Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Thu 21 April, 17.00
Seminar Room 4
Title
: The sculpture of the cathedral of Laon: iconography, liturgy and artistic activity
Speaker: Iliana Kasarska (INHA, Paris)
Ticket/Entry Details: Open to all
Organised by: Dr Lindy Grant




Film Event
Sun 24 April, 15.00
Tate Modern (Starr Auditorium)
Title/Speaker
: UK premier of David Lamelas’ new film The Light at the Edge of a Nightmare, 2002-2004, DVD, 60
Ticket/Entry Details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by
: Nicholas Fitch (Courtauld Institute of Art)




 

Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Mon 25 April, 16.00
Seminar Room 1
Title
: CARACAS 1987 or GEGO's long way home
Speaker
: Karin Kyburz (Courtauld Institute)
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Organised by:
Dr Julian Stallabrass




Classical Seminar
Mon 25 Apr, 17.00 — 18.00
Room 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London
Title
: Part 5 of 7 — Body-Language and Barbarians: Alpha Males vs. Others in Roman Art
Speaker
: Dr Glenys Davies (Edinburgh)
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Further information
: For further details contact Amanda Claridge (Royal Holloway), Thorsten Opper (British Museum), or Peter Stewart (Courtauld Institute of Art; peter.stewart@courtauld.ac.uk).
Organised with the support of the Courtauld Research Forum.




Film Event
Mon 25 April, from 19.00
Tate Modern (Starr Auditorium)
Title/Speaker
: David Lamelas (Argentinian conceptual-artist and filmmaker) in conversation with Stuart Comer (curator, Tate Modern)
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all, free admission
Organised by
: Nicholas Fitch (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Tue 26 April, 14.00
Seminar Room 2
Title
: Seminar with artist David Lamelas
Speaker
: David Lamelas
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Organised by:
Dr Julian Stallabrass




ICMA LECTURE 2005
Thu 5 May, 17.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title
: Annual International Center of Medieval Art (New York) Lecture in London — Fabrication and Self-Representation: The Benedictine Abbey at Nonantola in ca.1100
Speaker
: Dorothy F. Glass (Richard Krautheimer Guest Professor, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome)
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all, admission free
Further information
: This lecture is presented by the Courtauld Institute of Art in association with the International Center of Medieval Art, New York (http://www.medievalart.org). Local arrangements: Professor John Lowden, Courtauld Institute of Art.




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Mon 9 May, 17.30
Seminar Room 1
Title
: Altars of Perversity: Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau at the 1889 Exposition Universelle
Speaker
: Rachel Sloan
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Organised by:
Dr Julian Stallabrass




Classical Seminar
Mon 9 May, 17.00 — 18.00
Room 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London
Title
: Part 6 of 7 — Reading Myth in Roman Artt
Speaker
: Dr Zahra Newby (Warwick)
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Further information
: For further details contact Amanda Claridge (Royal Holloway), Thorsten Opper (British Museum), or Peter Stewart (Courtauld Institute of Art; peter.stewart@courtauld.ac.uk).
Organised with the support of the Courtauld Research Forum.




Conference
Thu 12 to Sat 14 May
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title
: The Year 1300 and the Creation of a New European Architecture
Speaker
: Speakers will include Tim Ayers, Klara Benesovska, Robert Borg, Christoph Brachmann, Caroline Bruzelius, Thomas Coomans, Michael T. Davies, Christian Freigang, Yves Gallet, Alexandra Gajewski, Peter Kurmann, Richard Morris, Norbert Nussbaum, Zoe Opacic, Marc Schurr, Robert Suckale, Achim Timmermann, Marvin Trachtenberg, Tomasz Weclawowicz.
Ticket/Entry Details
: £50 (£30 students) — includes programme, refreshments. Please register by completing an application (click here) and send, marked '1300-conference’, to the Courtauld Institute of Art, c/o Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. Full details of the programme will be sent to you separately and near to the time of the conference.
Organised by:
This international conference, held at the Courtauld Institute of Art, has been organised by Professor Paul Crossley, Dr Zoe Opacic and Dr Alexandra Gajewski.
Further information
: The theme of this international conference is the origin of Late Gothic architecture in Europe around the year 1300. It was then that Gothic architecture graduated from a largely French into a wholly European phenomenon. The artistic dominance hitherto enjoyed by Paris gave way to new centres of art production (Avignon, Florence, Barcelona, Prague, Krakow). The traditional patrons of church architecture, the higher clergy, were now joined by newly-empowered institutions: kings, the higher nobility, towns and the friars. Profound changes in spiritual and devotional life altered the relations between architecture and liturgical use. Ritual was conducted between the extremes of devotional privacy and theatrical public display, some of it openly propagandist. In short, architecture around 1300 became at once more international and more heterogeneous.
This conference addresses these radical changes on their own terms - as an international phenomenon. By inviting specialists in art, architecture and liturgy from the USA and from many parts of Europe it aims to exchange their separate expertise, and to integrate each into a broader European perspective.
This interdisciplinary and integrative approach aims to establish new methodological models for the understanding of European Gothic architecture, based not on older notions of dominant centre and marginal reception, but on more historically realistic patterns of interaction.
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Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Mon 16 May, 17.30
Seminar Room 1
Title
: Picasso Remembered
Speaker
: Olivier Widmaier Picasso
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Organised by:
Dr Julian Stallabrass

Talking Points
Tue 17 May
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title
: Visual Strategies of Representation
This discussion will focus on the topics of the representation of the body in the formation of cultural and political identities since 1700, of architecture and ornament as signifier, and of the disciplinary and methodological cultures of Art History in England and Germany.
Speaker
: Marcia Pointon (Professor Emerita, Manchester University and Honorary Research Fellow, Courtauld Institute) in conversation with Susanne von Falkenhausen (Professor of Modern Art, Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Humboldt University, Berlin)
Ticket/Entry Details
: All students and staff welcome.
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin
Further information
: The Research Forum continues this seminar series, which brings together two specialists to discuss a contested work of art.
Over two decades, close friends, Susanne and Marcia have been in regular communication on intellectual and academic matters. They will informally discuss their approaches to the interdisciplinary study of visual strategies of representation. Information of a biographical nature, as well as some suggested short readings, will be provided in advance for those who expect to attend their session.




Classical Seminar
Mon 23 May, 17.00 — 18.00
Room 331, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London
Title
: Part 7 of 7 — Strigillated Sarcophagi: Framing New Questions for Third- and Fourth-Century Rome
Speaker
: Dr Janet Huskinson (Open University)
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Further information
: For further details contact Amanda Claridge (Royal Holloway), Thorsten Opper (British Museum), or Peter Stewart (Courtauld Institute of Art; peter.stewart@courtauld.ac.uk).
Organised with the support of the Courtauld Research Forum.




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Mon 23 May, 17.30
Seminar Room 1
Title
: Aesthetics and Politics Revisited
Speaker
: Gail Day, University of Leeds
Ticket/Entry Details
: Open to all
Organised by:
Dr Julian Stallabrass




Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Thu 26 May, 17.00
Seminar Room 4
Title
: Leonor of England and Eleanor of Castile: Anglo-Iberian Marriage and Cultural Exchange in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Speaker: Dr Rose Walker (Courtauld Institute)
Ticket/Entry Details: Open to all
Organised by: Dr Lindy Grant




Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Thu 2 June, 17.00
Seminar Room 4
Title
: Envisaging the Particular Judgement in Medieval Italy: The Judgement, the Archangel Michael and Psychostasis
Speaker: Virginia Brilliant (Courtauld Institute)
Ticket/Entry Details: Open to all
Organised by: Dr Lindy Grant




Research Forum Event
Fri 3 June, 13.30-18.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title: Art History: Research and Academic Publishing
Speakers:
Patricia Rubin (Courtauld Institute) Colin Cruise (AAH), John Nicoll (former Managing Director, Yale University Press), Susan Bielstein (University of Chicago Press), Brian Allen (Paul Mellon Centre), Deborah Cherry (University of Sussex), Carolyn Sargentson (Victoria and Albert Museum), Fiona Bennett (Head of Journals Rights and Permissions, Oxford University Press), Michael Leaman (Reaktion Books), Adrian Rifkin (Middlesex University), Charlie Gere (Lancaster University), Paul Ayris (UCL, Director of Library Services)
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin
Ticket/entry details: Please register for this event by sending your name and contact details to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk.
Further information:
The workshop is designed to explore the ways that art historical research can be most efficiently and effectively communicated.
The current crisis in academic publishing, the prohibitive costs of photographic rights, the proliferation of new technologies and the pressures to publish for the next RAE, all lead to a number of concerns about publication and the future of research in art history. Representatives from publishers and editorial boards will be invited to speak to these concerns, to pose questions and to collectively suggest ways to support creative thinking and high level investigation in the discipline.
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RESEARCH FORUM VISITING CURATOR’S SEMINAR
Tue 7 June
Seminar Room 1
Title: Curators in Conversation
Speaker: Carl Strelkhe (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Ticket/Entry Details: tba
Organised by: Organised by Professor Patricia Rubin
Symposium
Friday 10th June, 9.30am-6.00pm
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title:
The 23rd Annual Gerry Hedley Student Symposium
Speakers: Twelve students drawn from the Courtauld Institute of Art, Northumbria University, and the Hamilton Kerr Institute
Ticket/entry details: Please register by 27 May. Click here for registration form. £15 for students or £20 for non-students (price includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, a copy of the preprints, and an evening reception).
Further information: Each year, postgraduates from the three British painting conservation programs at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge University, Northumbria University, and Courtauld Institute of Art in London, present their final year to their colleagues, tutors and the wider conservation community. Click here for list of speakers and presentation titles. For queries and further information please contact: by telephone +44 (0)207 848 2195, by email michael.miller@courtauld.ac.uk, or by post: Gerry Hedley Symposium, conservation Department, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.
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Medieval Work in Progress Seminar
Thu 16 June, 17.00
Seminar Room 4
Title
: The monastery that emerged from the flower beds: making sense of Felley Priory
Speaker: Dr Jenny Alexander (Warwick and Nottingham Universities)
Ticket/Entry Details: Open to all
Organised by: Dr Lindy Grant




Conference
Fri 17 June
Title
: Friends and Foes: the art of Christian and Islamic Spain
Speaker: Richard Hitchcock (University of Exeter), David Park (Courtauld Institute of Art), Francisco Prado-Vilar (Princeton University), Mariam Rosser-Owen (Victoria & Albert Museum), Rocío Sanchez Ameijeiras (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), Deirdre Jackson (University of Oxford)
Ticket/Entry Details: £15.00 (£10.00 students) to include tea, coffee, buffet lunch and evening reception. Please register by completing the form and sending it to: Dr Rose Walker, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN, rose.walker@courtauld.ac.uk.
Organised by: Dr Rose Walker and Mariam Rosser-Owen
Further information: This one-day conference will explore the relationships between the Christian and Islamic kingdoms of Medieval Spain expressed through their art and architecture by challenging traditional views of reconquista and convivencia.

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RESEARCH FORUM VISITING CURATOR’S SEMINAR
Tue 28 June
Seminar Room 3
Title: A Prolegomenon to an Exhibition about 15th-century Painting in the Kingdom of Aragon
Speaker: Carl Strelkhe (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Ticket/Entry Details: tba
Organised by: Organised by Professor Patricia Rubin

 

Conference
Thu 30 June 2005, all day
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title
: Issues in the Conservation and Display of Contemporary Paintings: Conservation & Interaction
Speakers
: include Jim Coddington (MOMA), Tim Green (Tate Modern), Tom Hale and Nathalie Lazarus (White Cube Gallery), Carol Mancusi-Ungaro (Whitney Museum of American Art) and Frances Morris (Tate Modern)
Ticket/Entry Details: Space for this event is limited, to secure a place please register by sending your name and contact details to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk
Organised by: Dr Christina Young
Further information
: Aimed at art historians, conservators and curators this workshop seeks to explore different approaches intended to address the question: "How can a gallery integrate the preventive conservation of contemporary paintings with the requirements of public accessibility and interaction".
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Symposium
Fri 1 July, 10.00-17.00
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title
: From Expressionism to Exile: German-speaking women practitioners and the public sphere
Speakers: Professor Reinhold Heller (University of Chicago), Dr Dot Rowe (University of Roehampton), Dr Anja Baumhoff (University of Loughborough) and Dr Duncan Forbes (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh)
Organised by: Dr Shulamith Behr
Further information: This symposium is timed to coincide with the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery exhibition Gabriele Münter: The Search for Expression 1906-1917. Papers will consider the career strategies of women painters, designers and photographers, exploring their formation of cultural and national identity and engagement in the public sphere. The symposium will include light refreshments (tea and coffee) and access to the exhibition.
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RCIMS Conference
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jul 2005, 9.00 - 17.00
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Title
: Illuminating Narrative: Visual Storytelling in Medieval Manuscripts
Speakers
: include Eva Frojmovic, Jeffrey Hamburger, Wolfgang Kemp, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Richard Leeson, John Lowden, Henrike Manuwald, Lynn Ransom, James A. Rushing, Jr., Anna Russakoff, Kathryn Smith, Alison Stones, Will Noel, and Alixe Bovey.
Ticket/Entry Details
: Conference registration will open in Spring 2005, and details will be posted here.
Organised by:
Organised by the RCIMS
Further information
: This Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts’ conference will explore pictorial narrative in Gothic illuminated manuscripts, approaching the subject from theoretical and practical perspectives. The creation of narrative cycles, relationships between word and image, the function of pictorial stories, and the connections between illumination and works in other media will be among the themes addressed. What can these pictorial stories reveal about their makers, patrons, and audiences? How do we negotiate the inevitable tensions between pictorial cycles and textual analogues? What functional distinctions can be made between images that tell stories and those that do not? How can images shape the interpretation of adjacent text? What can narrative images in books tell us about pictorial storytelling in other media, and vice versa?
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Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts
Friday 15 July, 17.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture theatre
Title: The Archimedes Palimpsest. Conservation, Imaging and Scholarship, 2000-2005
Speaker:
William Noel (Curator of Manuscripts, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)
Ticket/Entry Details: Open to all
Organised by: Prof. John Lowden