The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Conferences & Events Category

Conference: Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century

Strawberry Hill House, 15-16 February 2019 This international conference, hosted by St Mary’s University, Twickenham, National Trust, and Strawberry Hill House, complements the major exhibition of Horace Walpole collection, Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill. Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection. Walpole’s sexuality has been the object of speculation, historical enquiry and theoretical interest. In recent years, […]

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Call for Papers: Women & Power. Redressing the Balance

University of Oxford, deadline for abstracts: 29 October 2018 Throughout 2018 the National Trust is running a programme of public events, exhibitions and new interpretation to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. National Trust is one […]

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A re-discovered portrait of Charles Marsh FSA by L.F. Abbott from the 1790s

Society of Antiquaries of London lecture by Maurice Howard, FSA The recent gift to the Society of this sensitive and haunting portrait enables investigation of the lively debate about antiquities in the late 18th century, the way that learned gentlemen of considerable means chose to create their self-image and, since Marsh lived at Twickenham, its […]

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Call for Papers: Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud

Compton Verney, deadline for abstracts: 29 October 2018 Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud and Childhood Now are complementary exhibitions opening at Compton Verney in March 2019. This celebration of children, childhood and innocence brings together some of the most iconic paintings, sketches and sculptures of children produced in the past 500 years. To coincide […]

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Portraiture and Biography conference, 29 to 30 November 2018

National Portrait Gallery, London Biography has always haunted the study of portraiture.  Although in recent decades art-historians may have developed a healthy scepticism for the intuitive practice of interpreting portraits with straightforward reference to what is known about the lives of their subjects, the temptation to do so remains strong.  These tendencies often appear in […]

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Call for Papers: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

Deadline for abstracts: 17 September 2018 Conference: 28-29 March 2019, National Portrait Gallery, London An international conference sponsored jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the European Research Council and the University of Cambridge. This conference accompanies the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by […]

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Call for Papers: Portraits & Poses: Representations of Female Intellectual Authority, Agency and Authorship in Early Modern and Enlightenment Europe

Annual Conference of the Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2018 Conference: March 2019 This conference seeks to address the various modes and strategies through which female intellectuals (authors, scientists, educators, and others) sought to negotiate and legitimize their authority in Early Modern and Enlightenment Europe (1600-1800). The 17th and 18th […]

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