Archives and American Art: a workshop

Painting of a woman wearing a green dress and reading a book i Sarah Sewell Hayden, 'Girl in Green', 1899. Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, USA

This workshop will be the first event to launch a 3-year project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art designed to develop knowledge of the archival resources relating to American art in British collections and to encourage and support research that makes use of them in all periods, and by researchers at all stages of their careers, including those studying for PhDs.

The UK Archives project will hold a series of workshops and more informal gatherings. These are intended in the first place to provide a focus for existing work in relevant UK archives and to assess the state of current research, but they will then support the development of further work, the identification of other archives, and the development of individual projects. As part of this support, researchers at post-doctoral, senior, and pre-doctoral levels will be able to apply for small grants to undertake defined programmes of work. The project events are intended to be developmental and to encourage the formation and enhancement of archival research in the UK by scholars and doctoral researchers of US art.

The workshop will open the project. A group of invited speakers will deliver 20-minute talks to be followed by Q&A sessions. These talks will discuss the practical, theoretical, methodological, and logistic aspects of working with archives as a context for the project and with an emphasis on archives relevant to American art. The workshop will close with a round table to consider ways forward for the project.

Organised by Professor David Peters Corbett (The Courtauld) 

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10 Nov 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London


10:00  Registration

10:30  Welcome: David Peters Corbett (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

10:40  A series of 20-minute papers and Q&A reflecting on aspects of research using archives:

10:40  Fiona Anderson (Newcastle)

11:00  James Boaden (York)

11:20  Lucy Bradnock (Nottingham)

11:40 Q&A

12:00 Break

12:30  John Fagg (Birmingham)

12:50 Theo Gordon (Sussex)

13:10 Francisca Fuentes (Eccles Centre for American Studies)

13:30 Q & A

13:45 Lunch (provided for speakers only)

14:30  Doug Haynes (Sussex)

14:50  Jo Pawlik (Sussex)

15:10 Q&A

15:25  Break

16:00  Round Table and discussion

17:00 Wine Reception