2011 seminars and events

Previous Events

Research Seminar: Prof. Claire Farago & Luke Syson

Monday 12 December 2011

Prof. Claire Farago and Luke Syson discuss how Leonardo saw himself as a maker of sacred paintings.

MA information event

Saturday 3 December 2011

An MA in History of Art information session at King’s Manor (K/133), followed by a drinks reception and private view of William Etty: Art and Controversy at York Art Gallery

Writing the Sixties

Friday 2 December 2011

Papers on 'Writing the Sixties' by Briony Fer, Anne Wagner and Mark Godfrey followed by a roundtable discussion with invited guests

William Etty Symposium at York Art Gallery

Friday 25 November 2011

Curators, academics and postgraduate students will gather at York Art Gallery to discuss York Art Gallery's current exhibition 'William Etty: Art & Controversy'.

Portraits & Powerhouses: New Perspectives on Georgian Life

Wednesday 26 October 2011

A review of current doctoral research into the Georgian period, hosted by the History of Art Department, University of York, in collaboration with the York Georgian Society

Undergraduate Careers Event 2011

Saturday 22 October 2011

The Association of Art Historians is hosting its first Undergraduate Careers Day in the state-of-the art Berrick Saul Building at the University of York. This historic and lively town will be the venue for a day dedicated to the interests of art history undergraduates as they launch their careers in this competitive marketplace.

'Architecture in the Archives: from Castles to Cottages, and from Whitehall to Wren' Rose Mitchell, (The National Archives, London).

Friday 9 September 2011

What might the National Archives hold of interest to architectural historians and others working concerned with recovering the past? This talk outlines five centuries of records of central government interest in buildings and their designers, in Britain and around the world.

Making Histories: The Sixth International Insular Art Conference

Monday 18 July 2011

The art of the insular world has been the focus of specific study through the International Insular Art Conference meetings for over 25 years. The result has been a body of scholarship that has advanced our understanding of the material on many fronts. The forthcoming Conference aims to continue this trend, by addressing the various ways in which the art, in all media, can be understood, as well as the ways in which that understanding itself has been constructed.

'Constructing Memory in Medieval Spain': an international conference

Friday 15 July 2011

This two-day international conference brings together scholars of medieval Spain to discuss how memories of the sacred and secular past could be articulated, constructed and revised in words, objects and performances. Spain is here understood in its broadest sense to include all confessional communities from the Iberian peninsula and dependent islands, and the theme of memory encompasses both attitudes to the past and also the arts of memory

Taking Shape: Italian Altarpieces before 1500

Friday 8 July 2011

To mark the opening of the exhibition Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500, the Renaissance Consortium and the Material Life of Things Project of The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, in collaboration with the National Gallery, UCL and the University of York, are hosting an informal study day and symposium dedicated to the subject of late medieval and renaissance Italian altarpieces.

Communicating the past on radio: The impact of 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Andrew Caspari, BBC Head of Speech Radio & Interactive, will talk about how to communicate the past on the radio, with reference to his ambitious radio project: A History of the World in 100 Objects.

Rethinking Holy Space Research Symposium

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Professor Helen Hills will chair a symposium on 'Rethinking Holy Space' as part of a series of events to be held during Alexei Lidov's visit to the UK from May until June. With papers by Professor Alexei Lidov, Moscow State University and Dr Jas' Elsner, University of Oxford.

Research Seminar: Women's Time: Martin and Truitt in the Moment of Minimalism

Monday 20 June 2011

Professor Anne M. Wagner, Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate Britain, was for many years a professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, where she remains the Class of 1936 Chair Emerita. She will be a visiting professor in the History of Art Department for the next three years.

Cultures of the Global: an interdisciplinary conversation

Thursday 16 June 2011

This informal discussion event will bring together scholars from across the fields of History, History of Art, English and Related Literatures, Politics, Philosophy and Human Rights to explore the complex and fractured conception of the ‘global’ in the modern period.

Postgraduate lunch with Whitney Davis

Thursday 16 June 2011

Professor Whitney Davis (Berkeley) will host a lunch and round-table discussion for postgraduate students

'Victorian Glassworlds: Reflections on a Project, its Genesis and Aftermath' by Professor Isobel Armstong (Birkbeck)

Wednesday 15 June 2011

This event is part of the one-day symposium 'What is to become of the Crystal Palace? The Crystal Palace After 1851'. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the History of Art Department.

What is to become of the Crystal Palace?

Wednesday 15 June 2011

'What is to become of the Crystal Palace?' is an interdisciplinary workshop which will explore the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill. It will bring together those working in as many diverse fields as those represented under the glass roof of the Sydenham Palace itself. Professor Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck) will give a keynote lecture, 'Victorian Glassworlds: Reflections on a Project, its Genesis and Aftermath', as part of the event.

Research Seminar: "Why Visual Studies Needs World Art History"

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Professor Whitney Davis will present the department research seminar.

Problems surrounding the Virgins on the Rocks

Thursday 9 June 2011

Luke Syson's graduate seminar 'Problems surrounding the Virgins on the Rocks' follows his lecture 'Leonardo in Milan' held on Wednesday 8th May. This is to be the first in a series of exchanges with the National Gallery and is a prelude to the National gallery exhibition 'Leonardo in Milan' to be held from November 2011.

Leonardo in Milan

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Luke Syson's lecture 'Leonardo in Milan' is the first in an exciting series of lecture exchanges with the National Gallery and is a prelude to the National Gallery exhibition 'Leonardo in Milan' to be held from November 2011. He will present a seminar on 'Problems surrounding the Virgins on the Rocks' the next day.

Research Seminar: "Learning, Patronage and their Representation in the Late Medieval University"

Monday 6 June 2011

Dr Tim Ayers, Senior Lecturer at the University of York, will present the department research seminar.

Holy Space and the Senses

Wednesday 1 June 2011

A graduate seminar led by Professor Alexei Lidov

Research Seminar: The Monster Picasso

Monday 23 May 2011

Professor T J Clark, Visiting Professor at the University of York, will present the department research seminar: 'The Monster Picasso', with a response from C.F.B. Miller (University of Manchester)

Plaster Casts at South Kensington. Reproducing art in the 19th century

Friday 20 May 2011

As part of York's research collaboration with the V&A, several members of the department take part in this afternoon workshop, which coincides with the opening of the newly restored Cast Galleries in the V&A.

British Art 1600-1735: Close Readings

Friday 20 May 2011

Focusing on the detailed study of works of art, the conference is designed to open up new perspectives on their place within British culture. Speakers will concentrate on a particular object, or small set of objects, from the period, which will be discussed in relation to one or more of the broader strands that are being explored by the 'Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735' project.

MA Taster Session: CANCELLED

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. However, if you would like to learn more about the MA programmes offered by the department, please visit our web pages for further details. Also, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for further information.

Hierotopy, Spatial Icons and Image-Paradigms

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Hierotopy, Spatial Icons and Image-Paradigms. This Open Lecture is part of a series of events to be held during Prof Alexei Lidov's visit to the UK May-June 2011.

Victorian Women Artists Revisited

Wednesday 27 April 2011

The British Art Research School, History of Art Department, University of York will host an afternoon sympoisum entitled 'Victorian Women Artists Revisited', with speakers Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn and Katie Tyreman. There will be a round-table chaired by Dr Sarah Turner.

Field visit to Seaton Delaval Hall

Thursday 7 April 2011

The Architectural History and Theory Research School, in conjunction with the Research Unit at English Heritage (York), is making a field visit to Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland.

Artistic Interplay: a Workshop on 'Jan Gossaert's Renaissance'

Monday 21 March 2011

This workshop on Jan Gossaert is the first fruit of our recently launched collaborative research partnership between the National Gallery in London and the History of Art Department at York. 'Jan Gossaert's Renaissance' at the National Gallery highlights the striking, often startling interplay of artistic ideas in Gossaert's work, which draws on a remarkable range of source material. This semi-informal workshop will explore a range of perspectives on the exhibition and there will be a lively interplay of conversation among all participants.

David Smith: Heavy Metal

Monday 14 March 2011

Anne M. Wagner, Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate Britain, was for many years a professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, where she remains the Class of 1936 Chair Emerita. She will be a visiting professor in the History of Art Department for the next three years.

Stained Glass and the Modern Museum: Conservation, Research and Display

Thursday 10 March 2011

MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management Spring Master Class

Ostentation, Exhibition and Decoration: Cultures of Display in Britain from the Medieval to Modern

Wednesday 23 February 2011

This promises to be an exciting afternoon of new research by postgraduates affiliated with the British Art Research School. There will be a drinks reception afterwards.

Research Seminar: 'Cezanne and the Space of a Room'

Monday 21 February 2011

Professor T.J. Clark is a Visiting Professor at York

Research Seminar: 'Queering the House: Jess and Robert Duncan'

Monday 14 February 2011

Dr James Boaden is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of York

Art Matters: The Economy of Colour in Rosso Fiorentino

Thursday 27 January 2011

Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, and has published extensively in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, architectural philosophy and art theory.

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