Past events

Looking at Art-Language

Thursday 12 October 2017

A one-day symposium

Rethinking Albert Moore

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Two study days focusing on the life and work of the artist Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893)

The Future of Freedom

Friday 9 June 2017

Public lecture by Professor Nikolas Rose, part of the CModS Freedom After Neoliberalism research strand

Freedom after Neoliberalism

Friday 9 June 2017

A two-day conference

ACT UP: Thirty Years Fighting AIDS

Thursday 1 June 2017

A conference marking the 30th anniversary of ACT UP, the international advocacy group fighting to end the AIDS crisis

(Re)connecting Dots: Conversations Beyond Art History

Wednesday 31 May 2017

An interdisciplinary workshop exploring the visual turn in imperial studies

Transculturation: Encounters in the Modern Period, 1830 - Present

Tuesday 30 May 2017

CModS postgraduate forum annual symposium

Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

Thursday 25 May 2017

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference - call for papers

Bringing Conflict Home

Thursday 11 May 2017

A one-day interdisciplinary conference

Transgender Studies and Art History: The Case of Abstraction

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Interdisciplinary postgraduate seminar with Professor David Getsy (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Merz North 4

Wednesday 22 March 2017

The fourth gathering of MerzNorth to consider the theme of 'Merz. Memory and the Museum'

Consuming Animals

Friday 17 March 2017

A two-day interdisciplinary conference

Archiving the City/ City as Archive

Thursday 16 March 2017

A one-day symposium organised by the Archiving the City research strand

Promoting Potatoes in Peru and Other Tales of the Hispanic Enlightenment

Tuesday 14 March 2017

York Centre for the Americas visiting lecture by Professor Rebecca Earle (Warwick)

The Immorality of Inequality: Weighing Down on Freedom

Tuesday 7 March 2017

A Freedom after Neoliberalism research strand speaker event with Professor Kate Pickett

Masters Taster Day

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Interested in the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945? Find out more at this event.

Reparative Reading at 21

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Symposium

Reparative Reading at 21: informal reading group 2

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Second of two preparatory reading groups in advance of the Reparative Reading at 21 symposium on 14 February.

Reparative Reading at 21: informal reading group 1

Tuesday 31 January 2017

First of two preparatory reading groups in advance of the Reparative Reading at 21 symposium on 14 February.

Nothing - A User's Manual

Tuesday 31 January 2017

A follow-up to the Nothing research strand

Tracking Poetic Performance from Homer to Shakespeare

Monday 30 January 2017

David Attridge (English and Related Literature). Talk hosted by the Poetry and Poetics reading group.

Europe

Tuesday 17 January 2017

An HRC Lightning Rods event

CModS postgraduate forum wine reception

Monday 16 January 2017

Wine reception organised by the CModS postgraduate forum - postgraduates working in the modern period in all disciplines are cordially invited to attend.

The Leighton Network

Monday 12 December 2016

An interdisciplinary research day organised through the History of Art Department and supported by the Centre for Modern Studies

Arts and Humanities Postgraduate open afternoon

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Interested in the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945? Come along and meet the convenor and current students!

Truth claims, activism and cultural practice workshop

Friday 4 November 2016

A one-day workshop organised by the CModS Truth Claims, Activism and Cultural Practice research strand

Restarting the Clock of History: Periodicity, Neoliberalism and Contemporary World Literature

Wednesday 2 November 2016

With Dr Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin). Part of the Centre for Modern Studies 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' research strand.

Is examination of history useful to 21st century campaigners?

Tuesday 25 October 2016

A talk by Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy & Research, Friends of the Earth

Ian Watt and the Prison Camp English Department

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Centre for Modern Studies start of year event with guest speaker Dr Marina Mackay (University of Oxford)

Fluxus and the Idea of Nothing

Tuesday 11 October 2016

A follow-up to the Nothing research strand, this event will consist of a paper and a response.

European Screens 2016

Monday 5 September 2016

An International Conference on Film, TV Drama and the Audiovisual Industries in Europe

Death and Culture

Thursday 1 September 2016

A 3 day conference organised by the Department of Sociology and supported by the CModS Death research strand

David Jones: Dialogues with the Past

Thursday 21 July 2016

An international, interdisciplinary conference

Humour, vitality, and the lone togetherness of social media

Monday 6 June 2016

This Centre for Modern Studies lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to meet Professor Weitz.

Physical Comedy: The theory and practice of joking for bodies

Monday 6 June 2016

This lunchtime workshop for postgraduate students is sponsored by the Centre for Modern Studies.

The Modern Body 1830-present

Friday 3 June 2016

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum sixth annual symposium

Creative Labour

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Two linked events addressing Creative Labour. These events will appeal to those interested in neoliberalism, creativity, contemporary politics, cultural studies and issues including gender, equality, and the theorization of work, or labour.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) at 20

Monday 23 May 2016

A one-day conference organised by The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) to mark the 20th anniversary of the South African TRC's first public hearings.

Musical Materials

Thursday 19 May 2016

A CModS postgraduate forum event

Connecting Dots: Art History and the British Empire

Wednesday 18 May 2016

An informal workshop of short presentations, exploring the collective intellectual genealogy of British art and empire studies.

Uncommon: Hobbes and Theoliberalism

Tuesday 10 May 2016

This event is part of the Freedom After Neoliberalism research strand.

Sargentology

Thursday 28 April 2016

An innovative interdisciplinary conference, aiming to shed new light on Sargent studies, and to explore fresh avenues of approach to this great man and his work.

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 taster and information session

Wednesday 27 April 2016

A taster session for offer holders and prospective applicants to the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945

Complexity in the Humanities Workshop 2

Wednesday 20 April 2016

This year's second Complexity in the Humanities workshop centres upon the topic of time and complex systems.

Remapping Place, Space, and Politics: Locality and the Legend of American Isolationism

Wednesday 13 April 2016

York Centre for the Americas public lecture by Professor Kristin Hoganson (Department of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor at the Rothermore American Institute, Oxford)

Phenomenology and Creativity

Friday 4 March 2016

An inter-disciplinary workshop considering creativity and creative processes from a phenomenological perspective.

Everyday Lives

Tuesday 1 March 2016

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Capturing the Flag: Paris after Terrorism and Global Mourning

Friday 19 February 2016

CModS postgraduate forum Short Talk by Hannah Pinsent - all welcome.

The John Forster Collection at the V&A

Friday 12 February 2016

CModS postgraduate forum short talk by Victoria White

Myths of Homecoming in Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane'

Friday 5 February 2016

CModS postgraduate forum short talk by Lotta Schneidemesser

'Nothing' research strand meeting

Friday 5 February 2016

The Centre for Modern Studies ‘Nothing’ research strand first meeting of the Spring term

Postgraduate virtual open day

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Considering the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945? Visit us online at the Virtual Open Day and we'll answer any questions you may have.

The Freedom of Each and the Freedom of All? Freedom in a Capitalist Market Economy

Friday 22 January 2016

Lecture by Professor Maeve Cooke (University College Dublin), part of the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series.

Complexity in the Humanities Workshop 1

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Centre for Modern Studies Complexity in the Humanities Workshop

CModS postgraduate forum wine reception

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Wine reception organised by the CModS postgraduate forum - postgraduates working in the modern period in all disciplines are cordially invited to attend.

Literary Tourism and Authenticity: From Charles Dickens to Harry Potter

Monday 23 November 2015

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum Seminar

Postgraduate open afternoon

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Meet the MA convenors and find out about postgraduate study in the Centre for Modern Studies

Freedom after Neoliberalism reading group

Monday 16 November 2015

The third meeting of the "Freedom After Neoliberalism" interdisciplinary reading group

The Past and Future of Museums: Questions of Representation and Experience

Friday 13 November 2015

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum Seminar

Workshop on Phenomenology

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Presented by CHiPhi (White Rose Centre for the History of Philosophy), in conjunction with the CModS Research Strand 'Back to the Things Themselves'

Academic Freedom After Neoliberalism

Wednesday 28 October 2015

A lecture by Professor Thomas Docherty (Warwick) in the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series, preceded by a drinks reception at 5.30 to kick-start the CModS academic year. All welcome.

'Nothing' research strand meeting

Friday 23 October 2015

The Centre for Modern Studies ‘Nothing’ research strand reconvenes with a presentation by Michael White

Reading and In Conversation: Olive Senior

Monday 12 October 2015

Back in the UK for a rare visit, Olive’s York event will highlight her new collection of short stories 'The Pain Tree'. She will also discuss her award-winning work of non-fiction, 'Dying to Better Themselves'.

Reconciliations: The 2015 Conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

Monday 20 July 2015

This year the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures comes to the University of York and to venues across the city.

Matter

Tuesday 9 June 2015

An interdisciplinary workshop

Scaling the Novel, Scaling the Human: Annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture 2015

Wednesday 3 June 2015

This year's Annual Jacques Berthoud lecture will be given by Professor Mark McGurl (Stanford University).

Freedom After Neoliberalism: The Beauty of a Social Problem

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Professor Mark McGurl will lead a discussion of Walter Benn Michaels' essay 'The Beauty of a Social Problem', which deals with the problem of artistic form in the age of neoliberalism.

Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

Tuesday 2 June 2015

The 5th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the Centre for Modern Studies, University of York

Radical Domesticities

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Centre for Modern studies postgraduate forum seminar with papers by Stephanie Lambert and Amy Tobin

The Languages of Literature: Attridge at 70

Friday 22 May 2015

A three-day conference to celebrate the contribution to literary criticism made by Professor Derek Attridge.

Translating Terrorism

Thursday 21 May 2015

Guest talk by Anas Sareen, University of Lausanne

Salomé: The Modern Body

Tuesday 19 May 2015

A Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 taster and information session

Wednesday 29 April 2015

A taster session for offer holders and prospective applicants to the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945

One man's freedom fighter, another man's terrorist: Understanding radicalism in political struggles

Tuesday 28 April 2015

A Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

Movements and Shakers: Complexity to simplicity and back again

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum

Mourning and Morbidity: Death and British Art

Tuesday 10 March 2015

A one-day workshop investigating the relationship of Death and British art

Riding Westward: Geoffrey Hill's Eccentric Resistances

Monday 2 March 2015

A Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

Resources for International Solidarity: Palestine and South Africa on Camera

Wednesday 25 February 2015

The third event in the Resistant Resources Lecture series with speaker Dr Anna Bernard (King's College, London).

Land, Labour & African Literature

Monday 16 February 2015

Dr James Graham (Middlesex) and Dr Madhu Krishnan (Bristol) give papers at the third event in the Resistant Resources lecture series.

Red Desert screening

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Screening of Antonioni's 1964 film in preparation for the 'So-called waste' workshop

Resistant Resources Lecture Series: Sugar, Coal and Oil

Monday 9 February 2015

This second event in the Resistant Resources Lecture Series will offer exciting papers covering sugar, coal and oil, as they pertain to the General Strike, the Caribbean, and Zombie movies.

The Very Queer Appeal of Japan: Sexuality, Identity and Belonging in Postwar Expatriate Literary Cultures

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Department of History research seminar with Mark Pendleton, University of Sheffield

Networks, Systems, Them, Me, Us

Wednesday 28 January 2015

An interdisciplinary Lightning Rods event

The Proposition: Freedom after Neoliberalism

Monday 19 January 2015

Addressing recent debates on neoliberalism in the humanities and social sciences, this session asks what an engagement with freedom might add to those debates.

Enduring Oil: The Resources of Petrofiction

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Graeme MacDonald (Warwick) opens the Resistant Resources lecture series.

Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD)

Monday 15 December 2014

The third meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD)

Vegan Theory event

Monday 1 December 2014

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Vegan Society, the Centre for Modern Studies will be hosting a short, lunchtime event.

Eborakon launch party

Friday 28 November 2014

Launch party for a new biennial poetry magazine based at the University of York

'What death can join together': Neo-Victorian mortalities in the 21st century

Wednesday 26 November 2014

A multi-disciplinary seminar with speakers including Marie-luise Kohlke (University of Swansea)

A poetry reading by J.T. Welsch

Wednesday 19 November 2014

A Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum event

Postgraduate open afternoon

Wednesday 19 November 2014

An information event for prospective postgraduates in the departments of Archaeology, English and Related Literature, History and Philosophy, and the centres for Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies and Modern Studies.

Moving Images: Between Photography and Film in Contemporary Art

Monday 17 November 2014

This paper will consider the role of moving images in contemporary art. A CModS event with speaker Dr Lee-Von Kim, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Autobiography in Comparative Perspective (TORCH, University of Oxford).

Modernism: Beyond Representation

Thursday 13 November 2014

A CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Complexity in the Humanities workshop

Monday 3 November 2014

A two-day workshop inaugurating the Complexity in the Humanities research strand in the Centre for Modern Studies, featuring presentations from members of the NarCS network on complex systems and narrative.

Miss Lou, Jamaican Culture & Mervyn Morris

Thursday 23 October 2014

Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, speaks on Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture. Professor Morris will also treat us to some of his own highly regarded poetry.

Symbolic Death

Wednesday 15 October 2014

An informal meeting hosted by the Death research strand

Nothing Happening?

Thursday 9 October 2014

The first meeting of the 'Nothing' research strand.

Resources of Resistance: Production, Consumption, Transformation

Thursday 24 July 2014

The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate and Early Career Conference

Tastes in Practice

Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Research Centre ECCE and the Sociology Department at the University of York are pleased to announce a one-day seminar on tastes at York. The seminar is jointly organised by the Stratification and Culture Research Network

The Sea is Rising: Visualizing Climate Change in the Pacific

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Postgraduate workshop and public lecture by Associate Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA)

Death and Domesticity:From Victorian Masculinity to Literary Afterlives

Tuesday 24 June 2014

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Writing the Living, Writing the Dead: Patrick French in Conversation

Thursday 19 June 2014

Eminent biographer and historian, Patrick French, discusses the art of literary biography, and shows how V. S. Naipaul, born in rural poverty in colonial Trinidad, turned himself into a key figure in contemporary world literature. A Writers at York event in association with York Festival of Ideas.

'It's a Dishonest Con!': Realist Film and Television after Alan Clarke

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Centre for Modern Studies one-day symposium

Nature at War

Thursday 5 June 2014

The annual symposium of the Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum

Reading and Interpretation: Poetry, Memory and Psychoanalysis in Three Works of Adam Phillips

Monday 2 June 2014

Reading and Interpretation reading group seminar with Hugh Haughton

Place, performance, memory: towards an ecology of remembering

Wednesday 28 May 2014

TFTV research seminar with speaker Gay McAuley, Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney

Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture

Thursday 22 May 2014

Annual Jacques Berthoud lecture with speaker W. J. T. Mitchell (Chicago)

Adil Ray, 'In Conversation', followed by a screening of 'Citizen Khan'

Thursday 15 May 2014

A Writers at York event with speaker Adil Ray, actor, radio and television presenter.

Unconstitutional Writing: Arvind Mehrotra and the Interplay of Languages

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Peter McDonald (Oxford)

Remembering Stuart Hall

Monday 12 May 2014

A commemorative symposium in honour of the contribution made by the late Jamaican cultural theorist and socialist intellectual Stuart Hall

CANCELLED: Melanie Challenger Poetry Seminar

Thursday 8 May 2014

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum event

New books roundtable

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Roundtable on new studies of CLR James and Darcus Howe

Said's 'Secular Criticism'

Monday 5 May 2014

Dr Ziad Elmarsafy will chair the second meeting of the ‘Reading and Interpretation’ reading group, looking at Edward Said’s essay ‘Secular Criticism’ from 'The World, the Text, and the Critic'.

Poetry, Music, and the Sacred

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Alice Goodman and Michael Symmons Roberts in Conversation.

Sketching Home: Soldier Art and Souvenirs of the Crimean War

Thursday 24 April 2014

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School Research Seminar with Holly Furneaux (Leicester)

Economy and Society in the West and Beyond

Thursday 24 April 2014

Centre for Modern Studies workshop

A Double Sorrow

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Lavinia Greenlaw reads her new collection inspired by Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'. Preceded by a talk on Chaucer by Kenneth Clarke (York). A Writers at York event.

Literary Ethics: Poetic Humour and Narrative Affect

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum seminar

Blade Runner workshop

Friday 11 April 2014

The third and final workshop of the AHRC-funded project 'Cognitive and Aesthetic Values in Cultural Artefacts'

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

Wednesday 26 March 2014

History of Art symposium organised by Professor Whitney Davis

Further Dimensions of the Poem: Sylvia Plath's visual imagination and Seamus Heaney's sense of space

Thursday 13 March 2014

A Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum seminar

Ken Loach and the Save the Children Film: Humanitarianism, Paternalism and Imperialism in 20th Century Britain

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar with Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham

Islamisation and Fiction: A Narrative

Friday 7 March 2014

A Writers at York event with speaker Tabish Khair.

Maureen McLane poetry reading

Thursday 6 March 2014

A Writers at York event.

Maureen McLane poetry reading

Thursday 6 March 2014

A Writers at York event.

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 - taster and information session

Wednesday 26 February 2014

For prospective applicants

If opposition is an art, is Ed Miliband an artist?

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar with Tim Bale, Queen Mary, London

Frames of reference: Art, Race, Sexuality and Nationhood

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

Eliot Among the Comedians

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Matthew Bevis (Oxford).

Fat Art Thin Art: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet

Friday 14 February 2014

To celebrate Queer History month, Valentine's day, and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Fat Art Thin Art, the Centre for Modern Studies is delighted to host an afternoon soiree to discuss Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a poet

A Lovely Dialogue: Critics and Poets, Friends and Fans

Thursday 13 February 2014

A poetry reading to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's 'Fat Art Thin Art'

The (Un)natural World: Anthropomorphic Language and Lenses

Friday 7 February 2014

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum event

W.B. Yeats and the BBC

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School seminar with Emilie Morin (York)

De-industrialization but not decline? Britain since the 1950s

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar with Jim Tomlinson, University of Glasgow

Nabokov and his Publishers: Authority in the Paratext

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School seminar with Duncan White (Wellesley College)

London in the independence-era imaginary: Postwar, Cold war and Transnational visitors

Monday 2 December 2013

Distinguished Visitor lecture by Professor Susan Pennybacker, (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Against Photographic Exceptionalism

Monday 2 December 2013

History of Art research seminar with Stephen Bann

Who “owns” mourning? A discussion of memory, space, and community

Monday 25 November 2013

Seminar hosted by the History Postgraduate Forum and the Centre for Modern Studies (CModS) Postgraduate Forum

Nation, Narration and Exile

Tuesday 19 November 2013

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

The Online Professional: Gender and Digital Culture

Friday 8 November 2013

Afternoon workshop on the intersections between professional life, digital media and gender.

Realignment and Televisual Intellect: From 'The Wire' through 'Occupy' to 'Hemlock Grove'

Tuesday 5 November 2013

What can the 'golden age' of American television tell us about the transformation of social relations in this age of austerity? Modern School guest lecture by Professor Stephen Shapiro (University of Warwick.

Amit Chaudhuri: Reading and In Conversation on Words and Music

Wednesday 23 October 2013

A Writers at York event

Ordinary / Everyday / Quotidian

Thursday 26 September 2013

An international two-day conference

Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System

Tuesday 2 July 2013

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the economic and socio-political dynamics of ‘neoliberalism’ in relation to the contemporary ‘crisis’ of capital and set against a foundational concern with the capitalist world system.

Translating Freedom workshop

Monday 1 July 2013

The workshop is the final event linked to an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) network grant on the theme of 'translating freedom', which funded workshops in Rwanda, South Africa, and Egypt during 2012.

Encounters, Affinities, Legacies: the Eighteenth Century in the Present Day

Friday 28 June 2013

This two-day international, interdisciplinary academic conference and arts festival seeks to explore the complex webs of interconnection between the long eighteenth century and the ‘long’ twentieth century, from 1900 to the present.

Synergies: The Role of Collectors, Critics, Curators in Artistic Practice c. 1780-1914

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Afternoon workshop to examine the fraught but often productive relationships between artists, collectors, critics and curators in the long nineteenth century

Anti-Happenings/ Anti-Politics: Experimental Art in Late Socialist Central Europe

Monday 24 June 2013

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar with Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Courtauld Institute of Art

Eccentric Objects: Sculpture in the 1960s

Tuesday 11 June 2013

A talk and roundtable discussion

Representing the Industrial Scene: Lowry in Context 1900-1980

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Symposium examining the art historical context of L.S. Lowry's work

Advertising and Consumer Culture

Friday 31 May 2013

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum third annual symposium

Elizabeth Shove workshop

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Postgraduate workshop as part of the Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian research strand

Everyday Life and How It Changes

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Lecture by Elizabeth Shove, University of Lancaster as part of the Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian research strand

Feminist Object(ive)s: Writing Art History

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Postgraduate symposium exploring the aims, challenges and complications of writing art histories from a feminist standpoint

Capitalism Without Images

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Professor T J Clark, Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley and Visiting Professor at York presents this lecture.

Visual Culture in Crisis: Britain c.1800-Present

Friday 10 May 2013

A two-day conference

Cinematic (ab)normality

Monday 6 May 2013

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum seminar

"I Am Changing, And Things Around Me Change": making a revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1916

Thursday 2 May 2013

Department of English Jacques Berthoud lecture by Professor R.F. Foster (Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford)

Creative Writing and English Literature: The State of the Disciplines. An interactive panel

Thursday 2 May 2013

Final speaker event in the interdisciplinary research project 'Strange Bedfellows?: Creativity and Analysis in an Age of Austerity'

The Poisoned Gift of Forgiveness in 'Jane Eyre'

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Henry Staten (University of Washington)

Poetry Reading by John Wilkinson

Thursday 25 April 2013

A Modern School/Writers at York event

Psychoanalytic Animal

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Maud Ellmann (University of Chicago)

South African Jazz Cultures: indaba / discussion day

Saturday 20 April 2013

An interdisciplinary forum structured around five presentations and a round table

Beyond the Garden Party: Rethinking Edwardian Culture

Saturday 13 April 2013

Two-day conference to be held at the University of Durham and the University of York

Documentary, Photography, Empathy

Wednesday 6 March 2013

A CModS Postgraduate Forum event with speakers Jay James May (English) and Katie Markham (English)

Silent Spring: Chemical, Biological and Technological Visions of the Post-1945 Environment

Friday 1 March 2013

Postgraduate workshop supported by the University of York Centre for Modern Studies and AHRC Collaborative Skills Development

Beckett Among Others

Thursday 28 February 2013

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum White Rose Beckett Seminar

The cultural representation and politics of food in the modern world

Tuesday 26 February 2013

The papers in this seminar showcase some of the exciting and novel work done on the politics and representation of food at the University of York.

Thinking historically about Neoliberalism

Monday 25 February 2013

Public lecture by Nicholas Gane, Department of Sociology

'Our Lives, Mrs Dalloway': A Creative-Critical Talk

Wednesday 20 February 2013

A creative-critical talk by Professor John Schad, University of Lancaster

Contemporary Fiction and Everyday Life

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Lecture by Neal Alexander (Nottingham) as part of the Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian speaker series

Tendencies at Twenty

Thursday 14 February 2013

Interdisciplinary symposium to celebrate Queer History Month, Valentine's Day and the 20th anniversary of the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's 'Tendencies'.

Queering National Mythologies: Anandamath, The Mahabharata, and the Gendering of Resistance

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Shamira Meghani (Leeds)

Identity: a CModS Postgraduate Forum event

Tuesday 5 February 2013

In this interdisciplinary seminar, Eoin Martin and Daniel Molto will explore issues surrounding identity and its applications in the humanities.

There Is Nothing Other than Ordinary Language

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Lecture by Dr Rupert Read (UEA) as part of the Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian speaker series

Ideas that Bind: Approaches to Modernist Groups and Networks

Friday 25 January 2013

Two of the foremost scholars of modernism, Professor Linda Dalrymple Henderson (University of Texas) and Professor Patricia Leighten (Duke University), will be taking part in this afternoon workshop highlighting new research on the ways in which artistic groups were formed, the role of networks in the dissemination of artistic practices and their intersection with varieties of political radicalism.

Modernism and the Art of Typing Up

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Hannah Sullivan (Oxford)

The Academy Just Isn’t Funny Enough

Tuesday 22 January 2013

A 'Lightning Rods' event

Willed Passivity, Furious Martyrdom

Tuesday 15 January 2013

CModS postgraduate forum event with speaker Dr Sara Crangle (Sussex)

Twentieth century music: transmissions and fragments

Tuesday 11 December 2012

CMods postgraduate forum seminar with Martin Scheuregger (Department of Music) and Tim Smith-Laing (Jesus College, Oxford)

Contemporary Aesthetic Education in the UK

Monday 10 December 2012

Interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop

Modernizing the Mikado: Japan, Japanism, and the Limitations of the Avant-garde

Friday 7 December 2012

Department of History of Art research seminar with Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Studies at Penn State University in Philadelphia

The Cultural Representation and Politics of Food in the Modern World

Tuesday 27 November 2012

The first seminar of the new CModS research strand.

Popular culture, digital archives and the new social life of data

Monday 26 November 2012

CModS postgraduate forum event with Dr David Beer, Department of Sociology

Alltagsgeschichte: Writing the History of Modernity

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Part of the Centre for Modern Studies' 'Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian' series, with speaker Holger Nehring (Sheffield)

Theory Has Never Been Secular

Tuesday 20 November 2012

A 'Lightning Rods' seminar

The Ethics of Narrative Non-Fiction: writing about the living, the wounded and the ill-at-ease

Friday 16 November 2012

Lecture by South African writer Jonny Steinberg

How to tell tales about tales: writing about the stories South African prisoners' tell

Friday 16 November 2012

Informal discussion with South African writer Jonny Steinberg about his work with South African prisoners

The Holocaust on Film: Symposium and Screenings

Friday 9 November 2012

Postgraduate symposium with key speakers Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman and Sue Vice

Things that Matter

Wednesday 7 November 2012

New Poetry and Performances by James Nash, David Tait, and Izzy Isgate

Music and Meaning: a symposium

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Department of Sociology event

Would the Real Modernism Please Stand Up?

Tuesday 6 November 2012

A Modern School lecture by Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway)

Holocaust on Film screening

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Screening of 'Nuit et Brouillard' and excerpts of 'Shoah' in preparation for the symposium on 9 November

Democracy Needs the Humanities

Tuesday 30 October 2012

A 'Lightning Rods' seminar

Holocaust on Film Screening

Sunday 28 October 2012

Screening of Claude Lanzmann's documentary 'Shoah' (1985)

The Everyday and the Archive

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Workshop with Professor Michael Sheringham, All Souls College, Oxford, following the lecture on 23 October.

The Everyday and the Archive

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Lecture by Professor Michael Sheringham, All Souls College, Oxford. The first in a series of talks organised by the Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian research strand.

Neuroscience and the Novel: Strange Bedfellows?

Thursday 18 October 2012

Dr Charles Fernyhough, Reader in Psychology, University of Durham

A Taste of Spain: The Reception of Spanish Art in Britain, 1850-1920

Monday 15 October 2012

Modern Research Seminar with Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn

Visible and invisible authorships

Thursday 27 September 2012

The 7th Annual Conference of The Association of Adaptation Studies

Contested histories and the parameters of resistance

Tuesday 3 July 2012

One-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

World-Systems Research Day

Friday 29 June 2012

Following on from Professor Wallerstein’s public lecture on 28th June, there will be an exciting world systems research day that responds to his work on capitalist modernity and the structural crisis of capitalism.

Structural crisis of the capitalist world-system: How serious? How long? Endpoint?

Thursday 28 June 2012

Professor Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale)

Prison Fictions and Writing Imprisonment

Thursday 21 June 2012

Exploring a variety of approaches to writing about incarceration and the experience of imprisonment from a range of different perspectives

Pakistani Women's Writing: Generational Influences and Literary Examples

Tuesday 19 June 2012

A Writers at York event with Kamila Shamsie, the Department of English Writer in Residence, in conversation.

Everyday Cities and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Cities

Friday 15 June 2012

One-day conference organised by the Centre for Modern Studies and the Centre for Urban Research

Queer/Animal

Friday 8 June 2012

A one-day symposium exploring the dialogue between queer studies and animal studies, organised by the Centre for Modern Studies and King's College London

Black box workshop with Tanya Gerstle

Thursday 7 June 2012

A unique, informal, experimental, and interdisciplinary ‘black-box’ workshop, exploring issues of affect and embodiment, especially designed for Modern humanities students at York.

Authenticity

Thursday 31 May 2012

CModS postgraduate forum second annual symposium

A Willfulness Archive

Thursday 24 May 2012

Lecture by Professor Sara Ahmed, co-hosted by the Postcolonial Perspectives Reading Group and the CModS Postgraduate Forum

Interview with Tanya Gerstle

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Interview with one of Australia's leading directors and actor trainers

Complexity reading group

Wednesday 16 May 2012

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis interdisciplinary reading group

My Truth About Prison

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Prison Fictions and Human rights event with Erwin James, writer and Guardian columnist

The Idea of the Animal (in Animal Rights Discourse)

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Prison Fictions and Human Rights event with Dr Robert McKay, University of Sheffield

Beyond the Frame: Contemporary Cuban Art

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Department of History of Art event

Queer readings of accountability and vulnerability

Wednesday 2 May 2012

An informal reading group, led by visiting researcher Sara Edenheim (Umeå University, Sweden)

Narrative workshop: Performativity, Beckett, Music

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Centre for Modern Studies narrative workshop with Emilie Morin (English) and Catherine Laws (Music)

Imprisonment and the eighteenth-century novel: The enchanted castle and the hell mouth

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Prison Fictions and Human Rights event with Lucy Powell, UCL

Complexity reading group

Wednesday 18 April 2012

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis interdisciplinary reading group

Security, policing and social control

Thursday 15 March 2012

First in a series of conferences on the new impacts of economic, social and political change on urban life.

Writing in Troubled Times

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Talk by renowned Ivoirian writer, academic and artist Véronique Tadjo

On 'The Wire'

Tuesday 13 March 2012

The final CModS postgraduate forum interdisciplinary session of the term, pairing PhD candidates Tim Lawrence and Andrew Munzer on the theme of American Stories/American Spaces

How to Make Secrets: Pesticides, Nerve Gas and Knowledge Transfer in the Cold War

Thursday 1 March 2012

Department of History Research Seminar with Brian Balmer (University College, London)

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 taster session

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Taster and information session for prospective applicants, with coffee and cakes!

Other Stories: Queering the University Art Collection

Tuesday 28 February 2012

A Guided Tour at Leeds University art gallery by artist Matt Smith

Aesthetic perceptions

Tuesday 28 February 2012

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

After Girl Power: What’s Next? Girls’ Studies Conference

Friday 24 February 2012

Centre for Women's Studies conference 24-25 February 2012

Centre for the Americas Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Professor Philip D. Morgan, 'A Tale of Two Hamiltons: North American-Caribbean Crossings in the Eighteenth Century'

Mining the Meaning: David Peace's 'GB84' and the 1984-5 UK Miners' Strike

Monday 20 February 2012

Modern School Research Seminar with Dr Katy Shaw (University of Brighton)

The Law Becomes Us: Rediscovering Judgment

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Centre for Women's Studies seminar with Prof Margaret Davies, Flinders University

Feminist Narratives

Tuesday 14 February 2012

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Occam's razor and models of ecological complexity

Friday 10 February 2012

York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA) Interdisciplinary Seminar

Juggling with Machetes: The US Occupation of Nicaragua, 1927-1933

Thursday 9 February 2012

Department of History research seminar with Alex Goodall (University of York)

'La vie moderne'

Tuesday 7 February 2012

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Authors for Peace Seminar with Priya Basil

Thursday 2 February 2012

Seminar hosted by the English Society and the Aftermaths Research Strand, with support from Writers at York

Bookgroup with Priya Basil

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Aftermaths research strand and York English Society event

Parker Tyler, Mae West and Queer Fandom

Thursday 26 January 2012

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum Event

Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American war in Vietnam

Monday 23 January 2012

Department of History of Art research seminar with Professor Mignon Nixon (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Drawing on the Holocaust

Monday 23 January 2012

Aftermaths Spring workshop

Art in China: Global Challenges and Opportunities in Presenting the Art of Other Civilisations

Monday 23 January 2012

History of Art lecture by visiting Professor Ding Ning from Peking University

Debating Multidirectional Memory

Friday 13 January 2012

'Translating Freedom' event with Professor Michael Rothberg

Postcolonial perspectives

Thursday 8 December 2011

Postgraduate reading group meeting

Standing in defiance of nature?: Imperial change in British West Africa, 1900-39

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Department of History research seminar with Chris Prior, University College Dublin

The Possibilities for and of a Global Sociology

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Department of Sociology seminar

The impact and politics of inequality

Tuesday 6 December 2011

A public lecture on inequality by Professor Kate Pickett and Professor Richard Wilkinson

Writing the Sixties

Friday 2 December 2011

History of Art event

Is it bad for us to die?

Thursday 1 December 2011

Philosophy Open Course Lecture by Dr Chris Belshaw

Comparative Histories: Sport and Medicine in the long 20th Century

Thursday 1 December 2011

Department of History research seminar with Vanessa Heggie, University of Cambridge

The nice and the nasty: Towards a consensus morality

Monday 28 November 2011

Baroness Mary Warnock

Up To A Point: The Psychoanalyst and the Essay

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Public lecture by Professor Adam Philips, writer and psychoanalyst

Postgraduate Seminar - Adam Phillips

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Department of English postgraduate seminar with Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips

The virtues of character

Thursday 17 November 2011

Philosophy Open Course Lecture by Dr Debbie Roberts

Postcolonial perspectives

Thursday 17 November 2011

Postgraduate reading group meeting

FR Leavis and British Student Protests, 1963-1974

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Modern School seminar with Dr David M Fowler, University of Cambridge

Social Theory in an Age of Limits

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Department of Sociology seminar

Between Words and Images

Wednesday 16 November 2011

'Aftermaths' research workshop

If the Shoe Fits: Footwear, Gender and Identity

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Centre for Women's Studies seminar

An Empire of Machines: Britain in the Second World War

Thursday 10 November 2011

Department of History research seminar with David Edgerton, Imperial College

Thinking together cultural sociology and urban studies: the example of Brussels

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Department of Sociology seminar

Social Change in York 1900-2011

Saturday 5 November 2011

Seminar forming part of the ESRC Festival of Science

The self and how to know it

Thursday 3 November 2011

Philosophy Open Course Lecture by Dr Nick Jones

Black Identity in Education

Monday 31 October 2011

Discussion to mark Black History Month

Postcolonial perspectives

Thursday 27 October 2011

Postgraduate reading group meeting

(Self)-Transformation through Transportation:Empathy, Neoliberalism and International Development

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Centre for Women's Studies seminar with Dr Carolyn Pedwell

'Lumumba' film screening

Monday 24 October 2011

A rare screening of Raoul Peck’s extraordinary film about Patrice Lumumba to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Bright Side of the Landscape

Monday 24 October 2011

History of Art departmental seminar with Professor TJ Clark

Social Change in Post-War Britain: biographical accounts from the 1958 National Child Development Study

Thursday 20 October 2011

Department of History research seminar with Mike Savage, Sociology

Spectres Haunting ... Postcommunism and Postcolonialism

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Modern School guest lecture by Professor Neil Lazarus

Bookgroup with Ellen Banda-Aaku

Monday 17 October 2011

Reading and discussion of her novel 'Patchwork', winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing

Doing business with indigenous peoples: Transnational corporations and human rights

Monday 17 October 2011

Human Rights public lecture series

Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945

Friday 7 October 2011

A three-day international, interdisciplinary conference on theatre and human rights

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Bringing human solidarity back into the rights equation

Thursday 6 October 2011

Public lecture by Justice Albie Sachs

Translating Freedom reading group

Monday 3 October 2011

Reading group organised by the Translating Freedom interdisciplinary research project team

Translating Freedom reading group

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Reading group organised by the Translating Freedom interdisciplinary research project team

Development and Empire, 1929-1962

Friday 1 July 2011

A two-day conference organised by the British Empire research cluster in the department of History

Theatre and Ghosts: Renaissance to Present Day

Friday 1 July 2011

Department of Theatre, Film and Television day conference

York Deviancy Conference

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Critical perspectives on crime, deviance, disorder and social harm

Rememoration and Reconstruction

Tuesday 28 June 2011

CModS postgraduate forum event

A talk by JM Coetzee

Friday 24 June 2011

A public reading by the Nobel Prize-winning author

A reading by John Banville

Thursday 23 June 2011

A public reading by the Booker Prize-winning novelist, followed by an interview and book signing

Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive

Thursday 23 June 2011

A major international conference

The Singing Sepoy: India, Empire and First World War Writing

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Modern School research seminar with Dr Santanu Das, Queen Mary's, University of London

Reading South Africa roundtable

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Department of English Modern School event with Professor Dorothy Driver, Professor Carrol Clarkson, Dr Lucy Graham and Zoe Wicomb

Re-routing Cosmopolitanism: The birth, near-death and re-birth of the modernist South African short story in English

Tuesday 21 June 2011

University of York Public Lecture delivered by Professor Dorothy Driver, University of Adelaide

Women's Time: Martin and Truitt in the Moment of Minimalism

Monday 20 June 2011

Department of History of Art research seminar with Professor Anne Wagner

Watching and Being Watched

Saturday 18 June 2011

A postgraduate conference organised by the Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum

Cultures of the Global: an interdisciplinary conversation

Thursday 16 June 2011

This informal discussion event will bring together scholars from across the fields of History, History of Art, English and Related Literatures, Politics, Philosophy and Human Rights to explore the complex and fractured conception of the ‘global’ in the modern period.

Creativity and Physics

Thursday 16 June 2011

Creativity across the Disciplines seminar with Dr Yvette Hancock

Postgraduate lunch with Whitney Davis

Thursday 16 June 2011

Professor Whitney Davis (Berkeley), will host a lunch and round-table discussion for postgraduate students

York Festival of Ideas

Thursday 16 June 2011

York's first Festival of Ideas on the theme of Beckett, the Body and the Bible, bringing together a range of world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances and artistic endeavour. Runs from 16 June to 10 July 2011.