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Appel à communication : “Courts and their records in Scotland, from the earliest times to the present day”, The annual conference of the Scottish Records Association

Thomas Gainsborough, John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, about 1693 – 1770. Soldier, 1767, Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery

Type : appel à communication

Date limite : 20 août 2017

Date de l’évènement : 10th November 2017

Lieu : New Register House, Edinburgh

This one day conference will explore the subject of court records in Scotland. We welcome proposals for twenty – minute papers focused on courts, their processes of recording and record production, and legal records in Scotland. Papers can cover any aspect of the topic on any period, although we are seeking broad overall chronological coverage combined with a close focus on the records themselves in individual papers: what survives, where and when does it survive from, the processes behind record keeping and how these factors affect research today.

Proposals from scholars at any stage in their career addressing the following themes are especially welcome:

  • The central civil and criminal courts – the Session, the Justiciary Court, Justice Ayres
  • Local courts – burgh courts, sheriff courts
  • Military Courts, the Admiralty and police courts
  • Ecclesiastical courts (pre and post Reformation) and other religious courts
  • Legal Registers – deeds, testaments, sasines, and the land registry
  • Heraldic courts
  • Large-scale projects (completed, ongoing, planned) related to the digitisation or editing of court and legal records

Please send abstracts of 200-400 words, with a brief biography and (if applicable) current institutional affiliation and status to by Sunday 20th August 2017.

Journée d’études : “Connections in Commerce and Consumption: Production, Distribution and Consumption in Britain and Europe, 1500-1800”

Jean Lepautre (d’après Jean Berain), La boutique du brodeur, 1678, Paris, BnF

Type : journée d’études

Dates : 15 September, 12:00 – 16 September, 17:00

Lieu : 38 Mappin street, Workroom 2 (Friday) and The Diamond, Workroom 1 (Saturday), Sheffield, United Kingdom


Keynotes: Evan Jones (Bristol) and Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan)

Call for papers are now closed.

This two-day conference hosts postgraduate students, ECRs and academics working on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and materials in early modern Britain and Europe, broadly defined as 1500-1800 (see below for full programme details).

The conference will forge discussion between different historical approaches to production, distribution and consumption. On the one hand, continued growth and interest in material culture studies has fostered a wide-ranging field in which the cultural reception of goods and meanings of consumption have been discussed under prisms of intimacy, interaction and representation. On the other, economic and political histories have understood with increasing depth and precision the complex series of networks, transactions and communications which facilitated the production of materials and goods and brought them within the access of consumers. Each field foregrounds more long-standing social questions: what were the normative attitudes shaping the behaviour and responsibilities which dictated how, when and what individuals consumed? What were the material realities of the act of consumption? How were individual’s lives shaped by their access to materials and their duties to production? How did the ‘world of work’ intersect with the home?

This conference therefore follows trends of more recent historiography by promoting an inclusive historical approach that traces the links between production, distribution and consumption in early modern history. Ultimately, it seeks to identify where and how the interrelationships between these three substantive fields were realized and manifested, and what impacts these connections had on the historical actors who produced, distributed and consumed.

Registration for the conference is open to non-speakers. Register for the conference here. For more information about the conference, as well as to request a pdf of the draft programme, please email Alex Taylor and Tom Rusbridge at:

Draft programme (STC):

Friday, September 15th
(Venue: Workroom 2, 38 Mappin Street)

12:00-13:00  Arrival, registration and coffee

13:00-14:30 Cosmopolitan Colonies

Michelle Fitzgerald (Delaware), ‘“The Best House in Annapolis”: Designing a Castle for the Colonial Public’

Elisabeth Meir (Delaware), ‘Colonial City Views and the British Print Market’

Lan Morgan (Delaware), ‘Kinship and Commerce: James Earl and the Business of Portraiture in the Atlantic World’

14:45-16:15 The Everyday

David Postles (Hertfordshire), ‘Rivers of Jordan: the metaphor of the pisspot’

Jessica Davidson (Oxford), ‘Goods of almost every description: the English provincial fair revisited’

Tom Rusbridge (Birmingham), ‘Making Production Public: Tanning and its Innovations in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’

16:30-18:00 Keynote Lecture 1: Evan Jones (Bristol)

18:00 Pub followed by dinner

Saturday, September 16th

(Venue: Workroom 1, The Diamond)

09:00-09:30 Arrival and coffee

09:30-11:00 Monopoly and Intoxicants

Peter Taylor (Liverpool), ‘The Relationship between the Stuart Monopolies on raw materials and finished products – Pipeclay and Clay Pipes; A Case study’

Lila O’Leary Chambers (New York), ‘“So long as rumm held”: The Royal African Company and Alcohol Diplomacy on the Gold Coast, 1672-1712’

Alex Taylor (Sheffield), ‘Tobacco and Monopoly in Early Modern England’

11:15-12:30 Luxury Goods

Artemis Yagou (LuxFaSS Project/Deutsches Museum, Bucharest/Munich), ‘Popular Luxury Between East and West: A Case-study of Italian ceramics and Ottoman Greeks in the Long Eighteenth Century’

Michael Pearce (Dundee), ‘Making arrangements for luxury in Scotland, 1605-1650’

Serena Dyer (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University/University of Warwick), ‘Stitching and Shopping: Material Literacy and the Female Consumer of Dress, 1750-1820’

12:45-13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30-15:00 English Merchants, Foreign Exports

Mabel Winter (Sheffield), ‘Politics, Commerce, and Banking in Seventeenth- Century England: The Case of Thompson and Company’

Tom Leng (Sheffield), ‘Such poer younge ould men caesses as myne’: frustrated transitions to independence within the Company of Merchant Adventurers’

Edmond Smith (Kent), ‘A Cloth for All the World: Global connections for Kentish textile producers, 1580-1620’

15:15-16:45 Keynote Lecture 2: Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan), ‘Sites of consumption: shops, streets and houses, c.1700-1850’

16 :45-17 :00 Closing remarks

Conférence : Bâtir – Orner – Accueillir – Découvrir. Les antonins à la croisée des chemins

Arrière de l’Eglise Abbatiale de St Antoine l’Abbaye

Type : Journée d’études

Date : 15 – 16 septembre

Lieu : France, Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye

Bâtir – Orner – Accueillir – Découvrir. Les Antonins à la croisée des chemins. Journées d’étude internationales organisées par le Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye. 15 – 16 septembre 2017

Dans le prolongement de son cycle d’expositions initié en 2016 autour de l’exposition Bâtisseurs d’Éternité, le Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye organise du 9 juillet au 8 octobre 2017 une exposition programmée en lien avec la réouverture progressive des espaces muséographiques consacrés à l’histoire des hospitaliers de Saint-Antoine ou antonins, des origines au XVIIIe siècle. Cette exposition, De soie et d’ailleurs, une histoire à la croisée des chemins, et la publication qui l’accompagne, appuyées par les contributions de spécialistes, auteurs de nombreux ouvrages de référence, proposent de poursuivre parallèlement la recherche pluridisciplinaire autour de l’église abbatiale édifiée de la fin du XIIe siècle à la fin du XVe siècle, du bourg attenant comme du vaste réseau de préceptories au Moyen Âge et de commanderies à l’Époque Moderne structurées le long des grands axes stratégiques qui ont façonné l’Europe. Si la soie est en quelque sorte le fil d’Ariane de cette nouvelle présentation, c’est aussi parce que, aux confins des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, une manufacture florissante fut implantée aux portes de l’abbaye, redessinant par l’entremise de deux dynasties de soyeux, les contours du bourg médiéval. En prolongement de l’exposition, le Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye organise les secondes journées d’étude, programmées les 15 et 16 septembre 2017 et intitulées Bâtir – Orner – Accueillir – Découvrir. Les antonins à la croisée des chemins. Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Rutgers Art Review Volume 35

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite : 15 septembre 2017

Call for Papers and Digital Projects

Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in art history, hereby invites all current graduate students, as well as professionals who have completed their doctoral degree within the past year, to submit papers for its 35th edition.

Papers may address the full range of topics and historical periods within the history of art and architecture, visual and material culture, art theory and criticism, aesthetics, film, and photography. Continuer la lecture

Conférence : Beyond Reproductive Printmaking (Dresden, 18-19 Sep 17)

Etienne Fessard d’après Charles-Joseph Natoire, Vue perspective de la Chapelle des Enfants Trouvés à paris, 1752 –
1759, gravure, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Conférence

Date : 18 – 19 septembre 2017

Lieu : Dresde

Diesseits und Jenseits von Reproduktion. Druckgrafik und der Kanon der Europäischen Malerei. BEYOND REPRODUCTIVE PRINTMAKING. PRINTS AND THE CANON OF EUROPEAN PAINTING (ca. 1500 – 1810).

Eine kooperative Veranstaltung des Kupferstich-Kabinetts der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden und des Institutes für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft der TU Dresden (Lehrstuhl für Mittlere und Neuere

Kunstgeschichte) / joint conference of the Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs of the Dresden State Art Collections and the Institute of Art and Music of the Technical University Dresden Continuer la lecture

Cycle de cours : L’histoire de la céramique

Louis Martin Berthault, Pierre-Louis Micaud, Corbeille aux cygnes, 1823, Biscuit de pâte dure, H. 36 cm Diam. 40,6 cm, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Type : Cycle de cours.
Date et horaire : Du lundi 25 septembre au lundi 4 décembre, de 18h à 19h15.
Lieu : Sèvres, Cité de la céramique, salle d’accueil du rez-de-chaussée du bâtiment de l’administration.

Droits d’inscription : 50 €
25 € pour les Amis du musée de Sèvres

Programme :

Lundi 25 septembre 2017, 18 h
La faïence de Marseille par Christine Germain-Donnat, directrice du département du patrimoine et des collections, Cité de la céramique.

Lundi 2 octobre 2017, 18 h
Sèvres à l’époque Empire par Catherine Trouvet, docteur en histoire de l’art.

Lundi 16 octobre 2017, 18 h
La participation de Sèvres aux expositions universelles par Brigitte Ducrot, historienne de l’art. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Visual Skepticism: How Images Doubt

Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, La Raie, 1728, huile sur toie, 114 x 146 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 30 septembre 2017

Date de l’événement : 11 – 12 décembre 2017

Lieu : Hambourg, Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar and Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Universität Hamburg

Today, images as media of knowledge production play a more prominent role than ever before. But this flood of images, e.g. in the new media, makes them seem problematic in relation to this function. Increasingly important in the situation is the question of how images are to problematize their own status as media of knowledge production – to exhibit this status on the one hand, and to call it into question on the other. Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Revue Sculptures, No. 5: Voir la sculpture

Louis-Simon Boizot, Méléagre, 1771, 80 x 38 x 53 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite de l’appel : 30 octobre 2017

Appel à contributions pour la partie thématique du numéro 5 (2018) de la revue Sculptures : Voir la sculpture, dirigée par Claire Barbillon

« On éprouve un bien vif plaisir quand on voit un grand ouvrage de sculpture, largement et simplement exécuté. Quand on a bien joui de l’ensemble, on cherche, en se rapprochant, à voir des détails […] c’est pour ainsi dire un voile qu’on lève. Les variations du jour mettent en évidence les détails qui, quelques heures avant, étaient invisibles », écrit David d’Angers. Cette révélation progressive de la sculpture à son regardeur, cette introduction du temps dans l’expérience de la perception de la sculpture sont des enjeux fondamentaux de la modernité qui ont été mis en valeur par nombre d’historiens et de théoriciens de l’art au cours du dernier siècle (Hildebrand, Simmel, Giedion-Welcker, Wittkower, Jauss, Kraus, Potts, parmi d’autres). Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : session at CAA (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)

evert Collier, Trompe l’oeil , 1699, huile sur toile, Londres, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Type : appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 14 août 2017

Date de l’événement : 21 – 24 février 2018

Lieu : Los Angeles

Eccentric Images in the Early Modern World

Trompe l’oeil paintings, anamorphic portraits, anthropomorphic landscapes, pictorial stones, reversible heads, and composite figures are doubly eccentric. Often dismissed as curiosities and aberrations, they have been marginalized and de-centered within art history. Continuer la lecture

Appels à communication : 4 sessions at CAA (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)

Jean-Baptiste Lesueur, La plantation d’un arbre de la liberté en 1790.

Type : 4 Appels à communication

Date de l’événement : 21 – 24 février 2018

Lieu : Los Angeles

106th College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February, 21 – 24, 2018

1. Historicizing Loss in Early Modern Europe

Submission Deadline: August 14, 2017

Chair: Julia Vazquez, Columbia University

The history of art and architecture in Baroque Madrid is bookended by two major events: the fire that burned down the Pardo Palace in 1604 and the fire that burned down the Alcázar Palace in 1734. Resulting in the loss of dozens of paintings by Titian, Antonis Mor, and Velázquez, in addition to the buildings themselves, these events represented unprecedented moments of loss to the historical record of this period. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : sessions at CAA (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)


Jacon van Loo, Compagnie faisant de la musique, 1640 – 1670

Type : 3 Appels à  communication

Date limite de l’appel : 14 août 2017

Date de la manifestation : 21 – 24 février 2018

Lieu : Los Angeles

106th College Art Association Annual Conference Los Angeles, February, 21 – 24, 2018

1. Travel, Diplomacy, and Networks of Global Exchange in the Early Modern Period.

Early modern artists were known to travel alongside ambassadors on diplomatic missions, in accompaniment of explorers, or as entrepreneurial merchants on solo expeditions. Works of art likewise toured en route with artists, were produced amid voyages, or at times illustrated the arrival of foreigners in new lands. This panel seeks to explore the role visual culture played vis-à-vis travel, trade, diplomacy, and transcultural encounters in the early modern period. In what ways did the movement of artists contribute to the construction of aesthetic hybridism and early cosmopolitanism? If art forms such as Japanese Namban screens and Ottoman costume albums divulge a cultural encounter, do they presuppose a burgeoning “global public”? Taking into account that global art history is not, to use the words of Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, “the reverse side of Western art history,” but instead contrary to national art and its incumbent limitations, this panel seeks contributions from scholars interested in a horizontal approach to artistic exchange where emphasis is placed on the interconnectedness of visual cultures, styles, and techniques. Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Cartographic Styles and Discourse

Georges Boissaye du bocage, Le grand blanc de terre Neuve, 1771, 96 x 64,5 cm, Paris, bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite ; 22 septembre 2017

This is a call for proposals to be considered in the constitution of a thematic issue of Artl@s Bulletin which will explore the intersection of art and cartography in a range of historical and geographic contexts. Centuries-old representations of land from around the globe are known for their conceptual characteristics, such as indigenous American, medieval Mediterranean, and Chinese silk maps whose ‘world views’ are often clearly rooted instead in their unique social perspectives. Art and cartography again come together in modern maps that consciously reject the empiricism of enlightenment-era cartography in favor of culturally-meaningful aesthetics. In some contemporary maps, the particular way that ideas and information become visualized, including through the use of unconventional materials or new technologies, arguably shapes their outcomes just as much or more than any physical territory. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Pour la plus grande gloire du roi : Louis XIV en thèses ».

MEYER Véronique, Pour la plus grande gloire du roi : Louis XIV en thèses, Rennes, PUR, 2017, 372 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

De 1638 à 1704, plus de 130 thèses de philosophie, théologie, droit et médecine furent dédiées à Louis XIV. Cet ouvrage décrit successivement la place des thèses dans le cursus universitaire, leur soutenance, leur dédicace et leur diffusion ainsi que l’élaboration de leurs illustrations, en insistant sur le rôle des peintres, graveurs et éditeurs. Il montre comment elles rendent compte de l’histoire du roi et de l’évolution de son portrait physique et moral. Ce volume est accompagné d’un catalogue des thèses dédiées au roi, consultable en ligne.

Véronique Meyer, professeur d’histoire de l’art à l’université de Poitiers, est spécialiste de l’estampe à l’époque moderne. Elle a publié notamment avec la Commission des travaux historiques de la Ville de Paris L’illustration des thèses à Paris dans la seconde moitié du xviie siècle. Peintres, graveurs, éditeurs (2002) et L’œuvre gravé de Gilles Rousselet (2004), et participé à l’exposition Images du Grand Siècle. L’estampe française au temps de Louis XIV (1660-1715), (Bnf-Getty Research Institute, 2015-2016). Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Empire of the Senses : Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America ».


HACKE Daniela (dirs.) et MUSSELWHITE Paul (dirs.), Empire of the Senses : Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America, Leiden, Brill, 2017.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Empire of the Senses brings together pathbreaking scholarship on the role the five senses played in early America. With perspectives from across the hemisphere, exploring individual senses and multi-sensory frameworks, the volume explores how sensory perception helped frame cultural encounters, colonial knowledge, and political relationships. From early French interpretations of intercultural touch, to English plans to restructure the scent of Jamaica, these essays elucidate different ways the expansion of rival European empires across the Americas involved a vast interconnected range of sensory experiences and practices. Empire of the Senses offers a new comparative perspective on the way European imperialism was constructed, operated, implemented and, sometimes, counteracted by rich and complex new sensory frameworks in the diverse contexts of early America. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Malleable Anatomies. Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy ».

DACOME Lucia, Malleable Anatomies. Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy, Oxford, Oxford university press, juin 2017, 336 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Malleable Anatomies offers an account of the early stages of the practice of anatomical modelling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. It investigates the ‘mania’ for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula, and traces the fashioning of anatomical models as important social, cultural, and political as well as medical tools. Over the course of the eighteenth century, anatomical specimens offered particularly accurate insights into the inner body. Being coloured, soft, malleable, and often life-size, they promised to foster anatomical knowledge for different audiences in a delightful way. But how did anatomical models and preparations inscribe and mediate bodily knowledge? How did they change the way in which anatomical knowledge was created and communicated? And how did they affect the lives of those involved in their production, display, viewing, and handling ? Continuer la lecture