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2009 seminars and events

Cuauhtémoc Medina, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de Mexico, Mexico: "Curating Latin American Art in a Global Context"

Monday 14 December 2009

The History of Art Department at the University of York warmly invites you to attend this special event on Monday 14th December (week 10) at 4:15 p.m. in the Bowland Lecture Theatre in the Berrick Saul Building on the main campus of the University of York

Cuauhtémoc Medina: Visit by leading Curator and Scholar of Contemporary Art

Monday 14 December 2009

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.

Jonathan D. Katz "The Sexuality of Abstraction: Finding Lesbian Meaning in Agnes Martin's Grids"

Monday 7 December 2009

Jonathan D. Katz, University at Buffalo, Terra Visiting Professor at the Courtauld Institute and Guest Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery:"The Sexuality of Abstraction: Finding Lesbian Meaning in Agnes Martin's Grids."

Architectural History & Theory Research School Post-graduate Research Afternoon

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Tea/Coffee provided All welcome For further information please contact Fran Sands

Raising Our Game: Documenting Stained Glass Conservation in the 21st Century

Tuesday 24 November 2009

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

Monday 23 November 2009

All welcome, admission free, with a drinks reception at 6.30pm. For further information or directions, please contact the University of York Communications Office on 01904 432622 or

'The British School of Sculpture': Rethinking Sculptural Practice c1650-c1830

Friday 13 November 2009

This conference will consider the emergence of a native school of sculpture in Britain in the period c1650-c1850.

Art and Desire

Saturday 7 November 2009

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"

Monday 26 October 2009

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.

Painting on Light: Glass-Painting Master-Classes with Jonathan Cooke

Wednesday 30 September 2009

This three-day intensive master-class will be conducted by one of England’s premier exponents of traditional glass-painting.

Anglo-American: Artistic Exchange between Britain and the USA An International Conference

Saturday 25 July 2009

This conference will explore the significance of Anglo-American cultural relations for the visual arts produced in Britain and the United States since 1776.

Postgraduate Sculpture Studies Afternoon

Friday 10 July 2009

Speakers include Postgraduate students from the department. No booking required; just turn up on the afternoon.

Call for papers: British Art 1939-1969

Wednesday 1 July 2009

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

On Drawing

Friday 19 June 2009


Precious Stones & Other materials

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Architectural History & Theory Study Day

After Civilisation: The Past, Present and Future of Arts TV

Wednesday 27 May 2009

After Civilisation is a symposium organized to discuss Art on TV to mark 40 years since 'Civilisation' - the first British colour TV broadcast.

History of Art Departmental Research Seminars 2009

Wednesday 1 April 2009

The History of Art Departments Research Seminars (Spring 2009)

Protective Glazing

Monday 9 March 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'

Saturday 28 February 2009

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'

Wednesday 25 February 2009

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.

Royal British Society of Sculptors: The Unknown Archive of a Unique Sculptors' Organisation

Wednesday 11 February 2009

The Royal British Society of Sculptors was founded in 1905. It's present and previous membership includes over 10,000 sculptors and for over a century the society has been the focus for debating and determining sculptural practice in the UK.

Exploring Art History and Transnationalism: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Friday 30 January 2009

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.