Courtauld Postgraduate Symposium 5-6 March

For those who might be interested, there will be a panel on ‘Objects Repurposed’ in the upcoming Courtauld Postgraduate Symposium: Showcasing New Research. I will be giving a paper about playing cards on a panel with Rosamund Garrett, who will be speaking about tapestry cartoons and Laura Llewellyn, who will be speaking about recycled altarpieces.

The symposium, featuring papers by all current 3rd doctoral students at the institute, is open to all and admission is free.

The full programme is below and available online here. 


Thursday 5 March (DAY 1)

11.00 – 11.05 Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Dr Alixe Bovey

11.05 – 12.00 SESSION 1: Experiencing War (Chair: Samuel Raybone)

Lily Foster: ‘This Mighty Machine War’: Vuillard’s War Factory Panels

Lucy Moyse: Fragmentation in Fashion, 1919-1939 12.00 – 13.00

BREAK FOR LUNCH (not provided)

13.00 – 13.55 SESSION 2: Marketing Nationality (Chair: Svitlana Biedarieva)

Marko Ilić: ’What is the Alternative?’: Ljubljana’s SKUC (Student Culture & Art Centre)

Elizabeth Kutesko: Fashioning ‘Brasilidade’: the Representation of Brazilian Dress in National Geographic Brasil, 2000-2010

13.55 – 14.50 SESSION 3: Sacred Spaces (Chair: Naomi Speakman)

Maria Alessia Rossi: Questioning the Importance of Names: Artists and Patrons in the Fourteenth-century Serbian Kingdom

Sophie Dentzer: Something Old, Something New: The Facades of English Medieval Great Churches

14.50 – 15.10 TEA/COFFEE BREAK (provided in the Lecture Theatre)

15.10 – 16.35 SESSION 4: Objects Repurposed (Chair: Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings)

Laura Llewellyn: A New Audience: Recycled Altarpieces in the Female Monastic Context

Rosamund Garrett: Draft, Adapt, Reuse: The Design of the Life of Christ and the Virgin Tapestries (c. 1511)

Naomi Lebens: Changing Hands: Jean Desmarets, Stefano Della Bella and the Jeux de Cartes 1644-1700

16.35 – 17.00 Comfort break

17.00 – 18.00 KEYNOTE: Professor Paul Crossley

18.00 RECEPTION (Front Hall)

Friday 6 March (DAY 2)

12.00 – 12.55 SESSION 1: Documenting History (Chair: Levi Prombaum)

Eva Bezverkhny: Objectivity and Faktura in Esfir Shub’s Early Documentary Films

Jessica Eisenthal: Testimony Re-Enacted: Representations of Rabin’s Assassination in Israeli Video Art

12.55 – 13.50 SESSION 2: Russia Re-contextualised (Chair: Natalie Hume)

Nicholas Bueno de Mesquita: Soviet Russia and the ‘International front of Contemporary Architects’. The case of Peter Behrens and Russia

Katarina Lichvarova: The Total Alienation of Sentimentality, Representation and Exceptionality. Moscow Conceptualism?

13.50 – 14.10 TEA/COFFEE BREAK (provided in the Lecture Theatre)

14.10 – 15.05 SESSION 3: Outside Influences (Chair: Jenna Lundin)

Philippa Potts: Henry Bennet, the Earl of Arlington at Goring House and Euston Hall: tracing the influence of a Spanish posting in the gardens of a mid-17th-century ambassador

Lucy Watling: Dangerous Rivals: Émigré Art Dealers in Britain, 1933-1945 15.05 – 15.25 Comfort break

15.25 – 16.20 SESSION 4: Material Insights (Chair: Camilla Pietrabissa)

Jenny Saunt: Drawing in Lime and Haire

Caroline Rae: A Secret History: Sir Robert Cecil, a Venetian mosaic, and the discovery of a lost portrait by John de Critz the Elder

16.20 – 17.15 SESSION 5: Visualizing Hierarchies (Chair: Emma Capron)

Joost Joustra: Saints and Structure in Fra Filippo Lippi’s Landscape Adoration

Lara Frentrop: Food and Power: The Art of Dining in Byzantium

17.15 – 17.30 Closing Remarks: Professor Deborah Swallow

17.30 RECEPTION (Front Hall)

Open to all, free admission

Organised by the Research Forum Postgraduate Advisory Group and doctoral students Eva Bezverkhny, Maria Alessia Rossi and Naomi Lebens

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