Sense & Matter in Early Modern Europe

Evelyn Welch is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Provost, and Senior Vice President at King’s College London, and is former Chair of the Association for Art History. To mark her 60th birthday and to celebrate her contribution to art history and material culture studies, Kings College London are holding a 1-day on Saturday 9 March 2019.

The programme covers three main areas of Welch’s research interests, showing a trajectory through her career: consumption, fashion and textiles, and the body, skin and medicine. Confirmed speakers have all at one time worked with Welch throughout this journey, and they are: Bruno Blondé, Maria Hayward, Paula Hohti, Lesley Miller, Hannah Murphy, Ulinka Rublack, James Shaw, and Tessa Storey.

To reflect Welch’s longstanding interest in supporting early career researchers and acting as a mentor for many at the outset of and indeed further along in their careers, we are including a session for ECRs to deliver lightning talks on their research. Lightning talks should be 3 minutes’ long, with no more than 10 slides. We welcome proposals on any area of research that intersects with the themes of the conference. Small travel bursaries may be available