New Landscapes in Nineteenth Century Art History

Honouring Professor John House, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 23rd June 2011, 10.00-17.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

During the three decades of Professor House’s career at The Courtauld Institute of Art, the terrain of nineteenth-century art history and curatorship has witnessed transformations reminiscent in scale to Baron Haussmann’s project. Twelve University Lecturers and museum professionals, who matured under his supervision, will present their current research about the art of the long-nineteenth century through four thematic frames:

  • Antiquity, Modernity and Display
  • Embodiment and Evanescence
  • Nationhood and Decoration
  • Textuality and Temporality

Speaker(s):Andre Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania); Linda Goddard (University of St Andrews); Jon Kear (University of Kent); Kathleen Mclauchlan (Morley College and the V & A Museum); Alister Mill (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Claire O’Mahony (University of Oxford); Elizabeth Prettejohn (University of Bristol); Rachel Sloan (Santa Barbara Museum of Art); Alison Smith (Tate Britain); Paul Smith (University of Warwick); Lesley Stevenson (Thames Valley University); Melanie Vandenbrouck-Przybylski (V & A Museum)

Ticket/entry details:: £15 (£10 Courtauld staff/students and concessions) Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art , Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the ‘New Landscapes in Nineteenth-century Art History’ conference. For credit card bookings call 020 7848 2785 (9.30 – 18.00, weekdays only). For further information, send an email to

Organised by: Dr Claire O’Mahony (University of Oxford)

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