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On Belonging 2 | English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700

26-30 July 2021

Announcing the Call for Papers for On Belonging 2: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700 (26 – 30 July 2021) We are happy to announce that the Call for Papers for our summer 2021 conference is now open! Leading on from our first ‘On Belonging’ conference in 2018, ‘On Belonging 2’ will […]

CFP | About Time: Temporality in American Art and Visual Culture

30 June 2021

Université de Paris, November 4-5, 2021 From Afro-futurism to memorials and monuments, from dystopian prophecies to the celebration of an eternal return of American “greatness,” American culture is and has always been deeply engaged with the notion of time. This symposium will consider time as it relates specifically to the visual arts of the United […]

The Matter of Silver | Substance, Surface, Shimmer, Trauma

26 - 28 July 2021

International, inter-disciplinary conference convened by Professor Helen Hills (University of York), supported by the British Academy, to be held online over three afternoons. How and why did silver, more widespread than gold, extracted by force from the Andes, marked by trauma, become par excellence marker of and substance of social, political and spiritual refinement in […]

Leeds Art Fund Online Talks Series

February - July 2021

Leeds Art Fund presents a series of eight online talks given by speakers who have a connection to Leeds and its collections, whether through study, research, curatorial activity or a combination of all three. From early nineteenth-century neoclassical sculpture to the future of collecting, these talks cover themes that are highly relevant today: the politics […]

How to Write About Art

This episode of ‘How to Write About Art’ for successful funding applications is now available to view online. This was the fourth in our series of informal online talks on writing about art and art history from different perspectives and for different purposes.

The Future of the Blockbuster : A Need for Change?

Thanks to everyone who participated in and attended this panel discussion on 22 October. Watch the recording of this event. Crises lead to reassessment. ‘Blockbuster’ exhibitions have been a staple of art museums and galleries for decades. They have been enormously successful in terms of raising profile, fostering research, reaching larger audiences and generating income. […]

How To Write About Art

5.30 - 6pm, 24 September 2020

Join us on Thursday 24 September for another informal online talk as part of our ‘How to Write about Art’ series. This time we’ll be looking at getting writing published, and specifically talking about how to write for academic journals with Samuel Bibby, Managing Editor of the Association for Art History’s journal ‘Art History’.

How to Write About Art

15 July, 6 - 6.30pm

A recording of this talk is now available to view on YouTube. How do you write about art? Join us on Wednesday 15 July, 6 – 6.30pm for our second online talk in our new series on writing about art. For this event we welcome Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly, who set up and run […]

How to Write About Art

24 June 2020

How do you write about art? Join us on Wednesday 24 June, 5.30-6pm for a new series of short online talks about writing about art. We start the series finding out how to write about art and exhibitions with art critic, Tabish Khan.