2019 seminars and events

Previous events

CANCELLED- ‘The Heart of Glass’: modern stained glass windows in Germany

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Reinhard Köpf presents his findings on the potentials and limits of art-historical research.

Raising Royals: The Architecture of Childhood at Victoria and Albert’s Swiss Cottage

Monday 18 November 2019

Part of the History of Art Research Seminar Series

Masterworks in miniature: Malay seals from the Islamic world of Southeast Asia

Thursday 14 November 2019

Event hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

Towards an Arboreal Cinema

Monday 11 November 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

From the Global to the Local: Perspectives on the Study of Fashion

Thursday 7 November 2019

This is the 3rd Annual Fashion Symposium organised by Cordula van Wyhe.

Encrypting England: transhistorical trauma and the Franks Casket.

Monday 4 November 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Early Abbasid-Chinese ceramic trade: New discoveries

Thursday 31 October 2019

Event hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

Reflections on Silver

Monday 28 October 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Regenerating Rome, Exhibiting Fascism: The Case of E42

Monday 21 October 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Mecca, Madinah and the works of Abdullah Zuhdi

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Event hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

The Art of Anglo-Saxon Sculpture: Its Presentation, Curation and Care

Friday 27 September 2019

In partnership with Durham University, the British Academy and the AHRC.

Worked in Stone: The Art, Curation, Display and Protection of Anglo-Saxon Sculpture

Friday 27 September 2019

A two-day conference- further details to come

Between Commodity and Gift. Some Thoughts on Early Modern Objects

Friday 14 June 2019

Keynote address for 'Art as Commodities / Commodities as Art: An Interdisciplinary Conference.'

Art as Commodities / Commodities as Art: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 14 June 2019

This conference will demonstrate the centrality of markets to art’s modern cultural ascendancy, while also recasting art objects as bodies of knowledge and vehicles of cultural exchange through networks of global trade.

Seeing Sound

Thursday 13 June 2019

A Festival of Ideas event hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle: PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THIS EVENT

Tipu Sultan and the Arts of the Book

Tuesday 11 June 2019

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

Mamluk Material Culture: Foreign aesthetics and their impact on Mamluk textiles (1250-1517)

Thursday 6 June 2019

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

Flying/Drowning: Heidi Bucher’s Spatial Impressions

Thursday 6 June 2019

Keynote lecture for York Summer Theory Institute in Art History

Persian and Urdu Divination Manuscripts

Tuesday 4 June 2019

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

Jackson Pollock's Mural in the Light of Photography.

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Keynote lecture for York Summer Theory Institute in Art History

York Summer Theory Institute: Art History and Phenomenology

Monday 3 June 2019

2019 York Summer Theory Institute in Art History

Angels in the Medieval World

Saturday 1 June 2019

Now in its 10th year, the Northern/Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series is delighted to present its 20th event!

Dialogues on 'A Dialogue on Love'

Wednesday 22 May 2019

A one-day public event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's groundbreaking queer memoir A Dialogue on Love.

Image, Likeness, or Parody; Portraiture in Persian Painting

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

Tilemania - collecting and copying 'Persian' tiles in the late nineteenth-century

Thursday 2 May 2019

Hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

Travelling East via Burlington House: Orientalist painting at the Royal Academy

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

Naomi Fitzsimmons Artist Talk

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Artist Naomi Fitzsimmons will screen her film 'Ariane' and give a talk about her other recent work followed by a short Q&A

Displaying the Bayeux Tapestry, now and then

Monday 11 March 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

New Sculptors, Old Masters: The Victorian Renaissance of Italian Sculpture

Friday 8 March 2019

This conference will highlight the productive sculptural response in the Victorian period to Italian Renaissance works in British collections.

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? And Why?

Monday 4 March 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Curating Waterhouse and Alma-Tadema: Peter Trippi and Liz Prettejohn in conversation

Wednesday 27 February 2019

This event will introduce our new Honorary Fellow in History of Art, Peter Trippi, and will take the form of an informal discussion between Peter and Liz Prettejohn which will reflect on the two exhibitions they curated together.

The Poetics of Style Empire Eclecticism: Piranesi, Rome, and Alexandria.

Monday 25 February 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

Materials from the Margins: A Seljuq Horizon and Pre-Mongol 'Globalism'

Friday 22 February 2019

Hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

Reassessing Burne-Jones

Thursday 21 February 2019

A two-day conference seeking to achieve a fresh reassessment of Edward Burne-Jones as an artist both progressive and resisted by ‘modernist’ art history

Amor Mundi: Documentary, Contemporary Art, and the Descriptive Power of Lens-Based Capture

Monday 18 February 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

The Poetics of Retreat: meditation and space at the Shrine in Mahan

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Hosted by the Islamic Art Circle

Artist in Conversation: Naiza Khan & Emilia Terracciano

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Dr Emilia Terracciano in conversation with artist Naiza Khan.

A monster of beautiful loathsomeness: William Etty’s Sirens and Ulysses.

Monday 4 February 2019

Part of the History of Art research seminar series

A Private Rebellion: Indian Painting in the Qajar Court of the nineteenth century

Thursday 31 January 2019

Hosted by the York Islamic Art Circle

Una chiesa al centro della città: San Polo tra devozione, arte e feste popolari

Thursday 24 January 2019

A conference examining the Church of San Polo, Venice

Dealers, Collectors and Curators: The rise in fascination with Mina’i ware in the early twentieth century

Monday 21 January 2019

A colloborative event between the History of Art department and the York Islamic Art Circle

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