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Research Events 2019-20

SPRING TERM 2020

Week 2
Wednesday 15 January, 5.00pm. F37, Millburn House (History of Art)
Reading Group: Global Exchanges

Week 3
Wednesday 22 January. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Jenny Alexander (History of Art):
Symbols and Stonemasonry: New Insights on William Cecil's Building Works at Burghley

Week 4
Wednesday 29 January. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Michele Vescovi (University of Lincoln)
Beyond the Shrine: The Material Landscape along the Camino to Santiago (abstract)

Week 5
Wednesday 5 February.
Millburn Seminar. TBC.

Week 7
Wednesday 19 February. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Reading Group: Global Exchanges
Readings: 1. Conrad. 2. Adelman. 3. Kaufmann.

Sarah Walford and Otto Saumaurez-Smith (History of Art).
Coventry Architecture event. TBC.

Week 8
Wednesday 26 February. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra (Birkbeck)
Ana Kamien’s Mutable Bodies: Abstraction and Modern Dance in 1960s Argentina

Week 9
Wednesday 4 March, G56, Millburn House (Theatre Studies)
Patricia Smyth (Theatre Studies)
‘Sublime Triviality’: Bodily Expression in French History Painting
Respondent: Paul Smith (History of Art)

Thursday and Friday 5-6 March. Warwick-in-London. (The Stanley building, 7 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG)
Making Knowledge Visible
This workshop (funded by the IAS) is hosted by Josefine Baark (History of Art) in collaboration with filmmakers from aRAREcompany and the digital publication, British Art Studies. It seeks to break new ground by focusing on filmmaking as means of conveying new research, and to explore the creative possibilities that result from collaborations between curators, academics, filmmakers and publishers.

Week 10
Wednesday 3 March. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Giorgio Tagliaferro (History of Art)
Conceptualising the picture plane: illusionism and flatness in Titian’s painting'



AUTUMN TERM 2019

Week 2
Wednesday 9th October, 5.00pm (IAS Seminar Room, Millburn House)
Livia Lupi (History of Art):
Masolino at Castiglione Olona: Architecture, Nature and Identity (work-in-progress seminar)

Week 3

Wednesday 16 October. 1.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Reading Group: Environment (Convenor: Livia Lupi)
Christopher S. Wood. Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape. 2nd ed. Reaktion Books, 2014, pp. 63-78 ('Landscape as Parergon or By-Work')
T.J. Demos. Decolonizing Nature. Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology. Sternberg Press, 2016, pp. 101-132 (“The Post-Natural Condition. Art after Nature?”).


Week 4
Wednesday 23 October. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Rosie Dias (History of Art):
Governing from the Country Park: Landscape and the Aesthetics of Colonial Rule in India, 1780-1840 (work-in-progress seminar)

Week 5
Wednesday 30 October. 4.30pm - 6.00pm in A0.28 Millburn House

Millburn Seminar:
Prof Aylish Wood - 'Making waves: taking a software approach to Moana'

 

Week 7
Wednesday 13 November. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)
Reading Group: Environment (Convenor: Livia Lupi)
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. The Mushroom at the End of the World: on the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton University Press, 2015, Part II, section 15: 'Ruin', pp. 205-213.
John Ruskin. The Seven Lamps of Architecture: Chapter VI: The Lamp of Memory

Week 8
Wednesday 20 November. 5.00 pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)

Impact event


Week 10
Wednesday 4 December. 5.00pm. F37 Millburn House (History of Art)

Michael Hatt (History of Art):
Subjunctive Light: Wilhelm Bendz and the Shadows of the Danish Golden Age (work-in-progress seminar)

Week 11
Monday 16 December 10.00-5.00. Warwick-in-London (The Stanley building, 7 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG).
The Modern British City.
It is nearly half a century since the publication of H.J. Dyos and Michael Wolff’s The Victorian City, Images and Realities. This workshop will be both an homage and an updating of this seminal project, taking inspiration from its structure and approach of classic Victorian urban history, but applying these to the history of British cities more recently.