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Conference - Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography

Posted 19 January 2017 in External News and Events

This conference investigates photographs and photographic archives in relation to notions of place. Place is used to explore the physical location of a photograph or archive, and the place of photography with regard to its value or significance as a method of viewing and conceiving the world.

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Lecture - Rumble Fund Lecture in Classical Art 2017

Posted 19 January 2017 in External News and Events

This lecture, in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Classics at King’s College London, will explore the ways in which modern artists may help us not merely to understand, but genuinely to see the beauty of classical form. It takes as a test case the art of Frederic Leighton (a nineteenth-century painter so often treated with condescension as the last of the ‘academic classicists’).

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Call for papers - Kunstlicht Vol. 38 (2017) no. 1: Artistic Subversion

Posted 19 January 2017 in External News and Events

In this time of tumultuous politics, the next issue of Kunstlicht will consider the strategies and methods by which artists engage with subversion to consider how art can unveil, resist, or transform structures of power.

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Call for papers - University of Toronto 2017 Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium: ‘The Secret Arts and the Art of Secrets: Exploring the conjunction between art and esotericism’

Posted 19 January 2017 in External News and Events

This interdisciplinary graduate symposium strives to provide a forum for graduate students (MA, PhD) to present their work on the ‘esoteric’ in art. Submissions across disciplines and time periods are welcome, including works related (but not limited) to topics such as: symbolism, hermeticism, the ‘hidden and the revealed’ in art.

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Call for papers - Bristol Centre for Medieval Studies 2017 Conference: ‘Past Futures: Temporality and Space in the Middle Ages’

Posted 17 January 2017 in External News and Events

Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words for 20-minute presentations that engage with any aspects of medieval time, space, and the future.

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Call for papers - Digital Art History Issue of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Posted 17 January 2017 in External News and Events

This special issue of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, edited by Ellen Prokop (Frick Library) and Kimon Keramidas (New York University) focuses on digital art history, an emerging subfield that considers how new technological tools have led to new strategies in teaching, research, conservation, and curation.

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Conference - Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion

Posted 13 January 2017 in External News and Events

This conference, taking place at the University of Cambridge, brings together scholars from architecture, art and architectural history, Classics, history, and Italian studies to examine intersections of architecture and motion in Europe and the New World, 1350-1800.

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Event - Italy revisited – Nino Costa (1826-1903) and the Etruscan School of Art

Posted 12 January 2017 in External News and Events

The Roman landscape painter Nino Costa was one of the most international Italian painters of his time, establishing a circle of English artists who co-founded the Etruscan School of Art. This seminar explores how transnational exchange between artists shaped the distinctive Etruscan-style views of Italy.

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Event - Concealment & Deception: The Art of the Camoufleurs of Leamington Spa, 1939-1945

Posted 12 January 2017 in External News and Events

During WW2 a team of over 230 ‘camoufleurs’, including some of the leading artists of the era was assembled to help protect civil installations by creating camouflage schemes which concealed the target. This seminar helps tell their story, where in their leisure time they produced paintings showing their camouflage work.

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Event - Samuel Wale’s book illustrations: Designing Historical Panoramas in Georgian London

Posted 12 January 2017 in External News and Events

Despite being a founding member of the RA, Samuel Wale has remained an elusive figure. Most of his easel paintings have disappeared and many of his works destroyed. As one of the most prolific book illustrators of the day, this seminar will argue his work fosters a new engagement with the past.

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