Conférence : Visual Learning in France


Charles-Nicolas Cochin, Longchamps, 1746, dessin, 16,6 x 23,2 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque national de France.

Type : Conférence

Date : 24 – 25 mai 2017

Lieu : Angleterre, University of St Andrews

Visualising Learning in France, c.1500-1830 Symposium New Seminar Room, School of History, South Street, St Andrews

Generously supported by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Society for French Studies, The Centre for French History and Culture, School of Art History, and School of History, University of St Andrews

The event is free but places are limited. Please register by emailing (Linda Goddard) by 15 May, indicating day 1, 2, or both.


Wednesday 24 May

9.30 – 10.00 tea/coffee and welcome

10.00 – 11.00 Susanna Berger (University of Southern California / Villa I Tatti), ‘Siegmund Jacob Apin on Visual Learning in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe’

11.00 – 12.00 David Pullins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology / The Frick Collection), ‘Visualizing Drawing: Cochin, the Encyclopédie and the livres à dessiner Tradition’

12.00 – 1.00 lunch (for speakers)

1.00 – 2.00 Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Hannah Williams (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Objects of Learning: Houdon’s Écorché and Oppenord’s Ripa’

2.00 – 3.00 Stephanie O’Rourke (University of St Andrews), ‘Histories of the Self in the Trioson Portrait Series’

3.00 – 3.30 coffee

3.30 – 4.30 Charles Kang (Columbia University), ‘Trees of Blood: Injection and Representation’

4.30 – 5.00 general discussion

5.00 drinks

Thursday 25 May

9.30 – 10.30 Sarah Easterby-Smith (University of St Andrews), ‘Cultivating Utility: Amateur Botany, Taste and Floriculture in Late-Eighteenth-Century France’

10.30 – 11.30 Richard Taws (University College London), ‘The Echo Chamber of the French Revolution’

11.30 – 11.45 coffee

11.45 – 12.45 Mary Orr (University of St Andrews), ‘Colouring the Science of the Past: The Arts of Learning for the Present?’

Close of symposium

From 8 May, see programme and abstracts


Publié par

Florence Fesneau

Docteur en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne)

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