Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Stanhope Forbes: Working Twine and Mending Nets - The Fisherman's Craft Captured

Monday, 10 October 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Roo Gunzi (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



frank davis memorial lecture series

Royal Manuscripts at the British Library

The Earliest English Royal Books

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

columns from a canon table embellished with decorative arches and columns
Royal MS 1 E VI, (the 'Royal Bible'), f. 4v, detail of the upper half of the canon table, with a zoomorphic decoration in the 'Trewhiddle  Style'; S. E. England, (Canterbury), 1st half of the 9th century. ©The British Library

Speaker(s): Professor Richard Gameson (University of Durham)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (for further information, please contact Dr Jim Harris jim.harris@courtauld.ac.uk)

This lecture will survey the manuscripts and texts associated with Anglo-Saxon royalty, and will offer general reflections on the nature and meaning of royal books and book collections prior to 1100 ....read more





Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

Carolus Redivivus? A 'Close Narrative Re-Reading' of the Charlemagne Window at Chartres

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Stuart Whatling (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden




three approaches to three dimensions

Three Workshops and a Conference on Sculpture and Change

Workshop I: Reconfigured Spaces

 Friday 14 October 2011

14.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room


scaffolding construction of a stag sculpture
Ben Long, Stag, 2008, scaffolding construction, 520.3 x 297.6 x 915.8 cm, derelict site, Elephant Road, Elephant & Castle, London. Photo (detail): © Ben Long, 2008

Speaker(s): include Jennifer Brewin (Cambridge University), Wolf Burchard (The Courtauld), Lucy Cleeve (King’s College, London/Man and Eve Gallery), Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta (Pratt Institute, New York)......

Ticket/entry details: All welcome but numbers are limited. Advance booking by noon Wednesday 12 October 2011 is required. For further information and to make a booking please contact researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Dr Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This is the first of three workshops examining issues relating to sculpture and change, leading towards a conference to be held in May 2012.....read more





100 notizen - 100 gedanken / 100 notes - 100 thoughts

Presentation of dOCUMENTA (13) notebooks at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Saturday, 15 October 2011

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


dOCUMENTA




Ticket/entry details: Due to limited space this is on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration on arrival......

Organised by: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Chus Martínez ( dOCUMENTA) and Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13) and Chus Martínez, Head of Department, Member of Core Agent Group for dOCUMENTA (13), will launch and discuss a new round of dOCUMENTA (13)'s 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts publications at The Courtauld..... read more





between heaven and earth

Contemporary Art from the Centre of Asia


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

19.00, Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD

Almagul Menlibayeva Aralkum Generation, 2011Almagul Menlibayeva Aralkum Generation, 2011. Production photograph from Transoxiana Dreams, 2011. © Courtesy Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York
Speaker(s):
David Elliott (curator); Aliya de Tiesenhausen (historian of art) and Almagul Menlibayeva (artist). Chair: Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Lina Dzuverovic (Calvert 22)

In the fourth of a series of talks organised by Calvert 22 and The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, a panel will look at themes raised by the exhibition Between Heaven & Earth, Contemporary art from the Centre of..... read more



Research seminar: renaissance

Shops, Streets and Palaces in Renaissance Italy

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Fabrizio Nevola (University of Bath)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash




At cross Purposes? When Art History Meets Design History

Saturday, 22 October 2011

10.00 - 18.10, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30 am)

The Courtauld Institute of Art

painting on wall of reclining male with female leaning over him, image surrounded by gold design work and cupid figures
Paris, Hotel Soubise, interior, Salon de la Princesse (detail), 1736 – 1739. Architect: Gabriel Germain Boffrand. © The Courtauld Institute of Art

Speaker(s): Marta Ajmar-Wollheim (V&A/Royal College of Art); Richard Checketts (V&A/Royal College of Art); Deanna Petherbridge (artist, independent writer and curator); Celina Fox (independent historian); Matthew Craske (Oxford Brookes); Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details:£15 (£10 V&A and Courtauld staff/students) Please send a cheque .....

Organised by: Anne Puetz (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Glenn Adamson (V&A/Royal College of Art)

Art history and design history would seem to have ample common ground. ‘Social art history’ and other new forms of the discipline have been with us since the 1980s, and many art historians have long embraced everyday.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Social Housing Projects in Mexico City: Buildings from the Mid-20th Century

Monday, 24 October 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Amanda Delorey (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Reynolds and Chemistry

Monday, 24 October 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 1

Speaker(s): Dr Matthew Hunter (California Institute of Technolgy)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk) and Katie Scott  (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum and University College London.



frank davis memorial lecture series

Royal Manuscripts at the British Library

The Library and the Architecture of the Book: Manuscripts in the Secular World from 1400 to 1650

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Saint Jerome in his study at his wooden desk shaped like a church surrounded by illuminated lettering and motifs
Saint Jerome in his Study,
f.50v from the Great Bible, England, 1st quarter of the 15th century. © The British Library Board, Royal 1 E IX

Speaker(s): Dr John Goodall (Architectural Editor, Country Life)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (for further information, please contact Dr Jim Harris jim.harris@courtauld.ac.uk)

Working from the available architectural and physical evidence, this lecture will discuss the ways in which books were stored and used in a domestic context in England from 1400 to 1600.....read more





Conjuring Images from Words

Simon Lewty in Conversation  with Paul Hills

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

18.30, Research Forum South Room. The event will be followed by a performance of music and a reception in the Foyer

Dartmoor, Known and Unknown, 1998 (detail) Simon LewtyDartmoor, Known and Unknown, 1998 (detail) Simon Lewty © Courtesy the artist and Art First, LondonSpeaker(s): Simon Lewty (artist) and Professor Paul Hills (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by:Prof Paul Hills and Dr Charlotte de Mille (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Nicholas Dubois

This conversation is timed to coincide with two exhibitions of Simon Lewty’s drawings, together entitled Conjuring Images from Words and running throughout the autumn term. One is on show in the entrance to The Courtauld Institute of Art library, and includes.....read more



caroline villers research fellows DOUBLE LECTURE I

Reconstruction, Revolution and… Redecoration? Polychromed sculpture in London’s Long Reformation

Thursday, 27 October 2011

18.00 - 19.30, Research Forum South Room

Andrew Bayninge praying; alabaster figure in red, blues, greys
Tomb figure of Andrew Bayninge, alabaster, 1610; St Olave Hart Street, London. Photo © Jim Harris, 2010

Speaker(s): Dr Jim Harris (Caroline Villers Research Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

The survival of polychromed tomb monuments in London’s churches is remarkable, given the serial subjection of their homes to the ravages of reform, revolution and reordering, fire, fashion and war. However, where they have not been destroyed, the extent to which their painted surfaces remain intact is unclear and the question of how much.....read more





caroline villers research fellows DOUBLE LECTURE II

Diversity, Variability, and Shared Culture: Materials and Technological Choices of Non-Traditional Buddhist Temple Painters of Colonial Ceylon (AD 1750-1900)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

18.00 - 19.30, Research Forum South Room

row of ochre-couloured standing Buddhas praying
Wall painting from Sri-Lankan Buddhist temple. Photo: B.D. Nandadeva

Speaker(s): Professor B D Nandadeva (Caroline Villers Research Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

The materials and techniques of Buddhist temple paintings from the Southern and the Western maritime region (low-country) of Sri Lanka that remained under the heavy influence of the Dutch and British colonial rule and are thought to have been executed by painters who belonged to the ‘exorcist-astrologer’ caste of the ‘low-country’, a low cast that remained outside the traditional painters’.....read more



faculty seminar

Inscriptions, Icons and Objects

Thursday, 3 November 2011

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching staff. RSVP by 31 October for catering purposes to Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Content and Form in Art' in 1930s England

Monday, 7 November 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sam Rose (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson




london seminar for early modern visual culture

Experimental Light: Pin-prick Pictures, Protean Views and Transparent Paintings, 1780-1850

Monday, 7 November 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 1

Speaker(s): Alice Barnaby (University of Exeter)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk) and Katie Scott  (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum and University College London.



frank davis memorial lecture series

Royal Manuscripts at the British Library

Makers of Royal Manuscripts: Court Artists in France and the Netherlands

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Vincent of Beauvais at work in scriptorium
Vincent of Beauvais from Speculum historiale (Le miroir historial) books 1-5; Bruges, c. 1478-1483, f.3; © The British Board, Royal 14 E 1

Speaker(s): Dr Catherine Reynolds (Christie’s)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (for further information, please contact Dr Jim Harris jim.harris@courtauld.ac.uk)

Central to any definition of royal manuscripts must be those produced for the prince by his own retained artists. Their conditions of service varied: some like the de Limbourgs or Barthélemy d’Eyck, seem to have been on comparatively close terms with their patrons, while for others, like the illuminators of Philip the Good of Burgundy, the relationship seems to have been more impersonal. Courts .....read more






Research seminar: renaissance

Jan Van Eyck and Problems Regarding his Workshop

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Till-Holger Borchert (Groeninge Museum, Bruges)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash




contemporaneity in south asian art

Patterns of Dissent in Contemporary South Asian Art

Imran Qureshi and Hamra Abbas: Urban Strife and Solace


Dr Virginia Whiles (Lecturer, Chelsea School of Art and Design) in conversation with Hamra Abbas (Artist), Arshiya Lokhandwala (Lakeeren Gallery) and Nada Raza (Curator, Iniva)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Emilia Terracciano and Zehra Jumabhoy with Professor Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Pakistani artist Hamra Abbas was born in Kuwait city (1976) and grew up in Lahore (Pakistan). She now lives between New York, Boston and Islamabad. Her multi-media artwork.....read more



Research forum visiting professor lecture

Aby Warburg's Scissors

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Carlo Ginzburg (Professor Emeritus, Scuola Normale, Pisa, and University of California, Los Angeles)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. The lecture is now fully booked but please contact researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you wish to be put on the waiting list. Note that is still possible that there may be places on the day in the event of "no shows"

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The lecture will  re-examine Aby Warburg's notion of Pathosformeln (formulas of emotion)  looking more closely at the context in which it emerged as well as at its implications.

Carlo Ginzburg (Turin, 1939) has taught at the University of Bologna, at UCLA, at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. He has received many awards, including....read more



Research forum visiting professor seminar

Ars Imitatur Naturam and its Medieval Reception (Notes from a work-in-progress)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

10.00 - 12.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Carlo Ginzburg (Professor Emeritus, Scuola Normale, Pisa, and University of California, Los Angeles)

Ticket/entry details: Free and open to postgraduate students and teaching staff. The seminar is now fully booked but please contact researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you wish to be put on the waiting list. Note that is still possible that there may be places on the day in the event of "no shows"

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The seminar will focus on some aspects of Professor Ginzburg's work in progress on the medieval reception of the Aristotelian motto "art imitates nature" - with a special emphasis on Dante.....read more




Third Early Modern Symposium

Art Against the Wall

Saturday, 19 November 2011

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30 am)

The Courtauld Institute of Art


Fireplace with sculpture of birds (swan?)
Anon. Fireplace with sculpture of birds, Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, 19th century. Source: The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Conway Library

Speaker(s): Gerry Alabone (Tate), Adriano Aymonino (independent scholar), Susannah Brooke (Queens’ College, Cambridge), Rodrigo Cañete (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Kevin Childs (British School at Rome), Dario Donetti (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa).....

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 Courtauld staff/students and concessions) Please send a cheque .....

Organised by: Thomas Balfe and Jocelyn Anderson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


Art Against the Wall
is the third symposium of The Courtauld’s Early Modern department. The symposium will provide an occasion for established and emerging scholars to present and discuss their research together.....read more




Entertaining Theory: Concrete, Conceptual, Structuralist and Formalist tendencies in the age of late Modernism

Monday, 21 November 2011

11.00, Research Forum South Room

Stephen BannSpeaker(s): Stephen Bann (Emeritus Professor, Bristol University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof Sarah Wilson


Stephen Bann is Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy..... read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Born Freakishly from the Womb of Another': The Korean Informel at the Paris Biennale in the Early 1960s

Monday, 21 November 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Kyung An (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Seeing is Believing. Experiencing Flagellation in Fifteenth-century Florence

Monday, 21 November 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 4

Speaker(s): Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk) and Katie Scott  (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum and University College London.




fifty years of war in the the time of peace, 1960-2010

Collateral Damage: What's Happened to Afghan and Iraqi Civilians?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

cityscape of Kabul
Kabul, Afghanistan 2002-2006. Photo: © Ann Jones

Speaker(s): Ann Jones (writer/photographer)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

This year, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum MA Special Option is Art and Psychoanalysis: Fifty Years of War in the Time of Peace, 1960-2010, co-taught by Mignon Nixon (The Courtauld) and Juliet Mitchell (UCL Psychoanalytic Unit). Please join us for this open seminar with renowned journalist and photographer Ann Jones.....read more



frank davis memorial lecture series

Royal Manuscripts at the British Library

Script as Image

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Professor Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (for further information, please contact Dr Jim Harris jim.harris@courtauld.ac.uk)

In Visible Words (1969), John Sparrow could still assert that “the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages have little to show in the way of inscriptions in which either the text or its presentation can claim to be a work of art.” This astonishing generalization itself now seems little more than a relic of a benighted period of scholarship. Paleographers have long.....read more



alexei remizov's 'creative act'


Thursday, 24 November 2011

16.00 - 17.30, Research Forum South Room

Photograph of Alexei Remizov, Berlin, 1923Photograph of Alexei Remizov (detail), Berlin, 1923. Image courtesy of the Institute of Russian Literature (IRLI)

Speaker(s): Julia Friedman (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: John Milner (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


Dr. Friedman’s paper will present the work of an extraordinary Russian writer and artist Alexei Remizov (1877–1957), whose visionary crossing of media lines, risqué choice of subjects that range from phallic possession to shamanistic ecstasy, and refusal to simplify his writings to secure popularity with the general public foreshadowed attitudes of late 20th-century and  contemporary art. A participant in the Russian.... read more



professorial lecture

The Courtauld and India: Old Histories – New Conjunctions

Thursday, 24 November 2011

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Ahhichatragarh Fort and Palace Complex
A view over the Hadi Rani Mahal at the Ahhichatragarh Fort and Palace Complex, Nagaur, Rajasthan (detail). Image: Courtauld Institute of Art 2005

Speaker(s): Professor Deborah Swallow (Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: RSVP to Sophie Nurse by 17 November 2011 (email: sophie.nurse@courtauld.ac.uk)

Organised by: The Director (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Courtauld’s early engagement with India remains a little-known part of its history. The lecture will revisit this early link and examine the reasons for — and the impact of — its subsequent disengagement from the arts of Asia. It will then explore some of the current trends in the study, appreciation and care of the arts of India and suggest ways in which The Courtauld’s particular strengths .....read more.



utopia iI: russian art and culture, 1930-1989

Conference

13.00 - 18.00, Friday 25 November 2011 (with registration from 12.30)
10.00 - 17.30, Saturday 26 November 2011 (with registration from 9.30)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

BulatovErik Bulatov, Sunrise or Sunset, 1989, oil on canvas. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen 



Speaker(s): Mark Bassin (Center for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University), Birgit Beumers (University of Bristol), John Bowlt (University of Southern California – Institute of Modern Russian Culture)......

Ticket/entry details: £25 (£15 Courtauld staff/students and concessions) Please send a cheque .....

Organised by: Professor John Milner and Drs Maria Kokkori and Maria Mileeva

Following in the footsteps of the conference 'Utopia I: Russian Art and Culture in 1900-1930' – held at The Courtauld in May 2011 - UTOPIA II is designed as a chronological extension of the themes and topics raised by the notion of utopia as a specifically Russian construct. The period covered in the papers of the conference.....read more



professorial lecture

Giving Birth – Correggio’s Unveilings

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Cupid unveiling Danae while two putti play in the corner
Antonio Allegri da Correggio, Danaë, c. 1531, Galleria Borghese, Rome. Image courtesy of the Witt Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Speaker(s): Paul Hills (Professor of Renaissance Art, The Courtauld of Art)

Ticket/entry details: RSVP to Sophie Nurse by 22 November 2011 (email: sophie.nurse@courtauld.ac.uk)

Organised by: Professor Deborah Swallow (Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

In this lecture Professor Hills explores how in sixteenth-century Italy the theme of nativity or giving birth becomes a metaphor for artistic generation or bringing to light. The paintings of Correggio (1489-1534) – whether of the Madonna adoring the Child or Jupiter impregnating Danäe - present themselves in terms of an.....read more




Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

‘Tabernaculum de ebore’: Staging the Divine in Gothic Ivories

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sarah Guérin (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden




three approaches to three dimensions

Three Workshops and a Conference on Sculpture and Change

 Workshop 2: Relocated Objects

 Friday 2 December 2011

13.45 - 18.15, Research Forum South Room


figures placing Christ in his tombDonatello, Entombment, 1449, moved 1572, c.1650, 1891; repainted and re-gilded c.1650, 1749, c.1840; polychromed limestone with ceramic and marble inlay, 188 x 138 cm, High Altar, Basilica di Sant’ Antonio, Padua. Photo: Jim Harris

Speaker(s): Ann Adams (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Dr Lindsay Allen (King’s College, London, Lauren Barnes (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Anna Ferrari (University of Cambridge), Emma Jones (University of Cambridge), Sofia Marques (Victoria and Albert Museum), Dr Nigel Morpeth.....

Ticket/entry details: All welcome but numbers are limited. Advance booking by noon Wednesday 30 November 2011 is required. For further information and to make a booking.....

Organised by: Dr Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The ways in which sculptural objects are affected by changes to themselves and their environments are complex. What new opportunities for examination and understanding, then, are presented by the movement of sculpture? And what new insights can be.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Disjunction: Changing Tastes in Contemporary Art and Their Impact on Secondary Art Markets

Monday, 5 December 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Kim (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



london seminar for early modern visual culture

The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford and Contemporary Debates about Learning

Monday, 5 December 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 1

Speaker(s): Anthony Geraghty (University of York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk) and Katie Scott  (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum and University College London.



frank davis memorial lecture series

Royal Manuscripts at the British Library:

England and France: Royal Libraries in the Later Middle Ages

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Detail of a miniature of Aristotle instructing Alexander and three other children in the schoolroom
Aristotle and Alexander from Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre; Paris, c. 1420, f.10v; © The British Library Board, Royal 20 B XX

Speaker(s): Dr Jenny Stratford (Royal Holloway College/ Institute of Historical Research)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (for further information, please contact Dr Jim Harris jim.harris@courtauld.ac.uk)

The great Louvre library of the French kings, Charles V (1364-1380) and Charles VI (1380-1422), is very well documented. About a hundred books are known to survive today, many of them superbly illuminated.....read more



Conference in Honour of Lorne Campbell on his 65th Birthday

Saturday, 10 December 2011

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30 am)

Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of Anthony of Burgundy, c. 1460,Rogier van der Weyden, Portrait of Anthony of Burgundy, c. 1460, Brussels, © Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts



Speaker(s): Rachel Billinge (The National Gallery), Douglas Brine (Trinity University, San Antonio), Stephanie Buck (The Courtauld Gallery), Jill Dunkerton (The National Gallery), Jennifer Fletcher (The Courtauld Institute of Art).......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. The conference is now fully booked but please contact ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk if you wish to be put on the waiting list. There may be places on the day in the event of "no shows"

Organised by: Sue Jones and Susie Nash (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Douglas Brine (Trinity University, San Antonio) , Paula Nuttall (Victoria and Albert Museum)

This one-day conference will celebrate Lorne Campbell’s outstanding contribution to art history as a scholar, teacher and research curator. Lorne came to...... read more



richard mcdougall lecture autumn 2011

The Landscapes of Edward Pugh

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

watercolour in grey tones of Carreg Carn March Arthur landscape with three figures talking and a woman with a laden donkey
Edward Pugh, Carreg Carn March Arthur 1794. Watercolour painting

Speaker(s): Professor John Barrell FBA (Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ernst Vegelin and Professor Caroline Arscott

Edward Pugh was a Welsh-speaking artist and writer who was born in Ruthin in Denbighshire in 1763 and died there fifty years later. Between about 1790 and 1807 he worked as a miniaturist, principally in London, and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. His chief interest.....read more