New Directions in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art


New Directions in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art (NDENCA) is a digital seminar series aimed at championing new scholarly voices working across visual and material cultures in this period. It aims to take a global perspective, and in particular welcomes contributions by scholars from minority groups. The series is organised by Dr Freya Gowrley (University of Derby; IASH Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18) and Dr Madeleine Pelling (IASH Postdoctoral Fellow 2020). The seminars are open to all: You can also follow them on Twitter @NDENCAseminar

Series 1: July – September 2020


1. Monday 27 July 2020, 5pm BST

Dr Melissa Gustin, Henry Moore Institute: ‘Sporegasbord: Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Tanagra and Mushroom Temporalities’


2. Monday 3 August 2020, 5pm BST

Ricarda Brosch, Courtauld Institute for Art and Victoria & Albert Museum: ‘The Intervening Years: Chinese court art between prosperity, death and revolution (1790s-1840s)’


3. Monday 10 August 2020, 5pm BST

Dr Layachi El Habbouch, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University: ‘Moroccan Acrobats and British Children under Moorish Exhibition in Victorian Britain: Decolonizing Performance Studies’


4. Monday 17 August 2020, 5pm BST

Dr Ruth Noyes, National Museum of Denmark: ‘‘Corpisanti’ in a Time of Crisis: Sacred Paperwork, Papal Manufactories, and Producing Relics at the Dawn of the Anthropocene’


5. Monday 24 August 2020, 5pm BST

Aparna Andhare, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum: ‘Politics of Presents: Art and Objects of Exchange in the Royal Court of Jaipur’


6. Monday 31 August 2020, 12 midday BST

Dr Nikita Vanderbyl, La Trobe University: ‘Art according to whom? The question of nineteenth century Aboriginal Australian artwork and cultural objects’


7. Monday 7 September 2020, 5pm BST

Dr Kate Nichols, Birmingham Fellow in British Art at the University of Birmingham: ‘A Global History of Victorian Painting: methods, challenges and implications’


8. Monday 14 September 2020, 6pm BST

Dr C.C. McKee, Assistant Professor of Modern Art in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College: ‘Images of Imperial Florescence and Withering: Botanical Memory and the Post-Revolutionary Haitian Landscape’