Linking three continents, LINCS seeks to establish a new, interdisciplinary field of Contemporary Studies. The network unites scholars from the arts, humanities and social sciences, various events over a three year period (2015-18) bringing a range of academic disciplines into dialogue with practitioners and members of the public. What does it mean to label something – discipline, university course, gallery – ‘contemporary’; what is ‘the contemporary’ in which we live?

Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton
Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton
Principal Investigator
Professor Bertrand Gervais
Professor Bertrand Gervais
Network Partner
Professor Ravi Sundaram
Professor Ravi Sundaram
Network partner
Professor Johnny Rodger
Professor Johnny Rodger
Network partner
Professor Lionel Ruffel
Professor Lionel Ruffel
Network Partner
Laura Pels Ferra
Laura Pels Ferra
Network Facilitator

Laura Pels Ferra works as the Research Administrator in the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She is also a visual artist, specialising in painting on paper and installation. As the Leverhulme Network for Contemporary Studies Facilitator she contributes to the organisation of all the events, exhibitions and other activities.