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Session at the Association for Art History Annual Conference
Just Looking? Art, pedagogy & the object lesson in the long 19th century
5-7 April, London

CFP Submission deadline: 6 November 2017

The popularity of object lessons in the 19th century attests to the fact that looking at things was not taken for granted as a straightforward or innate activity. Vision was to be educated. Its formation was embedded in a complex of senses and ‘mental faculties’, which meant that seeing involved more than just the eye; it was both multi-sensorial and multi-dimensional. Looking was not always aimed solely outwards, and the path between the subject and the object was not necessarily a direct line.

This session aims to examine the history of the object lesson – a pedagogical approach that relies on first-hand engagement with artefacts and phenomena – by inviting contributions that investigate its ‘messy’ instances. Please submit abstracts of 250 words maximum for 25-minute papers to both session conveners by email, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and the title of your proposed talk. The deadline is November 6, 2017.


XIX – de werkgroep 19de-eeuwse kunst – maakt een doorstart! De groep brengt onderzoekers uit het academische en museale veld samen en stimuleert het onderzoek naar de kunst van de lange negentiende eeuw in België en daarbuiten. XIX organiseert zelf onder meer studiedagen, seminaries en rondleidingen, en deelt andere initiatieven met zijn leden via het online platform


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