New Speakers Added: ‘British Art 1660-1735, Close Readings’

Two new speakers have been added to the second of a series of major scholarly events hosted by the AHRC-supported research project Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735.

Dror Wahrman (Indiana University) will be giving a paper: ‘Close, closer, closest reading: art, obsession and the media revolution, c.1700’ as will Debra Pring (University of London): ‘”When I behold my Picture”: the negotiation of  meaning in Edwaert Collier’s Still Life with a Copy of Wither’s “Emblemes”‘

This conference will showcase some of the latest scholarship on art and artists in this dynamic period. Focusing on the detailed study of works of art, the event is designed to open up new perspectives on their place within British culture. This is  This three-year project runs from October 2009 to September 2012, and is led by Professor Mark Hallett of the University of York and Professor Nigel Llewellyn and Dr Martin Myrone of Tate Britain.

  • Anthony Geraghty (University of York), Robert Streeter at the Sheldonian
  • Helen Pierce (University of Aberdeen), Francis Barlow: The political animal
  • Christine Stevenson (Courtauld Institute), Court, city, cosmos: meditations of London’s second Royal Exchange
  • Sarah Monks (University of East Anglia), Drawing fire: the van de Veldes, and the imagery and implications of late Stuart naval conflict
  • Jacqueline Riding (University of York), Joseph Highmore’s ‘David Le Marchand’ and the search for Kneller’s heir
  • Dror Wahrman (Indiana University)  Close, closer, closest reading: art, obsession and the media revolution, c.1700
  • Debra Pring (University of London): “When I behold my Picture”: the negotiation of  meaning in Edwaert Collier’s Still Life with a Copy of Wither’s “Emblemes”

The conference is free, but you must register to attend. Please email Clare Bond, at cecs1@york.ac.uk, or write to the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, The King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York Y01 7EP, with your name, address, and affiliation, if any.

There will be an opportunity at lunch time to see the Court, Country, CityDisplay in Room 3.

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