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Below you can find a full events calendar which details upcoming events planned in the department. Please note that this is a provisional schedule and is subject to change. You can view live listings for upcoming events (including booking links) here

2020-2021 Academic Year

Term 1

October
Date & TimeEvent TitleEvent SeriesMore Info & Booking 
Tuesday 6th October, 5pmEdward Christie - Towards an Eco-Logical Ontology: Mobilising Agnes Denes’s Pyramid Series Against the Climate Crisis  Postgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
Wednesday 7th October, 5pm Autumn 2020 Research Seminar Series: Politics and the Image. With special inaugural book launch, 'Walker Evans, No Politics' by Dr Stephanie Schwartz.Research Seminar Serieshttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autumn-2020-research-seminar-series-politics-and-the-image-tickets-123042755193
Thursday 8th October, 5pmDaisy Clery - Collecting Dust Postgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
Tuesday 13th October, 5pmNicholas Babbington - The Debt of the State: The Spectro-politics of James Gillray’s 'A New Way to Pay the National Debt'  Postgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
Thursday 15th October, 5pm Daisy Silver - Discrepancies In, With, Between: A Portrait of a ChairPostgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
Tuesday 20th October, 5pm Millie Horton-Insch - Skeuomorphic Exchange between Embroideries and Wall Paintings in Eleventh- and Twelfth-century England Postgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
Thursday 22nd October, 5pm Hannah Weaver - What We Talk About When We Talk About LikePostgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
 
Tuesday 27th October, 5pm     Kitty Whittell - Clear Boundaries: Clarifying Connection via the Interface in Hans Haacke’s Condensation Cube (1963-5)Postgraduate Research SeminarsN/A - please email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 
 
Wednesday 28th October, 5pmPeter Brathwaite: Rediscovering Black PortraitureOne-offhttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/art-history/events/2020/oct/peter-brathwaite-rediscovering-black-portraiture
November
Date & TimeEvent Title Event SeriesMore Info & Booking
Wednesday 25th November, 5pmResearch Seminar: The Politics of Scale Research Seminar Series

December
Date & TimeEvent Title Event SeriesMore Info & Booking
Tuesday 8th December, 5pmInformal Discussion: Food (1972) a film by Gordon Matta ClarkCSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary ArtPlease email h.vowles-shorrock@ucl.ac.uk for Zoom details. 
Wednesday 9th December, 5pmApproaches to Curation: A Panel DiscussionHistory of Art Society Event 

History of Art Society Event. 
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/approaches-to-curation-a-panel-discussion-tickets-130788643353

Term 2

January
Date & TimeEvent Title Event Series More Info & Booking
Thursday 14th January, 7pmArt Isn't Fair // Sekula SymposiumCSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

Art isn't fair
Full details here. A recording will be available to view here from 7pm on Thursday 14th January. 
Tuesday 19th January, 5.30pmAnn Coxon - Loom Thinking: Textility and the New Tapestry
 
Postgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Wednesday 20 January, 4pmOnline Pedagogy Workshop/Discussion with Jason Davies  This is a staff-only event. Details will be distributed nearer the time. 
Wednesday 20 January, 5pmRussian Protest Art in the context of the Political SpectrumUCL History of Art Society Event. Register here
Tuesday 26th January, 4pmSeries of exploratory workshops on the topic of ‘Dimension’. First workshop: ‘MEASURE’ CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art


Booking details tbc. 
Thursday 28th January, 5.30pmJennifer Sichel (University of Chicago), ‘The Disintegration of a Critic: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, and Antipsychiatry’Research Seminar Series

Register in advance for this meeting 

Full details here: 

February
Date & TimeEvent Title Event Series More Info & Booking
Wednesday 3 February, 2pm The Whole Picture: A Conversation with Alice Procter of Uncomfortable Art ToursResearch Seminar Series

FULL

Full details here: 

Tuesday 9th February, 4pm Q&A with Cécile B. Evans CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

Thursday 11th February, 5.30pmPamela Corey (Fulbright University Vietnam), ‘Affective Communities: Imagining Saigon/Vietnam’Research Seminar Series

Register in advance for this meeting

Tuesday 23rd February, 5pmA Conversation with Patricia HayesCSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

Register in advance for this meeting 

March
Date & TimeEvent Title Event Series More Info & Booking
Wednesday 3rd March, 3pmAlumni Roundtable Event UCL History of Art Careers Event Students in the department will be emailed with the details of how to join this event. 
Thursday 4th March, 5.30pmSusanna Berger (University of Southern California), ‘Anamorphic Revelations and Justifiable Obscurity’Research Seminar Series

Register in advance for this meeting

Tuesday 9th March, 4pmRethinking Folk Art CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

Register in advance for this meeting 

Friday 12th March, 10amHeritage, Participation, Performativity, CareConference 

Organised by the Department of History of Art and the Institute of Archaeology.

This event is supported by the UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (Small Grants Award).

Full details and registration. 

Monday 15th March, 5pm - 7pm'The Disappointing Apocalypse: visualising climate in art since the 1960s' - Andrew Patrizio, University of EdinburghPast ImperfectRegister in advance for this meeting
Tuesday 23rd March, 4pmSeries of exploratory workshops on the topic of ‘Dimension’.
Second workshop: tbc
CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Arttbc
Wednesday 24th March, 4pmPhD journal publishing workshop PhD students will be emailed with details. 
Thursday 25th March, 5.30pmMia L. Bagneris (Tulane University), ‘Imagining the Oriental South: The Enslaved Mixed-Race Beauty in British Art and Visual Culture, c. 1865-1880 'Research Seminar Series

Register in advance for this meeting

Term 3

April
Date & TimeEvent Title Event Series More Info & Booking
Tuesday 27th April, 6-7pmCSCA/IAS book launch: On Boredom CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary ArtFull details via the IAS website here
May
Date & TimeEvent Title Event Series More Info & Booking
Tuesday 4th May, 4pmTalia Kwartler in conversation with Nell AndrewCSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

This in conversation event will focus on Nell Andrew's recent book Moving Modernism: The Urge to Abstraction in Painting, Dance, Cinema. 

Register here

Monday 10th May, 3-4.30pm Potluck Event on Art History & EcologyInternal HoA event (staff & students)Staff and students will be emailed with full details. 
Tuesday 11th May, 4pmInternship student forumUCL History of Art Careers Event Students in the department will be emailed with the details of how to join this event. 
Tuesday 18th May, 6-8pmCSCA May Day/Animating Archives Event CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary ArtFull details here
Thursday 20th May, 2pmPhD student event to discuss completion/submission processes  PhD students will be emailed with details. 
Friday 28th May, 4pmJacqueline Mabey - Those Dreams Keep You Free: FOOD, SoHo, and the Contest of BelongingPostgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
June
Date & TimeEvent Title Event Series More Info & Booking
Tuesday 1st June, 4pmKalvin Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh - Symbols and Cymbals: Earl Sweatshirt, Terence Nance and Naima Ramos-Chapman’s AfrosurrealismPostgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Wednesday 2nd June, 4pmKirstie Hardie - Uncertain Bodies: The Transient Nature of Colour in Early Modern EuropePostgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Thursday 3rd June, 5pmEvent with HoA EDI board.  Details to be circulated soon. 
Friday 4th June, 4pmLouis Shankar - “David, instead of turning into a serial killer, turned into an artist”: Towards a Psychoanalytic Frame of Reference for David Wojnarowicz’s Exhibition, 'In The Shadow of Forward Motion' (1989)Postgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Saturday 5th June 2021 (time tbc)Citations: An Enquiry into Literature in ArtCSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary ArtFull details
Monday 7th June, 4pmCorinna Canali - The most original use of an Apple since Adam: The Digital Fig Leaf and the Obscene BodyPostgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Tuesday 8th June, 4pm Glynnis Stevenson - “In the West of traditions, 1793 was yesterday”: Royalism at the 1889 Decennial ExhibitionPostgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Friday 11th June, 6-9pmNikos Stangos lecture - Griselda PollockNikos Stangos LectureTBC 
Saturday 12th June, 9am-5pmA Call for Action: Moving is UnderstandingEDI Fund Conference Event Full details
Monday 14th June, 4pmDomenico Pino - Representing Vesuvius: Printmaking, Volcanoes and Time in Eighteenth-Century Naples
 
Postgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Wednesday 16th June, 4pmPetra Sikic - The Stuff of Life: An Embodied Definition of Gesture
 
Postgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Thursday 17th June, 4pmCaitlin Powell - Gebärpflicht: Coding Posthumanism in the Frauen in Not
 
Postgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 
Monday 21st June, 4pmManuela Portales Sanfuentes  - The Layers of Things: Collecting and Curating in Latin American Museums of Decorative Arts
 
Postgraduate Research SeminarsDetails will be emailed to staff and students prior to the event. 

2021-2022 Academic Year 

Term 1

September
Date & TimeEvent TitleEvent Series More Info & Booking
Thursday 30th September, 6-7.30pmHistory of Art Alumni Event Alumni Event TBC 

 

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