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Event: Art versus Industry? (3/23-24/2012)

This two-day international and transdisciplinary conference aims to re-evaluate the intersections between the visual arts and industry in Britain during the long nineteenth century, with speakers including Dr Lara Kriegel (Indiana University), Dr Tom Gretton (University College London), Dr Colin Trodd (University of Manchester) and Dr Steve Edwards (Open University). Booking is open until Friday 9 March 2012. Please visit http://artvindustry.blogspot.com/  for further information and to download the booking form.

Both days: £20.00 (£15 for students)

Single day: £10.00 flat fee


Friday 23 March 2012
Lara Kriegel (Indiana University): Filaments of History: Ladies, Lace, Labour and Nation at the Fin de Siecle

Panel one: De-centering the narrative
  • Lara Eggleton (University of Leeds): Surface Deceits: Owen Jones and John Ruskin on the Ornament of the Alhambra
  • Sally Tuckett (University of Edinburgh): Colouring the Nation: Scottish Turkey-Red Design and Manufacture
  • Natasha Eaton (University College London): Subaltern Colour? Art, Industry and Colonialism in Britain and India
  • Renate Dohmen (University of Louisiana at Lafayette): The Calcutta International Exhibition of 1883-4: A Differenced Vision of the Great Exhibition?

Panel two: Labour, class and invention
  • Jasmine Allen (University of York): The Status of Stained Glass at the International Exhibitions
  • Anne-Marie Millim (University of Luxembourg): "A substitute for moonlight": The Cultural Value of Mining in The Graphic (1870s)
  • Frances Robertson (Glasgow School of Art): Crank-Pin Tracks and Corinthian Columns: Engineers and Draughtsmen as Visual Technicians
  • Ben Russell (Science Museum): James Watt's Workshop: A Nexus Between Art and Industry

Tom Gretton (University College London): Industrialised Graphic Technologies Feature the World of Art: The Illustrated London News and The Graphic c. 1870 - 1890

Saturday 24 March 2012
Colin Trodd (University of Manchester): Affinity and Alienation: Civility, Barbarism and Discourses of Design Culture, 1862-1894

Panel three: Making and mechanical perception
  • Ann Compton (University of Glasgow): Building a Better Class of Craftsman? Re-examining Issues of Education, Craftsmanship and Professional Practice in Sculpture and Related Trades, c. 1880-1925
  • Gabriel Williams (University of York): 'Mechanical Dexterity' and Sculpture Machines at the Great Exhibition
  • Nicole Bush (Northumbria University): Mechanical Patterns: The Role of Brewster's Kaleidoscope in the Age of Morris and the Machine
  • Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck): 'Camera-Medusa': Stereoscopic Photographs of Statuettes

Panel four: Electrotypes and the aesthetics of electricity
  • Alistair Grant (University of Sussex, Victoria and Albert Museum): Galvanic Engraving in Relief: The Origins of the Art of Electro-Metallurgy
  • Angus Patterson (Victoria and Albert Museum): For the Promotion of Art: The Formation and Influence of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Electrotype Collection
  • Graeme Gooday and Abigail Harrison Moore (University of Leeds): Decorative Electricity: The Gendered Aesthetics and Ethics of Domestic Electric Lighting

Steve Edwards (Open University): Picture Capitalism

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