Mourning and Morbidity: Death in British Art

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Images left to right: Victorian Photograph of a Family with Deceased Infants (c. 1850), The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Burial Ship (1938), J.M.W Turner The Slave Ship (1840).
Images left to right: Victorian Photograph of a Family with Deceased Infants (c. 1850), The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Burial Ship (1938), J.M.W Turner The Slave Ship (1840).

Tuesday 10 March 2015

The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Registration opens at 13.00 for 13.30 start.

An informal afternoon of short presentations hosted by BARS exploring the theme of death and its manifestations in British Visual Culture.

Speakers are as follows:

Amy Harris (University of York and Tate) Memorialising Anglo-Indian Royalty: Nineteenth Century Public Sculpture as a Site for Conflicting, Co-Existent and Enduring National Self-Identifications.

Rebecca Senior (University of York) Burning Women: Richard Westmacott’s ‘Abolition of the Suttee’  and Female Immolation in 19th Century Visual Culture.

Dr Christina Welch (University of Winchester) Depicting Death in Late-Medieval British Funerary Sculpture; English and Welsh Carved Cadavers c.1420 – 1588.

Oliver Fearon (University of York & The Burrell Collection) White Tombs, Heraldry and Family Longevity: The Family of Fawsley and Their Propaganda c.1530-1540.

Nicholas Shaddick (University of York) In the Land of the Dead? Some Masculine Absences in Whistler’s ‘At the Piano.’

Dr Richard Johns (University of York) Dead British Artists

Prof. Jason Edwards (University of York) Dead British Animals

Michelle Foot (University of Aberdeen) Through the Veil: Modern Spiritualism and Sculpture

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Registration is free and everyone is welcome. Please email the BARS team at britishartresearch@gmail,com to reserve your place.