Summer Symposium 2015
The Summer Symposium is a two-day annual conference highlighting post-graduate research.It takes place at a different university each year in early Summer.
Fashion & Art History
University of York
29 - 30 June 2015
- Susan Vincent (University of York)
Ogling and Quizzing: or, The Historian, the Eyeglass, and the Visual Sources
- Rhian Addison (Watts Gallery)
Liberating Fashion: Artists as Designers in the Aesthetic Movement
Fashion and art often follow a shared trajectory of social, political, and historical circumstances. In collaboration with the University of York, the AAH’s Annual Student Summer Symposium will explore the relationship between fashion and art through papers that engage with this subject across a wide range of chronological and theoretical perspectives.
The influence of fashionable dress on artists and patrons of art has recently become a popular and productive avenue for research in art history, while fashion designers have likewise been shown to engage continuously with historical and fine art as sources of inspiration. Fashion and Art History will build upon these conversations while also addressing questions that continue to be debated in art and fashion history circles: What evidence does art provide for how dress operates within society? Is fashion ‘art’? Should fashion history be taught alongside art history in academic curricula? When should these objects be displayed in galleries alongside each other, and how does this change the way we understand artworks and fashionable dress? Finally, how might the tools and methodologies of these related disciplines aid the study of their respective subjects?
Programme & Papers
Monday 29 June
13.00 Registration/Tea and coffee
13.30 Session 1: Contextualising Fashion
- Ingrid Mida (York University, Toronto), Fashion and Art in the Context of the Museum
- Sara Tarter (University of Birmingham) Framing and Reflecting Fashion: Art in Late Nineteenth-Century Parisian Department Stores
- Maude Johnson (Concordia University, Montreal) Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
15.00 Session 2: The Art of Fashion
- Hannelore Magnus (University of Leuven), A Painter Among Tailors: The Depiction of Dress in the Painted Art Galleries by Jacob de Formentrou (1629-after 1695)
- Maria Merseburger (Humboldt-University, Berlin), Depicting Dress in Early Modern Florence. Ghirlandaio’s Tornabuoni Portraits
- Hazel Shepherd (University of Manchester), Blue Corsets: 'Nana' and her Contemporaries
16.20 Keynote: Rhian Addison (Watts Gallery) , Liberating Fashion: Artists as Designers in the Aesthetic Movement
17.20 Wine Reception, History of Art Department
19.00 Speakers Dinner
Tuesday 30 June
09.45 Session 3: Adorning Dress
- Amy Robson (University of Plymouth)m, Dandy Dogs: Fashionable Canines and Canines as Fashion in Victorian Britain
- Madeleine Pelling (University of York), The Feathered Fair: Hybrid Women and Dismembered Birds in Visual Satire c.1775-1800
- Alicia Caticha (University of Virginia, The Fashionable Paragone: Legros de Rumigny, Autié Léonard, and The Coiffeur as Sculpture in Eighteenth Century France
11.15 Keynote: Susan Vincent (University of York) Ogling and Quizzing: or, The Historian, the Eyeglass, and the Visual Sources
13.30 Session 4: Fashion and Modernity: Part 1
- Eugenie Maria Theuer (University of Barcelona), The Catwalks Are Alive with the History of Cinema: Fashion's Art-Historical Approach to Films
- Caitlyn Hoglund (Tufts University, Massachusetts), Mondrian Madness: Fashioning Modernism in 1965
14:35 Session 5: Fashion and Modernity: Part 2
- Alistair Neil Harkess (New Design University, Austria), Body Coverings-Interior Space. Considering Clothing and its Relation to Interior Design
- Anne Reimers (University for the Creative Arts), On Aesthetic Pleasure: The Problem of 'Fashion' in 1920s German Art Journals
15:30 Roundtable/Open Floor
Tickets and Booking
AAH Members: £18.00
Non-AAH Members: £25.00
York Staff/Students: £18.00*
The symposium is open to all, however speakers must be AAH members.Tickets include refreshments and lunch, but not accommodation. A sandwich lunch will be provided, but there are plenty of cafes and shops close by too.
*Tickets are subsidised through the generous support of the Department of History of Art at the University of York.
Delegates attending the Summer Symposium are responsible for arranging and booking their own accommodation. Click here to see university recommended accommodation options.
Previous Summer Symposiums, 2000 - 2014