Seminars and Lunches at The Paul Mellon Centre

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on November 23, 2012

Research Events at The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
London, Spring 2013

The spring of 2013 will see the launch of an exciting new programme of research events at the Centre.

The first of a seasonal series of five, fortnightly research seminars will be given by distinguished historians of British art and architecture. These research seminars, which will take place on Wednesday evenings, are intended to showcase original and stimulating research in all areas of British art and architectural history. They will take the form of hour-long talks, followed by questions and drinks, and are geared to scholars, curators, conservators, art-trade professionals and research students working on the history of British art. We are pleased to announce that the papers given in this first series of research seminars will be delivered by members of The Paul Mellon Centre’s Advisory Council.

The spring programme of events will also include a series of five research lunches, geared to doctoral students and junior scholars working on the history of British art and architecture. These research lunches, which will normally take place on alternate Fridays, are intended to be informal events in which individual doctoral students and scholars will talk for half-an-hour about their projects, and engage in animated discussion with their peers. A sandwich lunch will be provided by the Centre on these occasions. We hope that this series, which we look forward to maintaining in the summer and autumn, will help foster a sense of community amongst PhD students and junior colleagues working in the field, and bring researchers from a wide range of institutions together in a collegial and friendly atmosphere.

In order to help us plan for these events, it is essential that all of those who intend coming to individual research seminars and research lunches email the Centre’s Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming, on efleming@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk, at least two days in advance.

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Research Seminars, Wednesdays, 5.30-8.00

January 9 — Mark Hallett (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), ‘Point Counter Point: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Female Portraiture and the Great Room at Somerset House’

January 23 — Christine Stevenson (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Architectural Husbandry: ‘Rough Materialls’ and Tough Clients in Eighteenth-Century Britain’

February 6 — Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Colour as Lure and as Provocation: William Morris’s Tapestry, The Woodpecker

February 20 — Michael Hatt (University of Warwick), ‘Edward Carpenter and the Domestic Interior’

March 6 — Paul Binski (University of Cambridge), ‘The Heroic Age of Gothic and the Metaphors of Modernism’

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Research Lunches, Fridays, 12.30-2.00

January 18 — Jonny Yarker (University of Cambridge), ‘Learning the Business of Painting in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Example of Hamlet Winstanley’

February 1 — Esther Chadwick (Yale University), ‘Experiments in Liberty: Barry’s Phoenix of 1776’

February 15 — Cicely Robinson (University of York), ‘Reading Reconstructions: The National Gallery of Naval Art c.1839’

March 1 — Emily Mann (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Empire Builder: Christian Lilly in the Atlantic World 1688-1738’

March 8 — Carly Collier (University of Warwick), ‘Rediscovering Fresco Painting in Nineteenth-Century Britain’

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