The core question for our invited workshop participants was ‘Which media served to materialise and/or transmit Romantic ideas and sentiments across Europe?’ Participants were invited to present an ‘exhibit’ to RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition) http://www.euromanticism.org. (This link will take you to the current exhibition, and to more information on the project generally, including reports on previous events and workshops.) Speakers have been asked to produce a 10-minute presentation, consisting of a single image plus a script running to about 1000 words. This ‘exhibit’ can be either scholarly or creative in mode.
We will be adapting the successful format that we have developed over previous workshops to the online environment.
If you wish to attend all or any of the sessions, you will need to contact Alice Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your e-mail address with her. The conference itself will be held by Zoom, hosted out of Dove Cottage. Ahead of the date, once you are registered, you will be sent a Zoom invitation to your e-mail account, one for each of the two days. (You will need to have downloaded suitable Zoom software via your browser – this is very easy, and if you haven’t already got it, you will be automatically prompted. But if you have problems, Alice will provide support. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we recommend you play with it a day or so earlier to avoid Zoom anxiety.)
To join the event, click on the link in the email message. You will be sent to a waiting room, and will be admitted by the host. Please aim to arrive in the waiting room at least 15 minutes before the beginning of each sessions; sessions will be locked and all participants muted once formal presentations begin. Note that sessions may be recorded and subsequently transcribed, and photographs may be taken of the Zoom screen. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let us know, and we can arrange for this. Discussion will be conducted by posting questions/comments in the chat-pane, followed by live conversation moderated by the session chair.
If you are so minded, please feel free to create your own Romantic-themed virtual background.