Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Conferences and research seminars


Joining up networks of academics from the University of Nottingham with both national and international institutions.

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Research seminars

Bringing the Department's research community together to focus on specific topics.

While aimed principally at CMVS researchers all University academics and students are welcome to attend. Refreshments are usually provided. 

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History of Art research seminar archive
Spring 2017
1 Feb

Mark Rawlinson (University of Nottingham) - What was Photography? An Ongoing Investigation

15 Feb Margaret Iversen (University of Essex) - Profane Illuminations
8 Mar Jenifer Chao, (Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University) - Marketing Nationhood: Visual and Cultural Politics of Reinventing Brand China
22 Mar Fiona Anderson (Newcastle University) - The whole world and the cemetery: Peter Hujar’s queer landscapes
Autumn 2016
12 Oct

Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham) - Representing the Irish migrant: humour or pathos?

16 Nov Katherine Doniak (University of Nottingham) - I am making art: conceptual art as child's play
23 Nov Isobel Whitelegg (University of Leicester) - A Time Before Now: from Bienal de São Paulo archives to a history of collective practice
7 Dec

Sam Thorne ( Nottingham Contemporary) - New Schools: self-organised and artist-run education

Spring 2016
16 Mar Helen Shaw (University of York) - Matters of the Avant-Garde: reconsidering West Coast and European ceramics from the late 1950s and 60s
27 Apr Claire Jones (University of Birmingham) - ‘A Perverted Taste’: Italian depictions of cloth and puberty in mid-19th-century marble
11 May Emily Burns (University of Nottingham) - ‘to be busy in building my nest’: Patronage in a Time of Civil War – Sir Justinian Isham in the 1650s
June Simon Baker (Tate) - Performing for the Camera (Tate Modern: Exhibition 18 February–12 June 2016)
Autumn 2015
30 Sep Isobel Elstob (Nottingham) - The Historical Impulse: representations of history in recent visual art
28 Oct Giulia Smith (University College London) - Alison Smithson’s Future Domesticities
18 Nov Alex Kidson (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for British Art) - Getting the Measure of George Romney: reflections on writing a catalogue raisonné
14 Dec Postgraduate papers, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham and Leicester, held at the University of Leicester

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