Monthly Archives: November 2016

Giles Waterfield (1949-2016)

As many of you know, Giles Waterfield died suddenly on 5 November. A memorial service will be held on: 11 January 2017 at 3pm in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Donations, in lieu of flowers, are requested to the Giles Waterfield … Continue reading

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Seminar: Langton Douglas, a dealer devoted to Bode and Berlin 1903-1914, presented by M.J. Ripps

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Society’s Event for Members: A Visit to Strawberry Hill

    Last Saturday 19 November, 10 members of SocHistColl were able to enjoy an exclusive tour of Horace Walpole’s most extraordinary creation, his villa named Strawberry Hill, guided by its Research Curator Silvia Davoli. Walpole (1717-1797) was a prominent … Continue reading

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CFP: The Art of the Network

Call for Papers: The Art of the Network: Visualising Social Relationships, 1400-1600 Deadline: 31 December 2016 Event: Annual Renaissance Postgraduate Symposium, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (28 April 2017) This conference seeks to shed light on the ways in which … Continue reading

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CFP: Old Masters Worldwide

Call for Book Chapters: A Worldwide Market for Old Masters between the Napoleonic Era and the Great Depression Editors: Susanna Avery-Quash and Barbara Pezzini Deadline: 1 February 2017 The editors are soliciting chapter abstracts for an edited collection with the … Continue reading

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ANN: Database to the Collection of Karoline Luise von Baden (1723-1783)

An online database for the 18th century collection of Karoline Luise von Baden has recently been launched. Assembled in the Karlsruhe Palace, which itself dates to 1715, the cabinet collection consisted of over 200 paintings and later formed the foundation of the Staatliche … Continue reading

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CFP: Gothic Modernisms (Amsterdam, 29-30 Jun 17)

The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, June 29 – 30, 2017 Deadline: Dec 20, 2016 ‘Gothic Modernisms’ – Call for Papers 29 & 30 June, 2017, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL Organized by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University; the Amsterdam School for … Continue reading

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CFP: Volume: Reception and Transformation of Ancient Sea Power

Deadline: Nov 30, 2016 Reception and Transformation of Ancient Sea Power The reception of antiquity in the Middle Ages and especially the Early Modern period has been extensively studied. Sea power and thalassocracy are familiar topics in the fields of … Continue reading

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The Gilbert Lecture 2016: Paula Findlen

LECTURE: Dr. Paula Findlen (Chair, Department of History, Stanford University) presents on Oliver Impey and Arthur MacGregor’s The Origins of Museums: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe (1985). Venue: The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, … Continue reading

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Seminar: Taste and Ambitions of a Queen: The Genesis of Caroline Murat’s Collection, presented by Alba Irollo

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