The Dinner of the Dead on the Edge of the Empire:
Totenmahl Reliefs in the Northern Roman Provinces

2007 London Seminar in Roman Art

Monday, 30 April 2007
17.30, Seminar Room 1
Speaker(s): Dr Peter Stewart (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Elizabeth Bartman

 

Presenza del Passato: Political Ideas e modelli culturali nella storia e nell'arte senese
International Conference
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May 2007
Various venues in Siena, Italy
Speaker(s): Please see the programme for further information
Organised by: Consiglio Nazionale delle Recherche, Courtauld Institute of Art, Institut Européen de Recherches Etudes et Formation, Università degli Studi di Siena, Warburg Institute London
Further information: This conference has been organised with the collaboration of members of the Courtauld Institute of Art
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Art and the American-Vietnam War
Conference
Saturday, 5 May 2007
10.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (registration from 9.30am)

Martha Rosler
Tron (Amputee), from House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home
1967 - 1972 Martha Rosler. © Courtesy of the artist

Speaker(s): Nicholas Cullinan (Assistant Curator, Tate); Catherine de Zegher (Curator and Art Historian); Francis Frascina (Oxford Brookes University); Margaret Iversen (University of Essex); Mignon Nixon (Courtauld Institute of Art); Kate Random Love (Courtauld Institute of Art); Julian Stallabrass (Courtauld Institute of Art); Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: To book a place: £10 (£5 concessions, including Courtauld students).
Organised by: James Boaden (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Further information: This conference will examine the way in which the American-Vietnam War influenced art production in both America and Europe. Papers will examine both work made during the war years and in commemoration which deal with issues such as protest, documenting combat and the construction of history.
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Some Thoughts on the Organisation of Roman Mosaicists
2007 London Seminar in Roman Art

Tuesday, 8 May 2007
17.30, Seminar Room 1
Speaker(s): William Wootton (King’s College London)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Elizabeth Bartman

 

Leonardo and his Circle: Inventing, Mixing and Matching
Leonardo da Vinci Society Annual Lecture 2007

Friday, 11 May 2007
18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Speaker(s): Dr Juliana Barone (University of Oxford)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Frances Ames-Lewis (Birkbeck)

 

The Arts and Crafts House in the Lake District 1890-1910
Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Monday, 14 May 2007
17.30, Seminar Room 1
Speaker(s): Esmé Whittaker (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

 

Unblushing Realism' and the Threat of the Pictorial:
History, Fact and Photography, 1885-1918

Research seminar: History of Photography

Wednesday, 16 May 2007
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Speaker(s): Professor Elizabeth Edwards (Senior Research Fellow, Research Centre, University of the Arts London)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Alexandra Moschovi and Barbara Thompson
Further information:
Launched in autumn 2005 under the aegis of the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, the new research seminar on the History of Photography aims at becoming a discursive platform for the discussion and dissemination of current research on photography.  From art as photography and early photographic technology to ethnographic photographs and contemporary photography as art, the seminar welcomes contributions from researchers across the board, whether independent or affiliated with museums, galleries, archives, libraries or higher education. We hope that it will provide scholars with a challenging opportunity to present work in progress and test out new ideas.

The seminars usually take place once a term, on Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm in the Research Forum. The papers, and formal discussion, will be followed by informal discussion over a glass of wine.

 

Ben Nicholson
Conference
10.30 - 5.30 Friday 18 May (with registration from 10am)
10.30 - 3.30 Saturday 19 May
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Ben Nicholson c.1932. Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Ben Nicholson c.1932. Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Speaker(s): to include Lee Beard (British Academy Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art), Robert Burstow (University of Derby), Andrew Causey (University of Manchester), Charles Harrison (Open University), Margaret Garlake (Independent Art Historian), Paul Hendon (Open University), Ysanne Holt (University of Northumbria), Lucy Inglis (Independent Art Historian), Jeremy Lewison (Independent Art Historian), Chris Stephens (Tate Britain), Andrew Stephenson (University of East London), Alice Strang (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art).
Ticket/entry details: £30 (£10 concessions and Courtauld staff and students) (includes coffee, tea, lunch, etc, on both days).
Organised by: Dr Lee Beard (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Further information: This two-day conference will aim to provide a significant (re)evaluation of the art, life and legacy of Ben Nicholson. Without doubt an important figure in the history of 20th century art, the presentation and reception of Nicholson’s work has at times been ambivalent. Whilst viewed by some as an innovator within visual modernism others have positioned Nicholson, at best, as a receptive follower of artistic trends abroad. In turn the artist’s engagement with an ‘international’ avant-garde has appeared to have created a certain degree of anxiety concerning his identity as an English artist, and vice versus.  The conference will consider such issues alongside other key questions surrounding the artist’s career. Central to this will be an inquiry into the varying ways in which his art has been presented through both publications and exhibitions. This will include an analysis of the artist’s own strategies of promotion as well as a consideration of the many important retrospective exhibitions that have taken place. In addition the symposium will also focus on the private spaces in which Nicholson produced and displayed his work, including recent research into the home/studio space that he shared with Barbara Hepworth in London during the 1930s. The conference has been made possible through the support of the British Academy.
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2007 London Seminar in Roman Art
Monday, 21 May 2007
17.30, Seminar Room 1
Romans as Caricatures
Speaker(s): Nigel Spivey (Cambridge University)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Elizabeth Bartman

Research seminar: Renaissance
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Beauty and Virtue for Francis I: Giovanni Ambrogio Noceto and the Early Portrait Miniature
Speaker(s): Dr Stephanie Buck (Curator of Drawings, Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Paul Hills

Writing Art History
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
17.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum
Speaker(s): Griselda Pollock (Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, and Director, Centre CATH (Cultural Analysis, Theory & History) at the University of Leeds)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin and Dr Catherine Grant
Further information: For thirty years Professor Griselda Pollock has been exploring the possibilities of feminist interventions in art's histories by means of proposing a series of concepts that cumulatively build up some kind of process for 'differencing the canon'. This has increasingly involved a critical return to some of the earlier debates in the history of the academic and museal institutionalisation of art history. At the intersection of Freud and Warburg, repositioned in relation to late twentieth century feminist desire for a means to conjugate difference and attention to the specificities of aesthetic practices (as opposed to visual cultures), Professor Pollock’s current working concept is a virtual feminist museum. The lecture will examine this concept and explore some of the 'exhibits' it is currently proposing.

Griselda Pollock's most recent publications include edited volumes: Encountering Eva Hesse (2006), Psychoanalysis and the Image (2006) and Museums after Modernism (2007). She has completed a recent monograph on Charlotte Salomon (essays forthcoming in Art History and an edited volume Conceptual Odysseys (2007) and forthcoming is Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum: Time, Space and the Archive for Routledge. She currently directs an AHRC research project on Concentrationary Memories as part of research interest in trauma and cultural memory.

The lecture will be followed by drinks to celebrate the new issue of immediations, the Courtauld’s postgraduate research journal.

Professor Griselda Pollock’s lecture introduces a new Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum series: “Writing Art History”. This series includes lectures, workshops, conversations and symposia, and addresses the changing role of the art historian, critic and writer across art history. How have art historians influenced our impression of certain eras and artworks, which art histories have been celebrated and which have been ignored or revised? How does art history incorporate the range of writings on art, from the novelist to the critic to the philosopher? In the twentieth-first century, the role of the art historian has multiplied, and is often overlaid with those of critic, curator, artist, creative writer and archivist. From performative texts to the many revisions of the canon offered by various postmodernist perspectives, writing art history is never straightforward. This series addresses the problem of writing art history across the historical periods, from the classical to the contemporary.

 

Research seminar: Medieval Work in Progress
Thursday, 31 May 2007
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Haincelin of Haguenau and the Emergence of Coloured Acanthus in Parisian Book Illumination
Speaker(s): Mara Hoffmann
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor John Lowden

 

JUNE

 

Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary POSTPONED
Monday, 4 June 2007
17.30, Seminar Room 1
"Look But Don't Touch": Changing Views Of British Modern Sculpture
Speaker(s): Dr Lee Beard (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

 

Research seminar: Medieval Work in Progress
Thursday, 7 June 2007 CANCELLED
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Early Palaeologan Painting on the Island of Kythera: Echoes of the Capital
Speaker(s): David Knipp (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor John Lowden

 

Research seminar: Medieval Work in Progress
Thursday, 14 June 2007
The Percy Tomb at Beverley
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Speaker(s): David Park (Wall Painting Conservation, Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor John Lowden

Conference
Medieval Art and the Modern Viewer

Saturday, 23 June 2007
14.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

The Mediaeval Court at the Great Exhibition
The Mediaeval Court at the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1851
Image: The Illustrated Exhibitor, 1851, pp 90-91

Speaker(s): Juan Garces (British Library), Peta Motture (Victoria & Albert Museum), Stella Panayotova (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), Nancy Netzer (Boston College, Massachusetts) tbc

Ticket/entry details: £10 (free to all full-time students and members of the Courtauld Institute). Please send proof of full-time student status or a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Coordinator & Administrator, Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the ‘Medieval Art and the Modern Viewer’ conference. Or call 020 7848 2785/2909 to make a credit card booking. For further information contact ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk.

Organised by: Kathryn Gerry & Beatrice Keefe

Further information: Students and viewers of medieval art often seek to understand a work or group of works of art within their contemporary cultural context, but are not often asked to consider these works within the present-day context of collection and display.  This event will provide insight into some of the issues involved with temporary exhibitions, the installation of permanent collections, and current digitization projects.  A series of papers will be followed by an extended discussion addressing the tensions between the conservation of works and public accessibility, the juxtaposition of certain works, and not others, within an exhibition, and the degree to which electronic display can be effectively used for different media.

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Research seminar: Renaissance
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
17.30, Seminar Room 1
Double-sided Portraits and their Literary Models: Some Working Hypotheses
Speaker(s): Professor Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin

 

 

Workshop
Thursday, 28 June 2007
12.30, Research Forum South Room
Collecting and the Courtauld Collections
Speaker(s): Research Forum Research Assistants: MacKenzie Bennett, Katy Blatt, Sarah Burke, Caitlin Silberman and Vivian Wang, and Leonardo da Vinci Research Assistant, Ferran Lahoz
Ticket/entry details:Courtauld Institute of Art research active staff, postgraduate students and Associate Scholars
Further information: The Research Assistants of the Witt Library, Courtauld Gallery and Photographic Survey present their findings, which explore the following topics: Sir Robert Witt and the Witt Collection, 1931 (using the news cuttings volume from 1929-31); Duveen, Witt and the Witt collection, 1931 (using the Duveen archive, available in the Witt and the Witt photographic collection); Gambier-Parry and collecting between ca. 1850-1880 (using the archives in the Courtauld Gallery); aspects of an important English private collection (beginning with the holdings of the Photographic Survey).

 

 

Freud Museum Memorial Lecture
Sunday, 8 July 2007
19.30, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn) NOTE VENUE
On the Amorous Enlightenment of Adults
Speaker(s): Slavoj Zizek
Ticket/entry details:£15 from The Freud Museum  
Organised by: Michael Molnar (The Freud Museum), Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Further information: Renowned philosopher and Freud scholar, Slavoj Zizek, turns his attention to love and sex to celebrate the centenary of Freud's controversial 1907 paper, The Sexual Enlightenment of Children'