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Annual PhD conference 'Afterlives'

Friday 16 March 2018, 12.00PM to 5pm

The theme of this year’s conference is “Afterlives”.

This conference will be a great opportunity to hear about the range of research taking place within History of Art at the University of York, as well as a possibility to meet fellow researchers.


The programme will be as follows:

11:30-12:00 Arrival at Berrick Saul Treehouse with tea and coffee

12:00-12:15 Opening remarks

12:15-13:25 Panel 1

  • Blair Agpar, Urban VIII and the Cult of Matilda
  • Stephen Kerr, Lives, Afterlives, or Lives After Lives? Using historical research of domestic interiors in the reconstruction of the identifies of former inhabitants

13:25-13:40 Break

13:40-14:50 Panel 2

  • Antonio Noh, Victoria Cross Gallery, the centrepiece of pictorial experience in the afterlife of Crystal Palace
  • Nanami Kawade, William Hesketh Lever: Art Collection and Art in Advertising

14:50-15:20 Break

15:00-16:40 Panel 3

  • Elizabeth Deans, Archibald Dickson’s Drawings of Houses and Gardens: Mapping Influences and the Culture of Design
  • Pola Durajska, The Second Life of Frederic Leighton’s Paintings from Nature
  • Helena Gaudekova, The Epic Afterlife - Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic and its 90-year quest to find a home

16:40-18:00 Wine reception in the HoA Department Lounge

Location: BS/005 Bowland Auditorium