Symposium | Céramiques sans Frontières

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on June 10, 2015

From the symposium programme (which includes complete abstracts and speaker biographies). . .

The French Porcelain Society Symposium | Céramiques sans Frontières
The Wallace Collection, London, 19–20 June 2015

Organized by Sebastian Kuhn

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 2.59.42 PMThe 2015 French Porcelain Society Symposium examines the transfer of ceramic technologies and designs over the shifting borders of Europe. It represents something of a departure for the Society in that it explores the wider ceramic traditions of pottery and porcelain across the continent. We are thrilled to be able to present so many distinguished speakers, and to welcome members of the French Porcelain Society from around the world to London.

John Mallet will be giving the Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue Lecture following the Annual General Meeting of the Society on Saturday 20th June. His subject, ‘The Travels of von Tschirnhaus’, will provide a fitting climax to two days of céramiques sans frontiers!

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F R I D A Y ,  1 9  J U N E  2 0 1 5

9.45  Registration

10.15  Welcome

10.20  Antoinette Fay-Hallé, The influence of Japanese porcelain on the decoration of French ceramics

10.45  Rita Balleri, Copying, reworking and invention of the sculpture models at the Ginori Doccia factory in the 18th and 19th centuries

11.10  Tea and coffee

11.30  Monica Ferrero, The Royal porcelain manufactory of Vinovo: artists and sources

11.55  Angela Caròla-Perrotti, Naples porcelain in the time of Caroline Murat

12.20  Antoine d’Albis, Bartolomeo Ginori’s visit to Paris in 1771

12.45  Lunch

14.00  Jan Daniël van Dam, The three designers employed at the first porcelain factory in Weesp

14.30  Justin Raccanello, The transfer of the Istoriato maiolica tradition to France, part I (Italy)

14.55  Camille Le Prince, The transfer of the Istoriato maiolica tradition to France, part II (France)

15.20  Tea and coffee

15.50  Reino Liefkes, The Brühl Fountain

16.15  Martin Eberle, The porcelain cabinet of Luise Dorothea Saxe-Gotha Altenburg (1710–68)

16.40  Questions

17.00  Close of Day One

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 0  J U N E  2 0 1 5

10.15  Welcome

10.20  Julia Weber, Boundless rivalry: Meissen and its competitors

10.50  María Ángeles Granados Ortega, Alcora’s French designs: a new approach to their source of inspiration and their influence in the Spanish ceramic of the 18th century

11.15  Tea and coffee

11.35  Maria Casanovas, Spanish porcelain and its international context

12.00  Rebecca Klarner, ‘Wedgwoodarbeit’: The influence of Wedgwood’s Jasperware on the German manufactories KPM and Meissen, 1750–1850

12.25  Rebecca Wallis,  The French Connection: Minton and Sèvres in the 19th century

12.50  Lunch

14.00  Timothy Wilson, Antwerp and the tin-glaze diaspora in the 16th century

14.30  Tamara Préaud, Technical international exchanges to and from Sèvres, 18th and 19th centuries

14.55  Alfred Ziffer, The French influence on Nymphenburg porcelain in the early 19th century

15.20  Tea and coffee

15.50  Matthew Martin, Franco-Flemish models, English figures and Catholic consumers? The case of the Chelsea Virgin and Child and Pietà groups

16.15  Suzanne Lambooy, Dutch Delftware garden pots. A 17th-century royal fashion influenced by the formal French garden?

16.40  Questions and discussion

18.30  French Porcelain Society Annual General Meeting

19.00  The Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue Lecture by J.V.G. Mallet, The Travels of von Tschirnhaus
John Mallet plans to discuss some of the places visited, and the people there who stimulated the Saxon nobleman, philosopher and mathematician Ehrenfried Walter von Tschirnhaus (1651–1708) and directed his attention to porcelain- making during the travels he undertook to European centres of learning such as Leiden, London, Paris and Milan. By the time Tschirnhaus involved Johann Friedrich Böttger in the researches that resulted in the invention of Meissen porcelain he had been in touch with many of the finest minds in Europe at a time when The Royal Society in London was only one of a number of academies stimulating scientific discovery, without regard to national frontiers.

20.00  The French Porcelain Society Annual Dinner at The Wallace Restaurant, The Wallace Collection (ticket only)

Call for Papers | Retail Realms in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on June 10, 2015


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From the call for papers:

2015 Fairfax House Georgian Studies Symposium
Retail Realms: Shops, Shoppers and Shopping in Eighteenth-Century Britain, c.1680–1830
York Hilton Hotel and Fairfax House, York, 22–23 October 2015

Proposals due by 31 July 2015

The eighteenth century was a transformative age for shops and shopping in Britain. Between the late seventeenth and the early nineteenth centuries far-reaching changes took place in the ways people shopped, the things they bought, the shops themselves and the ways in which they were run, and the systems of distribution and marketing which made possible the shopping experience.

For an increasing portion of Georgian ‘polite society’, shopping, from being primarily a matter of obtaining the necessities of life, became a pleasurable leisure activity in its own right, associated with sociability, sensory experience, the fashioning of selfhood and the expression of individual and collective identities. Many historians who have explored the social and cultural dynamics of shopping in the eighteenth century have argued that this period saw a ‘consumer revolution’.

Theorisations of eighteenth-century consumerism, however, tend to overlook or disregard the materiality and spatiality of the shopping experience: the Georgian retail realm was not just a social or economic process but a place, located in shops, showrooms, markets and high streets, and extending into the assembly rooms and drawing rooms, and indeed the bedrooms and dressing rooms, of polite society. From the packaging of goods and the display of signs and labels, print advertising and the design of shops, to the increasing prominence of shops in towns and cities and the refashioning of the urban environment around the shopping experience, the retail realm was an increasingly important factor in the physical reshaping of eighteenth-century British life.

This symposium, the third Fairfax House Symposium in Georgian Studies, aims to bring together interested parties from curatorial, conservation, academic and other backgrounds with an interest in the history of shops and shopping to explore the nature and significance of the retail realm in the long eighteenth century. The symposium, which is taking place over two days, will be organised around five broad themes:
•  A consumer revolution? — the development and transformation of the retail realm in the long eighteenth century
•  Shopping outside the shop — publicity, marketing, the retail realm interacting with the urban, rural and domestic realms
•  Shopping inside the shop — the design, layout and furnishing of shops, the display of goods, the management of the shopping experience
•  The shopper’s realm — shopping as a fashionable/leisure pursuit and a social activity, the sensory/haptic dimensions of shopping
•  The retailer’s realm — how retailers perceived shopping and shoppers, new retail arenas and models, the materiality of the retail business

Proposals are invited for symposium contributions not exceeding 20 minutes in length addressing one or more of the themes identified above. Please send outlines of around 200 words, accompanied by a brief one-paragraph biography, to fairfaxhousesymposium@gmail.com by Friday 31 July 2015. Any queries about the symposium should be sent to the same email address.

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