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The Courtauld | Annual Postgraduate Symposium

June 22, 2021 @ 3:30 am - 9:00 am

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One event on June 22, 2021 at 3:30 am

The Research Forum invites you to the Post-Graduate Symposium of 2020–21, a two-day student led online conference showcasing the diverse and innovative research of Courtauld students in the final stages of their doctoral degrees. Each year, this event proves a highlight of The Courtauld’s academic year — a coming together of faculty, students, and the general public to celebrate our rising academics and their research. This year, the papers explore a diverse selection of subject-matter, materials, and technologies; and deploy a wide range of methodologies which are attentive to questions of authorship, identity, materiality, reception, and interpretation. The papers are grouped into transhistorical and trans-regional themed panels, which seek to enrich discussion by encouraging connections and observations that move beyond traditional intra-disciplinary boundaries. It is our pleasure this year to have, for the first time, two invited keynote speakers each from the fields of Art History and Conservation. Their respective contributions, reflective of the current research and teaching undertaken at The Courtauld, will stimulate further conversations and discussion amongst the Courtauld’s wider scholarly community.
*Times in CT
Day One: Monday, June 21st, 3:30–9:00am
3:30am Welcome and introductory remarks
3:40am Panel 1: Urban Interventions, chair: Bethany Widick
Harry Adams, “Visions of a future London: George Dance the Younger’s proposals for the Port of London (1796–1802)”
Sung Ji-Park, “Running a Graphic War: The CID/CIB’s Hōdō shashin for Propaganda”
Chelsea Pierce, “Gorgona in Three Acts: Performing a Position on Anti-Painting”
Ana Rodriguez, “Impressions of Modern Life in the Unincorporated Territory: Puerto Rican graphic arts, 1950–1960”
5:35am Break
5:55am Panel 2: New Approaches, New Perspectives, chair: Amarilli Rava
Sree Menon, “Technique of Early Wall Paintings from the 11th to 13th Centuries in Ladakh”
Louis Shadwick, “The True Story of Edward Hopper’s First Oil Paintings”
Saskia Rubin, “Diana Glows as Apollo Shines Upon Her: The Art of Humble-Bragging in Cardinal Richelieu’s Circle”
Silvia Amato, “The Contribution of Spectral Imaging Techniques to the Study of Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe from the Courtauld Gallery”
7:50am Break
8:00am Keynote: Annette King, Modern and Contemporary Paintings Conservator at the Tate Modern [with introductory remarks & Q&A]
9:00am End of Day One
Day Two: Tuesday, June 22nd, 3:30–9:00am
3:30am Panel 3: Self, Surface, Identity, chair: Matteo Chirumbolo
Nadya Wang, “Dress Your Age: The Singapore Woman and Fashion Industry in Her World in the 1980s”
Laura Jenkins, “Magnificent Women: French Furniture and the Representation of American Luxury”
Leo Stefani, “Between Presentation and Representation – Furnishing Louis XV’s education at the Palais des Tuileries”
Tilly Scantelbury, “Everyone and Everything in Relation: Harry Dodge’s Sculptural and Textual Practice”
5:25am Break
5:45am Panel 4: Representation, Symbols, and Cultural Memory, chair: Bella Radenović
Laura Melin, “‘Be Right of Eritage he Scholde it have’: Genealogical Diagrams of Henry VI and Edward IV”
Lydia Ohl, “Isolation and De-Globalization on the Wings of Pandemic”
Laura Franchetti, “‘Suggesting the Sun Itself’: Thermodynamics, The Heat Death of the Sun, and Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June (1895)”
Susannah Kingwill, “‘la donna ma dame a mondit seigneur au jour de l’an’: Philip the Bold’s Gold Cross in Esztergom Cathedral Treasury”
7:40am  Break
7:50am Keynote: Dr Isobel Elstob, Assistant Professor in Art History at University of Nottingham [with introductory remarks & Q&A]
8:50am Closing remarks
9:00am End of Day Two