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Jan-Feb 2019 Art History research news

Monday 04 March 2019

Dr Stephanie O’Rourke published an article on the relationship between history, selfhood, and serial portraiture in late eighteenth-century France in the journal Eighteenth-Century Studies titled ‘Histories of the Self: Anne-Louis Girodet and the Trioson Portrait Series’. 

Prof. Kathryn Rudy has been named Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters. She has also been named Associate Member of St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

On 11 January, Prof. Rudy served as a respondent in the research workshop ‘Avant Garde’ Techniques in Context, organised by the Department of History of Art, University of Groningen, within the framework of the ICOG – Visiting Research Fellowship dedicated to the theme of ‘Punctuation/pointillisme’ in Early Modern Art.

On 29 January, Prof. Rudy delivered the Medieval Manuscripts Seminar in Senate House at the request of the London Paleographical Society. The title of her talk was ‘A smorgasbord of display scripts and a game of international Twister in fourteenth-century Bruges’.  On 15 February, she gave the ‘1000-1800’ Research Seminar at the University of Leiden. For this occasion, she spoke about ‘The Book of Hours as an 11-meter roll. Extreme Inconvenience in 1390’.

Three reviews of Prof. Rudy’s recent books appeared:

  1. Christine Schott, Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures, 7, 1 (2018), pp. 131-134, reviewed Piety in Pieces: How medieval readers customized their manuscripts(Open Book Publishers, 2016).
  2. Angela Bennett, Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, 3, 2 (2018), pp. 487-491, reviewed Piety in Pieces.
  3. Daniël Ermens, The Medieval Low Countries: History, Archaeology, Art and Literature, 5 (2018), pp. 293-298, reviewed Piety in Pieces (2016) and Rubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

Dr José Ramón Marcaida was an invited speaker at the series of conferences Objectes perduts. Explicar i exposar ciència a museus i altres llocs públics organised by the Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica (Barcelona, 24 January). The title of his presentation was ‘La ‘silla grandiosa’ y otros objetos perdidos en la colección de Juan de Espina’. José Ramónalso gave a presentation (‘Opossum’) at an internal workshop on ‘Animal ingenuity’ organised by the Genius before Romanticism research project, University of Cambridge (13 February)

Together with Alexander Marr, Raphaëlle Garrod and Richard Oosterhoff, Jose Ramón is co-author of the book Logodaedalus: Word Histories of Ingenuity in Early Modern Europe (University of Pittsburgh Press), which was published in January 2019.






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