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Call for Panels | College Art Association 2015, New York

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 4, 2013

I’m posting this particular call for panel proposals while wearing my hat as vice-president of the Historians of British Art. The announcement also serves as a general reminder, however, that all session ideas (in addition to those from affiliates) are due to CAA by 3 September 2013. HBA’s internal due date is Monday, 26 August. -CH

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HBA Session Proposals for the 2015 College Art Association Conference
New York, 11–14 February 2015

Proposals due by 26 August 2013

The Historians of British Art, an affiliate society of the College Art Association, welcomes proposals from members for its main session at the annual CAA conference in 2015 (February 11–14). Ideally, the session will accommodate a range of interests and multiple periods within the larger field of British art. Once HBA’s selection committee decides on a proposal, the individual(s) proposing the topic will need to follow the regular CAA procedures for panel submissions. Feel free to contact Craig Hanson with any questions, CraigAshleyHanson@gmail.com.

Exhibition | In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on August 4, 2013

From Fairfax House:

In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions — Symbolism and Allegiance
Fairfax House, York, 9 August — 31 December 2013

980_121231112908The Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 had a dramatic impact upon Georgian society. Shedding light on the secretive world of Jacobite allegiance during this troubled period, In the Name of the Rose uncovers the use of symbolism to convey covert messages of loyalty to the cause of the exiled Stuarts. At the heart of this exhibition lies the rose, the most potent and evocative of Jacobite symbols, inspiring faith, courage, and hope.

In association with the exhibition, Fairfax House will be hosting a one-day colloquium exploring the symbolic cultures of Jacobitism on Friday November 15, 2013.

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A fine Georgian townhouse, Fairfax House was originally built in 1762 as a winter home for Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interiors were designed by York’s most distinguished 18th-century architect, John Carr. Converted to a cinema and dance hall during the early twentieth century, it was rescued from dereliction in the 1980s by York Civic Trust. The restored interiors are (now) beautifully complemented by Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, one of the finest private collections of its kind.

Call for Papers | Symbolic Visual Cultures of Jacobitism, 1688–1800

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 4, 2013

From Fairfax House:

Symbolic Visual Cultures of Jacobitism, 1688–1800
Fairfax House and The Hilton Hotel, York, 15 November 2013

Proposals due by 30 September 2013

Screen shot 2013-07-31 at 5.55.50 PMJacobitism remains among the most evocative of British historical movements, associated with powerful currents of romanticism and nostalgia. It owes this place in the historical imagination not least to the richness of the symbolism to which this essentially covert political movement gave rise. The symbols of Jacobitism – the rose and rosebud, white ribbons and cockades, the butterfly, the sunflower, oak trees and oak leaves – have great historical and emotional significance and act as a potent focus of sentiment.

The symbolic language of the Jacobite cause is at the heart of the most significant public display of Jacobite material culture to take place for many years: the exhibition In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions, Symbolism & Allegiance, to be held at Fairfax House between August and December 2013. In association with this exhibition, Fairfax House will be hosting a one-day colloquium exploring the symbolic cultures of Jacobitism on Friday November 15, 2013.

The aim of this colloquium is to bring together interested parties from academic institutions, museums, libraries and other backgrounds who share an interest in the symbols associated with the Jacobite movement from its origins in the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century. Relevant topics may include (but would certainly not be limited to) the culture of Jacobite objects and images; the iconography of Jacobite symbols and emblems; the role of specific categories of material culture such as jewellery, glassware, clothing, architecture or weaponry in conveying Jacobite messages, either overt or covert; Jacobite symbols in art, music or literature. Established authorities on Jacobitism will be participating in the colloquium.

This full-day colloquium will be followed by a special guest lecture by Prof. Murray Pittock and launch of his new book at an evening reception at Fairfax House including the opportunity to see the exhibition, In the Name of the Rose.

Contributions are invited from scholars, graduate students, museum and library professionals and others, for papers not to exceed 20 minutes in length that explore any topic relevant to the field of Jacobite visual symbolism from the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century. Please submit proposals for papers (synopsis not to exceed 200 words) to: jacobitecolloquium@fairfaxhouse.co.uk