Conferences, lectures and more

Find out the latest news about activities related to nineteenth-century art!


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De Studiedag Historisch Interieur en Ontwerp 

27 april 2017, Het Pand, Gent BE

Op donderdag 27 april organiseert onderzoeksgroep ThIS. The Inside Story: Kunst, interieur en architectuur 1750-1950 (UGent – VUB) een  Studiedag Historisch Interieur & Ontwerp, in Het Pand te Gent. Deze werkgroep wil zo een forum bieden voor het wetenschappelijk onderzoek in België naar de geschiedenis van het interieur, de kunstnijverheid en de vormgeving. In 2016-17 biedt de 8e Triënnale voor Vormgeving: Hands on Design (Design Museum Gent) het kader om te werken over kunst, ambacht en industrie, en de samenwerking tussen ontwerpers, makers en bedrijven.

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CFP (DL. 12 May) – UAAC (Universities Art Association of Canada) Conference
Representations of ‘Nature’ in Nineteenth-century Art: the Ecological Paradigm 

12-15 October 2017: Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

The word “oecology”, coined by the German zoologist and artist Ernst Haeckel in 1866, brought together the study of living organisms with their environments. As discussed by Greg Thomas in his chapter “The Ecological Paradigm” in Art and Ecology in Nineteenth Century France (2000), the term ‘nature’ was coming to be recognized as “an abstract concept defined by its difference from the human”. Recently, nineteenth-century representations of the natural world and its inhabitants have been the subject of renewed interest, with a range of art historical and crossdisciplinary theoretical writings including those dealing with the Anthropocene, Animal Studies, and the History of Science, informing these studies and exhibitions. This UAAC conference welcomes papers that contribute to this discussion, including those that consider representations of natural environments, of non-human species within their environment (including in scientific imagery), and the relationship between the two.

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Register now for the annual Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow
Art and Life in Belle Époque Paris: Collectors, Decorative Artists, Esthetics
28 May- 2 June 2017, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

This year’s Visiting Fellow is Prof. Willa Z. Silverman, Malvin E. and Lea P. Bank Professor of French and Jewish Studies (The Pennsylvania State University). Professor Silverman’s research focuses on the social and cultural history of France from approximately 1880 to 1914, with an emphasis on print and book culture. This seminar will examine selected esthetic developments, collecting practices, and social and professional networks that characterized the Parisian art market from approximately 1880 until the First World War. Among the themes explored will be French book and print collectors and the culture of print; the field of Japanese art collecting in fin-de-siècle Paris; and the decorative arts at the World’s Fair of 1900.

This year’s seminar will take place in conjunction with the exhibition Prints in Paris 1900. From Elite to the Street at the Van Gogh Museum. It will consist of a public introductory lecture and three sessions of three hours each. The last session will be followed by an excursion to the exhibition Prints in Paris 1900. From Elite to the Street, in the company of Professor Silverman and Fleur Roos Rosa de Cavahlo, curator of the show.

Auditors are welcome to join the seminar. Please register by sending an email to Rachel Esner (University of Amsterdam): R.Esner@uva.nl

More information (Course manual)


CFP (DL. 15 June) – Congres De Moderne tijd
Mens en dier. De omgang met dieren in de Lage Landen (1780-1940) 

15 December 2017: Amsterdam

In 1838 werd in Amsterdam de diergaarde Natura Artis Magistra (Artis) opgericht, een initiatief van burgers en wetenschappers. Dieren vormden een bron van vermaak, van verwondering en materiaal voor de wetenschap. In dierentuinen betrof het vooral exotische dieren, maar de dagelijkse omgang met huisdieren en vee is niet minder interessant. Wanneer veranderde de waak- en jachthond in een trouwe viervoeter, de muizenjagende kat in een knuffeldier? Is er een relatie te leggen met de huiselijkheidscultuur van de 19de eeuw?

De interdisciplinaire werkgroep De Moderne Tijd (voorheen De 19de eeuw) is op zoek naar verhalen over de veranderende omgang van mens en dier van ca. 1780 tot 1940. Abstracts van max. 150 woorden kunnen worden ingeleverd tot 15 juni bij de secretaris van de werkgroep Matthijs Lok: M.M.Lok@uva.nl.

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Registration now open for the conference
Gothic Modernisms

29-30 June 2017, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The two-day conference ‘Gothic Modernisms’ will focus on the (global) legacies, histories and contested identities of Northern European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in modernity and, in particular, on identities of modernism, including avant-gardes. It explores the pivotal, yet still understudied, reception, construction and invention of Gothic and early-modern art in institutions and museums as well as in art, art historiographies and in broader visual-cultural contexts in the period spanning the 1880s to the 1950s. The conference will develop both a broad perspective in relation to gothic modernisms and a deepening of the issues—methodological, theoretical, aesthetic, archival—pertinent to this subject.

It forms the culminating event in a trilogy of conferences opening new research about pivotal modern and modernist reception of Northern medieval and Renaissance masters in Europe, beginning with ‘Primitive Renaissances’ (National Gallery, London: 2014) and continuing with Visions of the North (Compton Verney Museum, UK: 2016).

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For more information about the latest CFP’s, conferences and lectures, see:

http://arthist.net/

www.onderzoekschoolkunstgeschiedenis.nl

http://www.negentiende-eeuw.nl/

http://www.kunsthistorici.nl/nieuws/

http://ahnca.org/

 

 

 

 

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