Call for Participation: British Print Culture in a Transnational Context, 1700-2014

PMCLogo8In July 2014, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art will offer a week-long
graduate student seminar focusing on British print culture. This is open to current PhD
students who are working on related topics, or whose research would benefit from a
deeper knowledge of the subject. There is a substantial body of literature on British
prints that takes the form of survey publications, monographic studies of individual
printmakers, and studies of individual techniques, and a number of scholars and
doctoral students are currently undertaking research related to these topics. However,
the broad field of British print culture still remains relatively underexplored, and its
importance for those working in other areas of British visual culture tends to be
underestimated.

The seminar will engage with the development of British print culture, in a
transnational context, from 1770 to the present day. It will offer an opportunity for
consideration of the state of the field, through a series of sessions taught at the Paul
Mellon Centre and at various print rooms in central London, including the British
Museum, the Courtauld Institute of Art, University College London, and the V & A
Museum. Students will have the chance to see and discuss a wide range of primary
materials. The seminar will also offer an introduction to the different techniques of
printmaking in relation to their historical development, and includes a visit to a print
studio.

The lead instructors of the seminar are Stephen Bann, Emeritus Professor of History
of Art, University of Bristol; Gillian Forrester, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale
Center for British Art, and Sarah Victoria Turner, Assistant Director for Research,
Paul Mellon Centre.

Applications must be submitted electronically (in PDF or Word format). Please
include a CV and a statement (no more than two pages) of how your research interests
intersect with the focus of the seminar, and what you hope to gain for your own work
by participating.

Applications should be emailed to:
Nermin Abdulla, Yale-in-London Coordinator
nabdulla@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 10th March 2014

To read the full call for participation follow this link: http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/10/

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