Exchanges between Scotland and Europe through the Demarco archives

International Summer School logo, 21st - 25th June 2021

Wednesday 23rd of June

10am - 12pm

Dr Laura Leuzzi, University of Dundee & Simone Liuzzi

About the Presenter

Dr Laura Leuzzi is an art historian and curator based in Glasgow. From 2018 to 2021 she was Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded project Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Author of articles and essays in books and exhibition catalogues, her research is focused on early video art, exchanges in the visual and performing arts between the UK and Italy, European video art histories, art and feminism and new media. She has curated exhibitions, events and screenings in the UK, Italy and Switzerland. She is Associate Curator at NEoN Digital Arts Festival.  She co-edited REWINDItalia, Early Video Art in Italy (John Libbey, 2015) and EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s (John Libbey 2019). 

About the Session

Since the 60s the Italo-Scottish artist, cultural entrepreneur and educator Richard Demarco has had a key role in producing and promoting visual and performing arts in Scotland. He has been a champion of European culture and has incepted and developed many cultural exchanges and collaborations between Scotland and Europe including Joseph Beuys, Tadeusz Kantor and Marina Abramović.

Several ephemera and photographs that document Demarco’s European connections have been digitised and made available online through the Demarco Digital Archive ( 

Participants will learn how to explore metadata in the Demarco Digital Archive to find connections between artists/countries and retrace and visualise those connections geographically. Participants will be guided to mix art history research methods with data mining and visualisation techniques.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • be familiarised with the work of Richard Demarco
  • learn to use effectively digital resources for humanities
  • be introduced to data mining and visualisation techniques for qualitative information.

Who might be interested?

This session will be of particular interest to Postgraduate and PhD students in all disciplines of the arts and humanities.

Click Here to Register (Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

First published: 20 May 2021