Call for Papers: Histories of British Art, 1660-1735 – Reconstruction and Transformation

Histories of British Art is the third and final conference organised as part of Court, Country, City: British Art, 1660-1735, a major research project run by the University of York and Tate Britain, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Held at King’s Manor in York, this three-day conference is planned to include a drinks reception at York City Art Gallery and a visit, with dinner, to Beningbrough Hall (built 1716) for a private viewing of the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of over a hundred artworks from the period.

Proposals for 25 minute papers are invited on any aspect of British Art, 1660-1735. A number of bursaries will be available to graduate student speakers.

Suggested areas of discussion for papers include:

  • The country house
  • Artistic practices
  • Unattributed and lost works
  • Continental influences
  • Transmigrations
  • Print culture
  • Women & art
  • Artists & patrons
  • Merchants & the city
  • Art & architecture
  • Decorative arts
  • Tapestries
  • Ceramics
  • Metalwork
  • Curatorial practices
  • Past exhibitions
  • Key collections
  • Conservation

The full Call for Papers is available here. Please send abstracts for proposed papers (max 300 words) by 2nd March 2012to claudine.vanhensbergen@tate.org.uk .

20-22 September 2012

Kings Manor, University of York, UK

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