2016 seminars and events

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At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c.1400-1600

Friday 3 March 2017

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c.1400-1600

William Holman Hunt: Pre-Raphaelite and Orientalist

Thursday 1 December 2016

William Holman Hunt: Pre-Raphaelite and Orientalist

Impossible Things: The 'Life Art' of Anne Bean in the 1970s

Monday 28 November 2016

Impossible Things: The 'Life Art' of Anne Bean in the 1970s

Medieval Mysticism and the Universe in a Hazelnut

Friday 25 November 2016

Public lecture: Nina Ramirez

Past Time: Art, Anachronism, Anachronisticism

Friday 18 November 2016

A groundbreaking three-day conference intended to explore, if not expand and explode, the boundaries of Art, Anachronism and Anachronisticism

Exploration, Orientalism and Revival: The European discovery of Egypt’s Islamic Heritage

Thursday 17 November 2016

This talk will explore the impact of Orientalism on the beginning of heritage conservation in Egypt, the articulation of a national style in architecture and the revival of traditional artefacts. It will also refer to the Egyptian intellectual attitude towards these developments and the concepts of tradition versus modernity in the late 19th century.

Ecological Aesthetics

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Ecological Aesthetics

Then there was War: John Hejduk’s Silent Witnesses as Nuclear Criticism

Monday 14 November 2016

History of Art research seminar with Professor Mark Dorrian

Milner-White and All That: The Restoration of York Minster’s Windows c.1750-c.1950

Friday 11 November 2016

Sarah Brown presents the MA in Stained Glass and Heritage Management Autumn Master Class lecture

Time: Immaterial Postgraduate Research Student Symposium

Friday 11 November 2016

A postgraduate research conference exploring the groundbreaking text 'Anachronic Renaissance' by Alexander Nagel and Christopher Wood

The Forming of Gesture: Notes on Luca Signorelli and Frans van Mieris

Monday 7 November 2016

The Forming of Gesture: Notes on Luca Signorelli and Frans van Mieris

Are There Standards in Art Criticism?

Thursday 3 November 2016

PArt of the 'Philosophy and the arts' series

Experiencing Art

Thursday 27 October 2016

Part of the 'Philosophy and the arts' lecture series

‘Ian Watt and the Prison Camp English Department’

Tuesday 18 October 2016

‘Ian Watt and the Prison Camp English Department’

“From Painted Harlot to Puritan Maid”: The Visual Identity of the Early-Modern House of Commons.

Monday 17 October 2016

“From Painted Harlot to Puritan Maid”: The Visual Identity of the Early-Modern House of Commons.

The Beauty of Ruins

Thursday 13 October 2016

Part of the 'Philosophy and the arts' lecture series

Islamic Art Circle launch event

Thursday 13 October 2016

The first Islamic Art Circle event will take place from 6.00 – 8.00pm on Thursday 13 October at the University of York’s Ron Cooke Hub.

'Ready-made Rietveld: The Red-Blue Chair as Object.'

Monday 3 October 2016

Our incoming head of department Professor Michael White kicks off this year's research seminar series with a discussion of his current research.

Answering Crosses: The Rood and Relativity in Post-Conquest England

Friday 2 September 2016

Answering Crosses: The Rood and Relativity in Post-Conquest England

The Rood in Medieval Britain and Ireland c.900-c.1500

Friday 2 September 2016

The Rood in Medieval Britain and Ireland c.900-c.1500

The Illustrations of the Codex Amiatinus and of Cosmas Indicopleustes’ Christian Topography

Thursday 14 July 2016

The Illustrations of the Codex Amiatinus and of Cosmas Indicopleustes’ Christian Topography

The Codex Amiatinus in Context

Thursday 14 July 2016

This four-day multi-disciplinary conference brings together a wide range of emerging scholars, early career researchers and established academics to provide a platform to discuss the Codex and its contexts.

The Medium and the Message: Re-evaluating Form and Meaning in European Architecture c. 1400-1950

Friday 1 July 2016

This conference will investigate the ways in which ideas are conveyed by the physical and visual medium of architectural form.

Centre for Medieval Studies Graduate Conference

Tuesday 28 June 2016

The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York is excited to announce an interdisciplinary conference for graduate students researching all aspects of medieval life.

Lecture at the Bowes Museum by Cordula van Wyhe

Monday 27 June 2016

Between Cloister and Cradle: Fetishes of Motherhood in Seventeenth-Century Spain

Staff & Student Presentations at YEDFAS

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Jason Edwards chairs staff and students from the Department, each presenting a choice of one work of art from York Art Gallery.

Lessons Learned from 'Imagining the Passion': Imagining a Devotional Landscape for Nasrid and Morisco Granada

Monday 6 June 2016

Professor Cynthia Robinson presents this lecture in collaboration with the Centre for Medieval Literature, Universities of York and Southern Denmark.

Prefiguring (in) the Medieval World

Saturday 28 May 2016

This multi-disciplinary conference brings together emerging scholars, early career researchers and established academics to provide a platform to discuss how this important idea was manifested in the visual, textual and material evidence of the Medieval world.

Queer Heaven: Sexuality and Resurrection in New Dialogues between Art History and Theology

Thursday 26 May 2016

Ayla Lepine presents this lecture as part of this year's York Summer Theory Institute in Art History

The Genesis of a Window: Methods, Preparations and Problems of Stained Glass Manufacture

Thursday 26 May 2016

This year’s Stained Glass Research School PhD Symposium was opened with a keynote paper by Dr. Rachel Koopmans, York University, Toronto, on a 13th century miracle window at Canterbury Cathedral and followed by postgraduate papers on stained glass from a range of periods.

YSTI 2016: Art and Temporality

Monday 23 May 2016

York Summer Theory Institute in Art History (YSTI) 2016

Were we right to fire the canon (if we ever did)?

Thursday 19 May 2016

This symposium revisits issues of value and canonicity, from both a theoretical and a historical point of view.

‘Crossing Boundaries, Bridging Divides: Books, Archives, and the Politics of the Digital’

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Public lecture to tie in with 'The Academic Book of the Future Project : Archaeology and Art History' symposium.

Connecting Dots: Art History and the British Empire

Wednesday 18 May 2016

An informal workshop of short presentations, exploring the collective intellectual genealogy of British art and empire studies.

The Academic Book of the Future Project : Archaeology and Art History symposium

Tuesday 17 May 2016

The Academic Book of the Future is a research project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with The British Library (BL) and is concerned with how scholarly work in the arts and humanities will be produced, read and preserved in coming years. It is intended to represent the interests of the academic community to funders.

Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings and the History of Landscape Painting

Monday 16 May 2016

Honorary Visiting Professor Tim Barringer discusses the Atlantic crossings of Thomas Cole, founder of American landscape painting.

The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: We Have Never Participated

Monday 9 May 2016

Marko Daniel will talk about his curatorial practice, further details to follow.

Sargentology

Thursday 28 April 2016

An innovative interdisciplinary conference, aiming to shed new light on Sargent studies, and to explore fresh avenues of approach to this great man and his work.

John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823): Patron and Promoter of British Art in Georgian London

Monday 25 April 2016

This lecture will shed fresh light on Angerstein as a patron of British Art in Georgian London, and offer a re-assessment of his British picture collection in order to build up a better understanding of what a late 18th/early 19th-century art collection looked like in its entirety.

Inside Empire Looking Out: The view from Dent's verandah

Tuesday 19 April 2016

This event is a Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies research seminar.

Sculpture from Behind

Monday 18 April 2016

Jeremy Melius (Tufts) explores the significance of sculpture from a more unconventional viewpoint.

Botticelli Reimagined: A Conversation between Jeremy Melius and Liz Prettejohn

Monday 18 April 2016

Jeremy Melius (author of The Invention of Botticelli) discusses the 'Botticelli Reimagined' exhibition at the V&A, its implications, and its critics with Liz Prettejohn (author of ‘Botticelli and the Pre-Raphaelites’ in the V&A’s exhibition catalogue).

Why the Romans Got it Wrong: Error and the History of Art

Monday 11 April 2016

Caroline Vout tests the concept of ‘error’ and the related verb ‘errare’ as a productive lens for rethinking the history of Greek art as written under Rome and calibrated in the Renaissance.

Annual Postgraduate History of Art Conference: Authenticity

Friday 11 March 2016

This conference provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their research among the History of Art PhD community as a whole, exploring synergies across research strands, media, and historical periods.

Connoisseurship / Diagnostics / Forensics: looking and knowing in the Arts and in the Sciences

Thursday 10 March 2016

The conference is part of ‘The Intellectual History of Connoisseurship’ project, sponsored by the British Academy-Leverhulme Trust.

Stained Glass Research School Visit to Blythe House

Wednesday 9 March 2016

The Stained Glass Research School will be running a research visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum's storage facility at Blythe House

Queering Classical Art

Monday 7 March 2016

Drawing on both modern artistic responses to the classical tradition and contemporary queer theory, this paper will explore modes of ‘queering’ Classical Greek art.

Silver and Salvation: Colonial Excess and Baroque Naples

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Professor Hills examines the materiality of silver in relation to trauma, transaction and transformation focussing on Naples, under Spanish rule, to explore the effects of colonialism within Europe through art and sculpture.

The Nineteenth Century: Treasures, Problems, Solutions

Saturday 27 February 2016

MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management Spring Master Class

Queer Visions

Tuesday 23 February 2016

This event juxtaposes two short position papers on the topic of queer art history.

The Nomadic Eye: Travelling through Thomas Gainsborough’s landscapes

Monday 22 February 2016

Mark Hallett suggests how we might best understand and appreciate the pictorial world which Gainsborough creates in and through his landscapes.

Post/hum/anti/animal/ities: or, why the humanities need animals (but we don't need them)

Thursday 18 February 2016

What's the relationship between factory farming and university education? If there is a direct connection between environmental sustainability and what the Vegan Society describes as 'true compassion to animals', how is it expressed in the intellectual principles that underpin teaching and research in the humanities? Or indeed in the way we live our private and public lives under the intellectual regime of our individual 'disciplines'? Why don't we have sex with animals and eat each other? Is the conception of human rights fundamentally speciesist?

A Thin Red Line: the painted interior in early modern England

Tuesday 16 February 2016

This lecture is a joint Interdisciplinary Renaissance & Early Modern Seminar(IREMS) with The Eighteenth Century Studies Seminar, University of Leeds

The Spirit of the Forest: Fairytales and Rustic Fantasy in Architecture 1890-1925

Monday 8 February 2016

Susan Henderson explores the fairy tale as an animating influence in works of Northern European architecture during the decades of transition into early modernism, examining both the import and cultural significance of examples taken from the Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, and the Glasgow Four.

Benedikt Ried’s vaults in Prague Castle and the question of Formative Inventiveness

Monday 1 February 2016

Professor Norbert Nussbaum (Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Cologne).

Asia Time: the first Asian Biennale/5th Gwangzhou Triennal, Guanzhou, China: a personal perspective

Monday 25 January 2016

Sarah Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Courtauld Insitute of Art presents this Research Seminar

Making Transatlantic Sense of David Hockney's 'A Rake's Progress'

Monday 11 January 2016

Professor Martin Hammer presents our first Research Seminar of the spring term.

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