Exploring Art History and Transnationalism: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Friday 30 January 2009, 11.00AM to 17:00

Speaker(s): Christopher Green, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Anna Gruetzner Robins, Rosalind P. Blakesley, Alison, Smith, Michael Hatt and Jason Edwards

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. More generally, it will examine the contribution which Art History can make to Transnational History by foregrounding visual evidence and techniques of visual interpretation; and it will discuss the implications of Transnational History for Art History as a discipline.

The workshop will initiate a research network run jointly by the Departments of History of Art at York and Bristol. The format will be based on open discussion, with short position papers from leading scholars. Speakers include Christopher Green, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Anna Gruetzner Robins, Rosalind P. Blakesley, Alison, Smith, Michael Hatt and Jason Edwards. Participation in the workshop is free but places must be booked in advance.

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Location: Kings Manor

Admission: Participation in the workshop is free but places must be booked in advance