Conference | British Art and the Global

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 13, 2018

Next week at UC Berkeley:

British Art and the Global
University of California, Berkeley, 17–18 September 2018

Organized by Imogen Hart and David Peters Corbett

What is the role of art history in the Brexit era? In the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the history of Britain’s relationships with the rest of the world takes on renewed significance. This conference explores how art history today can shed light on the history of Britain’s interaction with other countries and cultures. Papers illuminate global contexts for the history of British art by considering works of art as sites and tools of international cooperation, conflict, and exchange.

Keynote speakers: Tim Barringer (Yale University), Dorothy Price (University of Bristol), and Mary Roberts (University of Sydney).

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for British Studies, the History of Art Department, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Space in the conference venue is limited. Advance registration is recommended. View abstracts of the conference papers here.

Note: On Sunday, September 16, the day before the conference, the Legion of Honor Museum will host a panel conversation on British Art in a Global Context in connection with their current exhibition Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters.

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9:30  Opening remarks

9:40  Panel 1
• Jocelyn Anderson (University of Toronto), Timely and Expressive: Global Turmoil and Eighteenth-Century British Magazine Frontispieces
• Julie Codell (Arizona State University), Multiple Versions, Multiple Markets, Multiple Meanings: The Global Trade in British Autograph Replicas

10:40  Coffee break

11:00  Panel 2
• Eleonora Pistis (Columbia University), How the Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek Travelled to Britain
• Douglas Fordham (University of Virginia), Methodological Approaches to the Illustrated Travel Book

12:00  Lunch break

1:00  Keynote 1
• Mary Roberts (University of Sydney), Traversing the Frontiers of Empire

2:30  Break

2:45  Panel 3
• Nika Elder (American University), A Taste for Flesh: John Singleton Copley and the Racial Politics of Colonial Portraiture
• Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University), Hybrid Exhibits: Race, Empire, and Genre at the British Institution in 1806

3:45  Tea break

4:15  Keynote 2
• Tim Barringer (Yale University), Global Landscape in the Age of Empire

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9:30  Panel 4
• Sam Rose (University of St Andrews), Post-Impressionism: British, Universal, Global
• Jiyi Ryu (University of York), Imperial Object Lessons: Playing Games and Touring the British Imperial World

10:30  Coffee break

11:00  Panel 5
• Alexander Bigman (Institute of Fine Arts at New York University), Reconfiguring the Microcosmic View: Gilbert and George in Postcolonial London
Jackson Davidow (MIT), A Diasporic Virus: AIDS and the British Black Arts Movement

12:00  Lunch break

1:00  Keynote 3
• Dorothy Price (University of Bristol), Dreaming Has a Share in History: Thinking around Black British Art

2:30  Break

2:45  Panel 6
• Margaret Schmitz (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design), Wyndham Lewis and Charles Sheeler: Cities in the ‘Vortex’ and the ‘Vacuum’
• Richard Johns (University of York), Riley in Cairo

3:45  Tea break

4:15  Panel 7
• Sayantan Mukhopadhyay (University of California, Los Angeles), Fighting while Dreaming: Rasheed Araeen’s Radical Utopianism
• Catherine Spencer (University of St Andrews), The Violence of Representation: Northern Ireland, Abstraction, and the Documentary Trace

5:15  Closing discussion

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