As part of its Spring Research Lunch series, the Paul Mellon Centre in London is presenting a talk by Sarah Weston, "Spirals, Orbs, Stars: Blake, Watts, and the Geometry of Creation":
Sarah Weston is an assistant professor of English and Art History (by courtesy) at Washington University in St. Louis. She specialises in art and literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular interest in William Blake, Romanticism and the history of science and mathematics. Weston is currently working on a two-book study of Romantic art, literature and mathematics, investigating the invention of our modern relationship to numbers and data. Her work has been generously supported by: the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Huntington Library; Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Yale Center for British Art; Lewis Walpole Library, Yale; and Gale and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Weston leads several digital humanities projects, including BlakeTint, which traces Blake’s shifting use of colour across the illuminated books. When she is not researching, teaching or writing, you can find her in the printshop, learning and replicating eighteenth- and nineteenth-century printmaking techniques. Weston holds BA degrees with honours and distinction in art history and English from Stanford University, an M.Phil in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in both history of art and English from Yale University.
Tickets for this event can be booked via the Paul Mellon Centre website.