Events in 2012-13

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