‘Art History: Undisciplined’ will demonstrate the many ways that art history interacts with and informs fields of research, study and activity that lie beyond the conventional boundaries of the subject.
Essentially, this conference aims to challenge commonplace notions about what art history is, and who it is for.
The Courtauld has a longstanding commitment to exploring the frontiers of art history, for example by the Mellon-funded MA programme, which enabled Courtauld academics to collaborate with specialists from other disciplines. More recently, The Courtauld has also achieved this through the aims of our innovative new #OpenCourtauld programming.
Throughout the 2-day conference, we invite you to explore and celebrate why art history matters more than ever in our shared post-truth image-saturated world.
Jennifer Mundy (TATE Research) / Joanna Norman (V&A Research Institute) / Sam Bibby (Art History) / Dr Alixe Bovey (The Courtauld Institute of Art) / Prof. Anthony Bale (Birkbeck) / Dr Marta Ajmar (V&A Research Institute) / Dr Christian Berger (The Courtauld Institute of Art) / Dr Michael Squire (King’s College, London) / Amy Jeffs (Cambridge) / Dr Sophie Hatchwell (University of Bristol) / Simon Randal (PIMLOC) / Tom Bilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) / Denis Pellerin / Dr Beth Williamson (University of Bristol) / John Kannenberg (Museum of Portable Sound) / Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute of Art) / Dr Alexandra Gerstein (The Courtauld Gallery) / Ayse Tashkiran (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) / Vanessa Ewan (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) / Rachael Minott (Birmingham Museums Trust) / Dr Jim Harris (The Ashmolean) / Dr Suzy Lishman (Royal College of Pathologists) / Dean Atta / Bethany Rose
In addition to papers, panel discussions and presentations, there will be spoken word performances, music and virtual demonstrations.