Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Photography and Temporality at the First Biennale of Spatial Forms in the Polish People’s Republic (Elblag, 1965)

Monday, 9 January 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sylwia Serafinowicz (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



research seminar: contemporaneity in south asian art

Patterns of Dissent in Contemporary South Asian Art
Gandhi, Camera, Action: Popular Visual Culture and the Graphic of Iterability


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Pinney (Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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

Christopher Pinney is an anthropologist and art historian. His research interests cover the art and visual culture of South Asia, with a particular focus on the history of photography and chromolithography in India. He has also worked on industrial labor and Dalit goddess possession. His talk at The Courtauld will start with observations concerning the neo-Gandhian Anna Hazare's  presence in contemporary India, exploring.....read more



Research seminar: renaissance

Not Leonardism in Milan

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Charles Robertson (Oxford Brookes University)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Susie Nash




on the passage of a few patterns through a rather brief moment in time: david mabb's appropriations of william morris 1999-2011


Thursday, 12 January 2012

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

painting in blues, greens and reds of roses and birds with black and red squares
David Mabb, Canvas 10 from Two Squares detail (2008). Paint on wallpaper mounted on canvas. Fourteen 30 x 24 inch canvases. © Courtesy of the artist

Speaker(s): David Mabb (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: The Courtauld Institute of Art in collaboration with Two Temple Place


William Morris thought that interior design had a fundamental role to play in the transformation of everyday life. This essentially political motivation - a commitment to the radical potential of design - is behind much of his work as a designer and craftsman.....Mabb's paintings, photographs, textiles and videos, work with and against Morris' designs by contrasting them with the work of Malevich, the Russian Constructivists.....read more




drawn to spain: showcasing new research on spanish drawings


Saturday, 14 January 2012
10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30 am)

Francisco de Goya, Cantar y Bailar Francisco de Goya, Cantar y Bailar [Singing and Dancing], 1819-1820. © The Courtauld Gallery



Speaker(s): Lisa Banner (Independent Scholar, New York); José Manuel Barbeito (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid); Lauren Barnes (The Courtauld); Marta Cacho Casal.....

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOK ONLINE.....

Organised by: Zahira Véliz and Edward Payne


The study of Spanish drawings is a rapidly advancing area of research. Exhibitions devoted to early modern Spanish drawings are increasing in number, unknown works are being brought to light and new questions are being raised. What were the shifting attitudes towards .....read more



london roman art seminar 2012

The Iliad in a Nutshell: Image and Text on the Iliac Tablets

Monday, 16 January 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Michael Squire (King’s College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



from doris to chemical culture


Monday, 16 January 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

image of hands holding smartphone with apps
Derek Boshier, It's reigning Apps and Blogs from the series Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton' (detail), 2011. © Courtesy the artist

Speaker(s): Derek Boshier (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Lisa Tickner


Derek Boshier is an artist who has worked in many media: painting and drawing, printmaking, installation art, books, film, and theatre design. The lecture offers a tour through his long career: from his involvement with British Pop Art in the early 1960s, through conceptual and political art in the 1970s (including work with David Bowie and the Clash), to his return to figurative painting in Texas in.....read more





spring 2012 friends lecture series

Art and Psychoanalysis: War in the Time of Peace

Psycho-analysis: War and the Law of the Mother

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

mould of baby's hand and supporting document
Mary Kelly, Post-Partum Document: Documentation IV, Transitional Objects, Diary and Diagram, 1976. Detail from 1 of the 8 units. 8 units, 28 x 35.5 cm each. Perspex units, white card, plaster, cotton fabric. Collection, Zurich Museum. Courtesy the artist.

Speaker(s): Professor Juliet Mitchell (Research Forum / Andrew W Mellon Foundation MA Visiting Professor at The Courtauld; Director of PhD program in Psychoanalytic Studies, UCL; Mellon Visiting Research Scholar, Witswatersrand.S.A.)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

The lecture argues that we need to add a horizontal axis of lateral relations to the dominant vertical model deployed by Psychoanalysis and most social sciences. The vertical 'Law of the Mother' prohibits killing between lateral siblings along the horizontal axis. An effect of this is the institution of war as legitimated killing as foundational of the gender differentiated social world. Legitimate killing.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Modern Science and the Avant-Garde: Rethinking Alexander Calder

Monday, 23 January 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Vanja Malloy (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson




Research Forum Visiting professor lecture

Inscription and the Horizon in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Melchior Lorck’s Prospect of Constantinople (1559)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

pen and ink drawing of Constantinople
Melchior Lorck, Prospect of Constantinople (1559). Courtesy of Leiden University Library, PK-T-BPL 1758 / 11.

Speaker(s): Bronwen Wilson (Dept of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professors Caroline Arscott and Joanna Woodall


In 1554 the Danish artist Melchior Lorck was ordered by the Holy Roman Emperor to accompany his ambassador, Augier Ghiselin de Busbecq, to Suleyman’s court. There in Istanbul Lorck began his immense prospect of the ancient city that he drew from Galata, the international.....read more





the challenges of authentication: francis bacon - a case study


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

CANCELLED


Although the process of authentication is a subject that The Courtauld Institute of Art is interested in from an academic perspective, whilst there is the possibility of legal action being taken in relation to the “Bacon/Ravarino” drawings, it has been decided that this particular case study is not appropriate for a Courtauld Research Forum event.  Therefore, the debate that was proposed for 25 January 2012 at The Courtauld will not now take place. 



Research seminar:
renaissance

Drawing in Venice: Practice and Identity

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Catherine Whistler (Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Susie Nash



Research Forum Visiting professor seminar

Portraiture, Sincerity and the Ethics of Early Modern Conversation

Thursday, 26 January 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room


Speaker(s): Bronwen Wilson (Dept of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Ticket/entry details: Free and open to postgraduate students and history of art teaching staff

Organised by: Professors Caroline Arscott and Joanna Woodall

“Moral portrait” is a rubric that has been assigned to paintings produced in Northern Italy in the later decades of the sixteenth century on the basis of their adherence to Counter Reformation demands for truthful representation. Naturalism is one characteristic of these portraits, painted by Giovanni Battista Moroni, among others, while another—emphasized by the paring down of extraneous content—is the emphasis on the face-to-face.....read more



london roman art seminar 2012

Mythological Scenes on Mosaics of the Eastern Mediterranean in the 5th and 6th Centuries AD: Traditional Culture in a Christian World?

Monday, 30 January 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Katherine Dunbabin (McMaster University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



london seminar for early modern visual culture

‘Honest Craft’: Abel Schrøder’s Incarnations (1602-1676)

Monday, 30 January 2012

18.00, Seminar Room 6, Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG

Speaker(s): Margit Thofner (University of East Anglia)

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.



Ethnographic Conceptualism: Performing Methodological Experiments


Tuesday, 31 January 2012

10.00 - 13.00, Seminar room 1

Telephone in the form of the globe, with a receiver as a hammer and sickle. Birthday gift to J. Stalin Telephone in the form of the globe, with a receiver as a hammer and sickle. Birthday gift to J. Stalin from aircraft repair workers, Lodz, Poland, 1949Speaker(s): Khadija Carroll La (University of Cambridge); Marta S Magalhaes (University of Cambridge).....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (University of Cambridge)


The term ‘ethnographic conceptualism’ refers to ethnography, conducted as conceptual art, and to artistic and aesthetic experimentations in ethnography. It takes its cue from conceptual art or ‘conceptualism’ that creates art objects out of concepts – and, most importantly, out of audiences and their reaction to these objects. Much of contemporary digital art, for instance, is performed by the audiences of digital art exhibitions. And while there is a recognition of the performative character.....read more




spring 2012 friends lecture series

Art and Psychoanalysis: War in the Time of Peace

Crystal of Resistance

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

drawing of crystal in centre with text eg Form, The Truth, New Form, New Work, and arrows from other spheres plus images and text
Thomas Hirschhorn, Schema "Crystal of Resistance" (detail), 2011. © Courtesy the artist

Speaker(s): Thomas Hirschhorn (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. N.B. Limited seats; first-come-first-served.

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern (Switzerland). He studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1984, where he has been living ever since. His work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and group exhibitions among them the Venice Biennale (1999), Documenta11 (2002), 27th Sao Paolo Biennale (2006), the 55th Carnegie.....read more




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

Crystal of Resistance – A Discussion

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

11.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Thomas Hirschhorn (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. N.B. Limited seats; first-come-first-served.

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon and Visiting Professor Juliet Mitchell

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 the internationally acclaimed artist Thomas Hirschhorn. The event will be co-chaired by Mignon Nixon and Julian Stallabrass.....read more



shows of london

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group Meeting:

Birdsong and Silence

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Ticket/entry details: Open to academic staff and postgraduate students of The Courtauld, King’s College London and other institutions

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Professor Clare Pettitt and Josephine McDonagh (Kings College London)

Shows of London is an interdepartmental/intercollegiate group studying Victorian Culture that meets regularly to discuss texts on street culture, representation, the Metropolis and associated issues.....read more




street life and street culture: between early modern europe and the present

Study Day 2: What does ‘Street’ Mean? How Can Urban Experience be Recognised, Recorded, and Mapped?

Friday, 3 February 2012

10.30 - 17.00, note room has changed. Now: Portico Room, Somerset House (with registration from 10.00)

street scene with figures in Early Modern garb walking, talking, and horses



Speaker(s): Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago), Harry Charrington (University of Bath), Louise Duggan (formerly CABE), Stuart Dunn (Kings College London).....

Ticket/entry details: Numbers are limited. To register please email georgia.clarke@courtauld.ac.uk by 27th.....


This study day is part of the Street life and street culture: Between Early Modern Europe and the Present network, funded by the AHRC as part of the Beyond Text project (see www.bath.ac.uk/ace/Streetlife). Our study day.....read more




17th annual medieval postgraduate student colloquium

Surviving the Middle-Ages: Art, Belief, and Preservation

Monday, 6 February 2012

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Cutting from an illuminated manuscript, French mid fifteenth century (private collection, London). Cutting from an illuminated manuscript, French mid fifteenth century (private collection, LondonSpeaker(s): Niamh Bhalla (The Courtauld); Richard Braude (University of Cambridge); Iva Brusic (University of Ljubljana/The Courtauld); Marisa Costa (University of .....

Ticket/entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary

Organised by: Michael Carter and other Medieval postgraduate students

Life in the Middle Ages has traditionally been viewed in Hobbesian terms as nasty, brutish and short. However, more recent scholarship has challenged the notion that medieval men and women were helpless.....read more




Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

Moments of Crisis: Photographs of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-16

Monday, 6 February 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): David Low (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



spring 2012 friends lecture series

Art and Psychoanalysis: War in the Time of Peace

The Perpetrator Occult: Francis Bacon Paints Adolf Eichmann

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

photo of partial view of man's leg in trousers with broom and bucket peaking out from doorway
‘Adolf Eichmann cleans his cell' (detail). Life Magazine, Life Picture Collection. © Courtesy The LIFE Picture Collection

Speaker(s): Lyndsey Stonebridge (Professor of Literature and Critical Theory, University of East Anglia)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

Even though his postwar images of bespectacled men in glass boxes led many to assume he did, Francis Bacon never actually completed a painting of Adolf Eichmann. Yet if Bacon seems an irresistible artist to draw into contemporary discussions about perpetrators and their crimes, this is not simply because of the.....read more




Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

Sicut crystallus quando est objecta soli: Rock Crystal Crosses, Transparency and the Franciscan Order in the Later Middle Ages

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Stefania Gerevini (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca and the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florenz - Max Planck Institut)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



formare, deformare, inaugurare / to form, De-form, and inaugurate


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

photo of Antonio Negri
Antonio Negri. Photo courtesy of Antonio Negri.

Speaker(s): Antonio Negri

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

Organised by: Jacopo Galimberti

N.B. This lecture will be delivered in Italian with accompanying text displayed in English.

In alcuni testi degli anni '50, il filosofo francese Maurice Merleau-Ponty assegna alla creazione artistica una valenza ontologica, e ne qualifica la potenza: si tratta di una .....

In his texts of the 1950s, the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty assigns artistic creation an ontological value, while at the same time qualifying its power: the.....read more




three approaches to three dimensions

Three Workshops and a Conference on Sculpture and Change

Rewritten Narratives

 

10 February 2012

Cancelled due to circumstances beyond the organisers’ control


four-masted ship hanging as installation from ceiling in church C. Almsted, Dronning Alexandrine, 1939, wood, brass, other media, approx. 270 x 37 cm, South aisle, Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen.  Photo: Jim Harris

The histories that have been written concerning three dimensional objects are as various as the objects themselves. But what different kinds of story can be told about sculptures and their contexts in the aftermath of traumatic change, removal, relocation or redisplay? How do the histories of three-dimensional objects, remade on the basis of technical analysis, documentary research and curatorial practice, relate to the creation of new conceptual and social narratives? What new histories are made possible by the opening of new views and and juxtapositions, by the emptying and refilling of space and by tracing the transit of objects across periods and places? .....read more




london roman art seminar 2012

The Polychromy of the ‘Treu’ Head in the British Museum

Monday, 13 February 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Thorsten Opper (The British Museum)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

London and ‘Contemporary Islamic Art’

Monday, 13 February 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Monia Abdallah (Research Forum / Andrew W Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2012, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



can capitalism be pictured?


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Frans MasereelFrans Masereel, from the novel 'Die Stadt', 1925 (detail) © Courtesy Dover Publications.
Speaker(s): G. M. Tamás (Senior Research Fellow,The Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Klara Kemp-Welch

In contradistinction to tribal and aristocratic societies, capitalism is not chiefly the rule of persons over persons. Even its self-understanding as 'the rule of law’ points towards its abstract character. Labour is capital. Depicting history and power that is purely conceptual is a problem for both theory and art. So much so, that some came to doubt that either history or power is part of .....read more




faculty seminar

Wise Virgins and Princely Artisans: the Politics of Architecture at the Royal Exchange (1667-72)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

'London in Flames, London in Glory' Detail of 'London in Flames, London in Glory', from Nathaniel Crouch's Historical Remarques and observations of the ... state of London and Westminster (1681)Speaker(s): Dr Christine Stevenson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching staff. RSVP by 13 February for catering purposes to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott












donald Judd: Drawing and Fabrication


Friday 17 February

19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

pencil drawing showing layout and dimensions of sculpture
Donald Judd, Untitled (detail), 1983, Pencil on yellow paper, 36.8 x 57 cm


Speaker(s): Peter Ballantine (Judd collaborator, fabricator, conservator and curator)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Now fully booked, 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: Dr Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Sprüth Magers

Although known primarily for his minimalist objects, in particular the monumental series installed at the Chinati Foundation, a former military base in Marfa, West Texas, drawing formed an important part of the practice of the seminal American sculptor, Donald Judd.....read more





Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Museum Attitudes Towards the Materiality of Ephemeral Art

Monday, 20 February 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Yasmin Amaratunga (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

Muscling In: The 'Great Hercules' Engraving by Hendrick Goltzius

Monday, 20 February 2012

18.00, Seminar Room 6 , Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG

Speaker(s): Prof Joanna Woodall (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.



spring 2012 friends lecture series

Art and Psychoanalysis: War in the Time of Peace

Dead Subjects Speak: Silvia Kolbowski Presents Her 2010 Video, A few howls again?

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

video still_depiction of dead woman in blue shirt
Silvia Kolbowski, video still from A Few Howls Again? 2009-2010. © Courtesy the artist

Speaker(s): Silvia Kolbowski (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

A few howls again? re-animates the brilliant and notorious German journalist and political militant, Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) in a stop-motion video loop with titles. Using Meinhof's own writings from the late 1960s and contemporaneous and later comments made about and by her, this project raises questions about contemporary state violence and political resistance.....read more




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

Dead Subjects Speak--A Discussion with Silvia Kolbowski About Her 2010 Video, A few howls again?

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

11.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Silvia Kolbowski (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon and Visiting Professor Juliet Mitchell

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 the renowned artist Silvia Kolbowski. The event will be co-chaired by Mignon Nixon and Juliet Mitchell.....read more




Research seminar: history of photography

Bureaucratics and Other Unorderly Subjects

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

woman at desk with paperwork, with cupboards behind and piles of documents on top
India Bureau 2017 Prasad (detail), Jan Banning © courtesy of the artist

Speaker(s): Jan Banning (photographer)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass and Pei-Kuei Tsai

Rooted in both art and journalism, Jan Banning’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and published widely in books, magazines and newspapers. The central theme in his work is state power (and its abuse). Banning has produced series on the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.....read more



london roman art seminar 2012

Marcus Aurelius in Brackley, near Oxford

Monday, 27 February 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Susan Walker (The Ashmolean Museum)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

'A Document Is Not a Painting': The Curious Case of the Fictitious Artist Hank Herron, Sturtevant, and Narratives of Appropriation


Monday, 27 February 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Elisa Schaar (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



RIHA Lecture 2012

A Phenomenology of Vision: the Self-Portraits of Jean-Étienne Liotard

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Self portrait of Jean-Etienne Leotard: half-length, seated on a chair, with his left hand raised to his chin
Jean-Étienne Liotard, Self portrait (detail); half-length, seated on a chair, with his left hand raised to his chin; proof before all letters. c.1778-80. Roulette and engraving over mezzotint.© The Trustees of the British Museum.

Speaker(s): Dr Hannah Williams (St John's College Oxford)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789) had one of the most sustained engagements with self-portraiture of all artists in eighteenth-century Europe. The self-portraits he produced were not only numerous, but also often perplexing in their repetitions and unusual in their approach to the artist’s body. Liotard is best-known now, as he was in his lifetime, as the ‘Turkish Painter’, a reference to the cross-cultural look he developed during his travels to the East and continued to cultivate as an itinerant portraitist working through the capital cities of Europe.....read more



shows of london

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group Meeting:

Reading and Pain

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Ticket/entry details: Open to academic staff and postgraduate students of The Courtauld, King’s College London and other institutions

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Professor Clare Pettitt and Josephine McDonagh (Kings College London)

Shows of London is an interdepartmental/intercollegiate group studying Victorian Culture that meets regularly to discuss texts on street culture, representation, the Metropolis and associated issues.....read more



Modern and Contemporary

History Means Interpretations, Factually.
Selected Experimental Practices from Eastern Europe, 1960s – 1970s.

Thurday, 1 March 2012

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

Stano Filko, Transcendention, 1970- 1976-1978, 1979, Osaka Stano Filko, Transcendention, 1970- 1976-1978, 1979, Osaka, black and white photo, white paint, 18.3x24.1cm.Speaker(s): Vít Havránek (Director, tranzit.cz, Prague)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Klara Kemp-Welch

One of the major anxieties of artists from Eastern Europe in the seventies and eighties (some of them were already active in the 1960s) was that their practices were developing in a space ‘beyond History’. From today’s point of view, factual History is not absent – we can reconstruct particular events, artistic and intellectual relations..... read more





performing art history

Art Despite TV

Thursday, 1 March 2012

18.00 - 20.00, Research Forum South Room

Martin Boyce seen through his winning sculpture faced by media cameracrews
Martin Boyce after winning the Turner Prize, BBC/Channel 4, 2011

Speaker(s): include Alixe Bovey (School of History, University of Kent), Matthew Collings (Independent Broadcaster and Writer), Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld).....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission.

Now fully booked  but please contact ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk if you wish to be put on the waiting list. Note that it is still possible that there may be places on the day in the event of "no shows"

Building on last year's workshops exploring and critiquing methods of delivering art historical research beyond traditional publishing routes, the group return to the topic of art history and television. In Art Despite TV .....read more



Mondrian, Nicholson and 20th Century Abstraction

Conference


Saturday, 3 March 2012

09.30 - 18.00 , Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.00)

Piet Mondrian in his studio, 1933 Piet Mondrian in his studio, 26 rue du départ, Paris. 1933. Charles Karsten © collection RKD, The HagueSpeaker(s): Ryan Andrews; Lee Beard (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Chris Green (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Hans Janssen (Gemeentemuseum, The Hague) .....

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) ONLINE BOOKING now open!

Organised by: Christopher Green, Barnaby Wright and Lee Beard

to coincide with The Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition, Mondrian || Nicholson: In Parallel (16 February – 20 May).....read more



Archive as Strategy: archiving the past tense

A seminarorganised in collaboration with Calvert 22


Saturday, 3 March 2012

14.00 - 18.00 , Research Forum South Room (with registration from 13.30)

Polska Agnieszka Polska, How The Work Is Done, 2011 © the artist, Courtesy ZAK|BRANICKASpeaker(s): writer Eva Hoffman, author of ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘Exit into History’, artist Marysia Lewandowska, and academics Klara Kemp-Welch, Karolina Lewandowska, Luiza Nader, and Karol Sienkiewicz.

Ticket/entry details: Free admission for Courtauld students/staff but space is limited so adance booking...

Organised by: Dr. Klara Kemp Welch and Calvert 22

Calvert 22’s core research strand, ‘Archive as Strategy: Conversations about Self-historisation across the East’, continues with this half-day seminar which.....read more



research forum visiting conservator lecture
Challenges from Afar: A 20-year Overview of Some Getty Conservation Institute projects in China, Africa, and Egypt

Monday, 5 March 2012

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Detail of painting on the north wall of Tutankhamen's burial chamber showing Osiris, lord of the underworld, embracing Tutankhamen, who is followed by his ka or spirit twin
Conservators using a portable, handheld microscope to examine and photograph the paintings on the burial chamber's west wall of the Tomb of Tutankhamen (detail). Photo: Robert Jensen. Courtesy the Getty Conservation Institute.

Speaker(s): Dr Neville Agnew (Principal Project Specialist, The Getty Conservation Institute)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor David Park and Sharon Cather

Over more than two decades, The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has undertaken long-term collaborative projects with partner organizations in many parts of the world. Though often beset by problems of cultural and language difficulties, these have succeeded in the objectives, even while not achieving their full potential. Four projects will be presented in brief; the China.....read more



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Rococo Variations

Monday, 5 March 2012

18.00, Seminar Room 6 (tbc), Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG

Speaker(s): Satish Padiyar (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.



research forum visiting conservator seminar

A Future for the Valley of the Queens, Luxor?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

the goddess Isis offers the ankh, the symbol of life, to Nefertari
Tomb of Nefertari, Queens Valley, Egypt. A detailed view of Pillar II in Chamber K (the burial chamber) before final treatment. Here the goddess Isis offers the ankh, the symbol of life, to Nefertari. Photo: Guillermo Aldana. Courtesy the Getty Conservation Institute.

Speaker(s): Drs Neville Agnew  and Martha Demas ( The Getty Conservation Institute)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor David Park and Sharon Cather

Of the hundred tombs in the Queens Valley, only a few—fewer than 10 perhaps—retain sufficiently preserved wall paintings to serve as tourist attractions. Robbery, reuse, flood, rock collapse since antiquity have all wreaked their havoc. Only the most beautiful tomb—that of Queen Nefertari—survived, and has been a magnet for visitors. Yet there is much that remains of significance and offers the possibility for interpretation. For some years The Getty Conservation Institute has been collaborating....read more




spring 2012 friends lecture series

Art and Psychoanalysis: War in the Time of Peace

Charlotte Salomon – Painting Against The Dark

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

17.00 - 18.30 (Note timing), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

girls walking, girls in blue swimsuits drawing
Charlotte Salomon, Life? or Theatre? (detail), 1940-42. Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. © Charlotte Salomon Foundation

Speaker(s): Professor Jacqueline Rose FBA (Professor of English, Queen Mary, University of London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

The German Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon is renowned for her extraordinary work Life? or Theatre? which she created under the shadow of Nazism, in exile in the South of France between 1940 and 1942.  The period it covers runs from the First to the Second World War cutting across the years which separate them, presenting a challenge to the seeming lull in the violence.....read more





AAH 2012 CONFERENCE PREVIEW

Wednesday 7 March 2012

09.30 – 12.45, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Kaija Kaitavuori, Brandon Kline, Edward Payne, Miranda Stearn, Emilia Terracciano, Pei-Kuei Tsai

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

The AAH 2012 Conference Preview is an opportunity for PhD students at The Courtauld to share their research and receive scholarly feedback on their papers prior to presenting them at the AAH Conference. Speakers have been awarded fellowships to support their participation. The AAH 38th Annual Conference will take place at the Open.....read more




exhibiting research VI

Museums without Walls: Showing Art in a Digital Age

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Kirstie Beaven (Tate Online), Xavier Bray (Dulwich Picture Gallery), Spencer Hyman (Art Finder) and Joff Whitten (The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: The Courtauld Institute of Art’s MA Programme Curating the Art Museum in collaboration with the Research Forum

Visit a museum online, search a collection, or join a digital art market. Everything is possible on the internet. But what implications does the virtual presence of art images and collections have for the future of the ‘real’ museum experience? How do museums meet the public’s need for online content? How have digital platforms affected the role.....read more



research forum visiting conservator seminar

Sustainable Visitation at the Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China

Thursday, 8 March 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Conservation of Wall Painting Department

nine-story pagoda
The nine-story pagoda that houses a monumental Tang dynasty Buddha figure. Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China. Courtesy Getty Conservation Institute
.Speaker(s): Dr Martha Demas ( Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute) and Dr Neville Agnew (Principal Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but due to space limitations could you please contact Professor.....

Organised by: Professor David Park and Sharon Cather

At the Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage site near Dunhuang city in Gansu Province, visitor numbers have been increasing inexorably since 1979 when the site was opened.  A national policy that identifies tourism as a pillar industry, concomitant with pressure from..... read more




The 2012 Courtauld Institute of Art Postgraduate Symposium

Showcasing New Research 2012

Thursday 8 March, 10.00 – 18.00
Friday 9 March, 13.00 – 18.00
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

The Hall at the Royal Academy, Somerset House, 1810The Hall at the Royal Academy, Somerset House, 1810, etching, ink on paper, hand-coloured with watercolour, 12.5 x 17.5 cm © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Speakers(s): Jocelyn Anderson, Tom Balfe, Julia Bischoff...
Ticket/entry details:
Open to all, free admission

Organised by: the Research Forum Postgraduate Advisory Group and PhD students


The 2012 Postgraduate Symposium will bring together third year research students working on art across a range of periods, themes and media. From Moscow to Mexico and from cathedrals to artists’ collectives, the symposium will provide a platform for the diverse work carried out by the Courtauld’s doctoral researchers. Papers will be organised into thematic, cross-period sessions..... read more





london roman art seminar 2012

The Economy and Production of Roman Wall-paintings

Monday, 12 March 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Domenico Esposito (Freie Universität Berlin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary
Blood, Body and Identity in the Work of Nalini Malani

Monday, 12 March 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Zehra Jumabhoy (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



Encyclopedic Museums in the Post-Colonial Present


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

17.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

James CunoSpeaker(s): Dr James Cuno (J. Paul Getty Trust)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Deborah Swallow

The concept of the encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of the belief that the spread of knowledge, promotion of intellectual inquiry, and trust in individual agency were crucial to human development and the future of a rational society. In recent years, encyclopedic museums have come under attackas relics .....read more





ICMA at the Courtauld lecture series 2011-12

Meadows of Delight: Metaphor and Denial in Byzantine and Western Mediaeval Art

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Mosaic detail of Virgin and Christ with angel
Kiti, Panagia Angeloktistos, apse mosaic, border (detail). Copyright Henry Maguire.

Speaker(s): Professor Henry Maguire (Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Joanna Cannon

After the eighth century, motifs from nature, such as animals and plants, were more prominently displayed in Western churches than in those of the Byzantines, sometimes even appearing in the principal apses, in direct imitation of early Christian models. In Byzantium, there was a rich literary tradition of constantly repeated verbal and.....read more



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Footprints in Stone: Absence, Presence, Print, from Early Christian to Early Modern Rome and Back

Monday, 19 March 2012

18.00, Seminar Room 6, Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG

Speaker(s): Catherine McCormack (UCL)

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.



Gothic Ivory Sculpture: Old Questions, New Directions (Day 2)

conference

Saturday, 24 March 2012
10.15 - 17.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.45)

The Courtauld Institute of Art


Entombment (detail from a diptych fragment), French (Paris?), c.1325-1350. Photo: The Courtauld Gallery.Entombment (detail from a diptych fragment), French (Paris?), c.1325-1350. Photo: The Courtauld Gallery


Speaker(s): Benedetta Chiesi (Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence); Paula Mae Carns (Illinois University, Urbana-Champaign); Glyn Davies (Victoria and Albert.....

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 Courtauld staff/students and concessions) ONLINE BOOKING now open!

Organised by: John Lowden, Catherine Yvard (Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project), Glyn Davies and Paul Williamson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)


Gothic ivory sculpture, surviving in large numbers in collections around the world, has thus far not received all the attention it deserves. The Gothic Ivories Project, launched on the web in December 2010.....read more




london roman art seminar 2012

In Search of Senators Deceased: Context Matters

Monday, 26 March 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Barbara Borg (Exeter University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum




Illuminating the Mind: researching performance; performing research

A collaboration with The Opera Group’s Future Bodies

Monday, 26 March 2012

18.30-20.30, The Anatomy Theatre and Museum, King’s College, London

Boris BlacherBoris Blacher: Abstrakte Oper Nr I, 1953: ‘schmerz’

Etoile Chaville (singer/dancer); Dan Large (lighting)
Frederic Wake-Walker (Artistic Director)

Speaker(s): Edward Campbell (University of Aberdeen), Charlotte de Mille (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Frederic Wake-Walker (The Opera Group)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but numbers are limited. Advance booking required....

Organised by: Dr Charlotte de Mille (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with the Opera Group

Illuminating the Mind presents the discoveries from a week of performance research by a diverse range of practitioners exploring sensation, disorder, and the relationship between visual and aural aesthetics. The project takes as a case-study an extract of .....read more




Buddhist Art Forum


Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 April 2012
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art


Lighting butter lamps before the 16th-century wall paintings of Tamshing MonasteryLighting butter lamps before the 16th-century wall paintings of Tamshing Monastery, Bhutan . Photo: Research Project on the Wall Paintings of Bhutan (The Courtauld Institute and the Department of Culture of Bhutan) 2009.Ticket/entry details: Booking is for all four days of the Forum. To book a place: £100 (£75 Courtauld staff/students and concessions). BOOK ONLINE.....

Organised by: David Park and Kuenga Wangmo (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


This Forum will be a major event of an exceptional kind, seeking to address the philosophical issues concerning Buddhism and art in a profound and holistic way. Drawing contributors from widely varied backgrounds from Asia and the rest of the world, the Forum will have four overarching themes dealing with Buddhist art: definition; creation and function; conservation; and its role in..... read more




Future conferences



first annual postgraduate renaissance symposium

Beyond the Frame: Portraits and Personal Experience in Renaissance Europe,
c.1400 – 1650


Saturday 28 April 2012 (timings tbc)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art


Saint Catherine of Bologna with three donors, Master of the Baroncelli Saint Catherine of Bologna with three donors, Master of the Baroncelli (c. 1470-1480) © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Speakers and chairs: Irene Brook (independent scholar); Mary Camp (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Emmanuelle Capron (Christie's); Maya Corry (University of Oxford); Ruthie Ezra (University of Cambridge)......
Ticket/entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary
Organised by: Emily Gray and Harriette Peel (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

In Renaissance art historical scholarship, the category of the portrait has provided a key framework for thinking about and discussing representations of the individual, an emphasis that has been echoed in a range of recent exhibitions celebrating Renaissance ‘faces’. The inaugural Renaissance postgraduate symposium invites new scholars to explore the limits of this .....read more




three approaches to three dimensions

Three Workshops and a Conference on Sculpture and Change

 

Call for Papers Deadlines:

23 March 2012

David in bronze with hat; George in marble behind
Donatello, David and St George, bronze and marble, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; ex. Palazzo Medici, Palazzo della Signoria and Orsanmichele, Florence. Photo: Jim Harris

Conference to take place:

11/12 May 2012

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Papers are invited for the conference Moving in Three Dimensions: Re-writing the Objects and Histories of Sculpture, the concluding event of the Research Forum project on sculpture and change, Three Approaches to Three Dimensions.

Although it provides an opportunity to explore some of the issues raised by the preceding workshops, participation in the earlier stages of the project is not necessary in order to present a paper at the conference.....read more




Performing Art History II:
Conveying Research, Communicating Collaboration


Call for Papers Deadline:

12 March 2012

Screen-capture of YouTube video, created for Hold Your Horses by L’OgreScreen-capture of YouTube video, created for Hold Your Horses by L’OgreConference to take place:
Friday, 18 May2012
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Building on a further year of workshops and seminars, the Performing Art History Group present a second conference that seeks to explore the clarity, diversity, and freedom that can come from presenting art historical research directly to an audience, as opposed to through traditional publishing routes in books or journals .....read more




Probing the interior 1800-2012

Conference


Friday 25 May 2012
09.30 – 18.00 (with registration from 09.00 )
This conference is to be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in the morning and King's College London in the afternoon


Beccy RidsdelArt/Craft © Beccy Ridsdel
speaker(s): Parveen Adams (Fellow of the London Consortium); Ellery Foutch (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Ignacio Gonzalez Galan (Princeton .....
Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld and King's College London staff and....) BOOK ONLINE now...
Organised by: Lucetta Johnson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Keren Hammerschlag (King’s College London)

Bodily, psychic and spatial interiors can be mapped, traversed and violated in multiple ways. This one-day conference will interrogate and re-evaluate the contested terrain of the interior in its varied forms. It will examine the interlacing and overlapping of different types .....read more



european painted cloths c14th - c21st: Pageantry, ceremony, theatre and domestic interior
Conference


10.00 - 17.45, Friday 15 June (with registration from 09.30)

10.25 - 17.30, Saturday 16 June (with registration from 10.00)


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

Keynote speakers inlcude: Jo Kirby Atkinson (Scientific Department, National Gallery, London); Roland Krischel (Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany); Nicholas Mander (Owlpen Manor, UK); Hilary Vernon Smith (Royal National Theatre, UK)


Ticket/entry details: £65 (£25 students and concessions) / Free for Courtauld staff/students but space is limited so online booking is required. BOOK online now! ...

This two day conference will explore the use of painted cloths in religious ceremony, pageantry, domestic interiors and scenic art. It will focus on their change of context and significance from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century exploring their different function, materials, and method of creation .....read more



revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory

Call for Project Participants Deadline

16 April 2012

capital carved with ferns and animals
Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward, Capital (detail), Oxford University Museum of Natural History, c.1860 (Conway Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Workshop to take place Wednesday 20 June 2012 and conference 23-24 November 2012

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Revivalism in art and architecture is a fundamental though often overlooked aspect of modernity. From the nineteenth century to the present, styles, ideologies, techniques and approaches have been revived and re-framed. Revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory seeks to investigate the diverse dimensions of revivalism, exploring its meanings and impacts across cultures, periods and media. The extent to which revivalism has been harnessed to promote utopian visions, assert aspects of personal or corporate identity, and grant fresh purchase on memorialization.....read more



contested views: visual culture and the revolutionary and napoleonic wars



Call for Papers Deadline:

16 December 2011

The Third of May 1808, 1814. Goya The Third of May 1808, 1814. Goya, Oil on canvas. © Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid - (Spain)Conference to take place:

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July 2012
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG


Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Mary Favret, Gillian Russell, Susan Siegfried, Paul White

In July 2012, in advance of commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Tate Britain is to host a two-day conference exploring the impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on world-wide visual culture, from the outbreak of the pan-European conflict with France in 1792 to the present day .....read more