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Art History Research News, May-August 2017

Monday 30 October 2017

Dr Anthi Andronikou (St Andrews PhD 2016) has published 'Visual Anachronisms in Context: Religious Painting in Venetian Cyprus and Medieval Bolognese Manuscripts' in Artibus et Historiae, no. 75 (XXXVIII), 2017, pp. 9–31.

Dr Natalie Adamson was an Associate Researcher at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, on the project "Americans in Paris", curated by John Tain in Special Collections, and a visiting researcher at the Sam Francis Foundation and Huntingdon Library, Pasadena, 5 July-7 August. Material Imagination: Art in Europe, 1946-72, edited and introduced by Natalie Adamson and Steven Harris, was published by Wiley-Blackwell, with essays by Natalie ('Black Flowers Blossom: Bachelard, Soulages and the Material Imaginary of Abstract Painting'), Karen Kurczynski, Alex Kitnick, Marin R. Sullivan, Jill Carrick, Anna Dezeuze, Sarah E. James, and Alistair Rider.

Dr Sam Rose published an essay, 'The Fear of Aesthetics in Art and Literary Theory', in the recent issue of New Literary History

Sam also gave talks in British Columbia ('From modernism to postmodernism and back again'), Reading ('After the Victorian art periodical'), and Amsterdam ('Post-impressionism: Modern art between universal and global').

Thanks to a project within the School, three decades' worth of Prof. Robert Hillenbrand's articles about Islamic art history have been digitised and are now available online.

Dr Linda Goddard and Dr Stephanie O'Rourke co-organised, together with Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith of the School of History, a two-day symposium, Visualising Learning in France, c.1500-1830, with external funding from the Society for French Studies and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Linda published the essay 'Cubism and Silence' in The Cubism Seminars, ed. Harry Cooper (CASVA / Yale University Press, 2017).

Dr Sam Rose was confirmed as a co-chair for panels at the 2018 conferences of the College Art Association (‘Autonomy and the 1960s’) and the Association of Art Historians (‘Contemporary Art Histories’). For further details and to apply to give a paper, check the CAA and AAH websites or email Sam directly.

Dr Elsje van Kessel was a visiting scholar at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, from 6 to 23 June, in order to examine paintings by Francesco Guardi. On 22 June she gave a talk to curators and the public titled 'Guardi's Ascension Day Paintings and the History of Display'.

Dr Luke Gartlan has co-edited with Roberta Wue (UC Irvine) a volume of essays Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan (Routledge 2017). He co-authored the introduction and contributed the essay ‘Shimizu Tōkoku and the Japanese Carte de Visite: Circumscriptions of Yokohama Photography’. His book A Career of Japan has also recently been reviewed in

Dr Catherine Spencer's article 'Acts of Displacement: Lea Lublin’s Mon fils, May ’68, and Feminist Psychosocial Revolt' was published in the spring special issue of the Oxford Art Journal on 'Feminist Domesticities', edited by Dr Jo Applin and Dr Francesca Berry. At the end of May she presented on her research at the conference Border Control: On the Edges of American Artat Tate Liverpool. She also wrote a catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition Robert Mallary: The New Mexico Reliefs 1957-1958 by the Mayor Gallery at Frieze New York in May. 

Dr Ilse Sturkenboom has co-edited with Prof Markus Ritter (University of Vienna) the volume Beiträge zur Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie Band 5 (Reichert 2017), which is a series published by the Ernst Herzfeld Society for Islamic Art and Archaeology. Ilse's chapter 'Links in a Chain of Transfer: Pictorial and Textual Images of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba in the Manṭiq al-Ṭayr' appears on pp. 70–97 of the same volume.

Dr Kathryn Rudy (Kate), together with her PhD student Emily Savage, spoke at 'Teaching the Codex II: further thoughts on the pedagogy of palaeography and codicology', held at Oxford University on 6 May. Together with Stephanie Azzarello (Cambridge), she organized a conference called Layers of Parchment, Layers of Time: Reconstructing Manuscripts 800-1600 on 23 June at Pembroke College, Cambridge. The event drew 50 participants and involved a pop-up exhibition of fragments from Cambridge University Library (thanks to Suzanne Paul).

Kate will give the keynote at a conference in Vienna on 31 August and will speak in Salzburg in September. In a ceremony to be held in Utrecht in September, she will present her book, Rubrics, Images, and Indulgences to the book's dedicatee, Prof. Paul Wackers. She will moderate a session titled 'Materials of Image Transmission & Transfer' at the Rare Book School-Mellon Conference, to take place in Philadelphia in October 2017.

Her book Piety in Pieces has been reviewed in Choice(1 July 2017).


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