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Art History Research News, May-June 2018

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Dr Catherine Spencer published the book London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent, and Ephemeral Networks, 1960-1980 (PSUP), co-edited with Dr Jo Applin and Dr Amy Tobin; she also published the article 'The Pedagogies of Performative Afterlife' in the journal Parallax, and contributed entries for the years 1987 and 2002 to the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art's online project The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: A Chronicle, 1769-2018.  

Prof. Kathryn M. Rudy (Kate) has publish this article: ‘Touching the book again: The Passional of Abbess Kunigunde of Bohemia’, in: Codex und Material, ed. Gia Toussaint and Patrizia Carmassi, Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018), pp. 247-257.

Kate recently gave keynote lectures at two conferences. At the Cores Symposium in Bruges (25 May 2018) dedicated to the theme Dilemmas: Between Cherishing Damage and Cleaning Up the Mess, her talk was titled 'Decay vs Authenticity'. At the conference Things That Matter. Materials and Culture in/for the Digital Age (17-22 June) in Groningen, she spoke about 'The Matter of Touching: Interpreting Signs of Wear in Late Medieval Manuscripts'. She also gave a masterclass at the Groningen summer school.

Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik was invited to speak about menstruation at the 'Visualising Reproduction' workshop, at the de Montford University in Leicester. She selected the readings (also about menstruation) at the Social Reproduction reading group in Edinburgh. In July, Camilla gave two Art History taster lectures on the First Chance Summer School programme at St Andrews, for the 14-15 year old cohort. She organised two Feminist Reading Group meetings, and two Early Career Women network events in St Andrews. 

Dr Stephanie O'Rourke gave a paper at the Warburg Institute for the conference 'Images on the Move: Depots, Routes, Borders, Spaces', part of the Bilderfahrzeuge Research Project.

Dr José Ramón Marcaida gave a paper on Velázquez at the University of Cambridge, for the workshop Early Modern Visual Wit, organised by the research project Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science.

José Ramón also took part in the conference Artistic Trade between Spain and its Viceroyalties, 1500 to 1800, at King's College, University of Cambridge.

Dr Lenia Kouneni gave a talk at MUSA on 'By Scottish Munificence: Sir David Russell and the Walker Trust Excavations of the Great Palace' as part of the Festival of Museums in the Ever to Excell Afternoon of Discovery, Saturday 19th May.

On 8 June, Dr Elsje van Kessel hosted a workshop at Leiden University titled 'Stolen Ships and Globalisation: Asian Material Culture c. 1600'.

Elsje also gave an invited talk at the conference 'Revisionen des Porträts: Jenseits der Repräsentation', Morphomata Kolleg, University of Cologne, 13-15 June. She spoke about 'Moving Portraits: The Early Modern Painted Face Between Presence and Theatricality'.

Dr. Jeremy Howard published the following article: 'The Imagined Child. Visualising Cowie youngsters: signs of life and learning in images of children from a fishing community of northeast Scotland, ca. 1870', History of Education and Children's Literature, XIII, 1 (2018), pp. 99-133.

On 26 May, Jeremy gave a lecture about his recent and current research, 'Childhood, Education and Visual Art: Interpreting images of and for learning from Russia to Scotland (19th-20th centuries)', at L’association française de recherche sur les livres et les objets culturels de l’enfance (Afreloce), École Normale Supérieure, Paris. 

Dr Linda Goddard will be a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington DC (CASVA) in Autumn 2018. While at CASVA, she will be working on a book on Paul Gauguin's writings, due to be published by Yale University Press in 2019.

Dr Karen Brown celebrated International Museums Day by launching the EU-LAC Museums survey "What is a Community Museum in Your Region?" in Guatemala, with James Brown and International Council of Museums President Suay Aksoy and ICOM LAC Chair Samuel Franco Arce. The same survey was launched during the Advisory Council meetings in UNESCO, Paris 7 June.

Karen also chaired a panel of ICOM Europe speakers on the topic of Museums, Landscapes and Neighbourhoods at the University of Valencia conference of the same title, 30 May-2 June. Meanwhile, James presented their jointly published article on the Scottish Funding Council GCRF Community Crafts and Culture project during the Greenlines Institute for Sustainable Development conference in Granda, Spain.

Dr Agnès Bos gave her paper titled 'De bois et de marbre: collaboration entre métiers dans la première moitié du XVIIe siècle' with Dr Sophie Mouquin, Lecturer at the Université de Lille, at the conference L'art de la collaboration au Grand Siècle/The Art of Collaboration in 17-th century France held at Princeton University, 10-12 May. She also chaired a panel about painting and tapestry at this conference.

Dr Anthi Andronikou has won the Nikolaos Drandakis Prizeawarded by CHAE, the longest and most prestigious Society for Byzantine Studies in Greece, for her article ‘Southern Italy, Cyprus and the Holy Land: A Tale of Parallel Aesthetics’? Art Bulletin 99.3 (2017). Established by Sharon Gerstel, Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology at UCLA, the prize offered €500 for the best article published by an early career scholar in 2016-2017.



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