History of Art



2012 Spring Term

Date Speaker Title
26 January
Professor Craig Clunas
University of Oxford
The Invention of Chinese Painting
9 February
Dr. Bronwen Wilson
University of British Columbia
Animal/Human Conversions: the Carracci, caricature and early modern faciality
1 March
Professor Lynda Nead
Birkbeck College
The Tiger in the Smoke: The Fog of Modernity in 1950s London
15 March
Dr. Stephanie Schwartz
University College London
Theatre, Photography, Film: Paul Strand and The Wave

2011 Autumn Term

Date Speaker Title
13 October
Professor Marcia Pointon University of Manchester, Courtauld Institute
The skull in the studio: self portraiture and mortality
3 November
Dr. Sarah Monks
University of East Anglia
Slippery blisses: same-sex desire in Thomas Lawrence's male portraiture
17 November
Professor Patricia Simons
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sex in the kitchen: the social iconography of male bodies during the Renaissance

1 December
Professor Sarah Wilson
Courtauld Institute
Dying colonialism, Dying orientalism: Algeria, 1952