Online Workshop | Making Masculinities

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 22, 2022

From ArtHist.net:

Making Masculinities: Material Culture and Gender in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Online and In-Person, University of Edinburgh, 6 May 2022

Research into the intersection of material culture and masculinity has steadily increased as scholars across disciplines choose to use material culture as a conceptual point of departure. The Material and Visual Culture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Research Cluster aims to provide a space to continue the conversation. The cluster will host a one-day workshop fostering interdisciplinary discussion on the material approaches to historic ideas about gender through material culture. The workshop is spread over a series of formats to diversify how participants may interrogate this material. All sessions, except for the 3.20 workshop, are hybrid. The link to join the sessions will be provided via email the day before. Contact materialcultureresearcheca@ed.ac.uk with questions.

Registration is available here»

Abstracts are available here»


(British Standard Time)

9:30  Welcome and Introduction

9:45  Fashioning Masculinity
Chair: Georgia Vullinghs (National Museums Scotland)
• Ben Jackson (University of Birmingham), Making a Figure in 18th-Century England: Elite Masculinity, Social Expectation, and Material Goods.
• Maria Gordusenko (Ural Federal University), Self-Representation through Artworks as a Way of Life: Count Gustav Adolf von Gotter (1692–1762)

11.00  Break

11.20  Making Masculinities Roundtable
Chair: Emily Taylor (National Museums Scotland)
• Timothy Somers (Newcastle University), The Materiality of Men’s Practical Jokes
• Alysée Le Druillenec (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon- Sorbonne/Université Catholique de Louvain), Carrying the Holy Child as a Depiction of Masculinity in Christian Counter-Reformation Materiality
• Élise Urbain Ruano (Université de Lille), How Does Softness Affect Masculinity? The Paradox of 18th-Century Dressing Gowns
• Alexandra Atkins (Birkbeck), The Classical Portrait Bust and Masculinity in 18th-Century Country Houses
• Nicholas Babbington (University College London), The Royal Family and Domestic Disorder: The Satirization of George III’s Patriarchal Virtues in British Caricature, c.1785–1795

12.50  Lunch Break

1.50  Keynote
Chair: Meha Priyadarshini (University of Edinburgh)
• Sarah Goldsmith (University of Edinburgh), Hercules Himself? Materiality, Masculinity, and the Body in the Long 18th Century

3.00  Break

3.20  PhD / ECR Workshop

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