Walpole Library Fellowships for 2013-14

Posted in fellowships by Editor on May 17, 2013

The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the recipients of fellowship and travel grant awards for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Lewis Walpole Library-ASECS Fellows
Kevin Bourque (Southwestern University), Seriality, Singularity, and Celebrity: Pictures in Motion from 1680 to 1810
Wolfgang Brückle (Inst. für Kunstgeschichte, Zurich), Displays for Medieval Art in Eighteenth-Century Collections: Twickenham and Beyond
Huw Davies (King’s College London), The Rise of British Military Power, 1750–1850
Eoin Devlin (University of Cambridge,) Anglo-European Sociability, Diplomacy, and Cultural Exchange, c. 1680–1770
Carlos Fernández Pérez (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artas, La Habana, Cuba), Learning British Art through Multimedia
Amanda E. Herbert (Christopher Newport University), Spa: Faith, Health, and Politics in Early-Modern Britain

Roger W. Eddy Fellow
Michael Printy (Wesleyan University), Hogarth’s German Enlightenment

Charles J. Cole Fellow
Thierry Rigogne (Fordham University), Café Culture and the Birth of Modernity: The French Coffeehouse in History, 1660–1800

George B. Cooper Fellows
Matthew Risling (University of Toronto), Burlesque Natural Philosophers: Negative Representations of Science and Scientists in the Eighteenth Century
Amy Torbert (University of Delaware), Going Places: The Material and Imaginary Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840
Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia), The Impress of the Invisible
Claude Willan (Stanford University), Hostile Takeover: The Tory Seizure of Eighteenth-Century Literary History
Anne Wohlcke (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), Musical Work and Commemoration in the Eighteenth-Century British World

Travel Grant Recipients
Paul Davis (Princeton University), Making Peace with the Past: British Historical Culture, 1730–1776
Taylor Spence (Monash University), The Transplantation of the Culture of the Commons into the Eighteenth-Century Colonies from Great Britain

Call for Papers | Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on May 17, 2013

Fifth Early Modern Symposium
Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 26 October 2013

Organised by Anya Matthews and Giulia Martina Weston

Proposals due by 21 June 2013

Complex narratives spanning months, years or even decades exist behind the single bracketed date attached to artworks to indicate their moment of execution or completion. This one-day symposium will explore the ‘ante-natal’ development of early modern art from its conception to its ‘quickening’ and eventual birth. The process fascinated contemporary theorists and continues to raise questions for modern art historians. For example, when was an artistic project considered finished or unfinished? What terms were used to indicate the various stages of bringing an artwork into being, and what implications did these terms have for authorship and authenticity? The creation of art is not the work of a moment or achieved at a single stroke; it involves a series of transpositions from idea to study or plan, from sketch to painting, from plan to building and so on. How did early modern art reflect on the process of its own making?

We invite 20-minute papers considering artistic ‘work in progress’ in the early modern period (c.1550-1800): (more…)

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