French Porcelain Society Conference Honors Rosalind Savill

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 11, 2012

From The French Porcelain Society’s website:

A Two-Day Symposium in Honour of Dame Rosalind Savill
The Wallace Collection, London, 13-14 April 2012

Symposium Organisers: John Whitehead, Susan Newell, Patricia Ferguson and Mia Jackson

The French Porcelain Society is delighted to announce a two-day symposium to be held in honour of our President, Dame Rosalind Savill. Ros became a star of French decorative arts with the publication of her ground-breaking 3 volume Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain in the Wallace Collection in 1988. Her career as a museum curator started at the Victoria & Albert Museum and continued at the Wallace where she served for 37 years, the last 19 as Director. The symposium is a tribute to her dedication to Sèvres porcelain research and her enjoyment and enthusiasm for the French decorative arts in general. New research on a wide range of subjects relating to French porcelain and the decorative arts will be presented by around 30 speakers – a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of those currently involved in these fields including:

Andreina d’Agliano, Antoine d’Albis, Vincent Bastien, Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Anthony du Boulay, Juliet Carey, Yves Carlier, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Aileen Dawson, Virginie Desrante, Claire Dumortier, Oliver Fairclough, Alden Gordon, Michael Hall, Ulla Houjkaer, Catrin Jones, Bet McLeod, Errol Manners, Jeffrey Munger, Tamara Préaud, Christophe de Quénétain, Marie-Laure de Rochebrune, Pamela Roditi, Linda Roth, Adrian Sassoon, Dame Rosalind Savill, Timothy Schroder, Christoph Vogtherr and Samuel Witwer.

The first day’s proceedings will be followed by an evening Reception in the upstairs galleries, and on Saturday 14th there is a celebratory Dinner in the Wallace Collection restaurant. For members only, on Sunday 15th, there is an Outing to Boughton. The symposium is open to members and non-members of The French Porcelain Society. Bursaries are available for scholars who wish to attend.

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Call for Essays | Interpeting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on April 11, 2012

Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800
Volume Editor: Anne Greenfield, Valdosta State University

Abstracts due by 15 May 2012

Sexual violence was a favorite subject of many (long) eighteenth-century writers, artists, and thinkers. This collection seeks to examine the conflicting, intersecting, and shared ideologies within representations of sexual violence over the course of the long eighteenth century. Since depictions of sexual violence appeared in various forms and in a variety of genres, papers examining sexual violence in one or more venues between 1660 and 1800 are welcome.

Please submit to the editor a 250-500 word abstract, along with a biographical statement (indicating your affiliation, prior publications, and contact information) by May 15, 2012. If accepted, a final version of the paper (6,000-8,000 words) would be needed by fall 2012 (details to follow). Inquiries and questions may be directed to Anne Greenfield, algreenfield@valdosta.edu.

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