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Masterpiece Symposium: Journeys through the Material World

February 3-4, 2021

Masterpiece London is delighted to host a programme of debate and discussion co-organised by the Fair and Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo, exploring the stories and stature of materials that have historically been transformed into works of art. With the aim of encouraging constructive conversation and the exchange of ideas and knowledge, this event is […]

Art History Careers Days 2021

27 - 28 January, Online

Thanks to everyone who participated in and attended our 2021 Careers Days. We recorded keynotes from both days. Day 1 Keynote: Rachael Minott, Artist, researcher, and Inclusion and Change Manager at the National Archives. Day 2 Keynote: Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, 17th and 18th Century Curator of Ceramics & Glass at the V&A. ABOUT Our Art History […]

‘Pioneering Women’ Conference

10 March 2021

Pioneering Women Conference, hosted by the Royal Society of Sculptors 10 March 2021, Online For the last two years, the Royal Society of Sculptors has undertaken the research project, ‘Pioneering Women at the Heart of the Royal Society of Sculptors’, funded by the Paul Mellon Centre. This research has used the Society’s archive to uncover […]

Global New Voices: Art, Craft & Industry

19 - 20 November 2020, Online

The Association for Art History’s annual New Voices conference will, this year, take place virtually, over two-days rather than one. This longstanding event for postgraduate research will also take advantage of the digital format and expand into a GLOBAL New Voices, which will host even more international research and practice.

CFP: ‘Display and Displacement in Medieval Art and Architecture’, 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art (online), 18-19 February 2021

18-19 February 2021

‘Display and Displacement in Medieval Art and Architecture’ 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium The Courtauld Institute of Art (online), 18-19 February 2021 CFP Deadline: 27 November 2020   From the chalices that glisten behind glass museum cases to the ritual staging of powerful relics, from the architectural fragments of once towering cathedrals to fresco schemes […]

House, Home and the Domestic

22 October 2021

Call for Papers – proposal deadline 30th April 2021.  Convenors: Imogen Racz (Lead),; Jill Journeaux; Patricia Phillippy Symposium Date: Friday 22ndOctober 2021. Venue: Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry. Our ideas of and relationships with the home continue to evolve, particularly now in the era of COVID 19. This instability, and the range of experiences felt by […]

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.

Centre for Chinese Visual Arts 13th Annual Conference Online

9-10th November 2020

Centre for Chinese Visual Arts: 13th Annual Conference The World, Two Metres Away Date: 09-10 November 2020 Venue: Online zoom meeting with live streaming on Youtube. Zoom: Registration is compulsory and limited to 60 places, first come first served. Please kindly email with your position and affiliation (postgraduate students, emerging and established scholars all most welcome) Youtube […]

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. […]

CFP | Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives

Call for Papers | ‘Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives’ will explore the relationship between cultural production and the garden, across creative disciplines and media, from the 18th century until the present day.