What’s On at The Research Forum

The Research Forum is delighted to be offering a programme of both online and onsite events. All our events require pre-booking and those without tickets will not be admitted. Please get in touch with us at researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding our programme.


Centre for American Art, Research

Forgetting and Remembering the Sea with Winslow Homer

5:00pm, 25 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

This lecture interrogates Homer’s marines anew by focusing on the unique epistemology and materiality of the ocean. The late photographer and theorist Allan Sekula has called the oceans a “forgotten space.” Indeed, art historians tend to look out to ...



1:00pm, 27 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

Zheng Bo will discuss his practice and thinking on cultivating ecological wisdom in the age of Anthropocene extinction. ...


Open Courtauld Hour: Restaged!

8:00pm, 28 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

The Courtauld Gallery will open its doors this November, following the most significant modernisation project in its history. This Open Courtauld Hour will therefore provide a rare back of house tour, a sneak preview to The Courtauld Gallery and the ...


Centre for American Art, Research

Harold Rosenberg and “The American Action Painters”

5:00pm, 22 Nov 2021 | Free, booking essential

Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978) is still primarily known by a single essay, “The American Action Painters,” which was published in ARTnews in 1952.  When the piece appeared in the December issue, the response was phenomenal.  Not only did it galvanize a...


Open Courtauld Hour: Can-Can!

8:00pm, 25 Nov 2021 | Free, booking essential

This Open Courtauld Hour invites you to enter a world of splendour, misery and excess! In this hour the electrifying entertainment of the can-can and cabaret of the Courtauld Collection takes centre stage....


Centre for American Art, Research

Workshop :“How close can I get to someone? Will we become each other”: Epistolary Subjects, Objects, and Methods in Feminist Art, Art Writing, and Art History

10:00am, 2 Dec 2021 | Free, very limited space, booking essential

In this participatory workshop involving writing experiments and collective discussions, we will revisit, handle again, the letters we have discovered in the archives of the artists and subjects we study, considering our roles as interlocutors across...

Forthcoming Events

Find out more below about events we have coming up in Spring and Summer Term 2022. Booking will open for these events later in the Autumn Term.


Parmigianino Round Table

3:00pm, 15 Mar 2022 | Free, booking essential

This Round Table brings together a group of world-leading scholars on Parmigianino to discuss their latest projects and research on the artist, one of the most celebrated of sixteenth-century Italy. ...