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Activities and events 2016

Kingston Calling: Jamaican Pulse Uncovered

Bristol, The Royal West of England Academy, June 27, 2016

Booking is now open for Kingston Calling: Jamaican Pulse Uncovered a one-day symposium organised by the Royal West of England Academy of Art in partnership with the History of Art Department of the University of Bristol.

The symposium is a part of Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora, a groundbreaking exhibition of Jamaican visual art. It brings together artists, activists, academics and curators to unpack and unpick the many and varied configurations of ‘politics’ that underpin Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora. It foregrounds the art of Jamaica and its diaspora to open up the spaces between and around the interstices of the personal and the political; the local and the global; the national and the trans-national; old myths and new narratives.

  • 10:30 – 10:45 Registration, Tea and Coffee
  • 10:50 – 11:00 Welcome and Introduction – Alison Bevan
  • 11:00 – 11:40 Leon Wainwright 'Materiality and Mobility: The Political Geographies of Caribbean Art'
  • 11:40 – 12:40 Panel 1. Sounds Authentic: Music, Styles and Identities - Featuring: Mykaell Riley, Mike Darby, Joshua Moses and Jamaican Pulse artists including Matthew McCarthy
  • 12:40 – 1:30 Lunch and exhibition view
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Panel 2. Bristol Voices - Featuring: Roy Hackett, Shawn Sobers and Michele Curtis
  • 2:30 – 3:20 Allison Thompson, ‘Dennis Morris, Lynton Kwesi Johnson and Carol Tulloch: Giving Voice to Black British Life’
  • 3:20 – 3:40 Comfort break with tea and coffee
  • 3:40 – 4:30 Panel 3. Cityscapes and Dream States: Muses for the New Millennium - Featuring Jamaican Pulse artists including Barka, Di-Andre Caprice Davis and Gerard Hanson
  • 4:30 – 5:20 Panel 4. Contested Bodies - Featuring Jamaican Pulse artists, including Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Leasho Johnson, and Lawrence Graham-Brown - Chaired by exhibition curators Kat Anderson and Graeme Evelyn
  • 5:20 – 5:40 Curators Remarks
  • 5:45 – 7:00 Wine Reception

To book tickets and for more information please visit the symposium webpage at


TMRC Conference 2016: CALL FOR PAPERS:


‘It is simply too early to try to define the 1980s as a closed or finished period… It is still unresolved and very much ongoing.’

Kobena Mercer, ‘Iconography After Identity’ (2005)

The Black Arts Movement was generated by the tumult of the 1980s – a decade defined as much by Thatcherism, civil unrest and race riots as by the rise of cultural theory and so-called ‘single issue’ social movements. It aimed to transform the nature and perception of British art and its histories.  Under its banner, a constellation of artists and critics from a wide range of diasporic backgrounds worked around, and through, questions of ‘Blackness’ in Britain. They interrogated the possibilities and implications of Black British Art and its relationship to other forms of creative production, popular culture and transnational modernisms more broadly.

This conference will examine the ways in which the dialogues and discourses initiated by the Black Arts Movement are, as Kobena Mercer reminds us, unresolved and ongoing. It will continue to unpack and unpick questions around the efficacy and outcomes of the tenuously labeled Movement and reflect on the ways in which this period, only thirty short years ago, has become historicized (or not). It also aims to push debate forward, to ask how the aesthetic, historical, methodological and/or critical threads of the ‘critical decade’ wind through the 1990s and beyond; to address the rise of globlalization, multiculturalism, digital networks and technologies, developments in the bio-sciences and post-racial debates to the playful posturing of the YBAs and an increasingly transnational art scene.  

Proposals are invited for papers covering any aspect of Black British Art (before and after the 1980s) and the Black Arts Movement, from scholars working in all fields of creative and visual culture. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • The global/the local
  • History and myth
  • The canon/canonicity
  • Art, science, and technology
  • Exhibitions
  • Archives
  • The relationship between art and literature
  • Gender and the body
  • Before the Black Arts Movement
  • Fashion/Style/Dress

Please send proposals along with a brief biography to Dr. Elizabeth Robles ( before 1 November, 2015.


Activities and events 2015 

2 February 2015

Professor Michael White (University of York) - On the theorization of abstract art

16 February 2015
Prof John Hughson (University of Central Lancashire) - Futurism, football and C.R.W. Nevinson on “the condition of England”

23 March 2015

Dr Stefano Evangelista (University of Oxford) - Lafcadio Hearn and the Colours of Japan

27 April 2015

Professor Lubaina Himid (University of Central Lancashire) – title to follow

Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2015

Academic Session 33, University of East Anglia 2015
41st Annual Conference & Bookfair
Sainsbury Insitute for Art, UEA, Norwich
9 – 11 April 2015

Weimar's 'Other': Visual culture in Germany after 1918

Session Convenors:
Dorothy Price, University of Bristol,
Camilla Smith, University of Birmingham,

In recent years, there has been a significant growth in scholarship investigating both the visual and wider cultural production of Weimar, most often centred in Berlin. However, there were other centres of cultural production besides Berlin as well as other, untold, experiences of Weimar linked to rural communities, provincial cities, parallel cities and urban minorities.
This session explored the cultural practice, production and reception of neglected populations both from the Republic’s cities, the parallel city of Vienna and the rural provinces, particularly in relation to the themes of sexuality and gender, which have become central to our understanding of Weimar culture but also in relation to themes of materiality that are of concern to art history more generally. Papers in this session ask how Weimar visual studies should address the cultural activities of the regions, particularly given the scholarly emphasis to date on sexuality, gender and race as characteristic of Weimar culture’s metropolitan urban character. Papers will explore how relationships between the rural and the urban, and the national and the provincial, shaped artistic and cultural constructions of sex and gender in Germany after 1918. They will ask how debates on sex and gender as well as on the materiality of objects, informed artistic centres, practices, institutions and collecting practices outside Berlin in cities like Hanover, Dresden, Hamburg and Vienna and suburbs like Potsdam. In turn, they will also consider how provincial cultural developments impacted upon the narratives constructed around Weimar’s capital and how these diverse forms of identity - sexuality, gender, race and social class – were culturally experienced and recorded outside Berlin.
Erin Sullivan Maynes (University of San Diego) Return of the Regional: Notgeld and the local experience of Inflation
Ulrich Bach (Texas State University) Material Traces of a Vanished Erotica Collection: Leo Schidrowitz’ Bilder-Lexicon-der Erotik
Maria Makela (California College of the Arts) Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Merz and material poverty
Elinor Beaven (University of Cambridge) The Art of Domesticity? Regional artist couples in the Weimar Republic
Nina Lübbren (Anglia Ruskin University at Cambridge) ‘Gela Forster’s Expressionist Sculpture: Feminism, war and revolution
Kristin Schroeder (University of Michigan) Sobriety or a Neue Sachlichkeit Hangover? Lotte Laserstein’s Evening over Potsdam

The Age of Reason Artist's Talk - Valda Jackson

Valda Jackson, a Bristol-based Spike Island associate artist who will also be presenting her work at the forthcoming  'Framing the Critical Decade' conference, will be giving a talk coordinated by Dr. Josie Gill (English) on December 8th at 6:30 pm in LR 1, 3-5 Woodland Road. More information can be found here.


Activities and events 2014


Thursday 11- Friday 12 September 2014

Conference: 'Crossing Borders: Marianne Werefkin and the Cosmopolitan Women Artists in her Circle'.

Venue: Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany.

Further information and Provisional Programme (PDF, 43kB)

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Lecture: Dr Maria del Pilar Blanco (University of Oxford, University Lecturer in Spanish American Literature): 'The World in a Hurry: José Martí, Chronicle Writing and the 1889 Paris Exposition'  (PDF, 1,228kB).

Venue: LR1, 3-5 Woodland Road, Arts Complex, at 5pm.

Author of Ghost-Watching American Modernity, 2012) and two volumes co-edited with Esther Peeren (The Spectralities Reader, 2013, and Popular Ghosts, 2010), Dr del Pilar Blanco's work explores narratives of haunting as responses to different processes of modernization in the American hemisphere and beyond. All staff and students welcome.

Monday 16 June 2014

Workshop: 'Toward a Global Word and Image?'.

Venue: Room G33, 9 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, 1pm-4pm.

This Art Writing Writing Art workshop is led by Professor Michèle Hannoosh, from the University of Michigan and editor of the journal Word and Image. Places are limited so please email by Monday 9th June to book your place. Lunch will also be provided.


Postgraduate Symposium Report

In response to the recent Transnational Modernisms Postgraduate Committee symposium 'Re-mapping Modernism(s): Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches', which took place on Friday 30th May 2014, Vesna Lukic, a doctoral student who contributed a paper, has delivered the following report:

In an attempt to position the modernist discourse within a multi-disciplinary research cluster, a round table discussion was held, based on five papers presented by the members of the postgraduate student committee. Papers addressed different aspects of modernism as seen through five doctoral projects, ranging from poetic expression of madness, through problems around possibilities and impossibilities of media representation and musical appropriation of modernity, to the transnational impact modernism has made on (re)interpreting the national quality in art, on one side, and on the other, in enabling certain political climates for framing reality. Speakers then further expanded on the ways the discourse of modernism is approached and employed in a contemporary academic context, at which point the discussion was opened for other participants as well. The organizers’ intention was to set the initial platform for recognizing a common language for interpreting different art practices deemed modernist. After the fruitful exchange, our cluster’s manifesto is to further enable interdisciplinary encounters around the ambiguous notion of transnational modernism.


Friday 30 May 2014

Symposium: 'Re-mapping Modernism(s): Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches'.

Venue: Room B54, 15 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, at 11.30 am

The postgraduate members of the Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster held a series of short talks, followed by a round-table, on the disciplinary and cultural challenges in defining “modernism”. The round-table was chaired by  Dr Angela Piccini.

Friday 11- Saturday 12 April 2014

Conference: 'Primitive Renaissance: Northern European Art and the Fin de Siècle’, in conjunction with the exhibition Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance (National Gallery, London, February-May 2014).

Venue: National Gallery, London

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Workshop: Nordic Cosmopolitans: Art and Internationalism in Scandanavia, 1870-1920. ARosS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark.

Activities and events 2013

Thursday 5 December 2013

Research Seminar: ‘A Sixteenth of a Second: Photography and Trauma in Lídia Jorge’

Speaker: Dr Ana Margarida Dias Martins (University of Exeter)

Venue: Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies seminar, LINK 2, 3-5 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, 3pm.

Thursday 28 November 2013

Lecture: 'Futurist Bodies: Alvaro de Campos and Friends'

Speaker: Dr Rhian Atkin

Venue: FUSÃO programme, University of Leeds

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Research Seminar: 'Facing the Modern: the Portrait in Vienna 1900'

Speaker: Dr Gemma Blackshaw (University of Plymouth)

Venue: University of Bristol, Lecture Theatre 1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 1 pm.

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Research Seminar: 'The "Frontier" Speaks Back: Two Australian Artists Working in Paris and London' (PDF 479Kb)

Speaker: Professor Catherine Speck (University of Adelaide)

Venue: University of Bristol, 1st Floor Seminar Room, 7 Woodland Road, 4pm.

Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 September 2013

Conference: 'War in the Visual Arts'

Venue: University College Cork.

Thursday 5 to Friday 6 September 2013

Conference: 'Imagining the Cosmopolis: Internationalism and the Arts at the long Fin de Siecle'

Co-convenors: Dr Grace Brockington (Bristol) and Dr Sarah Victoria Turner (York)

Venue: Tate Britain, London.

September 2013

Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lecture: Olympic Visions

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: UCLan

Monday 2 September 2013

Conference Paper: 'He'd Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease': Imaging Lev Yashin

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: Football 150 Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

Conference Paper: Illustrating the Beautiful Game: Scotland versus England, 1872

Speaker: Alex Leese

Venue: Football 150 Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Public Lecture: 'Man Ray's Women'

Speaker: Dr Dorothy Rowe

Venue: National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Conference: Revisiting the Rite: The Rite of Spring Centenary Conference, Kellogg College, Oxford. Organised by Dr Claire O'Mahony (Oxford) and Dr Mike O'Mahony. for a poster and full programme (scroll down to p.2) click here.

Monday 20 May 2013

Annual Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster Event: University of Bristol, Faculty of Arts, Arts Complex, LR1 2-6pm.
Research in Progress Workshop presented by members of the Transnational Modernisms Group: Ulrike Maude (English); Rhian Atkin (Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies); Nicoletta Momigliano (Classics and Ancient History); and Justin Williams (Music)

Friday 17 May 2013

Conference: Music and the Myth of Intelligibility: Convened by Dr Philip Bullock (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Wadham College, Oxford) in collaboration with ICE (Dr Grace Brockington)

Tuesday 14 May 2013

History of Art Department Research Seminar: Dr Dorothy Rowe, After Dada: Networks of the Cologne Avant-Garde 5pm University of Oxford

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Media and Cultural Studies Research Seminar: Dr Dorothy Rowe, Contemporary Art and Globalization 4pm-5pm School of Journalism, Cardiff University

Monday 22 April 2013

History of Art Postgraduate Presentation Sessions - 'Culture': 4.15pm Link Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road
Richard Fisher - 'A Cultural history of three cathedrals in the West Country at the time of the Reformation'
Maria Hadjiathanasiou - 'The impact of British colonial rule (1878-1960) on the emergence of Cypriot modernism'
Theodora Clarke - 'Art in exile: Katherine Dreier and the Russian Avant-Garde in America, 1920-53'
Lizzie Robles - 'Disruptive Aesthetics: Black British Art since the 1980s'

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Colloquium: 1913: The Arts in Europe. An afternoon colloquium at the University of Exeter, 1:30 - 6:00pm, Forum Exploration Lab 1, Streatham Campus. Participants include Prof. Simon Shaw-Miller and Dr Grace Brockington.

Monday 11 March 2013

Public Lecture

Title: Women, the Arts and Globalization

Speaker: Dr Dorothy Rowe

Venue: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 5pm-6pm. £5.00, but free to students/unwaged. For more details (including 20% discount) see Women, the Arts and Globalization - Meskimmon and Rowe (PDF 625Kb)

Friday 8 - Saturday 9 March 2013


Title: 'Retracing America: Modernism after Paul Strand', Co-organised by Stephanie Schwartz (UCL) and Barnaby Haran (Bristol), with generous support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, University College, London.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Drama Research Seminar

Title: Ten Evenings with Pina

Speaker: Dr Kate Elswit

Venue: Lecture Room, Dept of Drama, Cantocks Close, 4:15pm

Monday 4 March 2013

History of Art Research Seminar

Title: Migrations: Kurt Schwitters, Oskar Kokoschka and British Art

Speaker: Emma Chambers (Tate)

Venue: Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 4:15pm

Monday 25 February 2013

History of Art Postgraduate Presentation Sessions - 'Body': 4.15pm Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road
Leslie Anne Faulkner - The Angelic Body in Marlborough College
Lucian Waugh - The Emasculated Male and Sado-Masochism in the Aesthetic Movement
Rebecca Walker - The Portrayal of Pregnancy in Twentieth-Century Art
Holly Williamson - Lucy Lee-Robbins and Painting the Nude

No Borders: Local to Global

A series of gallery talks, lectures and debates in conjunction with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery's new display of contemporary art. Click here for full details of events, or see No Borders poster (PDF 1.7Mb)

Friday 22 February 2013

Free Lunchtime Gallery Talk

Title: The Borders of Documentary

Speaker: Dr Barnaby Haran

Venue: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 1.30pm-2pm

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Cambridge Graduate Seminars on 'Art and Sexuality'

Title: The Graphic Experience of War: Heinrich Hoerle’s Krüppelmappe.

Speaker: Dr Dorothy Rowe

For further details please visit, or see Cambridge GRS Art and Sexuality series poster (PDF 309Kb)

Monday 4 February 2013

Historical Studies Lunchtime Lecture

Title: The Calcutta Cup: A Colonial Design Icon in a Postcolonial Era?

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, 1:10pm

History of Art Research Seminar

Title: Kubrick's Space Odyssey as Gesamtkunstwerk

Speaker: Prof. Simon Shaw-Miller,

Venue: Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 4:15pm

Thursday 31 January 2013

History of Art Department Research Seminar

Title: August Sander and the Artists

Speaker: Dr Dorothy Rowe

Venue: Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 4:15pm

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Humanities School Seminar on Visual Culture: featuring Barnaby Haran (History of Art), Lucy Donkin (History/History of Art) and James Thompson (History) - 4:15pm, Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road

Monday 21 January 2013

Research Seminar

Title:  Looking at Looking at Manet: Manet's Chez le Pere Lathuille - en plein air (1879)

Speaker: Alan Krell (University of New South Wales)

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 4:15pm

Activities and events 2012

Monday 10 December 2012

History of Art Department Transnational Modernisms Research Seminar, Bristol

Title: August Sander and the Artists

Speaker: Dr Dorothy Rowe, University of Bristol

Venue: Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road at 4.15pm.

Friday 30 November 2012

Conference: Fields of Vision: Sport and the Arts

Keynote Lecture: Imaging the Games: The Olympics in Art and Visual Culture

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: Leeds Metropolitan University

Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 November 2012

Annual Conference, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Title: A Grand Day Out at the Museum: Representing/Constructing the Museum Spectator in Soviet Art (Dr Mike O'Mahony)

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: New Orleans, LA.

Monday 12 November 2012

History of Art Department Transnational Modernisms Research Seminar, Bristol

Title:"British made" - the late work of Kurt Schwitters

Speaker: Dr Karin Orchard (Head of Department of Prints and Drawing, Sprengel Museum Hannover)

Venue: Lecture Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road at 4.15pm.

Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 October 2012

International Conference: Hosting, Organising and Celebrating the Olympics

Title: Watching the Games: The Role of the Spectator in Cinematic Representations of the Olympic Games

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: University of Rouen

Friday 19 to Saturday 20 October 2012

International Conference: Socialist Realist Art: Production, Consumption and the Aesthetics of Power

Title: A Winter's Tale: Socialist Realism Out in the Cold

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Monday 17 September 2012

Tate Britain Workshop

Title:The Vernacular Revival and the Universal Language of Visual Form

Venue: Manton Studio, Tate Britain.

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Annual Conference, Design History Society

Title: Mr Rothney's Great Idea, the Calcutta Cup: A Colonial Design Icon in a Postcolonial Era

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: University of Brighton

Thursday 5 to Friday 6 July 2012

Ancients and Moderns Conference

Title: Modernising Myron: The Reception and Reinvention of Discobolus in the Era of the Modern Olympic Games 

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: Institute of Historical Studies, London.

Friday 22 June 2012

Tate Britain Workshop

Title: The Device of Bringing them all Together: International and Imperial Exhibitions, 1851-1924.
This workshop explores the relationships between internationalism, the global circuits of cultural display, and the phenomenon of the international exhibition between 1851 (the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace) and 1924 (the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley). Exhibitions were key sites of national, international and imperial encounter for artists, designers, exhibitors and visitors from across the world; a 'device for bringing them all together', in the words of Patrick Geddes, the nineteenth-century Scottish polymath and internationalist. In this context, however, the 'international' did not amount to equality. The tension between internationalism, imperialism and nationalism which such exhibitions embodied and generated will be the focus of our discussion.

Venue: Manton Studio, Tate Britain.

Friday 15 June 2012

Research Workshop

Title: Weimar Photography Network

Venue: University of Durham

Participants: Dr Dorothy Rowe, Professor Jonathan Long (Durham, Convenor), Dr Duncan Forbes (National Galleries of Scotland); Dr Sabine Kriebel (University College Cork, Ireland); Dr Andres Mario Zervignon (Rutgers, NY); Dr Carolin Duttlinger; Dr An Paenhuysen (Berlin); Dr Sarah James (UCL)

Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 June 2012

Annual Conference, North American Society for Sport History

Title: Helen of Berkeley: The Female Tennis Player as Icon and Artist

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: Berkeley, CA.

Monday 30 April 2012

Historical Studies Lunchtime lecture, Bristol

Title: Researching the Olympic Games

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: LR1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 1:10pm

Monday 23 April 2012

Bristol Research Seminar

Title:Thoroughly Modern Myron: Reinventing the Discobolus in the Era of the Modern Olympic Games, 1896-2012

Speaker: Dr Mike O'Mahony

Venue: LT1, 43 Woodland Road, 4:10pm

Friday 23 to Saturday 24 March 2012


Title:Art v Industry

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Activities and events 2011

Friday 25 to Saturday 26 November 2011


Title: Der Blaue Reiter Centenary Conference

Organisers: Dr Dorothy Rowe (University of Bristol); Dr Christopher Short (UWIC) and Dr Marko Daniel (Tate Modern)

Keynote speakers: Dr Annegret Hoburg (Lenbachhaus, Munich) and Professor Peter Vergo (University of Essex)

Venue: Tate Modern, London

An international academic conference being held at Tate Modern to mark the centenary of the first exhibition of Der Blaue Reiter at the Galerie Thannhauser in Munich on 18 December 1911.

October – November 2011

Autumn Art Lectures

Title:Art and Sport (Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol)

Organiser: Dr Mike O’Mahony

Speakers: Series of six weekly lectures delivered by eminent experts: Professor Donna Landry (University of Kent), Professor Michael Hatt (University of Warwick) Dr Jo Longhurst (Royal College of Art), Dr Philip Dine (National University of Ireland, Galway), Professor Paul Wells (Loughborough University), Professor Lynda Nead (Birkbeck College, University of London).

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October 2011


Title: Heavenly Discourses: Myth, Astronomy and Culture (Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol)

Organiser: Nicholas Campion (University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Darrelyn Gunzburg (University of Bristol)

Speakers: Professor Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol), Dr Ed Krupp (Director, Griffith Observatory, CA, USA), Professor Elliot Wolfson, (New York University), Professor Roger Beck, (Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto), David Malin, (British-Australian astronomer and photographer).

Wednesday 27 April 2011

The RX-Research Exchange in History of Art Network Postgraduate Conference 2011

Title: Boundaries? New Histories of Art, Architecture and Design

Keynote speaker: Dr Camilla Smith, University of Birmingham

Venue: University of Bristol

Monday 11 April 2011


Title: Cultural Exchange: Russia and the West (funded by BIRTHA)

Organiser: Theodora Clarke (PGR student, University of Bristol)

Keynote speaker: Dr Mike O’Mahony

A one-day postgraduate conference which aims to explore the nature of cultural exchanges between Russia and the West. This unique conference is an opportunity to re-examine artistic creativity during the twentieth century, a time of revolutionary and ideological change, and to look at cultural connections between Russia, Europe and the United States.

Monday 21 March 2011

Panel discussion

Title: New Perspectives on Transnational Modernisms.

Speakers: Dr Grace Brockington, Dr Mike O’Mahony and Dr Dorothy Rowe (University of Bristol)

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road, 4.10 – 6.00pm

This panel discussion and debate has been conceived as the formal inauguration of the Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster within the History of Art Department at the University of Bristol. Each participant will present a brief position paper about their research in relation to the theme followed by a panel discussion.

Monday 7 March 2011

Research seminar

Title: Charles Alfred Stohard (1786-1821): Hero of Historicism

Speaker: Dr Philip Lindley (University of Leicester)

An emerging area of interest within the Research Cluster is the art-historical interpretation of medieval art in the post-medieval period; currently under discussion is a project on the modernist reception of medieval art. Dr Lindley has been invited by the group to discuss and share his research interests in this area.

Activities and events 2010

Monday 4 October 2010

Research seminar

Title: Otto Dix’s ‘Dirty Modernist Jew’

Speaker: Dr James van Dyke (University of Missouri, Columbia)

Venue: LT1 43 Woodland Road, 4:10pm

Thursday 9 September 2010

ICE one day workshop

Title: Sites of Internationalism at the Fin de Siècle: Between Metropolis and Cosmopolis

Organiser: Dr Daniel Laqua (University of Northumbria)

Speakers: Sarah Victoria Turner (University of York), Andrew Stephenson (University of East London), Charlotte Ashby (University of London), Elizabeth Kramer (Northumbria University), Stefan Couperus (University of Utrecht), Charlotte Alston (Northumbria University), Simon J. James (Durham University), Wouter van Acker (Ghent University), Malcolm Gee (Northumbria University).

Venue: Northumbria University

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