Conferences

Conferences

The Department of Research and Education oversees an active program of conferences, symposia, and colloquia, often in collaboration with other scholars and institutions in the US and internationally.

This fall, the Center is hosting the following programs:

A Beautiful Role: Architecture and the Display of Art

Graduate Student Symposium

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9 am7:30 pm

The reopening of the Yale Center for British Art, Louis Kahn’s final building, marks the completion of three phases of an ongoing conservation program. To signal this occasion, and the complete reinstallation of the collection, the Center is hosting a symposium to investigate the role that buildings play in the display of art. This one-day graduate student symposium focuses on museum architecture and seeks to inspire fresh thinking about the relationship between works of art and the buildings that contain them by addressing the ways in which architecture can enhance, limit, and transform our encounters with art. The symposium concludes with a keynote lecture by George Knight, founder of Knight Architecture and principal-in-charge of the Center’s conservation projects.

This symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. Online registration is available through October 6. Onsite registration will be available on the day of the symposium. For further information, please contact Research (ycba.research@yale.edu | +1 203 432 2824) or register online. This event will be live streamed.

 

Photography and Britishness

International Conference

November 4–5, 2016

This two-day international conference investigates the various ways in which ideas about Britain have been communicated, inflected, and contested through the photographic image. It questions how photographs are understood to mirror, reinforce, or interrupt what constitutes “Britishness” in national, local, imperial, colonial, and postcolonial contexts. Papers cover a wide range of international perspectives from the nineteenth century to today. The conference will incorporate a panel discussion with practitioners, and delegates will be able to sign up for break-out sessions in Yale’s special collections.

This conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. Online registration is available from October 1 through November 2. Onsite registration will be available on both days of the conference. For further information, please contact Research (ycba.research@yale.edu | +1 203 432 2824) or register online. This event will be live streamed.

Conference: Photography and Britishness

Martin Parr, New Brighton, England, From "The Last Resort," 1983-85 © Martin Parr, Magnum Photos, Janet Borden

Photography and Britishness

November 4–5, 2016, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

This two-day international conference investigates the various ways in which ideas about Britain have been communicated, inflected, and contested through the photographic image. It questions how photographs are understood to mirror, reinforce, or interrupt what constitutes “Britishness” in national, local, imperial, colonial, and postcolonial contexts. Papers cover a wide range of international perspectives from the nineteenth century to today. The conference will incorporate a panel discussion with practitioners, and delegates will be able to sign up for break-out sessions in Yale’s special collections.
 
The conference is free and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended. Online registration is available from October 1 through November 2. Onsite registration will be available on both days of the conference. For further information, please contact Research (+1 203 432 2824 | ycba.research@yale.edu). This event will be live streamed.
 

A Forty-Year Photographic Journey Through Great Britain

Keynote Lecture: Martin Parr
Friday, November 4, 5:30 pm

Martin Parr has taken photographs around the globe, but the one subject he continually returns to is Britain. In this talk he explains his journey from the early days of shooting black-and-white photographs in northern towns to his current project depicting the British establishment, in places like Oxford University and the City of London. He has photographed all social classes in all corners of the United Kingdom. His project is even more pertinent today, as the Union is potentially set to unravel following the “Brexit” vote in summer 2016.
 
This conference is co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art; the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London; and the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California.
 

Schedule

For more information about the conference and for a full listing of events, please download the following schedule: