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Cross-Currents in Art History: authors in conversation with readers

Wednesday 26 March 2014, 10.00AM to 5.30pm

Organized, introduced, and moderated by Professor Whitney Davis, in this day-long symposium authors of recent books and/or series of essays in art history that cross over conventional boundaries of subject area and method will discuss their publication(s) with a reader from another branch of art history and visual studies, with the aim of exploring how different traditions and arenas of art-historical research might be brought into contact and new axes and avenues of art-historical writing opened up. Open discussion among all the authors and their interlocutors and with the audience will also feature.

Programme for the day:

  • 10:00 - 10.30 Arrivals and introduction
  • 10:30 - 11:45 Elizabeth Prettejohn (York), author of 'The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture', in conversation with Whitney Davis (UC Berkeley/York)
  • 11:45 - 12:30 Break for lunch
  • 12:30 - 2.00 Leon Wainwright (Open U), author of 'Timed Out: Transnational Art and the Caribbean', in conversation with Natasha Eaton (UCL)
  • 2:15 - 3:45 Nigel Saint (Leeds University) co-editor of 'Modern French Visual Theory', in conversation with Jeremy Melius (Tufts University)
  • 4:00 - 5:30 Richard Meyer (Stanford), author of 'What Was Contemporary Art?', in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson (UC Berkeley/Terra Foundation Visiting Professor, Courtauld)

This should be a fun and informative day- admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Location: The Tree House, Berrick Saul Building