Virtual Exhibition: DREAMing Romantic Europe & Romantic Europe Virtual Event (REVE)

AHRC-funded project DREAMing Romantic Europe and RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition).

Our third project workshop was to have been held in June 2020 in beautiful Grasmere, Cumbria, as guests of the Wordsworth Trust, in conjunction with the Wordsworth250 celebrations and the opening of the redisplayed Dove Cottage. In the light of current circumstances, we have moved this event online, and this means that we have the wonderful opportunity of inviting colleagues from right around the world to come and join us on Sunday June 28th and Monday June 29th 2020.

It seems fitting that this collaboration to build a virtual exhibition of Romanticism should entail a virtual event, and stimulating that such virtuality resonates so powerfully with our chosen theme of ‘media’. The core question for our invited speakers was ‘Which media served to materialise and/or transmit Romantic ideas and sentiments across Europe?’  They were invited to present an ‘exhibit’ to RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition) (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.  Auditors of sessions will be able to participate in discussions via the chat pane which will be moderated by the session chair.

You will find a programme attached. If you wish to attend all or any of the online sessions, please contact project assistant Alice Rhodes ( to register your interest and e-mail address with her.

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