Scholarship on the contemporary has a unique relationship to questions of canonicity and value. What values shape the choices made in research and teaching on the contemporary? What canons does this work produce? And how do these values and canons relate to those produced in education and the publishing and cultural industries?

This series of workshops, held across 2019 – 2020, is organised by Contemporary Studies Network (Rachel Sykes [University of Birmingham], Diletta De Cristofaro [University of Birmingham], Arin Keeble [Edinburgh Napier University]) in collaboration with Kevin Brazil (University of Southampton) and Andrew Dean (UCL).