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2010 seminars and events

'Cultural Landscapes' - an Architectural History and Theory Research School Symposium

Friday 10 December 2010

'Cultural Landscapes' offers an opportunity to promote dialogue between established and emerging scholars and curators on the relation between architecture, visual culture, place and identity.

London Scenes: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Saturday 4 December 2010

An examination of the images of the metropolis produced during the long eighteenth century.

'Inventing the Medieval in the 19th Century'

Wednesday 1 December 2010

A public lecture to inaugurate a new research partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum. Open to all, with drinks reception afterwards.

Ai Weiwei: Contemporary Art from China

Wednesday 10 November 2010

A discussion of the significance of Chinese contemporary art and its reception in the UK.

An informal discussion about the current field of British Art studies and the British Art Research School at York

Friday 5 November 2010

A roundtable discussion for staff, PhDs and postdocs in the History of Art Department at York on the current field of British Art studies and also the future directions for the British Art Research School at York.

'Glass mosaic in Cosmati hands: new experiments with light and colour'

Monday 25 October 2010

'Glass mosaic in Cosmati hands: new experiments with light and colour'

'Not Modern Art: An Exchange'

Monday 25 October 2010

A chance to welcome two of the world’s most distinguished art-historians and hear their new research

Rubens and the Human Body

Friday 17 September 2010

Two-Day International Conference held at the University of York

Dr Jo Applin will be speaking at the Yale Centre for British Art.

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Dr Jo Applin will be speaking at the Yale Centre for British Art to mark the opening of their exhibition of modern and contemporary art from the Lurie collection.

New Approaches to British Art: 1939-1969

Friday 4 June 2010

A conference looking at British Art between 1939 and 1969. Organised by THe Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of York.

Medievalisms Research School afternoon

Wednesday 2 June 2010

This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss recent work by four of our own research students, along with a key-note paper by Professor Rachel Koopmans from York University, Toronto, who is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medieval Studies.

'Niche', organised by the Architectural History and Theory Research School

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Interdiscplinary position papers by Victoria Coulson, Helen Hills, Amanda Lillie, Tom Nickson and Renata Tyszczuk

"Colour and Liveness in the Work of Henry Darger"

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Michael Moon is Professor and Director of American Studies at the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University and he has written extensively on sexuality and contemporary art and culture.

Revisiting British Art 1660-1735. A one-day conference at the University of York

Friday 7 May 2010

This is the first of a series of major scholarly events hosted by the AHRC-supported research project ‘Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735’. This three-year project (October 2009-September 2012), which is led by Professor Mark Hallett of the University of York and Professor Nigel Llewellyn and Dr Martin Myrone of Tate Britain, is designed to offer an original, scholarly and compelling history of the visual arts in Britain between 1660 and 1735.

MA Taster session in History of Art

Saturday 24 April 2010

The History of Art Department is holding a taught MA taster session on Saturday 24th April. This informal session, for which there is no charge, is aimed at those with a general interest in art and architecture who would like to learn more about these subjects, and might consider studying an MA in History of Art.

Abstract Connections

Thursday 25 March 2010

This conference, a collaboration between the University of York and Tate Modern, takes place on the occasion of two major exhibitions, Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World (4 February – 16 May 2010) and Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective (10 February – 3 May 2010) at Tate Modern, two major figures in the history of abstract art in the twentieth century.

Designing Stained Glass in the 16th Century

Wednesday 17 March 2010

In these lectures two leading European scholars will explore the relationship between artists such as Albrecht Durer, Hans von Kulmbach and Joachim Wtewael, and stained glass design in sixteenth-century South Germany and the Netherlands.

British Sculpture, c.1757-1947: Global Contexts

Wednesday 3 March 2010

This symposia seeks to go beyond the sculptural historiographies of the long nineteenth century which remain confined to narrowly defined national schools.

David Getsy; Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Chair in Art History and Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Monday 1 March 2010

"On not making boys: David Smith, Frank O'Hara, and Gender Assignment"

"The Cult of Thomas Becket in York"

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Dr Koopman is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Medieval Studies and is working on the cult and imagery of Thomas Becket. She will be discussing the impact of Canterbury's most famous saint in York.

"Enigma speculations: Cycles of Illumination in twelfth-century manuscripts"

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Professor Heslop is one of the leading specialists on English Romanesque Art, with a particular interest in illuminated manuscripts.

"St Anselm and the Visual Arts in England c. 1100".

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Professor Heslop is one of the leading specialists on English Romanesque Art. York Medieval seminar at the Centre for Medieval Studies.

"Rhetoric without Words: Chartres and the 'Ductus' of Architecture"

Monday 22 February 2010

Professor Crossley is one of the most distinguished medieval architectural historians of the present generation. he has particular interests in Gothic architecture in Central Europe, and in the language and rhetoric of medieval architecture. He is renowned as a lively and stimulating speaker.

"Ai Weiwei: a transcultural iconoclast?"

Monday 25 January 2010

Dario Gamboni has written widely on the topic of iconoclasm. His book, 'The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution', was published by Reaktion in 1997. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute. Dario will be speaking on the contemporary Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.