CFP | Whistler, Nature and Industry

30th September-1st October 2020

Call for Papers | Whistler, Nature and Industry| The Hunterian, University Of Glasgow, Glasgow, G128QQ

30th September -1st October 2020 (five formal academic sessions spread over a day and a half).

Explores the relationship between nature and industry in the art of James McNeill Whistler, including possible linkages with wider scientific debates of the period 1850-1914

  • Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Posters welcome for informal presentation during a planned session on current/future research. Please email proposals to the symposium convenors by 17th April 2020 (300 words max),  indicating clearly whether a paper or poster is being offered. Speakers and poster contributions will be confirmed by 8th May. Bursaries are offered to cover the expenses of up to two UK-based postgraduate speakers/poster contributors.


Dr Patricia de Montfort, History of Art/Research Curator for Whistler Studies, The Hunterian,
School of Culture and Creative Arts, 8 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QH, Scotland, UK.


Tel: + 44 (0)141 330 3268. Fax: +44 (0)141 330 3513

Prof. Clare A.P. Willsdon, Professor of the History of Western Art, School of Culture and Creative Arts, 8 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QH, Scotland, UK.


Tel. +44 (0) 141 330 6331. Fax + 44 (0) 141 330 3513

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