Association for Art History | Professional Development Days 2021

27 & 28 May, online

Join us online for this year’s virtual Professional Development Days. Taking place over two days, rather than the usual one day, these FREE online events offer professional advice, insights, and career support and development for those at phd, post-doc and early career stage.  They are designed for people working within arts, art history, curating, education and other areas of work in arts, culture and heritage sectors.

The two days will include a range of different speakers, in different roles, from a variety of different organisations. They will share their expertise and experiences, and cover timely topics such as post-doc funding, working in museums and collections during and after the pandemic and mental health and well-being.

This event is FREE and open to all. It will take place via Zoom.
Book Day 1
Book Day 2

Day 1: 27 May

1pm Welcome by Gursimran Oberoi, DECR Convenor for the Association for Art History

PANEL 1: Teaching and Education

1.10pm   Lenia Kouneni, University of St Andrews

1.20pm   Madeleine Haddon, University of Edinburgh

1.30pm   Rebecca Senior, University of Nottingham

1.40 – 2.10pm   Panel Q&A

2.10 – 2.20pm  BREAK

PANEL 2: Publishing

2.20pm   Serena Dyer, DeMonfort University, Leicester

2.30pm   Sunil Manghani, University of Southampton

2.40pm   Marsha Meskimmon (Loughborough University)

2.50 – 3.20pm   Panel Q&A

3.20-3.30pm   BREAK

PANEL 3: Post-Docs, Fellowships and Funding Opportunities.

3.30pm   Kathryn Desplanque, Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carleton University

3.40pm   Apurba Chatterjee, German Maritime Research Fellow

3.50pm   Miguel de Baca, Senior Programme Officer, Getty Grants

4.00 -4.30pm   Panel Q&A

4.30pm – 4.45pm  Closing Remarks

4.45pm End of Day 1


Day 2: 28 May

1pm Welcome by Gursimran Oberoi, DECR Convenor for the Association for Art History

PANEL 1: Sharing Your Expertise

1.10pm   Isabella Rosner, PhD student, Kings College London

1.20pm   Bolanle Tajudeen, Black Blossoms School of Art & Culture

1.30pm   Taous Dahmani, PhD student, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

1.40-2.10pm Panel Q&A

2.10-2.20pm BREAK

PANEL 2: Museums and Collections in the Pandemic and Beyond

2.20pm   Sushma Jansari, curator at The British Museum

2.30pm   Laura Bauld, Project Curator for the Burrell Renaissance Project at Glasgow Museums

2.40pm   Anjalie Dalal-Clayton, University of the Arts, London

2.50-3.20pm  Panel Q&A

3.20-3.30pm BREAK

PANEL 3: Dealing with Precarity and the Impact on our Mental Health and Wellbeing

3.30pm   Emma Brodzinski, Royal Holloway, University of London

3.40pm   Bee Hughes, artist and lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University

3.50pm   Sam Metz, artist, producer and curator

4.00pm   Ese Onojeruo, artist and curator

4.10 – 4.50pm Panel Q&A

4:50 -5.00pm Concluding Remarks

5.00pm End

Professional Development Days are organised by the Association’s Doctoral and Early Career Research (DECR) Committee. The 2021 event is co-organised by Lucy Mounfield, Clare Fisher and Caitlin Doley.

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