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CECS Day Conference: Cultures of Collection

Saturday 10 March 2012, 9.30AM to 5.00pm

Cultures of Collection


Conference convened by Jim Watt


9.30 Registration and coffee

Session One: 10.00 - 11.15
Stephanie Pratt
(Plymouth), 'Collecting American Indian Culture in Paris and London, 1700-1750'
Sadiah Qureshi (Birmingham), '"A Peep at the Natives": Collecting, Exhibiting and Studying Foreign Peoples'

11.15-11.45 Tea and Coffee break

Session Two: 11.45-1.00
Nicholas Dew (McGill),
'Collecting Global Data in Enlightenment Paris'
Tom Stammers (Cambridge), 'Scavengers Beneath the Guillotine: Collecting and Chronicling the French Revolution'

1.00-2.00 Lunch

Session Three: 2.00-3.15
Arlene Leis (York),
'Accumulating Sociability: Visitor Cards in the Paper Collections of Sarah Sophia Banks'
Ruth Scobie (York), '"Shall nought but ghosts and trinkets be display'd?": Gothic Owyheee in Eighteenth-Century Museums'

3.15-3.45 Tea and coffee

Helen Cowie (York)
, 'Collecting and Community: Provincial Zoological gardens in Early 19th-Century Britain'
Vicky Carroll, 'Charles Waterton: Collector and Storyteller'


Registration is now available at the Online store . The fee is £12.00, which covers a simple lunch and teas/coffees.

Members of the University of York. Please email Clare Bond to register. Registration is free, but if you require lunch the cost will be £5.00 (cheques made payable to University of York (Collections).

Location: Huntingdon Room, KG/122