Here’s my weekly round-up of what caught my attention last week (so. many. conferences…)
Firstly, the rediscovery of this ‘lost’ botanical text by Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft, “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba.” The feminist history of botanical illustration is discussed in this great piece.
Secondly, this summer school on Rethinking the Baroque.
Thirdly, the Renaissance Skin Reading Group, detailed here, which sounds like all sorts of fun.
Some publications that caught my eye:
This edited peer-reviewed collection on Museums and the Working Class
This edited collection on Romanticism and Illustration
This hugely exciting collection on Martial masculinities: Experiencing and imagining the military in the long nineteenth century
Some conferences and events that piqued my attention (so SO many):
CFP: Material Narratives (Johannesburg, 18-20 Nov 19)
CONF: Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
CONF: Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire
CFP: Silence in/of Archives: Absence, Erasure, Censorship, and Archival Politics
CFP: Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction
Event: Captain Cook, Colonial Theft and British Museums: The Gweagal Artefacts
CONF: Uncovering Material Knowledge