Month: June 2016

Week in Review – 26 June

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My object of the week is this newly-acquired patchwork made c. 1804 by Birmingham writer Catherine Hutton, now in the collections of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Hutton also compiled a number of scrapbooks that I’ll be returning to as part of my assemblage project, and I’ll be keen to view the quilt when I do so.

Other CFPs, conferences, events and articles that caught my eye this week included:

The new Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series from the University of Nebraska Press.

The Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction MOOC.

The programme for the Gendering Museum Histories conference.

The OA special issue of the Journal of Design History on Histories of Design Pedagogy.

The CFP for the The Architect as Active Reader conference.

The Objects of Research: The Material Turn in Nineteenth-Century Literary Studies event.

The CFP for the AAH session Modern Lives – Modern Legends. Artist anecdotes since the 18th century.

The Art History for Artists conference.

The CFP for the Collecting & Display research seminar series.

The CFP for the The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions conference.

The CFP for the Reframing Family Photography conference.


Award: Design History Society Research Travel and Conference Grant

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I’m thrilled to have received a Design History Society Research Travel & Conference Grant for my project, From House to Home: Gender, Identity & Emotion in British Domestic Space, 1750-1830The project develops research from my PhD thesis for publication as a monograph, and explores the complex relationship between the production and consumption of domestic space and issues of identity, affection, gender, and sexuality.

Specifically, the Research Travel and Conference Grant will facilitate the completion of crucial primary research for this project, to be conducted at a number of repositories including the British Library, where I will consult the papers, journals, and correspondence of Caroline Lybbe Powys, Anne Seymour Damer, Mary Berry, and John Wilkes; as well as the Royal College of Surgeons, and the Wellcome Library, where I’ll view further correspondence from Mary Berry.

Stay tuned for more posts on my monograph project as it develops.

Week in Review – 5 June

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My pick of the week is Michael Yonan’s article ‘Materializing Empire in an Eighteenth-Century Lace Gown’ (Textile), which was recently made available online. It’s an wonderful example of how to subject a single object to sustained, detailed analysis, whilst simultaneously situating that object in relation to a number of broader cultural contexts. Read it here.

The Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship 

The CFP for the Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts conference.

The conference programme for Showing, Telling, Seeing: Exhibiting South Asia in Britain 1900-Now

The interdisciplinary Romanticism and the Peripheries conference

The Aby Warburg 150. Work. Legacy. Promise conference, which will also be live-streamed from this address.

The CFP for the Collections: Celebration conference

The V&A/RCA History of Design‘s forthcoming event

The CFP for the Art in the British Country House: Collecting and Display conference

The conference Archives Matter: Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Encounters

The CFP for the conference Empire and Colonial Art

Participating in Charlie Goldthorpe’s PhD projectCan an artefact be created to store (the memory of) lost love?

The Summer internship at the Center for Knit and Crochet

The Display, Access to, and Contemplation of Collections in the Habsburg
Court, 1516-1700 conference

The CFP for the Global History of Black Girlhood conference