The Picturing of History: Edmund Joseph Sullivan’s illustrations to Thomas Carlyle's ‘The French Revolution’
when : 31/01/2019 - 18h00
location: Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, Institut français d'Ecosse, West Parliament Square , Edinburgh
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.