January

Manuscripts in Major Exhibitions: Flemish and Gothic
Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts (RCIMS)
Fri 5, 15.00-18.30
The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House
Speakers: Janet Backhouse, Formerly of the Department of Manuscripts, The British Library; Eleanor Townsend, Assistant Curator of the Gothic exhibition; John Goodall, Senior Properties Researcher, English Heritage; Scot McKendrick, Head of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts, The British Library; John Lowden, Professor at the The Courtauld Institute of Art
Further information
: This conference has been organised by the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections in collaboration with the RCIMS (contact: Professor John Lowden, The Courtauld Institute of Art



Rubens Scholars' Day

Rubens Event
Fri 9, 08.30-17.45
The Courtauld Institute of Art & The National Gallery
Ticket/Entry Details: By invitation only
Further information
: The day, organised by the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Gallery, will provide scholars with a particular interest in the artist’s work an opportunity to study and discuss the exhibitions Peter Paul Rubens: A Touch of Brilliance in the Hermitage Rooms, Somerset House, and the special display Rubens. TheMassacre of the Innocents at the National Gallery. It will begin early with a private view of the exhibition, A Touch of Brilliance, before it opens to the public, followed by a round table discussion involving short, informal presentations on issues of interest and debate. After lunch at the Courtauld, the group will adjourn to the National Gallery for a similar viewing and discussion of the special display of paintings and drawings, Massacre of the Innocents, from Rubens’s first years back in Antwerp. The day will end with a reception at the National Gallery.




Swaffham Parish Church: Community Building in 15th-Century Norfolk

Medieval Work in Progress Seminar Series Part 1 of 4
Thu 15, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Dr Sandy Heslop, University of East Anglia
Further information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Ornament and Mayhem: Architecture, Sculpture, and Medicine in Early Modern England and the Low Countries

Early Modern Section Research Seminar Series Part 1 of 4
Mon 19, 17.00-19.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Professor Jane Kromm, SUNY-Purchase
Further information
: Organised by Dr Christine Stevenson, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Biography

Being Blunt Part 1 of 5
Tue 20, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Miranda Carter
Further information
: A drinks reception will follow each event in the Blunt series of lectures, Being Blunt: Exploring Anthony Blunt's Legacy as a Scholar and Director of the Courtauld Institute, which have been organised by Dr Joanna Woodall, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts (RCIMS)
Mon 26, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
ICMA Lecture 2004 - 'False Work’: Craft Ethics and the Critical Eye in Medieval Paris
Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Sears, University of Michigan
Further information
: The International Center of Medieval Art Lecture 2004 is presented by the The Courtauld Institute of Art in association with the ICMA, New York (http://www.medievalart.org). Local arrangements: Professor John Lowden, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary Series
Mon 26, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 1 of 4: Looking for Difference: The Demoiselles d’Avignon, Again
Speaker: Professor Christopher Green
Further information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Naming Names
Wed 28, 17.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
'Johannes de Eyck fuit hic’: Arnolfini in Mourning
Speaker: Dr Meg Koster
Further information
: A series of lectures, seminars, symposia and visits, organised by the Courtauld Institute Renaissance Section, to investigate the phenomenon of naming within the Renaissance and its art history




Medieval Work in Progress Seminar Series
Thu 29, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 2 of 4: The Thirteenth-Century Campaign at St Quiriace, Provins: Patronage, Pilgrimage and Economics
Speaker: Dr Alexandra Gajewski
Further information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art




February 2004


Robert Hooke, Monuments, and Memory

Early Modern Section Research Seminar Series Part 2 of 4
Mon 2, 17.00-19.00
Speaker: Dr Christine Stevenson, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Further information
: Organised by Dr Christine Stevenson, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Cogitationes sanctae et opera bona: Clergy and Laity in the Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages

9th Courtauld Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium
Sat 7, 10.45-18.00
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speakers: Peter Dent, Jessica Richardson, Mark Spurrell (University of Oxford), Kent Rawlinson (University of Durham), Heather Gilderdale, Anthony Masinton (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York), Laura Williams (University of Cambridge), Rosa Bacile, Agnieszka Rozúnowska-Sadraei
Further information
: Please contact Lucy Donkin, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN




Titian's "Allegory of Life": abductive criticism and the construction of grammar

Doctoral Research Seminar Series Part 1 of 3
Mon 9, 16.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Thomas de Wesselow (King's College, Cambridge)
Further information
: Organised by Dr Paul Hills, Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary Series
Mon 9, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 2 of 4: Fairytales and Fantasies: The Work of Anna Gaskell
Speaker: Catherine Grant
Further information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Being Blunt
Tue 10, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 2 of 5: Memories: Blunt as a Teacher and Director of the Courtauld
Speakers: Miranda Carter, Professor Robin Cormack, Dr John Golding, Professor Michael Hirst, Professor Peter Kidson and chaired by Professor Christopher Green
Further information
: A drinks reception will follow each event in the Blunt series of lectures, Being Blunt: Exploring Anthony Blunt's Legacy as a Scholar and Director of the Courtauld Institute, which have been organised by Dr Joanna Woodall, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Being Blunt
Tue 10
Foyer, The Courtauld Institute of Art Library
Further information
: Kings and Queens. This exhibition of books, prints and photographs will display a selection of works from Blunt’s library related to the history of the court at Versailles. It will also provide an opportunity to reflect upon Blunt’s role as a courtier-scholar in his capacity as Surveyor of the Royal Collection. To 24 March 2004.




Medieval Work in Progress Seminar Series
Thu 12, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 3 of 4: Richard Beke: "not one of the great Canterbury masters"?
Speaker: Dr Christopher Wilson, University College, London
Further information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Topic for conversation: Forthcoming Intellectual Formation seminar by Svetlana Alpers

Postgraduate Reading Group

Seminar Room 3, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Ticket/Entry Details: The group consists principally of postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers. Participation is not restricted to Institute students and staff, and participants from other institutions are welcome.
Further information: To complement the Intellectual Formation seminar series organised by the Research Forum, the Courtauld is hosting a reading group to discuss texts by the participating speakers. It also meets periodically to discuss readings in conjunction with other seminars at the Courtauld, and other exhibitions or art events in London.




Doctoral Research Seminar Series
Mon 16, 16.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 2 of 3: Colour and difference in the first age of print culture
Speaker: Professor Paul Hills
Further information
: Organised by Dr Paul Hills, Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary Series
Mon 16, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 3 of 4: John Hewitt and Herbert Read: Constructing the Regional Artist
Speaker: Riann Coulter
Further information
: Organised by Professor Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Intellectual Formation Seminar Series
Wed 18, 17.00-19.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker
: Professor Svetlana Alpers, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Further information
: Distinguished senior scholars representing a diversity of training and specialist interests lead discussions about the texts, individuals, and experiences that informed their work over the decades of their careers




Illuminating the Renaissance: the Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Illumination

Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts (RCIMS)
Sat 21, 09.00-18.00
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Speakers include Scot McKendrick, Lorne Campbell, Roger Wieck, Thomas Kren, Stephanie Buck, Catherine Reynolds, Dagmar Thoss, Anne Korteweg, Lieve Watteeuw, James Marrow, and Jonathan Alexander.
Further information
: This colloquium, presented by the The Courtauld Institute of Art & The Royal Academy of Arts, and scheduled to coincide with the final weekend of the exhibition Illuminating the Renaissance: the Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe (organised by the Royal Academy, the British Library and the J. Paul Getty Museum) at the Royal Academy of Arts, invites leading art historians and curators to reflect on the exhibition and to consider the ways in which it has changed their view of the subject. (To find out more about the exhibition, visit www.royalacademy.org.uk and www.bl.uk). Lectures will take place at the Courtauld Institute, and the day will conclude with a reception and private view of the exhibition at the Royal Academy.
This event is organised by the Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, and has received generous support from the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Research Forum.



Early Modern Section Research Seminar Series
Mon 23, 17.00-19.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 3 of 4: Changing Political Symbolism in Later Stuart London: the Power of the Emblem in Painted and Sculpted Portraits
Speaker: Anthony Hotson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Further information
: Organised by Dr Christine Stevenson, The Courtauld Institute of Art




The Classification of Knowledge. A Visit to the King's Library at the British Museum

Naming Names
Mon 23, 17.30
Meet in the Great Court of the British Museum at 5.30
Speaker: Dr Kim Sloan (British Museum)
Further information
: A series of lectures, seminars, symposia and visits, organised by the Courtauld Institute Renaissance Section, to investigate the phenomenon of naming within the Renaissance and its art history




The making of two works: Donald Judd's largest installations at the Chinati Foundation
Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Thu 26, 14.00-16.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Marianne Stockebrand (Chinati Foundation at Marfa, Texas)
Further information
: Organised by Prof. Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art

March 2004




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary Series
Mon 1, 17.30
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 4 of 4: The Lens-Based Condition of Art: German Photography, Objectivity, Collectivity
Speaker: Sarah James
Further information
: Organised by Prof. Mignon Nixon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Being Blunt
Tue 2, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 3 of 5: Blunt as an Architectural Historian, see further details
Speaker: Professor Joseph Connors
Further information: This lecture will be preceded by a viewing of Blunt’s collection of architectural drawings in Seminar Room 1 from 4.00 to 5.15pm. A talk will be given by Dr Alexandra Gerstein at 4.45pm. Entrance will be limited to 30 people throughout the viewing period; there may be opportunities to gain access to the display as earlier visitors leave.
A drinks reception will follow each event in the Blunt series of lectures, Being Blunt: Exploring Anthony Blunt's Legacy as a Scholar and Director of the Courtauld Institute, which have been organised by Dr Joanna Woodall, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Topic for conversation: The El Greco exhibition at the National Gallery
Postgraduate Reading Group
Thu 4, 18.00

Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Participation is not restricted to Institute students and staff, and participants from other institutions are welcome.
Further information: To complement the Intellectual Formation seminar series organised by the Research Forum, the Courtauld is hosting a reading group to discuss texts by the participating speakers. It also meets periodically to discuss readings in conjunction with other seminars at the Courtauld, and other exhibitions or art events in London.




Doctoral Research Seminar Series
Mon 8, 16.00
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 3 of 3: Shiny Dirty
Speaker: David Batchelor (Artist and writer; AHRC Fellow at RCA)
Further information
: Organised by Dr Paul Hills, Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Being Blunt
Tue 9, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 4 of 5: Anthony Blunt as Art Historian
Speaker: Professor David Carrier
Further information
: A drinks reception will follow each event in the Blunt series of lectures, Being Blunt: Exploring Anthony Blunt's Legacy as a Scholar and Director of the Courtauld Institute, which have been organised by Dr Joanna Woodall, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Medieval Work in Progress Seminar Series
Thu 11, 17.00
Seminar Room 4, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Part 4 of 4: Space, Light and Franciscan Theology in the Upper Church at Assisi
Speakers: Dr Donal Cooper (V&A), and Dr Janet Robson
Further information
: Organised by Dr Lindy Grant, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Topic for conversation: Forthcoming Naming Names seminar by Adrian Rifkin
Postgraduate Reading Group
Fri 12, 18.00

Seminar Room 2, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Further information: To complement the Intellectual Formation seminar series organised by the Research Forum, the Courtauld is hosting a reading group to discuss texts by the participating speakers. It also meets periodically to discuss readings in conjunction with other seminars at the Courtauld, and other exhibitions or art events in London.




Pleasure, Leisure, Posterity, and Charity: Justifications for Building the English Country House, 1688-1714

Early Modern Section Research Seminar Series Part 4 of 4
Mon 15, 17.00-19.00
Seminar Room 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Lucy Jessop (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Further information
: Organised by Dr Christine Stevenson, The Courtauld Institute of Art




The Inside and Outside of a Name: Vasari, Lanzi, and the Disciplinary Object of Art History, Somewhere Between Foucault and Derrida

Naming Names
Mon 15, 17.00
Seminar Room 3, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Speaker: Professor Adrian Rifkin (University of Middlesex)
Further information
: A series of lectures, seminars, symposia and visits, organised by the Courtauld Institute Renaissance Section, to investigate the phenomenon of naming within the Renaissance and its art history




Blunt’s Picasso

Being Blunt Part 5 of 5
Tue 23, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
With a response by Dr Sarah Wilson
Speaker
: Professor Christopher Green
Further information
: A drinks reception will follow each event in the Blunt series of lectures, Being Blunt: Exploring Anthony Blunt's Legacy as a Scholar and Director of the Courtauld Institute, which have been organised by Dr Joanna Woodall, The Courtauld Institute of Art