Cuauhtémoc Medina: Visit by leading Curator and Scholar of Contemporary Art
From 14-18 December 2009, the History of Art department at York will host a visit by Cuauhtémoc Medina, from the Instituto de Investigationes Estéticas at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, one of the foremost curators and scholars of contemporary in Latin American.
Raising Our Game: Documenting Stained Glass Conservation in the 21st Century
This two-day event, the latest in York’s acclaimed series of CPD courses for those interested in
stained glass history, craft and conservation, will bring together leading practitioners from home
and abroad in a stimulating programme of lectures, discussion and practical site-based workshops
in one of York’s historic parish churches.
History of Art at York: From the Medieval to the Modern
All welcome, admission free, with a drinks reception at 6.30pm.
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Art and Desire
Desire is arguably the overriding consideration in the study of art, for desire acts as the principle motivation in the drive to create, look at, study, collect, covet and possess art objects.
"H.G. Robley and the Ethnological Macabre"
Major-General Horatio Gordon Robley formed his unrivalled collection of Maori preserved heads in fin-de-siècle London. While the initial aim behind the macabre collection was documentation for his 1896 book Moko; or Maori Tattooing, Robley's collecting passion assumed an almost missionary zeal until by 1905 he was sharing his living quarters with the preserved features of some 35 individuals.
Call for papers: British Art 1939-1969
A conference organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum and the University of York, to be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Deadline: 7th August 2009
Recent and current projects in which external protective glazing is playing a key role in securing a future for historic stained glass will be presented by the architects and conservators responsible for them.
'Byzantine Ravenna: New Perspectives'
To coincide with the major Royal Academy exhibition 'Byzantium 330-1453' and as part of "Byzantium in Britain", the University of York History of Art Department and the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies presents a study day on one of the most celebrated early Byzantine sites, Ravenna. The speakers will be discussing 'New Perspectives' of the city from a variety of disciplines including history, archaeology and art history.
'Britain and India: intersections in visual culture, 1800-1900'
Held by the British Art Research School within the Department of History of Art, University of York, this symposium will feature short papers from a variety of senior and emerging scholars working on the relationship between Britain and India in nineteenth-century visual culture, in order to explore new themes and issues within this proliferating field.
Exploring Art History and Transnationalism: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
This interdisciplinary workshop will discuss the relationship between Art History and Transnational History. Focusing on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it will examine the nature and extent of cultural exchange across national boundaries, as it operated through the visual and other non-verbal arts.