The Stained Glass Research School will be hosting its annual PhD conference on 4th and 5th May 2017. This year’s symposium will open with a day of papers, led by a keynote address by Professor Tim Ayers on his recent research into St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster. The second day will be spent visiting sites with stained glass which is of particular relevance to the theme of the conference, including Gilling Castle and Sir William Turner’s Hospital chapel in Kirkleatham.
Throughout its history, stained glass design and manufacture has evolved and reacted to the changing tastes, styles and technological advances. This is also true of reconstruction and collection practices, which are likewise influenced by diverse factors, including the interests, ethics and politics of patrons and custodians and the specific challenges of the medium. Proposals are invited for papers presenting research into any aspects of stained glass design and manufacture, reconstruction both physical and digital, and the influences of collectors and collecting. We welcome contributions from postgraduates and early career researchers across all fields.
Please send proposals for 20 minute papers (no more than 300 words, including title) and name and institution of corresponding author to Katie Harrison (email@example.com) by 10th April 2017.
Type : Appel à communication. Date de la manifestation : 10 novembre 2016. Lieu : York, university of York. Date limite : 29 août 2016.
In the early modern world, ‘first impressions’ played a central role in the establishment and maintenance of individual and group identities; faces, clothes, and bodies provided a number of sensory clues as to a person’s gender, social status, age, and even health. Appearances were described, depicted, and consumed. However, anxiety over the potential for outward appearances to confuse, disguise, or deceive also gained increasing momentum in this period – ‘first impressions’ were not always as they seemed. Emulation and the erosion of the social hierarchy caused particular alarm, and even the most respectable members of society were now understood to be vulnerable to deception. Clothing, cosmetics, and deportment could all alter appearance and render ‘first impressions’ as shifting and uncertain. In addition, the dissemination of images and descriptions of appearances across the social hierarchy markedly increased throughout the period;the explosion of print culture meant that descriptions of felons were now widely circulated in newspapers, for example, whilst satirical prints prompted a familiarity with images of public figures. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : “La première impression : visages, vêtements et corps. 1600-1800 — ’First Impressions’ : Faces, Clothes, and Bodies, 1600-1800”.