2018 seminars and events

Mon
19
Nov
Tue
20
Nov

Curating Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery

Hosted by the History of Art department, University of York

Thu
22
Nov

Style Wars: Fashioning Hair in Early Modernity

CREMS & CECS Joint Research Seminar

Mon
26
Nov

Exposure: Online participation and the artist’s body

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Wed
28
Nov

Walter Pater and Portraiture

Part of the History of Art Research Seminar Series

Thu
29
Nov

Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World

Event hosted by York Islamic Art Circle

Fri
14
Dec

Interpreting and Preserving the Cultural Heritage

With papers from leading scholars, this two-day conference honours Professor David Park's contribution to the study and perservation of medieval art.

Previous events

Persian Classics today: contemporary visual interpretations of Medieval Literature

Thursday 15 November 2018

Event hosted by York Islamic Art Circle

Looking for John Thornton: The Great East Window of York Minster revisited

Monday 12 November 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

The MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management 10th Anniversary Master Class.

Saturday 10 November 2018

The Great East Window of York Minster - 10 Years On

Rachel Adams and Dr Stephanie Straine in conversation

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Hosted by the History of Art department

The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World: new perspectives

Thursday 25 October 2018

The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, will be opened to the public on 18 October this year. The new gallery of the museum displays a comprehensive presentation of the Islamic world through art and material culture. In this talk, Dr Ladan Akbarnia, will discuss the new displays, the collection, and the vision for the new gallery.

Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Friday 19 October 2018

Event co-hosted by Fairfax House and the History of Art department.

The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

Wednesday 17 October 2018

This event seeks to open up discussion onto what a Circumpolar art history might look like in the early 21st century.

Incommensurability in Holbein’s Ambassadors

Monday 15 October 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Questioning the Interface Between Dress and Art History

Thursday 4 October 2018

An afternoon symposium featuring Professor Judith Clark (London College of Fashion), Victoria Bartels (University of Cambridge), Katherine Bond (University of Basel) and Alessandro Malusà (University of Cambridge and Christies)

The Scandal of M. Alphonse Legros

Monday 1 October 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Renaissance Ferrara: New Directions and Interpretations

Friday 29 June 2018

An exploratory workshop convened by Professor Amanda Lillie, University of York and Professor Kate Lowe, Quesn Mary University of London, under the auspices of the Centres for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies in London and York.

Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians

Thursday 21 June 2018

Part of the Islamic Art Circle lecture series

Nature-Architecture Workshop

Friday 15 June 2018

Workshop organised by the Architecture and Theory Research School

POSTPONED- Representations of the Body: The Female Nude in Egyptian Modern Art 1939–1963

Monday 11 June 2018

A Festival of Ideas event hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

The Mughal Queen Nur Jahan as a Patron of the Arts

Friday 8 June 2018

A Festival of Ideas event hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Thursday 7 June 2018

Festival of Ideas event chaired by Dr James Boaden.

Festival of Ideas Film Screening 'Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case' (2014)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

The screening is supported by the History of Art Department, University of York, the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH), and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The Qur’an of Uljaytu

Wednesday 6 June 2018

A Festival of Ideas event hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

Caliphs, Popes and Gold: Money and Long-Distance Connections in the Early Middle Ages

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Event hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

Political Memory and its Archives: Symposium

Friday 25 May 2018

Centre for Modern Studies, University of York

Sculpture after Darwin

Thursday 24 May 2018

This lecture forms part of the York Theory Institute in Art History

Cartoons, Sources, and Models: Stained Glass Design Past and Present

Thursday 24 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual PhD Symposium organised by the Stained Glass Research School at the University of York will be held on 24 & 25 May 2018. The theme of the conference this year will be “Cartoons, Sources, and Models: Stained Glass Design Past and Present.” All post-graduate students and early-career professionals are welcome to apply to present.

Sexual Selection and Queer Beauty

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Public lecture as part of the York Summer Theory Institute in Art History

No More War: Jack Butler Yeats on War and Conflict

Monday 21 May 2018

Elisabeth Ansel discusses Jack B Yeats' famous anti-war painting 'Grief' outlining its historical and art-historical contexts.

Fourth York Summer Theory Institute in History of Art

Monday 21 May 2018

A postgraduate summer school with Whitney Davis

Atmospheres Symposium

Friday 18 May 2018

We are thrilled to welcome several brilliant speakers to York, for a multidisciplinary, trans-historical discussion of how we might grasp 'atmosphere'.

Celebrating Women in Print

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Event hosted by Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

In Camera: Imaging and Imagining Outside the Forcible Frame

Wednesday 25 April 2018

We are delighted to welcome artist David Birkin, who is on the shortlist for this year's Aesthetica Art Prize, for this talk.

Speech, Sound and Dialogue in Early Modern Culture, 1500-1700

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Event hosted by CREMS

Seeing Black Women in Georgian London

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Event hosted by Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

Annual PhD conference 'Afterlives'

Friday 16 March 2018

Organised by and for History of Art postgraduate students

Looking backward at eighteenth-century English pornography

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Event hosted by CECS

Urbanity and the implied sense of taste in early modern Iran

Thursday 22 February 2018

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Servicing Leisure Industries

Friday 16 February 2018

A workshop with Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds) and video artist George Drivas (Venice Biennale 2017)

Mapping Piracy in Defoe

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Event hosted by CECS

The Last Laugh? Humour and the Death of Fashion

Monday 29 January 2018

This lecture is hosted by SHADY (PG forum Studies in the History of Art Department at York)

Horace Walpole, Mary Hamilton and Bluestocking Antiquarianism

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Event hosts by CECS

Script United. Safavid Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Nasta‘liq Calligraphy in the Sixteenth Century

Friday 19 January 2018

Part of the Islamic Art Circle lecture series

The End of Enlightenment

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Event hosts by CECS.

Seeing Past and Present in the Glazed Cloister of Park Abbey (1635-1644)

Monday 15 January 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Arnolfini Histories: Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait and its Receptions

Friday 12 January 2018

Organised in conjunction with the National Gallery.

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