History of Art


Postgraduate Research Seminars

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Term 1

Presentations will be held via Microsoft Teams - links will be emailed to staff and students beforehand. 

Date Title Student
Tuesday 6th October Towards an Eco-Logical Ontology: Mobilising Agnes Denes’s Pyramid Series Against the Climate CrisisEdward Christie 
Thursday 8th October Collecting Dust Daisy Clery 
Tuesday 13th October The Debt of the State: The Spectro-politics of James Gillray’s A New Way to Pay the National DebtNicholas Babbington 
Thursday 15th October Discrepancies In, With, Between: A Portrait of a ChairDaisy Silver 
Tuesday 20th October Skeuomorphic Exchange between Embroideries and Wall Paintings in Eleventh- and Twelfth-century England Millie Horton-Insch 
Thursday 22nd October What We Talk About When We Talk About LikeHannah Weaver 
Tuesday 27th October Clear Boundaries: Clarifying Connection via the Interface in Hans Haacke’s Condensation Cube (1963-5)Kitty Whittell 

Term 2

Date Title Student
Tuesday 19th January, (5.30pm)Loom Thinking: Textility and the New TapestryAnn Coxon

Term 3

Date Title Student
Friday 28th May, 4pmThose Dreams Keep You Free: FOOD, SoHo, and the Contest of BelongingJacqueline Mabey
Tuesday 1st June, 4pmSymbols and Cymbals: Earl Sweatshirt, Terence Nance and Naima Ramos-Chapman’s AfrosurrealismKalvin Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh
Wednesday 2nd June, 4pm   Uncertain Bodies: The Transient Nature of Colour in Early Modern EuropeKirstie Hardie
Friday 4th June, 4pm    “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)Louis Shankar 
Monday 7th June, 4pm    The most original use of an Apple since Adam: The Digital Fig Leaf and the Obscene BodyCorinna Canali
Tuesday 8th June, 4pm “In the West of traditions, 1793 was yesterday”: Royalism at the 1889 Decennial ExhibitionGlynnis Stevenson
Monday 14th June, 4pmRepresenting Vesuvius: Printmaking, Volcanoes and Time in Eighteenth-Century NaplesDomenico Pino
Wednesday 16th June, 4pmThe Stuff of Life: An Embodied Definition of GesturePetra Sikic
Thursday 17th June, 4pmGebärpflicht: Coding posthumanism in the Frau in NotCaitlin Powell 
Monday 21st June, 4pmThe Layers of Things: Collecting and Curating in Latin American Museums of Decorative ArtsManuela Portales Sanfuentes