarians, publishers and archivists. The Society became an educational charity in 1995.

ARLIS-STC  
This is the list of the Students & Trainees Committee of ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society.

ART-EPHEMERA  
A list dedicated to the discussion of issues relating to the collection, documentation, storage and promotion of collections of contemporary art ephemera in art and design libraries.

ART-SUBJECT-FOCUS-GROUP  
This mail list is for the Art Subject Focus Group which is a group comprising of art teachers in schools, arts organisations and University staff interested in the furtherance of collaborative arts projects and research. Members from all areas are welcome although meetings are usually held in the West Midlands.

ART-TECHNOLOGY  
The programmes may be called Multimedia Arts, Interactive Arts, Electronic Arts, CyberArts, Design, Graphic Design and so on; this list is for discussion of issues relevant to Programme and Module Leaders on such courses. Teaching ideas, problems, technology and of course developing Creative content should all get discussed.

ART-VISUAL  
ART-VISUAL is a moderated forum for the critical discussion of issues related to the visual arts. The art-visual list is integrated with the Visual Arts UK Internet site.

ARTSCAPESNET  
This list is used for the participants and presenters of the Artscapes: Urban Art and the Public conference to keep in touch and exchange research ideas.

ART_AND_LIFE  
A site devoted to the discussion and research of Victorian Cultural Philanthropy in Europe and USA. Supporting an international conference Art for Life's Sake: Women, Gender, Class and Victorian Cultural Philanthropy at Southampton Institute 16/17 November 2002.

AVPHD  
The list is for the use of students, supervisors and examiners of audio-visual practice based PhDs, to give information on workshops, events, seminars, exhibitions and screenings, and upcoming scholarships, jobs and opportunities. This list has been retained - 25/11/13. The archives have been locked for viewing only. No new messages may be posted and the list will not accept new subscribers

BAMS  
Events, announcements, and discussion list for the British Association for Modernist Studies.

BEYONDTEXT  
This list is used by Beyond Text award holders,their collaborators and the associated Arts and Humanities Research Council research community to disseminate information about the individual projects within the 5 year strategic programme.

BL-LABS  
The mailing/discussion list for the Mellon Funded British Library Labs project.

BOOKHAD  
This list supports the RSLP project for nationwide research activities in book history and book design. This project aims to provide researchers with access to a web interface which will link records from six holdings libraries, including a virtual database of identified records.

BOUNDARYOBJECTS  
The list is for members of the network Boundary Objects, aimed at early career researchers working with museums and collections.

CARDIFFUNIVERSITYFILM  
Cardiff University Interdisciplinary Film Studies and Visual Cultural Research.

CAREFORTHEFUTURE  
This list is used for announcements for the AHRC's 'Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past' theme award holders and researchers. These communications may include information about theme events, award holder events, opportunities for networking and further awards, and other theme-related information.

CAS  
The Computer Arts Society was founded in 1968.

CASPAR-ASSESSMENT  
This list is used to share and disseminate good practice of the online tool CASPAR. Those wishing to be provided with the free package available from Autumn 2007 should sign up here to receive updates, news and share good practice.

CEPHAD  
CEPHAD aims at stimulating the flow of ideas between research in philosophy and research in design

CINEMUSEUM  
This list is a discussion and announcement forum for researchers, archivists, museum professionals and art practitioners working on cinema, film and the museum. It is a list for scholarly research and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas in any area related to these concerns.

CINEPHOTO  
An interdisciplinary mailing list for Cinema and Photography: An arena for scholars to share critical discussion, CFPs, bibliographic information, and public announcements of interest across film and photography whether formally, philosophically, theoretically or critically based.

CLTAD  
cltad events list is for dissemination of cltad workshops, conferences and seminars.

CMCA  
This list if for people involved or interested in the computational modelling of creative behaviour and/or analysis in the fine, applied and performing arts.

COLOURSTUDIES  
This is a group for the multidisciplinary study and discussion of colour. It includes linguists, psychologists, geographers, opthamologists and more. The Group is open to anyone with an interest in colour, but it is intended to be an academic and research forum.

CONSERVATION-C-22  
This list is used by the project 'Cultural Encounters and Explorations: Conservation's "Catch 22"' to make announcements to the conservation research community

COSCH  
Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage (www.COSCH.info) promotes research, development and application of non-contact optical measurement techniques (spectral and spatial) adapted to the needs of heritage documentation. COSCH is supported by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) from 2012 to 2016.

CREATIVEINDUSTRIES  
Creative Industries is a forum for debate and discussion of research and knowledge transfer issues and ideas concerned with the creative industries.

CREATIVEPEDAGOGIES-ADM  
For all academic and technical staff interested in developing and researching innovative and creative learning and teaching experiences in art/design/media HE/FE education - (Wales-based but not exclusive!) This list has been retained - 22/04/14. The list is not accepting new subscribers and existing subscribers are no longer able to post messages to the list.

CRESCRESEARCHCENTRE  
The list will be used to send out information about CRESC and also to announce CRESC Events

CULTUREFB-FORUM  
This list provides a forum for discussion between members of the research network on Franco-British cultural relations since the end of the 19th century - CultureFB.

DASH  
Announcement list for digital and electronic arts histories

DEVELOPING-DIGITAL-DIVERSITY  
This conference will explore key issues on the theme of digital diversity. These themes will include issues of race, age and gender in relation to access, use and creation of digital media.

DIGITALTEXTILEDESIGN  
This list provides a communication resource for those who are interested in the art, design, research and technologies associated with textiles. Examples include digital textile design and printing, 3D textiles, smart textiles and wearables, digitally enabled interior fabrics, etc.

DIGRAUK  
This is an email list to support the research, teaching and advocacy activity of the diverse network of academics and graduates engaged in work related to either games studies or game design. The aim is to stimulate greater exchange of expertise and to facilitate future collaborations. It will support the launch of UK Chapter of the international association that supports games research - Digital Games Research Association - DIGRA.

DIX-NEUF  
Dix-neuf is a mailing list run under the auspices of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. This society was established to provide a scholarly focal point for nineteenth-century French studies in the UK and Ireland. It organizes events bringing together both postgraduates and academics and publishes articles in its online journal.

DJCAD-RAS  
This discussion list is used by the Art and Design research community in and beyond DJCAD, University of Dundee.

DOCUMENTA11  
Discussion of Documenta 11.

DRAWING-RESEARCH  
The drawing-research mailing list is used to support communication between academics, researchers and drawing practitioners regarding the establishment and development of a UK drawing research network. It is associated with Drawing Power, the UK campaign for drawing.

ECONTENT-PROGRAMME  
A mailing list for the 11 projects that make up the JISC e-Content Programme.

EKSIG  
EKSIG is concerned with understanding the nature and role of knowledge in research and practice in order to clarify fundamental principles and practices of using practice in research.

ELEARNING-MUSIC-ARTS-HE  
This list is an area for e-learning specialists working in Conservatoires and other specialist arts institutions. It is for discussion of any issues around supporting and #implementing learning technologies to support teaching in music and the arts.

ENQUIRE  
enquire is a space within which diverse forms of art & design research practice and documentation are explored. Where 'knowledge', in its many different forms, is examined, and where methodologies from various disciplines are compared. It is where new forms of knowledge production and consumption are considered, and where the existing categories, abstractions and concepts that define knowledge and enquiry are challenged, and alternatives put forward.

EUPOP2012  
EUPOP2012 is the inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA). 11-13th July 2012 at the London College of Fashion.

EVA-LONDON  
EVA London conference - Electronic Visualisation & the Arts. This list is for announcements and discussion among conference delegates.

EVA-LONDON-ADMIN  
EVA London conference - Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. This list is for committee correspondence about the organisation of the conference.

FCNETWORK  
The main aim of the email discussion group is to enable dialogue and debate between researchers, artists and curators whose interest is in museum and exhibition practice influenced by feminism.

FIELDS-OF-VISION  
This list provides a communication channel between those with an interest in the arts and sport coming together. Its purpose is to disseminate news and foster debate.

FILM-PHILOSOPHY  
Founded in November 1996, Film-Philosophy is an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics, and world cinema. The email salon encourages discussion of related topics. The journal is published three times per year and is fully peer- reviewed. More details available at http://www.film-philosophy.com

GAMES  
The purpose of this list is to provide a forum for discussion for those involved in emergent field of games technology and design.

GLEANOLOGY  
This list is used to connect researchers between disciplines in the higher education research community interested in the agricultural practice, representation and metaphor of gleaning and its environmental impact today. This list will also be relevant to the work of food waste charities and campaigners.

GSSPN  
The German Screen Studies Postgraduate Network connects UK-based research students working in all areas of German language film, television and other visual media.

HAIRDRESSING  
Communications for the Hairdressing Training Service at MIMAS and related activities (e.g. the hairdressing training longitudinal study)

HANNAH-MACLURE-ARTS-CENTRE  
The University of Abertay' s Hannah Maclure Centre works with contemporary and interdisciplinary cultural producers and artists from the UK and abroad, as well as supporting teaching activity and developing opportunities with staff and students.

HERCULES  
Many different disciplines are interested in Hercules. This list is for anyone interested in the hero in any medium or period. Researchers and artists of all kinds can use it to find: i) information about Hercules in particular genres/media/periods, and ii) potential collaborators for projects.

IFS  
IFS exists to provoke debate on the future direction and current challenges affecting the creative industries, to support excellence across interior research & practice, and seeks to embed these into the learning experience of ug's and pg's. It acts as a regional authority on, and advocate for, Interior Design/Interior Architecture education, research, practice and collaboration.

ILLUSTRATION-RESEARCH  
This list has been established to create new and reinforce established networks for disseminating information about events, conferences and publications related to Illustration Research.

IOSTUDIES  
This list is used as a discussion and information sharing forum by researchers from a variety of academic disciplines who are engaged in the study of societies and cultures of the Indian Ocean Region.

JISC-ARTS-ADVISORY-GROUP  
This list will be used to announce new topics to the JISC Collections Arts& Creative Industries Subject Advisory Group. This is a sub-list of JISC-COLLECTIONS-SUBJECT-GROUPS

KULTUR  
This list was used by those involved in the Kultur project, however from 1st October 2009 the Kultur partners have been expanding into a Kultur II Group consisting of specialist creative arts institutions, departments within larger multidisciplinary institutions, and researchers in the UK. The group welcomes repository managers, technical staff, academics, researchers, and research office staff. Kultur ran from 31 March 2007 - 31 March 2009 and was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), under the Start-Up and Enhancement strand of its Repositories and Preservation programme. http://kultur.eprints.org/ Future projects and activities of the Kultur II Group are available here: http://www.vads.ac.uk/kultur2group/projects/index.html

LEGACIESOFWAR-ARTS  
This list is used to discuss the Culture and the Arts strand of the Legacies of War project based at the University of Leeds, which aims to commemorate the centenary of the First World War from 2014-18.

LIST-EVENT  
This is a discussion list on the artist John Latham, his theory on event structures and flat time, but mainly on his archive which is being catalogued and digitised.

LONDONHUB-AHSS  
A network focussing on the research training and development needs of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, specifically in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

MAT-REN  
Issues surrounding the costs and consumption of works of art and domestic goods in Italy 1300-1650, and information regarding the Material Renaissance research project.

MECCSA-POLICY  
The aim of the MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) Policy Network is to exchange ideas and research findings, but also to join with civil society in their debates with the regulators, the broadcasters and the Government.

MEDIA-ARTS-AND-DANCE  
This list is used by its members to announce and discuss theory, research, critical discourse, publications, conferences, networking and curatorial approaches in the field of screen based dance, including single screen cinema or television works, installation and net based work.

MEETINGZ  
This mailing list aims at creating online a collective space for reflection on alternatives, through art, to the established political system.

MEG-ART-DESIGN  
This list is used for the collaboration and the sharing of good practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of art and design subjects, in the MEG (mixed economy group) colleges.

METHNET  
List for announcements from the AHRC ICT Methods Network and discussion surrounding its activities

MISSIONARY-MATERIAL-HERITAGE  
This list is intended for people interested in the material dimensions of missionary encounters, and particularly the ways these have shaped the development of museum collections. It should also be of interest to people interested in the commemoration of the missionary past through a range of heritage processes, from monuments to reconciliation ceremonies and reenactments.

NAFAE  
The National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE) NAFAE is the subject association for Fine Art teaching professionals. NAFAE aims to provide an open forum for debate within this teaching sector. #NAFAE organises research and dissemination opportunities for members.

NERFS  
This list is used by the North-Eastern Regional Film Seminar to organise its meetings and to extend discussion outside the meetings.

NEW-MEDIA-CURATING  
For those involved in curating, exhibiting, archiving or interpreting new media art(including net.art, interactive installations, digital video etc.) The list of the CRUMB web site http://www.crumbweb.org

NEXT-ARTS-PROFESSIONALS  
Sharing knowledge on the new frontiers of professional development in the management of arts and cultural organisations and institutions and the new modes of engagement that might enhance their role in our society

NWVRG  
A mail group to support the actions of the North West Virtual Reality Group: sub list of ukvrsig

ONLINELEARNING  
This list is to create a communication and dialogue vehicle for the expansion and sharing of knowledge about teaching online in HE

OPENARTSJOURNAL  
Announcement list and discussion forum for the Open Arts Journal

PAN  
The Performance Art Network list intends to: aid strategic communication both within and beyond the contemporary performance art network encourage practical application of the methodologies of performance art within the context of network

PARTITIONS-NET  
This list is intended to accompany the AHRC funded research network - Partitions: What are they good for? This is an international research network comprising cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and comparative research on political partitions across a wide historical and geographical span.

PHOTODIS  
Initially set up for students following the BA (Hons) Documentary & Fine Art Photography course at Stockport College, this list is open to anyone studying photography at degree level. The list will invite students to make comments on technical, conceptual or contextual issues & debates relating to the medium of photography.

PHOTOFILE-IGRS  
Discussion list linked to the research network and seminars held at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, London, and the University of Kent: Photography: Theory, Practice, Debate.

PHOTOGRAPHY-EDUCATION  
Information and research relating to Photography in the HE sector. The list is administered by The Centre for Photographic Research at The University of Wales College, Newport.

PICTUREBOOKRESEARCH  
An academic, interdisciplinary and multilingual discussion list for all aspects of research related to picturebooks from around the world.

PRACTICE-LED  
This list is used to maintain a network of practice-led researchers in the visual arts.

PROFILE-GROUP  
A forum for research and mutual support of practitoners of performance lighting in uk higher education.

PSI-PPWG  
This is an list for the members of a performance and philosophy working group. The group is primarily made up of staff from UK HE institutions, but also includes PhD and Masters students and some international members. The List will be used to discuss research, communicate information regarding forthcoming meetings and so forth.

PSYCHOANALYSIS-NET-ARTS  
This list is used by members of the Network at the IGRS to discuss issues related to psychoanalysis and creative/performing arts

REMSIS  
Announcement list for Renaissance and Early Modern seminars, conferences and other events in Scotland

REPRESENTING-PROSTITUTION  
The figure of the Prostitute is a highly enduring and controversial figure. This group engages in academic discussion around this topic. We hope to explore and engage with all aspects of the subject area and we invite all in all fields of study to engage and participate.

RIDE  
This list was started as an outcome of the conference 'Re-inventing design education in the University' in Perth 11-13th December 2000. The views and exchanges at the conference were stimulating and it is hoped that such discussion will be continued on this list.

RIFM  
The list is intended to support academic research and practice in film, media and the visual arts in the North-East of England, and to serve as part of Newcastle University's contribution to research in these areas.

ROMAN-ART-TEACHING  
This list is used by its members to share information and ideas about teaching aspects of Roman art at university level.

ROME  
The Rome Research Network was created to promote and aid research into renaissance or early modern Rome. Through our mailing group and annual work-in-progress seminar we aim to provide an arena for the exchange of ideas, intellectual queries and practical help in all aspects of the study of Rome from c. 1400-1700. All those undertaking postgraduate research in this field are welcomed to post information about relevant events and publications or to ask for advice about any aspect of their research.

RSC-NORTHERN-SL  
To discuss the development of SL as a tool for education, within supported learning providers of RSC Northern.

SCOTTISHCULTURALPOLICYNETWORK  
This list is intended to support the development of a community of scholars interested in the specificities of Scottish Cultural Policy and Management. It will make announcements about research, publications, projects and events.

SHAKESPEAREAV  
A forum for discussing the subject of audiovisual Shakespeare, with particular reference to the BUFVC's research project: 'An International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio'.

SHARE  
This mailing list is run by Hedley Roberts, for Staff, Students, Alumni and Associates of the School of Architecture and the Visual Arts to share of information about upcoming events, openings and opportunities.

STARTING-OUT  
This list is a discussion list for new and early career lecturers in dance, drama and music and other performing and creative arts disciplines. The aim of the list is to provide a forum for the sharing, discussion and dissemination of ideas, issues, concerns and questions related to enhancing learning and teaching in practice- and studio-based disciplines.

STREAMINGWORLDCINEMA  
AHRC Network World Cinema On Demand

SVAG  
Discussion list for members of SVAG - Scottish Visual Arts Group

TATE-IN-SPACE  
The Tate in Space Discussion List is an opportunity to discuss a range of questions including: Why place a Tate in Space?; the search for new audiences; space architecture; space pollution and the practicalities of siting and installing works in zero gravity. Edited highlights from the discussions will be edited and published in archive form on the Tate in Space site. There will be a number of invited respondents to the discussion lists including space artists, writers, scientists, architects as well as curators and art historians.

TEACHING-TV  
The list is designed to offer a forum for teachers of televison practice and the technical staff that support them, to share information on their current practices.

THE-THURSDAY-CLUB  
The newly formed Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture has formed a research environment to consider Art and Technology application with Goldsmiths Digital Studios and BT. The group is an open discussion forum to compliment realtime sessions occuring each month. The list is for artists/technologists/researchers interested in pushing the envelope.

THEORY-ORG-UK  
The list is used by Prof. David Gauntlett to make announcements of interest to users of Theory.org.uk, the website of resources on media, gender, identity and cultural studies issues

UKCOMICSCHOLARS  
This list circulates information regarding scholarly activity around comics, manga and graphic novels across a number of disciplines and institutions in the UK.

UNENCODED  
< Unencoded > - a discussion forum for exploring the creative use of new media. Online projects and discussion information will largely relate to the North West UK but may be of interest to a wider audience. See also www.unencoded.co.uk This list is retained 07/02/14. Subscribers cannot post messages, new subscribers cannot be added, but the archives are retained for reference purposes

UWSCREATIVE  
Email list for research and PhD community of the UWS School of Creative and Cultural Industries.

VADS  
Public forum for discussing issues relating to VADS, the online resource for visual arts.

VIPSIP  
Discussion on the VIPS/ip image processing software.

VISA-3D  
VISA-3D aims to serve as a forum for a community-wide discussion for those interested in or actively engaged in the creation or use of digital 3D representations in Arts and Humanities contexts. It was set up in 2006 by the JISC 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network (www.3DVisA.ac.uk), hosted by King's Visualisation Lab at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (now Department of Digital Humanities), King's College London, UK.

VISUAL-METHODS-NEWS  
News and announcements associated with the International Visual Methods conferences (see http://www.visualmethods.org)

VISUALSOCIOLOGY  
This list serves as a site for discussion and listings for the International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Working Group ISA WG03 (formerly known as the International Sociological Association Visual Sociology Thematic Group TG05).

WAN  
The Walking Artists Network seeks to connect those who define themselves as walking artists, or who are interested in walking as a mode of art practice through a series of meetings and an online interface. We hope to share examples of our walking practices, and the practices that inspire; to ask how we might define walking art as a medium, and whether attempting a definition is a fruitful method for generating discussion and debate; to explore the multi-disciplinary routes to walking as an art practice. This list is for all who define themselves as walking artists, or who are interested in walking as a mode of art practice.

WAR-NET  
An interdisciplinary network for scholars working in war representation.

WEDGWOOD  
This list managed by the Wedgwood Museum. It is for use by those with an academic interest in the ware and history of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd and its subsidiaries.

WELSHSTUDIES  
A forum for Welsh Studies, including but not limited to Welsh Writing in English and Welsh History.

WIRAD  
WIRAD aims to become Wales' premier Art & Design research institution and an internationally significant player in the Art & Design research field by building on the research excellence and talent that Wales possesses. This list is part of a pan-Wales resource for Art & Design research.

WNOMS  
Mailing list for the Welsh Network of Modernist Studies (WNoMS), an umbrella organisation which brings together scholars working on modernism in Wales to facilitate better #communication and collaboration. The list circulates information about upcoming modernism events in Wales as well as circulating call for papers for conferences, books and #journals.

WOLVERHAMPTON-ANNOUNCE  
One day conference on Screen Aesthetics at University of Wolverhampton

WRITING-PAD  
The Writing-PAD network is led by Goldsmiths, University of London and now works with over 100 institutions worldwide. The network has been set up to support those students on art and design courses who are often highly adept in the visual domain but less expert in writing. The network seeks to disseminate good practice and as such will work with institutions across the art and design sector.

YAOI  
Academic research on manga (Japanese comics) is a small but developing discipline. Research on the specific genre of manga called Yaoi/Boys' Love/shonen-ai is also developing alongside the growning popularity of the genre with readers worldwide. This mailing list to is bring together academics but also members of the public who have an interest in Yaoi manga. It is anticipated that this list will help the exchange and communication of information in this small but vibrant field. <HTML> Academic research on manga (Japanese comics) is a small but developing discipline. Research on the specific genre of manga called Yaoi/Boys' Love/shonen-ai is also developing alongside the growning popularity of the genre with readers worldwide. This mailing list to is bring together academics but also members of the public who have an interest in Yaoi manga. It is anticipated that this list will help the exchange and communication of information in this small but vibrant field. </HTML>

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