New Dialogues in Art History

New Dialogues in Art History
27 June 2018, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

This new seminar group  for postgraduate Art Historians is now inviting postgraduate researchers to submit papers for its 2017–18 seminar series.

Run by postgraduate students, the purpose is to provide a new platform for art history research students to present their work. It will offer speakers the opportunity to receive feedback from other postgraduates and to also stimulate discussion in a constructive yet informal atmosphere.

Research students who use the Warburg Library are invited to submit papers on any art historical topic.

We meet monthly during term-time at The Warburg Institute. Meetings will take place on the following Wednesdays during term-time at the Warburg Institute at 16.00 in Classroom 1:

22 November 2017; 24 January, 28 February, 23 May, 27 June 2018

Each seminar consists of two 20-minute papers and discussion, followed by refreshments.

Researchers who would like to present a paper at one of the sessions should consult the submission schedule at the end of this page.

Please submit proposals (max. 250 words) and a short bio to:

Further information:

New dialogues in art history’ is a seminar group exclusively for postgraduate students. The group has been established with the goal of fostering a stronger sense of  community among the art history PhD students who use the Warburg Library for their research. Since its foundation, art history has been at the core of the Warburg Institute, and discussion has generated some of the most ground-breaking ideas of the past century. This seminar group continues this tradition by opening dialogues among the next generation of art historians.

Run by Warburg research students, sessions take place in an informal atmosphere. There are two 20 minute papers per session with a further 20 minutes for questions and round-table discussion. This format allows speakers to receive constructive feedback from their peers. Sessions conclude with refreshments and further discussion.

Research students are invited to present papers that focus on any art historical aspect, time period or topic. The two papers presented at each session are selected in order to draw out complementary themes and thus provoke interesting discussion. Each session’s theme is advertised once the invited speakers have confirmed their participation.

The sessions will be held on the following Wednesdays during term time: 22 November 2017; 24 January, 28 February, 23 May, 27 June 2018

In order to allow time for the selection process, applicants wishing to present at a specific session should submit their proposals a month in advance. As the group is ongoing, successful applicants may be offered a presentation date a few months in advance or be placed on a waitlist. Proposals may also be considered for a conference at the end of the academic year. Applicants are therefore asked to indicate their general availability when submitting a proposal.

Research students enrolled at any institution are welcome to submit a proposal. Please note, however, that invited speakers are expected to be able to readily travel to the Warburg as there is no funding for travel expenses.

Please send proposals (max. 250 words) and a short bio to:

Organisers: Lydia Goodson and Genevieve Verdigel

Location: Classroom 1, Warburg Institute

Schedule for submitting proposals to be announced

Application deadline for Session 2: Monday 25 December 

 Session 2: Wednesday 24 January 

Application deadline for Session: Monday 29 January 

Session 3: Wednesday 28 February 

Application deadline for Session: Monday 23 April 

Session 4: Wednesday 23 May 

Application deadline for Session 5: Monday 28 May 

Session 5: Wednesday 27 June 2018. 



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