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Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories

09.00 -17.30, 21 June, online

Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories Association for Art History’s two-day Summer Symposium Day 1, 21 June 2021 & Day 2 early September (date tbc), online Programme and Speakers below or download full programme with abstracts (pdf) Free and open to all. Book your ticket Keynote Speaker: susan pui san lok, Professor of Contemporary Art and […]

Curating Art or Curating Artists | The Thorny Question of an Artist’s Biography

22 June, 6:30-8pm GMT

Free online event. Book your ticket. How much should an artist’s life be used to frame our understanding and experience of their artwork? Critics have often been strict in their prescription that an art object must be separated from its sullied context, with a dose of sterile white space to allow visitors to reach an […]

Linda Nochlin revisited. 50 years later. Historiographical conference on contemporary art

13 July 2021

The consolidation of a feminist art history continues to be an ambitious and necessary project that still requires the work of numerous researchers. However, when we trace the path that has led us to the current questions, situating those figures that marked a before and after in our discipline, we all agree on the same […]

Pluriversality at Play Art and material culture in the thirteenth-century Mediterranean

Thurs17 June 2021 to Fri18 June 2021, 2:15pm to 6:00pm

The Mediterranean has always been a ‘contact zone’, a place of convergence and divergence, of peaceful co-existence, as well as of war and conflict. Although the medieval Mediterranean was an area of cultural commonalities, it was also a place of religious, political and military oppositions. It was a fluid space of communication, negotiation and contestation […]

Venice in Blue: The Use of Carta azzurra in the Artist’s Studio and in the Printer’s Workshop, ca. 1500–50

2-3 September 2021

University of St Andrews, International Online Conference: 2–3 September, 2021 Organisers: Alexa McCarthy, Laura Moretti, Paolo Sachet At the turn of the sixteenth century, blue paper emerged as a chosen support for drawing and printing in Venice. Artists including Vittore Carpaccio (ca. 1460–ca. 1526), Lorenzo Lotto (ca. 1480–1556), Titian (ca. 1488–1576), Sebastiano del Piombo (ca. […]

CFP | Latin America Art and Social Resistance in the Global/Glocal Perspective

8 - 10 December 2021

Online Panel The Art Association of Australia & New Zealand (AAANZ) Call for Papers The theme of this session is art and social resistance in Latin America and Caribbean in the era of post colonialism and global/glocal perspective. We will therefore look at Latin America and Caribbean contemporary artists whose work blends art, politics, democracy, […]

The Economics of Construction in Imperial Roman Architecture

16 June 2021

This lecture explores the economics of construction in the Roman world, with a particular focus on the advantages of a strong form of mortared rubble usually – but rather erroneously – called concrete. Used increasingly in the city of Rome, this construction technique did not appear in isolation, but as a response to the demands […]

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Conference 2

17 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history. Panel 4: Conservation and Consumption (13:30-15:00 BST) Environmental Politics of Time in Ghana’s Construction Industry, 1950s-1960s Łukasz Stanek (University of Manchester) Energy Slaves: Buckminster […]

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Conference 3

18 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history.  Opening Remarks (13:15-13:30 BST) Panel 6: Imaginaries of Energy and Power (13:30-15:00 BST) ‘The Grandfather of Skyscrapers’: Gas, Steam, and Iron at Shrewsbury Flax […]

‘A building, a body’: a virtual architectural tour of the Royal College of Physicians

17 June 2021, 6-7pm online

As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture join us on a live virtual tour of the Royal College of Physicians Grade I listed home. In 1958 architect Denys Lasdun won the commission to design the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) a new home. A modern home that would demonstrate the RCP’s new commitment […]