2015 seminars and events

Previous events

Men in Black: Portraiture and Materiality in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Monday 23 November 2015

Through close examination of a sequence of paintings by Degas, Manet and Fantin-Latour, Marcia Pointon attends to the ways in which ideas about stability and impermanence are embedded in these canvases in what is represented, but equally in how it is represented.

The Venice That Made Bellini

Friday 20 November 2015

An International Workshop organised by the Department of History of Art, University of York

Interplay between Textual and Visual Imagery in Late Medieval France

Tuesday 17 November 2015

This lecture forms part of the Centre for Medieval Studies Lecture Series

Theophilus, Techniques and Theology

Friday 13 November 2015

2015 Autumn Stained Glass Master-Class Lecture

'Fitted Like a Glove': Wittgenstein's House for his Sister in Vienna, 1926-28

Monday 9 November 2015

Whitney Davis examines the house Wittgenstein built for his sister with architect Paul Engelmann, and explores what it can tell us about their relationship.

POSTPONED: Inner Empire? Centres, Peripheries and Regional Identities in British Art

Thursday 5 November 2015

Postponed until 2016: An informal day-workshop of short presentations exploring the theme of regional identity and its manifestations in British visual culture

Materiality and Mimesis in Milanese Renaissance Architecture

Monday 2 November 2015

Michael J Waters examines how artists in late fifteenth-century Lombardy forged a native Renaissance architecture by exploring the mimetic potential of columns.

Between Men at Thirty

Friday 23 October 2015

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's paradigm-shifting Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire

Ceramics and Community

Friday 16 October 2015

The History of Art Department hosts a workshop of the Arts Council's Contemporary Ceramics Specialist Subject Network on the theme of community.

Anglo-Norman Attitudes: Cross-Channel Antiquarianism in the Romantic Age

Monday 12 October 2015

In the aftermath of the French Revolution there was a particularly fertile period of collaboration between England, Scotland and France which two decades of war did nothing to inhibit.

Opening Event and Welcome to the Academic Year

Monday 28 September 2015

Colleagues from the History of Art department present new research deriving from recent sabbaticals

House, Work, Artwork: Feminism and Art History's New Domesticities

Friday 3 July 2015

Co-organised by Jo Applin (University of York) and Francesca Berry (University of Birmingham) with keynote speakers Mignon Nixon (Courtauld Institute of Art, London) and Julia Bryan-Wilson (University of California, Berkeley)

AAH Summer Symposium 2015

Monday 29 June 2015

The Associate of Art Historians Summer Symposium is a two-day annual conference highlighting post-graduate research.

City of Ceramics Roundtable

Wednesday 24 June 2015

We are delighted to welcome YEDFAS to celebrate the imminent opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at the York Art Gallery

Conversations in Honour of Jane Hawkes

Saturday 20 June 2015

This interdisciplinary symposium presents new voices who have been influenced by Jane’s contribution to scholarship, bringing together new research on a range of textual & visual material.

Naples at Compton Verney

Wednesday 17 June 2015

An interdisciplinary international symposium on Neapolitan Art to be held at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, organized by Helen Hills & Steven Parissien

Medieval City: a canvas for contemporary art

Tuesday 16 June 2015

A panel event exploring the scope of York Curiouser, which explores the city through contemporary art interventions.

Turner, Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites on Screen

Sunday 14 June 2015

Professor Liz Prettejohn chairs this event as part of York Festival of Ideas

The Art of Stone in Anglian York

Thursday 11 June 2015

Jane Hawkes presents this lecture as part of York Festival of Ideas

Logics for Art’s Histories: Raphael after the Holocaust in the Virtual Feminist Museum

Thursday 11 June 2015

Griselda Pollock presents this public lecture

Matter: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Leading on from 'Forms of Excess' held at University of York in the Spring term, this workshop event gathers together five papers concerned with excessive, wasted, intransigent and sticky materialities in art and literature.

Abstraction to the Notional: David Summers' Principle of Art History

Monday 8 June 2015

This public lecture forms part of the first Summer Theory Institute in Art History at the University of York (YSTI), 'Art History and the Parameters of Image Studies'.

YSTI 2015: Art History and the Parameters of Image Studies

Monday 8 June 2015

York Summer Theory Institute in Art History (YSTI) 2015

Glazed Expressions: Contemporary Art and Ceramics

Saturday 6 June 2015

The Hepworth Wakefield is currently staging the first UK retrospective of the American artist Lynda Benglis. Benglis' ceramic works will serve as a point of departure for looking at the use of the medium by artists working outside of the field of craft in the UK.

The Chapter House Frescoes at Sigena Reconsidered

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Susanne Witteking looks at Queen Sancha of Aragón and her foundation of a female Hospitaller convent as a royal residence, burial place, archive and crown hoard

The Invention of Norman Visual Culture

Monday 1 June 2015

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Professor Lisa Reilly presents this Research Seminar.

Place and Space in the Medieval World

Friday 29 May 2015

A three day interdisciplinary conference examining the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetry and structures with which medieval society used these ideas to conceptualise, recognise and understand their world.

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

Thursday 28 May 2015

Disseminating Dress is a three day conference which explores how ideas and knowledge about dress have been shared, sought and communicated throughout history.

A Tale of Three Cities: Architecture and Spectacle in Prague, Krakow and Vienna

Friday 22 May 2015

This keynote lecture from the Urbanity and Society in the Middle Ages is presented by Zoë Opačić (Birkbeck)and is open to the public.

Urbanity and Society in the Middle Ages

Friday 22 May 2015

An interdisciplinary conference on urban society and life across the Medieval period c.600-1500

Summer Research Celebration

Thursday 21 May 2015

A special event to celebrate the honours and achievements of staff working in the Arts and Humanities.

Aesthetica Art Prize Lunchtime Talk

Thursday 21 May 2015

James Boaden presents one of a series of lunchtime talks to complement the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

Stained Glass PhD Summer Symposium

Thursday 21 May 2015

The Stained Glass Research School’s inaugural PhD Symposium saw a stimulating series of seminar-style presentations combined with exciting site visits.

A Severed Bond? Exploring 14th Century Art Across the Eastern and Western Christian World

Friday 15 May 2015

This workshop is the first event of the project 'Exploring 14th Century Art Across the Eastern and Western Christian World'

Patterning Pattern/Figuring the Decorative

Wednesday 6 May 2015

We are delighted to present this extraordinary event involving art historians, mathematicians, chemists, and digital theorists to think across disciplinary boundaries about Pattern and Decoration.

Holy Bodies Sacred Spaces

Saturday 2 May 2015

Speakers will reflect on the different layers of meaning associated with the praesentia (the material remains of saints) of holy bodies.

Contesting Images of Jerusalem

Saturday 21 March 2015

Antony Eastmond presents this lecture, which is open to the public, as part of the The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem conference

Dead men walking in Jerusalem: street furniture and topographical imagination in the late medieval city

Friday 20 March 2015

Achim Timmermann presents this lecture, which is open to the public, as part of The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem conference.

The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem

Friday 20 March 2015

An international conference hosted by the Department of History of Art and the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York. Organised by Laura Slater and Hanna Vorholt.

Annual Post-Graduate Research Conference 2015

Thursday 12 March 2015

The second annual conference for PhD students in the Department of History of Art.

Mourning and Morbidity: Death in British Art

Tuesday 10 March 2015

A one-day workshop investigating the relationship of Death and British art.

Composite Formations: Freud's Picture of Rome and the Phantasy of 'Self Analysis'

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Whitney Davis presents this lecture exploring Freud's well-known use (in Civilization and Its Discontents of 1930) of the archaeology of the city of Rome as an analogy for the history of the human psyche.

New Voices in Stained Glass Conservation

Saturday 28 February 2015

A new generation of stained glass conservators are now making their mark in studios throughout Europe. Our speakers will talk about their own careers and the projects with which they are now involved.

Modus:Measurements and the Origins of Fashion

Thursday 26 February 2015

This lecture rethinks the early history of fashion, and asks questions about the relationship of fashion and history.

Art Cinema's (Im)material Labours

Monday 23 February 2015

John David Rhodes (Cambridge) presents our final Research Seminar of the spring term.

Border Spectra in the Skies of Hokusai and Hiroshige: Japanese Traces of Newton or Goethe? A Colour Mystery

Thursday 19 February 2015

Professor Olaf Mueller from the Department of Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin presents this interdisciplinary paper.

Rossetti on paper: Re-examining the drawings of a Pre-Raphaelite painter-poet

Monday 16 February 2015

Colin Cruise (Aberystwyth) presents this Public Lecture as part of our Research Seminar series. Further details to follow.

'So-called Waste': forms of excess in post-1960 art, film, and literature

Friday 13 February 2015

This event asks: what are the aesthetics of excess?

Reach for the Stars! Light, Vision and the Atmosphere

Monday 2 February 2015

Tim Ingold (Aberdeen) explores answers to the question 'What is the sky?'.

Networks, Systems, Them, Me, Us

Wednesday 28 January 2015

How does begin part of network relate, or not, to being part of a system? Five short position papers followed by a lively discussion.

Polyfocal Perspective and the "Bewilderment" Principle in Medieval Art and Rhetoric

Monday 19 January 2015

In medieval art, a common moment for viewers when they first encounter a work is to exclaim 'the eye does not know where to look first'.

YorkTalks 2015

Wednesday 7 January 2015

This event is purposefully styled to emulate the best of TED style talks. Four sessions of four speakers each where each speaker will give a 15 minute presentation of their work and its impact.

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