Conference Programme

The John Lockwood Kipling: Changing Worlds conference will be held at King’s College London on the 4th March 2017.


9.30 – 10am

10am – 10.30am
Opening Remarks and Welcome from Professor Evelyn Welch, Provost of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London and Julius Bryant, Keeper, Word and Image Department, V&A, and co-curator of the exhibition John Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in London and the Punjab

10.30am – 12pm
Panel 1: Networks, partnerships and collaborations.
Chair: Dr Alexander Bubb, Leverhulme Research Fellow, King’s College London.

  • Charles Allen (Historian and Broadcaster): Kipling and Islam
  • Andrew Lycett (Biographer of Rudyard Kipling): The Kiplings: A well-connected father and son. Making the social, cultural and political links
  • Professor Christopher Benfey (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts): John Lockwood Kipling’s North American Networks

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 3pm
Panel 2: Architecture and Pedagogy
Chair: Dr Howard Booth, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester.

  • Professor Nadeem Omar Tarar (National College of Arts, Rawalpindi): Artisans in Indian Art Education
  • Diana Wilkins (University of Sussex): John Lockwood Kipling and Ram Singh: Their Roles in Creating the Triple Arch at Hastings Museum
  • Nadine Zubair (University of East Anglia): From Architecture to Ornament: Tracing the Impact of Pedagogy and Printed Materials on Wood-Carved Architecture in Colonial Punjab
  • Dr Cherie McKeich (State Library of Victoria): John Lockwood Kipling and T. N. Mukharji: Preservationist and Modernization Approaches to Indian Art

3pm – 3.30pm
Tea & Coffee

3.30 – 5.30pm
Panel 3: New technologies and New Narratives.
Chair: Prof Sandra Kemp, Senior Research Fellow V&A and Imperial College London.

  • Dr Sarah Lonsdale (City University): Journalism and Literary Networks, 1890-1914
  • Patricia Allan (Glasgow Museums): Narratives of Change: Glasgow and the Art of Punjab
  • Nick Shaddick (University of York): Liberal Universalism, Empire and the Grammar of Ornament
  • Dr Alexander Bubb (King’s College London): The Verbal Vernacular: Lockwood Kipling as Curator of Folklore and Folk-Idiom

Concluding remarks: Dr Alexander Bubb and Prof Sandra Kemp