Richard Taws

Chair: Panel 6: Arts, Science & Enlightenment

Reader in the History of Art, University College London

Richard Taws is Reader in the History of Art Department at University College London, specialising in the visual and material cultures of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, the French Revolution, and histories and theories of media and technology. He is author of The Politics of the Provisional: Art and Ephemera in Revolutionary France (2013), co-editor of Art and Technology in Early Modern Europe (2016), and co-author of Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (2018). He is completing a book about intersections between art and telegraphic communication in the nineteenth century.