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Court, Country, City: Call for Papers

Posted on 11 November 2011

We welcome proposals for 25-minute papers on any aspect of British Art, 1660-1735. A number of bursaries will be available to graduate student speakers.

Histories of British Art 1660-1735: Reconstruction and Transformation

Deadline 2 March 2012

Histories of British Art is the third and final conference organised as part of "Court, Country, City: British Art, 1660-1735", a major research project run by the University of York and Tate Britain, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Held at the King's Manor in York, this three-day conference is planned to include a drinks reception at York City Art Gallery and a visit, with dinner, to Beningbrough Hall (built 1716) for a private viewing of the National Portrait Gallery's collection of over a hundred artworks from the period.

Conference spaces are limited, and priority will be given to speakers. We encourage abstracts from graduate students as well as academics, curators and others working in this field.

Please send abstracts for proposed papers, of no more than 300 words, and any other queries, to Claudine Vanhensbergen

Suggested areas of discussion:

  • Art and the State
  • Art for public spaces
  • Art and court culture
  • Religious art
  • The country house
  • Artists and their works
  • Artistic practices
  • Unattributed and lost works
  • Companies, academies and studios
  • Continental influences
  • Transmigrations
  • Print culture
  • Art, politics and history
  • Art, theatre and literature
  • Women and art
  • Artists and patrons
  • Theory and writing about art
  • Auctions and the art market
  • Merchants and the city
  • Art and architecture
  • Funeral monuments
  • Decorative arts
  • Tapestries
  • Ceramics
  • Metalwork
  • Curatorial practices
  • Past exhibitions
  • Key collections
  • Conservation

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