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Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars

Conference. Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire.

Queen VictoriaOrganiser: Co-organized by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Warwick (Michael Hatt), in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Date: 20th to 21st May 2019.

Location: Kensington Palace.

This conference seeks to challenge orthodox narratives by examining Victoria herself as a pro-active political agent in the construction of an image for nineteenth century monarchy, and therefore directly implicated in what would become the Queen Victoria phenomenon.

Workshop. Setting the Scene: The Architectural Imagination of Renaissance Artists.

Detail of painting.Organiser: Dr Livia Lupi (Research Fellow, History of Art, University of Warwick).

Date: 24th May 2019.

Location: Warwick in London, Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London.

This workshop explores the representation of architecture in European painting between the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. Focussing on Italy and the Netherlands, its aim is to analyse the roles of architecture in narrative scenes through a series of case studies presented by established scholars, curators and early career researchers.

Workshop. Art, Air and Illness.

Air and illness chart detailCo-organisers: Dr Amanda Sciampacone (University of Warwick) and Professor Juliet Simpson (Coventry University).

Date: 21st June 2018.

New research and presentations on the theme of air, environment, and embodied and cultural experiences of breath by Dr Amanda Sciampacone, George Saxon (Coventry University), Jane Macnaughton and Jayne Wilton (Life of Breath project: Durham-Wellcome Institute. This workshop relates to the conference held earlier in the year and concurrent exhibition.

Conference. Cultural Histories of Air and Illness.

Air and illness chart detailOrganiser: Dr Amanda Sciampacone (Research Fellow, History of Art, University of Warwick).

Date: 8th to 9th June 2018.

Location: University of Warwick.

Interdisciplinary, international conference that will explore the connections between health and the environment, and the ways in which this relationship has been constructed, debated, and disseminated.

Conference. Visualising Colonial Spaces: British Women’s Responses to Empire.

Conference imageOrganisers: Dr Rosie Dias (History of Art, University of Warwick) and Dr Kate Smith (History, UCL).

Date: Saturday 11 January 2014.

Location: University of Warwick.

Conference. The Metapictorial - East and West.

Conference imageOrganised by the Department of History of Art in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, The Humanities Research Centre and the Early Modern Forum, University of Warwick.

Date: 25–26 October 2013.

Location: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Cannaregio, Venice.

Named lecture. The First Warwick in Venice Biennial Lecture in the History of Art.

Conference imageDate: 25 October 2013.

Location: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Calle de la Rachetta, Cannaregio 3764, 30121 Venice, Italy.

Description. Portraying Beauty: Parmigianino, Raphael and Titian, delivered by Elizabeth Cropper, Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. T

The event is associated with the University of Warwick's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Summer School. Family Values: Locating the Family in the Early Modern Italian Workshop.

Conference imageDate: 19 - 30 July 2012.

Location: Warwick-in-Venice, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice.

A Warwick-Newberry Summer Workshop. Warwick-Newberry Collaborative Programs.

Symposium. 'Walkabout: A symposium in honour of Professor Michael Rosenthal'.

Date: 4 July 2012.

Location: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London.

Conference. Materials of Mourning - Death, Materiality and Memory in Victorian Britain.

Conference imageCo-organised by Eoin Martin (University of Warwick) and Claire Wood (University of York). Date: 3 December 2011. Location: Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York.

Timed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Prince Albert’s death, this one-day symposium sought to investigate how grief was manifested and mourning facilitated in the Victorian period through literature, music, performance and the visual arts.

Workshop. Stato da Mar - Art, Antiquities, and Cultural Exchange in the Venetian Maritime Empire.

Conference imageConvened by Donal Cooper (Department of History of Art, University of Warwick) and Lorenzo Calvelli (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia).

Date: 6 July 2011.

Location: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. Supported by the Institute for Advanced Study, Humanities Research Fund, and the Centres for Global History and Renaissance Studies, University of Warwick and the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

Symposium. Colour - Wittgenstein and the problem of Culture vs. Nature.

Conference imageSpeaker: Paul Smith (History of Art). Event: Kaleidoscope: new perspectives on the humanities. Date: 28-29 May 2011. Location: Millburn House, University of Warwick. Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate Scholars Programme.

This event seeks to "intertwine different disciplines and artistic practices through the theme of colour and its relationship with Being, Perceiving, Responding, Communicating, Belonging. Special guests include Paul Smith (History of Art, University of Warwick) and Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (Writer). Organised by nine post-graduate scholars representing Humanities departments at the University.

Symposium. Beyond the Little Magazine: middlebrow print culture, 'art' literature and the formation of modernist taste in Britain, 1910-45.

Date: 14th July 2010. Location: University of Warwick.

An Interdisciplinary Symposium hosted by the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Organised by Dr Rebecca Scragg. Chair: Dr Louise Campbell. Respondent: Professor Michael Hatt

Workshop. Family Values: Locating the Family in the Early Modern Italian Workshop.

Conference imageDate: 6-7 April 2010. Location: Location: Warwick-in-Venice, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice. A Warwick-Newberry Summer Workshop. Warwick-Newberry Collaborative Programs.

Focussed on the topic of family relationships within the Italian artistic workshop and the pre-eminence this had over other arrangements.

Workshop. Family Values: Locating the Family in the Early Modern Italian Workshop.

Conference imageThe sessions were organised by Drs Victoria Avery and Louise Bourdua of the Department of History of Art. Date: 30-31 October 2009. Location: University of Warwick. Supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies.

Two-day workshop focusing on the artistic production of two Italian sculptural workshops that worked for the English crown: those of Pietro Torrigiani (1472-1528) and Francesco Fanelli (1590-1653), and comparing them with contemporary English workshops based in Warwickshire who learned much from their Italian counterparts.

The Department hosts regular meetings for research staff and invited speakers
 
History of Art
Research Seminar series
In 2011 the Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians was held at the University of Warwick
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The Millburn Seminar Series brings together staff and students of Millburn House to engage with a program of distinguished speakers drawn from the worlds of academia, art, media, and industry.