“What Comes Next?” – Careers in Art History

What Comes Next?’—Careers in Art History

Hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art’s Doctoral Researcher Network and the Early Career Researchers Network of The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Join us on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th for a two-day international conference focused on preparing doctoral students and early career researchers for success in the field of art history. Panels will analyse the state of book and digital publishing and offer insight on preparing applications for jobs and fellowships.

This virtual conference is open to all Courtauld students and alumni and to members of the Paul Mellon Centre’s Doctoral Researcher’s Network (DRN) and Early Career Researcher’s Network (ECRN).

June 4: Publishing in Art History

Panel 1: Book Publishing
15:00 (BST-UK); 10:00 am (EST-US)

Panellists: Dr Mark Hallett (Paul Mellon Centre, Director of Studies) and Mark Eastment (Yale University Press London, Editorial Director: Art and Architecture)

Chair: Dr Thomas Hughes (Courtauld, Associate Lecturer; Paul Mellon Centre, Postdoctoral Fellow)

Panel 2: Digital Publishing
16:00 (BST-UK); 11:00 am (EST-US)

Panellists: Dr Jo Applin (Courtauld, Head of History of Art; Oxford Art Journal, Editorial Group) and Baille Card (British Art Studies, Editor)

Chair: Dr Theo Gordon (Courtauld, Sackler Postdoctoral Fellow)

Concluding Remarks: Sean Ketteringham (University of Oxford, PhD candidate)

June 5: Applying for Jobs in Art History

Panel 3: Careers in Museums and the Heritage Sector
15:00 (BST-UK); 10:00 am (EST-US)

Panellists: Dr Amy Concannon (Tate, Curator: British Art 1790-1850) and Dr Peter Moore (English Heritage, Curator of Collections and Interiors)

Chair: Dr Emily Burns, (National Gallery London, Vivmar Curatorial Fellow)

Panel 4: Applying for Postdocs and Academic Positions
16:00 (BST-UK); 11:00 am (EST-US)

Panellists: Harriet Fisher (Fellowships, Grants, and Communications Manager, Paul Mellon Centre), Dr Alixe Bovey (Courtauld, Head of Research) and Professor Tim Barringer (Yale University, Paul Mellon Professor and Department Chair).

Chair: Judith Stapleton (Yale University, PhD candidate)

On both days, we will start promptly at 15:00. Please join the zoom meeting at 14:45 to ensure you are ready. Details on how to join will be sent to registered attendees. Please note that registration closes an hour before the event begins.


4 Jun - 5 Jun 2020

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