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Conference | Working Wood in the 18th Century

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 26, 2020

From Colonial Williamsburg:

Back to Work: Functional Furniture for Home and Shop
23rd Annual Working Wood in the 18th Century Conference
(Online), Williamsburg, Virginia, 14–17 January 2021

The 23rd annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference is going virtual. Join our expert woodworking tradespeople as well as a distinguished lineup of guests for live-streamed, on-demand, and Q&A sessions.

Work, in the 18th century, took many forms from gentry avocations to the daily vocations and labors of most people regardless of race, gender, or age. This year’s conference theme Back to Work: Functional Furniture for Home and Shop invites you to join us virtually as we explore furnishings, fixtures, and tools designed for work at home and in the shop.

Christopher Schwarz, renowned woodworker, author, and founder of Lost Art Press, joins us to explore period work holding techniques drawn from years of research into historical workbenches. He will also demonstrate techniques used for building the staked seating furniture that is nearly ubiquitous in images of early work environments. From out of the shop and into the home, Bob Van Dyke (woodworker, teacher, and founder of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking) will guide attendees through the construction and decoration of a Federal era lady’s work table for needlecrafts. Colonial Williamsburg’s master cabinetmaker, Bill Pavlak, demonstrates a mahogany writing table with a ratcheting top and a drawer that includes its own ratcheting writing surface—the perfect piece for writing, reading, and drawing. Apprentice cabinetmakers John Peeler and Jeremy Tritchler will straddle the line of fine furniture and workaday utility with an intricate mahogany apothecary’s chest from the London shop of Philip Bell.

Meanwhile, back in the shop Brian Weldy, journeyman-supervisor joiner, demonstrates the construction and use of a treadle lathe based on numerous period illustrations and surviving examples. Apprentice joiners Amanda Doggett, Scott Krogh, and Peter Hudson explore a handful of shop-made woodworking tools and fixtures. As to the people working within these long-ago shops, the significant presence and role of skilled black craftspeople (enslaved and free) has often been left out of the literature. Carpenters Ayinde Martin and Harold Caldwell along with coachman Adam Canaday will lead a panel discussion on black tradespeople from the past, how we can learn about them, and how we can interpret their stories today.

Architectural historian Jeffrey Klee will tie these disparate subjects together in an opening keynote that explores how we can understand work in the 18th century from the design, use, and evolution of buildings from within the Historic Area and beyond. In this same spirit, master carpenter Garland Wood and orientation supervisor Janice Canaday will look at the Randolph House Kitchen from the perspective of the enslaved carpenters who would have participated in its construction and the enslaved people who worked and lived within its walls.

Should you have questions regarding our Educational Conferences, Forums & Symposiums, please give us a call at 1.800.603.0948, or send us an email at educationalconferences@cwf.org. Registration for the 2021 Working Wood conference is now open.

Online Conference | Décoration intérieure et plaisir des sens, 1700–1850

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 13, 2020

From the conference programme:

Décoration intérieure et plaisir des sens, 1700–1850
Online Colloquium, 3-4 December 2020

Organisé par l’Université de Genève (Unité d’histoire de l’art) et l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Equipe de recherche HiCSA et Ecole doctorale d’histoire de l’art)

Lien pour l’inscription – jeudi 3 décembre :
https://unige.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6uqfcGYcTPKviyDc7H_sQA

Lien pour l’inscription – vendredi 4 décembre :
https://unige.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oe2wR8RUSAe1DNOS34S9EQ

Colloque organisé par Noémi Duperron (Université de Genève), Barbara Jouves-Hann (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Maxime Georges Métraux (Université Paris-Sorbonne/Galerie Hubert Duchemin), Bérangère Poulain (Université de Genève) et Marc-André Paulin (Université de Lille/Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France).

Informations et contact : decoration.et.plaisir@gmail.com

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14.00  Introduction, Bérangère Poulain (Université de Genève) et Barbara Jouves-Hann (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

14.30  Session 1A: Mobilier
Modérée par Jean-Jacques Gautier (Mobilier national)
• Thibaut Wolvesperges (Université Paris-Sorbonne), Dessin d’ornemaniste et création du meuble
• Daniel Alcouffe (Musée du Louvre), La naissance du bureau et de la commode au XVIIe siècle
• Élisabeth Caude (Château de Versailles) et Frédéric Leblanc (C2RMF), Le cabinet particulier du roi Louis XIV à Versailles secrets autour des transformations d’un bureau

16.00  Pause

16.30  Session 1B: Mobilier
Modérée par Jean-Jacques Gautier (Mobilier national)
• Muriel Barbier (Mobilier national), « Une tente sous laquelle on dort » : l’alcôve et le lit d’alcôve dans la chambre au XVIIIe
• Ulrich Leben (Indépendant), Formes, matérialité et usages du mobilier

17.30  Conclusion, Marc-André Paulin (Université de Lille/C2RMF)

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9.00  Introduction, Noémi Duperron (Université de Genève) et Maxime Georges Métraux (Université Paris-Sorbonne/Galerie Hubert Duchemin)

9.30  Session 2A: Théorie
Modérée par Carl Magnusson (Université de Lausanne)
• Desmond-Bryan Kraege (Université de Lausanne), Fraîcheur, odeurs et procédés narratifs : Le génie de l’architecture de Le Camus de Mézières à la lumière de la théorie des jardins
• Aurélien Davrius (École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais), Nouvelles typologies d’habitation au XVIIIe siècle

10.30  Pause

11.00  Session 2B: Théorie
Modérée par Carl Magnusson (Université de Lausanne)
• Joséphine Grimm (École nationale des Chartes), Construire le boudoir idéal : état de l’influence réciproque de la littérature sur les traités d’architecture au XVIIIe siècle
• Christina Contandriopoulos (Université du Québec à Montréal), Une spatialité intérieure, Madame de Maisonneuve et le Dôme des Invalides

14.30  Session 3A: Techniques
Modérée par Jan blanc (Université de Genève)
• Johanna Ilmakunnas (Åbo Akademi University), Thermal comfort, spatial order, and objects in country houses, Sweden c.1740–1800
• Olivier Jandot (Université Artois), Le feu caché. Introduction du confort thermique et métamorphoses de l’économie des sens, France, 1700–1850

15.30  Pause

16.30  Session 3B: Techniques
Modérée par Jan blanc (Université de Genève)
• Erika Wicky (Université Lumière Lyon 2), L’odeur des vernis ou la toxicité du confort au XVIIIe siècle
• Carine Desrondiers (Université Rennes 2), Les effets magnifiques ou les agréments de la serrurerie dans la décoration intérieure française de la fin du règne de Louis XIV à la Monarchie de Juillet

17.30  Conclusion générale et pistes de réflexion, Christian Michel (Université de Lausanne)

Today | HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase

Posted in lectures (to attend), Member News, online learning by Editor on November 7, 2020

HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase
Online, Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2:00–3:30pm (EST)

The first HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase begins today at 2pm EST. Please join us via zoom to hear our first seven emerging scholars present their research. Each participant will present for 3–5 minutes, and after the presentations, we will host a question and answer session. The seven presenters and their presentation titles are listed below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dani Ezor (dezor@smu.edu).

Best regards,
HECAA Board

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Zoom link: https://smu.zoom.us/j/95131749838
Meeting ID: 951 3174 9838

• Aditi Gupta, (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Imperial Collection of J.B Gentil: A Frenchman’s Quest for Knowledge Production on India

• Nele Lüttmann (Trinity College Dublin), German Architects in Britain and Ireland, 1700–1750

• Agnieszka Anna Ficek (CUNY Graduate Center), Picturing the Peruvienne: The Exotic and Erotic in Mme de Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Peruvienne

• María del Castillo García Romero (University of Seville), Feminae Devotae: Artistic Portraits on Religious Female Culture in Baja Andalusia during the Eighteenth Century

• Michael Hartman (University of Delaware), Bodies and Vision in the North American Landscape

• Archie Manister-O’Neill (Courtauld Institute of Art), In Search of Rebecca Magg: Tracing the History of Three Hand-Crafted Dolls (ca. 1786) Kept in the Bristol Archive

• Ashley Hannebrink (Harvard University), Shaping the Self: Sculpture and the Interior in Eighteenth-Century France

Online Conference | Hayley2020

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 6, 2020

From The Fitzwilliam:

Hayley2020: A Fitzwilliam Museum Conference
Online, 12–13 November 2020

George Romney, John Flaxman Modeling the Bust of William Hayley, 1795–96, oil on canvas, 89 × 57 inches (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1981.25.538).

Convened to mark the bicentenary of his death, Hayley2020 is the first ever conference dedicated to writer, scholar, and amateur doctor William Hayley (1745–1820). Hugely influential in his time, Hayley is now mostly remembered for persuading William Blake to move to the Sussex coast, commissioning illustrations and prints from him, and driving him to distraction. But there is much more to the man who wrote (in verse) a runaway bestseller advising young women on how to attract and keep a husband, refused the poet laureateship for political reasons, and was the first person to publish an English translation of a long extract from Dante’s Inferno. Join us online on November 12 and 13 for a series of presentations and discussions about Hayley and his world (listed times are GMT). All are welcome.

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14.45  Welcome

Suzanne Reynolds, Lisa Gee, Naomi Billingsley, and Mark Crosby welcome you to virtual Eartham, but promise not to write you an adulatory sonnet.

15.00  On Romney, His Relationship with Hayley, and Works Arising

Alex Kidson talks about how Romney and Hayley’s relationship changed over the years, discussing works including the Cupid and Psyche cartoons, Flaxman Modelling the Bust of Hayley, and Romney’s illustrations for Hayley’s Essay on Old Maids (series of short videos). Parallel discussion in the chat with Alex present, followed by discussion. Video available for viewing beforehand and afterwards.

15.40  Coffee Break

You’ll have to bring your own hot beverage, but feel free to hang out, catch up with friends, and network like it’s 1795 in Hayley’s Library.

16.05  Hayley in His Contexts

Lisa Gee: Hayley – Essay on Sculpture, Mary Cockerell & the decline & death of Tom.; Alexandra Harris; Susan Matthews: Amina Wright: ‘Artist and Bard in Sweet Alliance: Joseph Wright of Derby and the Hermit of Eartham.’. Chaired by Mark Crosby.

16.45  Tea Break

17.00  Object-Oriented Session

Demo/test of the AMoR (A Museum of Relationships) pilot + discussion, with Lisa Gee and Suzanne Reynolds.

17.40  Plenary Discussions

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13.00  Virtual Conference Picnic

Find us in the windswept (virtual) grounds of Eartham where, because it’s mid-November, we’re happy this is online rather than IRL.

15.00  On Hayley, Flaxman, and Blake

David Bindman discusses the memorials on which Flaxman and Hayley collaborated, one that Hayley tried to interfere in, and explains why Hayley’s relationship with Blake was so different to those with Flaxman and Romney.

15.40  Coffee Break

16.05  Hayley and Blake

Mark Crosby, Sarah Haggarty, Jason Whittaker: Hayley in Blake biographies. Chaired by Naomi Billingsley.

16.40  Tea Break

17.05  Future Scholarship

New collaborations, action planning. Chaired by Lisa Gee.

17.50  Concluding Remarks

HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase

Posted in graduate students, lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on November 2, 2020

George Lambert, Classical Landscape, 1745, oil on canvas, 41 × 46 inches
(London: Tate)

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HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase
Online, Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2:00–3:30pm (EST)

Please mark your calendars for the first HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase on Saturday, November 7, from 2:00 to 3:30pm EST. We will hear from our first seven emerging scholars present their research in 3– to 5–minute presentations, after which we will open up the floor to questions and comments. The intention of these showcases is to create networking opportunities, and we look forward to your audience participation in support of our emerging scholars.

We received an overwhelming number of applications, ranging geographically from China, India, and Australia, to Brazil, Europe, and across the USA. The topics likewise range in their geographical origin, theoretical approach, materials, techniques, and methods. We will also hold two additional showcases on 6 February 2021 and 17 April 2021.

Registration is not required. A Zoom link will be sent out to all HECAA members the week before November 7. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dani Ezor (dezor@smu.edu). Thank you!

Public Lecture Course | Ceramics in Britain

Posted in lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 29, 2020

The series, originally scheduled for the spring, will now take place online; from the Mellon Centre:

Public Lecture Course, Ceramics in Britain, 1750 to Now
Online, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, Thursdays, 5 November — 10 December 2020

Pre-recorded lectures to be released weekly at 3pm GMT on Thursdays and a live Q&A (Zoom) on 10 December 2020 at 6pm GMT

This course, delivered by experts in the field, will explore five key influential developments in the history of British ceramics since the mid-eighteenth century, examining the multiple ways in which innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists have reinvigorated the field. While the story of ceramics is a global one, Britain has played a leading role in the last three centuries, a period in which British invention has shaped developments and brought constant renewal to the industry.

By 1750, ceramics of different types were available to all levels of society. However, the uniquely British innovation of combining print culture and ceramics, transfer-printing political propaganda, and the graphic satire of London’s leading caricaturists onto earthenware, enabled these contemporary controversial messages to be understood by all classes. During the same period, scientific experimentation by Josiah Wedgwood led to the invention of new bodies and glazes, many copying the ceramics and glass of ancient Greece and Rome. His range and ambition, summed up by his aim to become ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe’, helped to change ceramic tastes to an unprecedented degree.

The production of an abundance of styles characterised the nineteenth century. However, blue and white—one of the most distinctive visual effects in ceramics—became, and remained, more popular than any other. Heavily influenced by porcelain exported from Asia, Britain became the leading ceramic producer of this style, driving international trade and retail opportunities. ‘Chinamania’ gripped the nation; debates about taste and authenticity drove collectors, consumers, and creators.

Ceramics was largely unaffected by the first wave of anti-industrialism in England. Neither William Morris nor the Arts and Crafts movement fully established a new type of pottery. However, an urge to turn away from the industrially-produced ceramics of the late nineteenth century, combined with a renewed interest in form, earlier Chinese ceramics, and abstract art, gave rise to a wave of pioneering British potters who insisted on the importance of the handmade and established the role of the ‘artist-potter’. This philosophy was widely popularised by the influential studio potter, Bernard Leach, who spent formative periods in China and Japan and wrote that ‘all my life I have been a courier between East and West’.

While studio ceramics continue to flourish today, global economics and advanced production technology have greatly impacted the ceramics industry in Staffordshire, the traditional heartland of British ceramics production. Artists have played a key role in documenting and commentating on these changes. The course will conclude with an artist’s examination of the decline of ceramic manufacturing and its associated artisanal skills, emphasising the importance of sustaining the intangible heritage of this longstanding and important industry.

No prior art historical knowledge is necessary.

Thursday, 5 November
Patricia Ferguson (Project Curator, British Museum), Pots with Attitude: British Satire on Ceramics, 1750–1820

Thursday, 12 November
Catrin Jones (Chief Curator, Wedgwood Museum), Josiah Wedgwood: Experimentation and Innovation

Thursday, 19 November
Rebecca Wallis (Curator, National Trust, London and South East), ‘Blue and White’ in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Beyond

Thursday, 26 November
Simon Olding (Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham), ‘Beyond East and West’: The Founding of British Studio Ceramics

Thursday, 3 December
Neil Brownsword (Artist and Professor of Ceramics, Staffordshire University), Obsolescence and Renewal: Reimagining North Staffordshire’s Ceramic Heritage

Thursday, 10 December
Ceramics in Britain: Live Q&A

The French Porcelain Society’s Online Symposium, 2020

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 27, 2020

The programme includes some eighteenth-century offerings; from The French Porcelain Society:

The French Porcelain Society’s Online Symposium
Celebrating John Mallet’s 90th Birthday
7–8 November 2020

J. V. G. Mallet’s achievements in the field of ceramics are many as proved by his copious bibliography. It is however, John’s ground-breaking work in the field of istoriato maiolica of the 16th century and particularly his focus on the most important Renaissance maiolica-painters of the period, which has to be acknowledged as a major factor behind the resurgence of interest in this fascinating type of painting on pottery.

Our international online symposium, over two afternoons, will focus on John’s main area of research, istoriato maiolica or ‘narrative ware’. This extraordinary pictorial language flourished in the lands of the Dukes of Urbino, whose humanist court inspired Baldassar Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier and which was Raphael birthplace. The imagery created in Raphael’s workshop was such a powerful influence on istoriato, that it was once believed that Raphael and his pupils actually painted the wares, leading it to be called ‘Raphael ware’.

Most notable are John’s magisterial articles on Urbino istoriato. Applying the same method that art historians use for painting, he has been able to group stylistically many different istoriato painters, and give names to otherwise unknown important maiolica masters, including: The ‘In Castel Durante Painter’, ‘The Master of the Apollo Basin’, ‘The Milan Marsyas Painter’, and ‘The Painter of the Coal Mine Dishes’. John also has written extensively on the painters active in the workshop of Guido Durantino, around the art of the great Nicola da Urbino, on Francesco ‘Urbini’, on Maestro Giorgio of Gubbio, and on Xanto—one of the most intriguing personalities in the world of ceramics, on whom John organised a ground-breaking monographic exhibition at the Wallace Collection in 2007. His catalogue of the maiolica in the Hockemeyer Collection in Bremen is a landmark of scholarship.

The symposium will give particular emphasis to the relationship between istoriato and graphic sources originating in and around Raphael’s workshop, 500 years after the death of the Urbino master in 1520. Reflecting John’s wide-ranging knowledge and interests in many other fields of ceramics, the symposium will also feature lectures on European pottery and porcelain.

The event is free and open to all, but donations are always appreciated. For more information and registration details, please contact the organiser Dr Elisa Paola Sani at FPSenquiries@gmail.com.

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Maiolica in the Shadow of Raphael
Saturday, 7 November 2020, 16.00–19.00 UK GMT

Welcome: Dame Rosalind Savill, DBE (President, The French Porcelain Society, London)
Introduction: Timothy Wilson (Honorary Keeper, Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford)

• Claudio Paolinelli (Co-curator of Raphael Ware, Urbino), Virtual Tour of Raphael Ware, the Maiolica Show in Urbino Ducal Palace
• David Ekserdjian (University of Leicester), Xanto and Raphael
• Suzanne Higgott (Curator, The Wallace Collection), The Wallace Collection Bathing Nymphs
• Carmen Ravanelli Guidotti (former Keeper, M.I.C., Faenza), Raphaelesque Taste: An Istoriato from an Ancient Italian Collection
• Marino Marini (Keeper, Museo del Bargello, Florence), Un’iconografia raffaellesca su una coppa faentina al Bargello
• Karine Tsoumis (Curator, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto), Portable Worlds: Maiolica in the Serenissima
• Justin Raccanello (Author and Lecturer, London), Raphaelism and Raffaelleschi
• Michael J. Brody (Jefferson University, Philadelphia), A Mythological Dish by Sforza di Marcantonio Dated 1548
• Elisa Paola Sani (Research Fellow, The Courtauld Gallery, London), In the Shadow of Nicola da Urbino

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A Celebration of John Mallet
Sunday, 8 November 2020, 16.00–19.00 UK GMT

Chair: Timothy Wilson (Honorary Keeper, Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford)

• Valentina Mazzotti (Keeper of M.I.C., Faenza), John Mallet, Fundamental Contributions in ‘Faenza’
• Errol Manners, FSA (Author and Lecturer, London), Antoine-Salomon Taunay and Louis, Duc d’Orleans, the Travels of a Chemist
• Francoise Barbe (Conservateur en chef, Département des Objets d’art, Louvre, Paris), French Lead Glazes at the Time of Palissy
• Camille Leprince (Author and Lecturer, Paris), Collecting and Reproducing Raphael Ware in 17th-Century France
• Cristina Maritano (Curator of ceramics, Palazzo Madama, Turin), Raphael on the Pharmacy Shelf: An 18th-Century Ligurian Set
• Roger Massey (Author and Lecturer, London), A Bristol Porcelain Figure in the Schreiber Collection at the V&A
• Raffaella Ausenda (Author and Lecturer, Urbino), Maiolica in the Bossi Collection at the Castello Sforzesco, Milan
• Sir Timothy Clifford (former Director, National Gallery of Scotland), Few Thoughts for John
• Giulio Busti (Honorary Curator, Museo delle Ceramiche, Deruta), Un saluto a John
• John Mallet (Former Keeper of the Ceramics Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Collecting for the V&A

Online Conference | Palaces in Eighteenth-Century Madrid

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 20, 2020

From the conference programme:

Palaces for Rent: Real Estate in Madrid in the Eighteenth Century / Palacios en alquiler: Patrimonio inmobiliario en el Madrid del siglo XVIII
Online, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, 12 November 2020

Lugar de celebración
Sala virtual de conferencias
https://zoom.us/j/97638995759?pwd=b1l3Qko3WkFpNzVkdjc1eExPQ20wZz09
Acceso libre hasta completar el aforo de sala. Las sesiones estarán posteriormente disponibles en el portal de Canal UNED.

Destinatarios
Estudiantes de Máster y Doctorado en las áreas de historia, historia del arte, historia de la arquitectura, estudios urbanos, estudios sobre la nobleza, historia de la vida cotidiana, estudios de cultura visual y material, etc.
Se facilitará certificado de asistencia a los estudiantes interesados previa petición por correo.

Más información
palacesforrent@gmail.com

Dirección científica
Dra. Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira, UNED.
Dr. Álvaro Molina Martín, UNED.
Dra. Miriam Cera Brea, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Comité científico
Dra. Natalia González Heras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Dra. Giada Lepri, La Sapienza, Roma.
Dr. Carlos Sambricio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Dra. Mercedes Simal, Universidad de Jaén.
Dr. José Antonio Vigara Zafra, UNED.

P R O G R A M A

9:30  BIENVENIDA Y PRESENTACIÓN
Consuelo Gómez López (Directora del Departamento de Historia del Arte, UNED)
Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira y Álvaro Molina Martín (UNED), Miriam Cera Brea (UAM)

10:00  RESIDIR Y ALOJARSE EN MADRID: MÁS ALLÁ DE LA VILLA Y CORTE
Modera: Álvaro Molina Martín
• Natalia González Heras (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), El alquiler yRegalía de Aposento: Tipologías de ocupación residencial en la Corte del siglo XVIII
• José Antonio Vigara Zafra (UNED), La problemática entre el centro y la periferia en las residencias palaciegas de las élites nobiliarias españolas del siglo XVIII
• Magdalena Merlos Romero (Archivo Municipal de Aranjuez), Palacios y alojamientos del siglo XVIII en un real sitio: previsión urbana de Aranjuez para días de primavera

12:00  DESCANSO

12:15  PENSAR Y DISEÑAR EL PALACIO: LA CONFORMACIÓN DE UNA CULTURA ARQUITECTÓNICA
Modera: Miriam Cera Brea
• Juan Luis Blanco Mozo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), La maqueta de Filippo Juvarra para el palacio real nuevo de Madrid. Historia en su contexto
• Adrián Fernández Almoguera (Sorbonne-Université – École française de Rome), Jorge Durán y el palacio del conde de Tepa: ¿un caso de “italomanía” en el Madrid de finales de la Ilustración?
• José Riello (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Cárceles doradas del arte: cultura de la ostentación en el Museo de Antonio Palomino

14:15  DESCANSO

16:00  VESTIR EL PALACIO: USOS, PRÁCTICAS Y SÍMBOLOS EN TORNO AL ADORNO DOMÉSTICO
Modera: Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira
• Álvaro Molina (UNED), Hacia una cartografía del adorno en las residencias palaciegas de la corte de Carlos IV
• Milton Pacheco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Cenários de Himeneu: A residência madrilena do embaixador extraordinário português, o IIImarquês de Louriçal, por ocasião das festividades dos duplos matrimónios reais celebradas em 1785
• Mirella Romero Recio (Universidad Carlos III), Pompeya y la Antigüedad en las decoraciones pictóricas de los palacios de Godoy en Madrid
• Sandra Antúnez López (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), El Real Guardarropa y las nuevas modas en la corte de Carlos IV y María Luisa de Parma (1789–1808)

18:30  CLAUSURA

Online Panel | Race and the Boundaries of the Book

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 17, 2020

I’m especially excited about the prerecorded videos (most 6–8 minutes); it’s an interesting way to maximize the potential of this RBS online session and also extend the value of the event well beyond the confines of the original session. CH

Race and the Boundaries of the Book: Seven Early American Perspectives
Rare Book School Online, 20 October 2020, 5–6pm (ET)

A 45-minute panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A scheduled for Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 5–6pm ET, via Zoom. Owing to Zoom’s restrictions, this event is limited to the first 300 people who register. The event will be recorded and made available for viewing on the RBS YouTube channel.

Through video presentations of individual case studies, seven early Americanists zoom in on a range of bookish artifacts and employ critical bibliography to recover overlooked narratives about race from the historical record. Specifically, they examine how racialized and marginalized early American subjects speak through bibliographical concepts and formats. What can the materialities of textual artifacts tell us about the elaboration of racial identities? How does specific attention to African American and Indigenous readers and writers in early American literature and culture—a field that has traditionally privileged white subjects—gain traction by looking at formats, bindings, and paper surfaces on which writing and printing occur? Formats, the panelists argue, are everything but neutral containers. Following a chronological order, the video presentations examine the boundaries of “the book” and the complex richness of small and overlooked forms for recovering dismissed and erased readers, writers, and print artisans.

Rather than a traditional academic conference panel, the participants intend to create an engaging conversation by incorporating an innovative blend of pre-recorded video, focused analysis of specific material texts, and a live-streamed panel discussion of how their work engages with larger questions raised by the fields of early American literature and book history.

The panelists are Tara A. Bynum (University of Iowa), Alan Corbiere (York University), Michael Galban (Seneca Art & Cultural Center, Ganondagan State Historic Site), John H. Pollack (University of Pennsylvania), Phillip Round (University of Iowa), Michaël Roy (Université Paris Nanterre), and Derrick Spires (Cornell University). Steffi Dippold (Kansas State University) and John J. Garcia (Florida State University) are moderating the session.

The panelists have pre-recorded BiblioVideos in preparation for the panel discussion, which can be accessed here or by clicking on the titles below. They plan to summarize the argument during the panel, but the audience should watch the BiblioVideos in advance to prepare for their discussion. The videos are listed in the recommended viewing order below:

Everyone is welcome to attend. To ensure the security of the event, advance registration is required; to register, click here. Registration closes at 8am ET the day of the event. Your registration will be automatically accepted. You will receive an email reminder the day before the event. The day of the event, we will send you the Zoom URL and password. Please direct any questions to RBS Programs at rbs-events@virginia.edu.

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Online Conference | Ecologies of Paper

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 8, 2020

From The Huntington:

Ecologies of Paper in the Early Modern World
Online, 5-6 November 2020

Registration due by 30 October 2020

Presented by The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, Ecologies of Paper in the Early Modern World will explore the transmutation, preservation, and loss of paper as a cycle of archiving and forgetting that defined early modern artistic practice, economic transaction, and political statecraft. Speakers will map paper’s various guises, its ability to retain meanings associated with its material origins, as well as its desire to conceal its former states or to encourage belief in a value beyond its material reality. Charting the journeys of early modern paper in drawing, print, and document, this program will not only restructure our understanding of paper’s importance in early modern artistic practice and political life but also reconstruct the governing roles of environment, place, and origin in modes of making and address. If you would like to receive a copy of the speakers’ papers for this event, please register here by October 30. All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

T H U R S D A Y ,  5  N O V E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9:00  Welcome and Introduction
• Steve Hindle (The Huntington), Shira Brisman (University of Pennsylvania), and Caroline Fowler (Clark Art Institute)

9:15  Session 1: Documents and Foundations
• Asheesh Kapur Siddique (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Documenting the Body of State: Paper, Early Modernity, and the Matter of the U.S. Constitution
• Cheryl Finley (Cornell University and the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History & Curatorial Studies), Paper, Print, and Activism
• John Gagné (University of Sydney), Toward a History of the Conservation of the Premodern Documentary Heritage

10:30  Break

10:45  Session 2: Backgrounds and Foregrounds
• Jennifer Chuong (Harvard University), Overmarbling and Paper’s Disorderly Metamorphoses
• Iris Brahms (Freie Universität Berlin), Blue Paper as Metaphor and Efficient Solution
• Caroline Fowler (Clark Art Institute), The Matrix and The Mould: Counter-Histories of Reproduction
• Heather Wolfe (Folger Shakespeare Library), Interpreting the Materiality of Paper through Digital Images

12:15  Discussion, led by Shira Brisman (University of Pennsylvania)

F R I D A Y ,  6  N O V E M B E R  2 0 2 0

9:15  Session 3: Scarcity
• Joshua Calhoun (University of Wisconsin-Madison), The Transformation of a Plant; or, Rags Do Not Make Paper
• Shira Brisman (University of Pennsylvania), Contriving Scarcity in Early Modern Art and Law

10:15  Break

10:30  Session 4: The Paper Age
• Esther Chadwick (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Material Sinews of the Paper Age
• Nina Dubin (University of Illinois-Chicago), Rags to Riches: Paper Culture in the Age of Bubbles
• Richard Taws (University College London), Laissez-passer: Afterimages of Revolutionary France

11:45  Break

12:30  Discussion, led by Caroline Fowler (Clark Art Institute)