Americanists Abroad: current research in the united kingdom and europe


Saturday 16 April 2011

10.00 - 17.10, Research Forum South Room (with registration from 09.30)

The Courtauld Institute of Art

drawing in brown and blue of men, women and children tending shrubs and trees
Benjamin West, Allegory of Botany, 18th century. Pen and ink, wash (brown and blue) on paper, height: 36.3 cm; width: 47.9 cm. Acquisition: Sir Robert Clermont Witt; bequest; 1952; D.1952.RW.415. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire (Columbia University), Janet Floyd (King’s College London), Christine Guth (Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum), Jody Patterson (Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art), David Peters Corbett (University of East Anglia), Jennifer Raab (Freie Universität Berlin), Elisa Schaar (Warwick University), Stephanie Schwartz (University College London), Jochen Wierich (Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art and Freie Universität Berlin)

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 students). Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art , Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the ‘Americanists Abroad’ conference. For credit card bookings call 020 7848 2785/2909 (9.30 - 18.00, weekdays only). For further information, send an email to

Organised by:
Dr. Wendy Ikemoto (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

American art history is in the process of internationalizing. The past decade has witnessed a burgeoning of American art exhibitions, centres of study, and scholars abroad, as well as a rise in transnational topics of study. This conference is designed to draw together a group of historians of American art working in the United Kingdom and Europe to share and debate their most current research. Topics range from the 19th century to the 1960s and cover domestic issues as well as Atlantic, Pacific, and Latin American networks. Questions of what is at stake in the internationalization of the field will emerge.

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