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Conference: New Dialogues in Art History, The Warburg Institute, London, September 26, 2018

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f472296712f2640004419952f12foriginalThis one day conference brings together the next generation of art history scholars to present and discuss their ongoing research. Papers will predominately focus on Italian and Northern Renaissance Art (c. 1400–1600) and will encompass diverse media including tapestry, painting, engraving and stained glass. The conference will comprise five sessions. In the first four, two PhD students (or recent graduates) will present on topics that are united by common themes such as patronage, attribution and materiality. The final session, entitled ‘Opening New Dialogues’, will feature a paper by Professor Michelle O’Malley (Deputy Director and former PhD student at The Warburg). In order to foster the intellectual exchange central to ‘New Dialogues in Art History’ , the key paper(s) of each session will be followed by 20 minutes discussion.

Organised by Genevieve Verdigel & Lydia Goodson. Please direct any enquiries to the organisers at: NewArtDialogues@gmail.com

Programme

10:00–10:15: Registration

10:15–10:30: Introduction: Lydia Goodson and Genevieve Verdigel

10:30–11:30: Session 1: Making and Materiality
Chair: Alexander Röstel (Courtauld Institute / The National Gallery)
– Ang Li (University of Oxford): ‘The Revival of Gold Ground in Late Fifteenth-Century Italian Paintings.’
– Benedetta Pacini (University of Warwick/ The National Gallery): ‘Making and Moving Venetian Renaissance Paintings: my interviews with chief restorers in Venice and London, and archival records about Tintoretto’s transport strategy.’

11:30–11:45: Break (Tea and Coffee Provided)

11:45–12:45: Session 2: Attribution and Authorship
Chair: Dr Olenka Horbatsch (British Museum; PhD 2017, University of Toronto)
– James Wehn (Case Western Reserve University/ The Cleveland Museum of Art): ‘The Maker’s Image: Israhel van Meckenem, His Name, and His Copies.’
– Catherine Spirit (University of York): ‘Weaving Light: Untangling Authorship in the Windows of All Saints Church, Earsham.’

12:45–13:45: Lunch (Provided for Speakers and Chairs)

13:45–14:45: Session 3: Prestige and Patronage
Chair: Adriana Concin (Courtauld Institute)
– Dr Ilaria Taddeo (PhD 2017, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca): ‘Artistic Patronage, Family Prestige and Religious Politics. The case of the Guidiccioni between Lucca and Rome (c. 1530-1550).’
– Anne-Sophie Laruelle (University of Liège): ‘Reconsidering Tapestry Patronage and Trade in the Renaissance.’

14:45–15:00: Break (Tea and Coffee Provided)

15:00–16:00: Session 4: Itinerancy and Interchange
Chair: Lois Haines (Warburg Institute / The National Gallery)
– Giulio Dalvit (Courtauld Institute): ‘Circulation of Drawings in Castiglione Olona: Masolino, Paolo Schiavo, Vecchietta, Domenico Veneziano and Cyriacus of Ancona.’
– Matthew Whyte (University College, Cork): ‘Stylistic Exchange and Civic Identity in Michelangelo’s work on the Arca di San Domenico in Bologna.’

16:05–16:55: Session 5: Opening New Dialogues
– Professor Michelle O’Malley (Deputy Director, Warburg Institute): ‘The Specifics of Authorship: Attributing Production.’

16:55–17:00: Concluding Remarks
17:00–18:00: Reception

Free and Open to all. Advanced booking required via Eventbrite.

CFP: Warburg Institute Postgraduate Symposium (17 November 2016)

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Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

17 November 2016

The Warburg Institute will host its first Postgraduate Symposium on 17 November 2016. It will explore the concept of cultural encounters and focus particularly on their productive outcomes. We are interested, above all, in the dynamics of cultural change across time and space. The Symposium will be multidisciplinary, and will cover topics that fall into the unique classification system of the Warburg Library: Image, Word, Orientation and Action.

The aim of the Symposium will be to map the diverse and intricate forces which have driven cultural encounters in the past and which also help define contemporary societies. Amongst the questions that we hope to address are: the degree to which productive outcomes can be seen as a conscious reception and reformulation of external ideas and models; resistances to exchange and in what form; the long-term implications of such encounters and their outcomes.

The Symposium is intended for postgraduate students and early career researchers. It will bring together speakers from different backgrounds in the humanities and draw on a variety of disciplinary tools and methodologies. Submissions are invited across a wide range of topics represented by the global cultural interests of the Warburg Institute, including but not limited to:

* Artistic creations: forms, models, styles;

* Literary productions and transmission of texts: translations, adaptations, copies;

* Philosophy, rhetoric and transmission of ideas;

* Personal encounters: Academies, universities and epistolary exchanges;

* Encounters with the ancient past: reception, interpretation, visualisation;

* Religious encounters, propaganda and politics;

* Geographical discoveries: new continents, new cultures and animal species, etc.

* Scientific innovation: findings, theories, inner contradictions, etc.

Proposals for papers should be sent to warburg.postgrad(at)gmail.com by 31 May 2016:

* Maximum 300-word abstract, in English, for a 20-minute paper, in PDF or Word format.

* One-page CV, including full name, affiliation, contact information.

All candidates will be notified by 31 July 2016. Limited funding to help cover travel expenses is available. Attendance is free of charge.

For more information and news about The Warburg Institute Postgraduate Symposium 2016 visit https://warburgpostgrad.wordpress.com/

Organisers: Desirée Cappa, Maria Teresa Chicote Pompanin, James Christie, Lorenza Gay, Hanna Gentili, Federica Gigante, Finn Schulze-Feldmann.

Research Fellowship: Cultural and Intellectual History (London, The Warburg Institute, 2015)

Research Fellowship
Two- or Three Year Research Fellowship in Cultural and Intellectual History (from October 2015), London, The Warburg Institute
Deadline: 28 NovemberWarburg 2014

The Warburg Institute: The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition – in the sense of those elements in European thought, art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged to encourage research into the processes by which one culture learns from another and by which different fields of thought and art act on each other. They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.

The Institute is offering a long-term Frances A. Yates Fellowship of two or three years tenable from October 2015.

Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellowship: Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopaedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates may be pre- or postdoctoral but must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2009. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, they should explain the reasons for any interruption in their academic career in a covering letter.

General ConditionsThose employed as Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university or learned institution may normally hold an award only if they are taking unpaid leave for the whole of the period. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another Fellowship or award.

The Fellow will be expected to participate in the life of the Institute and to put his/her knowledge at the disposal of the Institute by presenting his/her work in a seminar and by advising the Library and Photographic Collection. The Fellow may teach elsewhere during tenure of the Fellowship only with the express permission of the Director. The Fellow will be required to present a brief written report at the conclusion of the appointment. A Fellowship may be terminated if the Appointing Committee is not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being met. All publications containing results of work done with the aid of a Fellowship shall include adequate acknowledgement of the fact.

Value of the Fellowship: The starting salary of the Fellowship is expected to be £ 28,408 p.a. including London Allowance. Payment will be made monthly in arrears and is liable to deductions for tax and National Insurance.

The person appointed will be deemed automatically to be a member of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) and will have contributions deducted accordingly. Once full information on the Scheme has been received, he/she may elect in writing to withdraw from the Scheme.

Tenure: The Fellowship is tenable at the Institute. The Fellow will normally be expected to be at the Institute full-time during the academic terms (which does not exclude the use of other libraries and archives) and to live within commutable distance of the Institute.

Selection: Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted in late January to invite them to send samples of their written work. Shortlisted candidates will then be informed whether they will be invited for an interview, which will be held in March 2015.

Applications: There is no application form. Applications should be made by email to Warburg(at)sas.ac.uk and should include the following information:

1. Completed cover sheet (download cover sheet by clicking here).

2. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth, address (including e-mail address) and present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, publications

3. An outline of proposed research (of not more than two pages) and title of your research project

4. The names and addresses of not more than three persons who have agreed to write, without further invitation, to the Acting Director, Dr Raphaële Mouren, in support of the application. These letters of reference should reach the Acting Director by Friday, 28 November 2014. They must be signed by the referee and sent separately by the referee direct to the Acting Director of the Institute. References may be scanned and sent by e-mail to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk or forwarded in hard copy by post. It is the responsibility of candidates to ask their referees to submit references by 28 November 2014.

5. If you wish to add any additional comments you may enclose a covering letter.

6. Please note that all application documents must be sent as a single PDF or Word document. Please name your application document as follows: Surname_LTFellowshipApplication, e.g. Smith_LTFellowshipApplication. Please send by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk by Friday, 28 November 2014.

7. Application documents (including the CV and research proposal) must be provided in English. We prefer references in English but if necessary will accept references in French, Italian, Spanish or German.

8. Applicants are asked to complete the Equal Opportunities form, which can be downloaded by clicking here.  Please send this as a separate file named Surname_EqualOppForm to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

Candidates should NOT submit publications or written work with their application. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted in late January and will be invited to send material at that stage.

Closing date: Applications must arrive at the Institute no later than Friday, 28 November 2014. They must be sent by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

Source: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fellowships/long-term/

CFP: Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Spaces (London, June 12-13 & Leeds, July 6-9, 2015)

Call for Papers:
Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Spaces
International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2015
Deadline: 12 September 2014

A symposium, Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval and Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean will be held at The Warburg Institute, in London on 12-13 June 2015, featuring keynote speakers, Prof. Bernard Hamilton, Prof. Benjamin Kedar, and Prof. Ora Limor. See http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2014-15/sharing-the-holy-land/ for information.
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Following on this, three sessions are being organized for the International Medieval Conference to be held at Leeds on 6-9 July, 2015. The three sessions seek to address how both Western pilgrims, and the indigenous Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Levantine populations perceived the sharing of religious shrines with other faiths. Of particular interest is how this sharing was described and explained in contemporary accounts and how this influenced the knowledge of other faiths among the Semitic religions. These sessions will focus on the period from c.1000 to c.1500, addressing the changing political context in the Levant and its influence on the sharing of sacred space.

Please send proposals for papers (title & 100 words abstract) to Jan Vandeburie at sharingtheholyland2015@gmail.com before 12 September 2014.

Petition: Save the Warburg Institute!

The Friends of the Warburg Institute have launched the following petition which may be of interest to those who know about the Warburg Institute and have benefited from its wonderful library:

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“The Times Higher Education recently reported that the University of London has taken legal action to challenge its own deed of trust concerning the care and integrity of the Warburg Institute. Possible results of this action include the dispersal of the library, or its relocation abroad.

This is not the first time the Institute has been threatened: it was relocated from Hamburg to London in 1933, endangered by Hitler’s rise to power, and although the University of London accepted the collections in 1944 (the agreement currently under review), similar action was considered in 2010.

We call on the University of London to withdraw their legal action and keep the Warburg Institute just as it is, for three reasons:

1. To keep the Warburg Institute’s collections intact. In over 50 years since the library’s resettlement in London, it has grown from 80,000 to 350,000 volumes, 40% of which are unique and not held in the British Library.

2. To preserve Aby Warburg’s intellectual legacy. The Institute’s collections are organised unlike any other in the world – according to a system  developed by Warburg as a product of his own research. Dispersal is tantamount to destroying one of Warburg’s greatest works of scholarship – the library itself.

3. To maintain the vibrant intellectual community the Warburg fosters. A one-of-a-kind collection both in content and form, the Warburg has drawn together a world-class scholarly community for decades. Taking the collections outside of the space of the Institute would displace that community of researchers.”

To sign the petition, please follow this link.
For a statement from the Warburg Institute regarding the High Court proceedings, click here.

 

Conference: Colour (London, 26 June 2014)

Conference: Colour
Warburg Institute, London, 26  June 2014
Registration deadline: 22 June 2014
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This colloquium is being organised by the Warburg Institute and the National Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition on “Making Colour” at the National Gallery and will include an early morning viewing of the exhibition from 9.00 to 10.00 a.m.

The conference is organised by Caroline Campbell (National Gallery) and Peter Mack (Warburg Institute).

Programme

9.00
Viewing of Colour Exhibition at the National Gallery

10.00
Leave National Gallery

10.20
Registration and coffee at the Warburg Institute (Common Room)

10.45
Introduction and Welcome

Chair: Peter Mack (Warburg Institute)

Paul Smith (Warwick)
Coloured Shadows: constancy, contrast, and conceptual confusion

12.00
Hannah Smithson (Pembroke College, Oxford)
All the colours of the rainbow: A bridge between medieval and modern colour science

12.50
Lunch (Common Room)

Chair: Caroline Campbell (National Gallery)

1.50
Jim Harris (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
Colour and Sculpture: Painting in Three dimensions

2.40
David Brafmann (Getty Centre)
Tincture and Tenebrism: Alchemical Rainbows in the Neapolitan Baroque

3.30
Tea (Classroom 2)

Chair: Paul Hills (Courtauld Institute)

4.00
Ulrike Kern (Frankfurt)
Cartesian Optics in Dutch Art: A Problem of Light and Pigment

4.50
Ashok Roy (National Gallery)
Colour Change in Old Master Paintings: Where does light come in?

5.40
Concluding Discussion and Reception (Common Room)

6.30
Conference Ends

Fees and Registration
The fees for this conference are £30.00 standard price (and £15.50 concessionary rate for full-time students/retired) which includes entrance to the National Gallery, lunch and refreshments. We provide a range of meat/fish and vegetarian rolls/sandwiches for lunch. If you have other dietary requirements please email warburg(at)sas.ac.uk at least ten days before the conference so that we can try to cater for your needs.

Registering and paying for a conference/course. Please note that in order to attend the conference and guided tour you must register and pay online in advance. Registration for this conference closes at 12.00 pm on 22 June. Instructions about entrance to the National Gallery will be emailed to you by 24 June.

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO REGISTER ONLINE
http://store.london.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=38&prodid=687

For further information, see here.

CFP: The Afterlife of Cicero (London, 7-8 May 2015)

Call for Papers:
The Afterlife of Cicero
London, The Warburg Institute, 7-8 May 2015
Deadline: 11 July 2014

The Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London will be hosting an international conference on the afterlife of Cicero in London on 7–8 May 2015, organised by Peter Mack, Gesine Manuwald, John North and Maria Wyke.

paris_studentsWe invite 40-minute papers about the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant, they cover a wide variety of genres and topics, and we are also able to get a glimpse of his personality from his letters, Cicero has had an enormous influence on western culture. By examining a diverse series of significant case studies, the conference aims to make a contribution to assessing Cicero’s impact more fully. Papers dealing with any period between late antiquity and 1900 will be especially welcome. Aspects of particular interest include Cicero’s role for early Christian writers, in the middle Ages, in the Ciceronian debate, for the American founding fathers and the French revolution, for the development of modern democracies and political rhetoric and in (early-)modern literature.

The conference will take place in the Warburg Institute; the proceedings will be jointly published by the two Institutes as Supplements to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. We shall ask the authors for publishable versions of the papers three months after the conference. If you have a suggestion for a paper that you would like us to consider, please submit a title, an abstract (of up to 300 words) and a brief CV (up to one page) by 11 July 2014 to Jane Ferguson, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB or warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

For further information, see also the Warburg Institute Website.