Research Lunch – ‘Reading Reconstructions: The National Gallery of Naval Art c.1839’.

Research Lunch at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Friday February 15th, 12.30-2.00PM

Cecily Robinson (York University)  ‘Reading Reconstructions: The National Gallery of Naval Art c.1839’.

The spring programme of events at the Paul Mellon Centre includes a series of five research lunches, geared to doctoral students and junior scholars working on the history of British art and architecture. These research lunches, which will normally take place on alternate Fridays, are intended to be informal events in which individual doctoral students and scholars will talk for half-an-hour about their projects, and engage in animated discussion with their peers. A sandwich lunch will be provided by the Centre on these occasions. The hope is that this series, to be maintained in the summer and autumn, will help foster a sense of community amongst PhD students and junior colleagues working in the field, and bring researchers from a wide range of institutions together in a collegial and friendly atmosphere.

Research Programme


18th January Jonny Yarker (University of Cambridge) ‘Learning the Business of Painting in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain: the example of Hamlet Winstanley’

1st February  Esther Chadwick (Yale University) ‘Experiments in Liberty: Barry’s Phoenix of 1776’

15th February Cicely Robinson (University of York) ‘Reading Reconstructions: The National Gallery of Naval Art c.1839′

1st March Emily Mann (Courtauld Institute of Art) ‘Empire Builder: Christian Lilly in the Atlantic World 1688- 1738’

8th March Carly Collier (University of Warwick) ‘Rediscovering Fresco Painting in Nineteenth-Century Britain.’

In order to help plan for these events, it is essential to check availability and let the Centre know which individual research seminars and research lunches you would like to attend, by emailing the Centre’s Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming, on efleming@paul-mellon-, at least two days in advance.

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