Much has changed since James Elkins published his 2004 book On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art. This symposium seeks to explore the very rich place of the sacred in contemporary visual culture that recognizes faith as an irrecusable part of the social and material order.See more details >
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This one-day conference in the heart of London celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Antiquary, by looking at the multi-faceted nature of antiquarianism in Georgian Britain. Leading scholars from across the UK gather to present new and engaging material on the topic.See more details >
As a civil servant, Hautecœur was involved in the artistic and architectural institutions of his day. This conference seeks to explore the lesser-known aspects of Hautecœur’s engagements.See more details >
Call for papers - Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery, 2017 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference
The 2017 ASLE conference features a range of keynote speakers, field excursions, evening events (at Detroit museums including MOCAD, the Wright Museum, Detroit Film Theater @ the DIA), and concurrent sessions.See more details >
The conference sets out to explore critically the current artistic framework where manual skills and studio based practices are increasingly denigrated in favour of conceptual or socially engaged art practices. This is partly mirrored in the educational structures (and spaces) found in the new HEI environment where Fine Art departments are increasingly relocated into non-purpose-built, inadequate office type spaces without workshop support.See more details >
Participants are invited to critically explore and reflect on cultural artefacts and practices that project, trace, or confront these processes through the concept, genre, or medium of landscape. We invite presentations of academic papers and works of art.See more details >
History of Art Sixth Form Study Day: 'Portraiture', Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Thursday 3rd November 2016
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The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is now holding a major international conference on Giovanni Bellini, the greatest Venetian master of his age, as part of the principal events organised to celebrate the fifth centenary of his death.See more details >
A brand new conference addressing the impact of crime and theft in the arts and cultural sector launches at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, NewcastleGateshead, on Friday 11 November.See more details >
Throughout history and across cultures people have set up statues in public spaces - to honour rulers, to reward benefactors, to worship gods and goddesses or simply to admire. This 2 day conference brings together leading historians, art historians and archaeologists to discuss the role played by public statues in historical cultures ranging from ancient China to modern Turkey, from Palmyra to Georgian England.See more details >