Eighteenth-Century Accessories Exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on February 12, 2012

As noted at Fashioning the Early Modern (thanks to Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell for pointing it out) . . .

Shoes and Accessories: Fashion and Frills in the 1700s
Den Gamle By (The Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark, 9 March — 30 December 2012

Holder for chalk pipes, eighteenth century

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The style specialists at Den Gamle By have gone trend-spotting, bringing you the hottest accessories and the coolest gadgets for fashionable ladies and gents to flaunt in high society. Must-haves of the 1700s include silk fans with the latest in ivory fan-sticks, practical chalk-pipe cases, English pocket watches, and silk slippers à la Madame de Pompadour, the style icon of the era. For an intimate look at eighteenth-century extravagance, complete with fashion tips from the 1700s, visit Shoes and Accessories at Den Gamle By. Be there, or be square! On show at the Mintmaster’s Mansion – a grand house from the 1700s with marble-painted Baroque Italian staircase and hand-printed Rococo wallpaper.

Call for Papers: AAH Student Symposium

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on February 12, 2012

AAH Summer Symposium 2012 Art and Science: Knowledge, Creation and Discovery
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, 28-29 June 2012

Proposals due by 29 April 2012

Though their academic paradigms may at first seem diametrically opposed, the association between the arts and the sciences has survived renaissances, revolutions and beyond. This intellectual conjunction has motivated artistic practice and production throughout history, forming the conceptual nucleus of some of the most stimulating forms of creative expression. By engaging with this inter-relationship, we hope to address the assumed divisions that have kept the arts and sciences as separate areas of academic enquiry, whilst at the same time questioning if such an alliance is necessary or profitable for either discipline.

As well as considering general ideas of artistic and scientific collaboration, this year’s Summer Symposium will investigate the interaction between art and science throughout artistic practice, theory and history. Topics for papers could include, but are not limited to:

  • Artists who work directly or indirectly with science
  • Medical and anatomical images, diagrams, and the art of science
  • Architecture and the body
  • Histories of collection, taxonomies, display and acquisition in the arts and sciences
  • The role of the science of perception in the development of perspective, figuration and abstraction
  • The idea of the modern as related to science and technology
  • The figure of the polymath
  • Neuroscience and histories of vision
  • Photography between science and art
  • Mathematics and beauty – the Golden Section
  • Technology and the evolving dissemination of art history
  • Science in art historical conservation and research

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted with a brief biography to: aah.art.science@gmail.com by 29 April 2012. The conference is open to all but speakers need to be student AAH members.

Symposium Organisers
Arlene Leis, University of York, acl914@interfree.it
Rebecca Norris, University of Cambridge, rn290@cam.ac.uk
Freya Gowrley, University of Edinburgh, f.l.gowrley@gmail.com

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