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Dana Arnold speaks at Art History 40 - Image and Memory
12 Dec, Courtauld Institute of Art

Dana Arnold speaks at Art History 40 - Image and Memory

09.30 – 18.30, Saturday 12 December 2015 (with registration from 09.00) . Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN


Dana Arnold, Professor of Architectural History and Theory, presents at the conference Art History 40 Image and Memory: 40 Years of Art-Historical Writing, held at the Courtauld Institute of Art on Saturday 12 December 2015.

This day of papers brings together for the first time the past and present editors of the Association of Art Historians journal, Art History, in a collective engagement with the role of memory and the image in art-historical writing. As a celebration of the journal approaching 40 years of publication history, the papers will present a range of perspectives on the problem of images and memory, as arguably key to defining the conceptual practice of the discipline. Looking both back onto the journal’s history and forward to prospective avenues of enquiry, the papers are variously concerned with situating art-historical or visual memory across a spectrum of disciplinary concerns. The papers will pursue issues of recollection, reminiscence and memory such as the affect of nostalgia, the play of temporalities, echoes and reflections, oblivions and forgettings, or conversely the afterlives of forms, whether ephemeral or archival, in their survivals and half-lives, absences and presence; and objects such as monuments, anti-monuments or memorials, mnemonic objects or displays, souvenirs, mementoes, replicas and reproductions, fragments or ruins.

Organised by Dr Genevieve Warwick (Editor, Art History) Dr Gavin Parkinson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£10 students/concessions) and a limited number of free places for Courtauld students available by booking online here.