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Due to the great success of registration so far and multiple demands to extend the registration process, we have decided to extend it to May 6th at the very latest.

Please also find a map of St John’s College below, with directions to the School of Pythagoras, where the conference will take place.

The conference is now taking place at the ****School of Pythagoras***, St John’s College, May 12th 13th 2011

for more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Registration is open until April 30th.

Registrations are still open , do not hesitate to contact us for more details!

Programme

 

Thursday 12th May

9.00-9.30         Registration

9.30-9.45         Opening remarks

9.45-10.45       Keynote address: Charles Saumarez Smith

10.45-11.15     Tea and Coffee Break

11.15-12.15     Panel 1                       Art and education by the book

Susanna Berger              The Staging of Natural Philosophy in Early-Modern Classrooms

Andrew Amstutz            Narrating the ‘Muslim Nation’ through Culture: Teaching Pre-Islamic Art in                                                                museums and textbooks

12.15-14.00     Lunch Break

14.00-15.00     Panel 2                       British art and education

Elaine Williams            Birmingham school of art

Juliet Thorp                   From Darkness to Light: Post-War Painting at the Royal College of Art

 

 

15.00-15.30     Tea and Coffee Break

15.30-17.00     Panel 3                       Postmodern art and education

Kate Kilpatrick                Twenty Years at Edinburgh College of Art: Structure, Agency and Values in the Postmodern Art School

Elena Crippa                  Performance-Lecture: A Hybrid Form of Art and Education

Sabrina Carletti             “Relational Spaces: Architecture, Image-Making and Subjectivity in the Reggio Emilia Model of Education”

Friday 13th May

9.30-9.45         Opening Remarks

9.45-10.45                  Panel 4                       Educational Alternatives in the Eighteenth Century

Sarah Salomon                                       Adaption, competition, opposition: The artistic and socio-political relevance of non governmental art education in Ancien Régime France

Jocelyn Anderson                                                Collections in country houses

10.45 -11.15    Tea and Coffee Break

11.15-12.45     Panel 5                       Anglo-American Approaches to Aesthetics

Halona Norton-Westbrook    Training the Art Museum Curators and Directors of the Early Twentieth Century: The foundation of Harvard’s “Museum Course” and the Courtauld Institute of Art

Colin Cavendish-Jones          An Aesthete Apostle Abroad. Art, Aesthetics and Publicity in Oscar Wilde’s American Tour

Sam Rose                                  Roger Fry and Aesthetic Education

12.45-14.00     Lunch Break

14.00-15.00     Keynote address: Sir Christopher Frayling

15.00-16.30     Panel 6                       Politics and Art in the Twentieth Century

Elizabeth Melanson       Elisabeth Greffulhe and the Exhibition of Modernism as a tool of International Diplomacy, Propaganda, and  Education in France and Abroad, 1900-1914

Lara Benjamin                          Between the Bauhaus and National Socialist art education

Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom   Radical nation building: Josep Renau and Republican agit-prop during the Spanish Civil War 

16.30               Closing Remarks

The University of Cambridge Graduate Student Conference in History of Art will be held on the 12th and 13th of May 2011. The conference will cover the relationships between art and education over a wide geographical and chronological spectrum.

Keynote Speakers: Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts and former director of the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery. Sir Christopher Frayling, Former rector in charge of the Royal College of Art and chairman of the Arts Council England.

Graduate speakers:

Andrew Amstutz (Cornell University), ‘Narrating the ‘Muslim Nation’ through Culture: Teaching Pre-Islamic Art in museums and textbooks’

Jocelyn Anderson (Courtauld Institute), ‘Collections in country houses’

Lara Benjamin (University of Edinburgh), ‘Between the Bauhaus and National Socialist art education’

Susanna Berger (University of Cambridge), ‘The Staging of Natural Philosophy in Early-Modern Classrooms’

Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘Radical nation building: Josep Renau and Republican agit-prop during the Spanish Civil War’

Colin Cavendish-Jones (St. Andrews University), ‘An Aesthete Apostle Abroad. Art, Aesthetics and Publicity in Oscar Wilde’s American Tour’

Elena Crippa (Tate), ‘Performance-Lecture: A Hybrid Form of Art and Education’

Kate Kilpatrick (University of Edinburgh), ‘Twenty Years at Edinburgh College of Art: Structure, Agency and Values in the Postmodern Art School’

Chen Liu (Princeton University), ‘The Codex Coner: architectural textbook without text’

Elizabeth Melanson (University of Delaware), ‘Elisabeth Greffulhe and the Exhibition of Modernism as a tool of International Diplomacy, Propaganda, and Education in France and Abroad, 1900-1914′

Halona Norton-Westbrook (University of Manchester), ‘Training the Art Museum Curators and Directors of the Early Twentieth Century: The foundation of Harvard’s “Museum Course” and the Courtauld Institute of Art’

Sam Rose (Courtauld Institute), ‘Roger Fry and Aesthetic Education’

Sarah Salomon (Technical University of Berlin), ‘Adaption, competition, opposition: The artistic and socio-political relevance of non governmental art education in Ancien Régime France’

Juliet Thorp (Royal College of Art), ‘From Darkness to Light: Post-War Painting at the Royal College of Art’

Elaine Williams (University of Birmingham), ‘Birmingham school of art’ Registration for the conference opens on the 12th of April.

To register, please email hoa.graduate.conference2011@gmail.com with ‘Registration’ as the subject, as well as sending a cheque for £10, made payable to ‘University of Cambridge’, to Hannah Malone, St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP, UK. Enquiries regarding other forms of payment should be addressed to hoa.graduate.conference2011@gmail.

General

Art and Education from Antiquity to the Present:

In which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together’ (John Ruskin)

‘The sole fact of having a school to train creative people is absolute lunacy… The idea of ‘pedagogical vision’ is ignoble, it has nothing to do with art, it is contrary to art. I really believe in teaching, despite what I say.’ (Christian Boltanski)

The University of Cambridge Graduate Student Conference in History of Art will be held on the 12th and 13th of May 2011.

Keynote Speakers:

Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the

Royal Academy of Arts and former director of the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery.

Sir Christopher Frayling, Former rector in charge of the Royal College of Art and chairman of the Arts Council England.

The conference will cover the relationships between art and education over a wide geographical and chronological spectrum. The aim of the conference is to provide, and promote, an interdisciplinary forum for scholars dealing with issues that may include, but are not limited to:

  • The teaching of art in the contexts of workshops and institutions
  • The educational benefits of art for the individual and the community
  • The display of art for educational purposes in museums and galleries
  • The representation of education in art
  • The educational aspects of propagandistic art

Programme to come soon!

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