Seminar | FHS Research Seminar on European Furniture

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 4, 2015

From the seminar programme:

The Furniture History Society’s Research Seminar on European Furniture
The Wallace Collection, London, 20 November 2015

Following the success of its two previous FHS Research Seminars, held in London in 2012 and in New York in 2014, The Furniture History Society is delighted to announce that a third Research Seminar will take place, once again hosted by the Wallace Collection, on 20 November 2015.  This year, the Seminar will be held in honour of Sir Nicholas Goodison, in celebration of his 25 years as President of the Society. Ten speakers—all at an early stage of their career—will present short papers on their current research, with papers encompassing a broad chronological and geographical representation of European furniture history.

Tickets are priced at £15 (£5 for student concessions) and are available from the Grants Secretary, Joanna Norman, grants@furniturehistorysociety.org or 07790 669240. The FHS Research Seminar is generously supported by the Oliver Ford Trust and the Wallace Collection.

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10.00  Registration and coffee

10.20  Welcome

10.30  Ada de Wit (Radboud University, Nijmegen / The Wallace Collection), Anglo-Dutch relationships in seventeenth-century wood carving

10.55  Olivia Fryman (Historic Royal Palaces), A leather chest of drawers from the household of Queen Anne

11.20  Esther van der Hoorn (Rijksmuseum), Patterns of production, invention and taste in a late 17th-century design for a chaise à porteurs in the Rijksmuseum

11.45  Jean-Baptiste Corne (Ecole du Louvre), Georges Jacob and the Rousseau Brothers: Enlightenment of a brief cooperation

12.10  Annemarie Klootwijk (Duivenvoorde Castle, The Netherlands), A set of rococo trumeaus at Duivenvoorde castle

12.35  Discussion

13.00  Lunch (not included in ticket price)

14.00  Julie Godin (Université de Nantes), Regency furniture at Chatsworth: From classical revival to chinoiserie

14.25  Christiane Ernek-van der Goes (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), Johann August Türpe: Rebel, entrepreneur and court cabinetmaker

14.50  Tea

15.15  Thomas Deshayes (Cultural Property section, Ministry of Defence, Paris), Léopold Double: A French Lord Hertford?

15.40  Caroline McCaffrey (University of Leeds), Design influences on the furniture of Robert Lorimer

16.05  Benjamin Zurstrassen (Musée Horta, Brussels), Henry van de Velde’s furniture: Between making and thinking

16.30  Discussion

16.50  Concluding remarks

Call for Papers | Placing Prints: New Developments, 1400–1800

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 4, 2015

From The Courtauld:

Placing Prints: New Developments in the Study of Print, 1400–1800
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 12–13 February 2016

Proposals due by 22 November 2015

Conference-image-600x600Traditionally, the history of printmaking has fallen in the space between art history and the history of the book. Often ‘reproductive’ and multiple in nature, prints have long been marginalized in art historical scholarship in favour of the traditional ‘high’ arts. The inherent complexities in the manufacture and sale of print, often involving multi-faceted networks of specialist craftsmen, artists, publishers and sellers, has also led to much confusion. Not knowing how prints are made has affected our ability to understand the medium and its aesthetic qualities. However, recent scholarship has opened up new avenues for placing prints in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe. From the techniques applied in the making of prints to the individuals involved in their production, distribution and use, current research is continuing to shape our understanding of this complex field.

This conference aims to showcase new developments in the study of prints, challenging and developing traditional approaches. We are looking for papers that address a wide variety of issues and plan, over
the course of the two-day conference, to have a series of panels devoted to different themes. Some issues to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

• the question of the ‘reproductive’ print and the idea of originality in printmaking
• the print in art criticism
• the development of new genres of print
• the question of the ‘popular’ print and the place of cheap prints on the early modern market
• the relationship between word and image in print
• the social uses of prints, in collections and other environments
• seriality and sequencing in prints
• the role of prints as transmedial agents, triggering the production of the same composition in different media
• techniques and innovations in the making of prints
• networks and relationships behind the production and sale of prints; the notion of collaboration
• colour: coloured printing, hand-coloured prints and processes of translating colour into in a monotone linear medium

The conference will include a pop-up display in the Courtauld Gallery’s print room, curated for the occasion. This will provide the opportunity to engage directly with objects related to the themes discussed.

We invite papers from both established and emerging scholars in universities, museums and galleries. Our aim is to provide a platform for sharing approaches and developing future collaborations between scholars working with prints. For this reason, we are also willing to consider papers delivered in French, Italian and German. However, speakers must provide an English translation of their text and be willing to answer questions and contribute to discussions in English. Unfortunately, funding for speakers is not available and speakers from outside London are encouraged to apply to their institutions for subsidies to attend the colloquium.

Abstracts for 20-minute papers, not exceeding 250 words should be sent with a brief academic CV (100 words) by 22 November to: placingprints@courtauld.ac.uk.

Organised by Naomi Lebens, Tatiana Bissolati, Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings and Chloe Gilling (The Courtauld Institute of Art).

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