Past Events

Autumn 2006: Research Seminars


  • 11 October 2006
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Public Study Room, Paul Mellon Centre
Stone gate in wall with two trees on top

John Vanbrugh, North Court Gateway at Eastbury, Dorset, begun 1717

This autumn the Paul Mellon Centre will be running its fifth annual programme of research seminars in British art and architectural history.

The seminars provide an opportunity for those who have held Senior Fellowships to air the new ideas they have been working on during their tenure. They also provide an opportunity for oyunger scholars who have either held Postdoctoral Fellowships or who are engaged in doctoral research work in British art and architectural history at Yale University to share their ideas with a British audience.

11 October

Dr Nicholar Grindle, 'Landscape, Commercial Modernisation and Political Opposition to the Three Kingdoms, 1660-1714'

18 October

Jo Briggs, 'Global Doubt: Socialist Visual Culture and the Boer War Protest Modement in Fin-de-Siรจcle London'

25 October

Dr Francis Spalding, 'Taking Nothing for Granted: John Piper's Pursuit of National Identities'

8 November

Dr Riann Coulter, 'Louis le Brocquy's "Presence" Series, 1956-1966: Irish, British or International?'

15 November

Dr Amy Sargeant, 'The Man in the White Suit: New Textiles and the Social Fabric'

22 November

Rachael Oberter, 'Spiritualism and the Visual Imagination in Victorian Britain'

29 November

Prof. Vaughan Hart, '"A Pretty Impudent Countenance": The Architecture of Sir John Vanbrugh'

6 December

Prof. Angela Rosenthal, 'Making Light of Race: Visual Humor in the Age of Abolitionism'