Past Events

‘What Comes Next?': Careers in Art History

DRN Events, ECRN Events

  • 4 to 5 June 2020

Hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre's Doctoral Researchers and Early Career Researchers Networks and the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum.

Join us on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June for a two-day international conference focused on preparing doctoral students and early career researchers for success in the field of art history. Panels will analyse the state of book and digital publishing and offer insight on preparing applications for jobs and fellowships.

This virtual conference is open to all Courtauld students and alumni and to members of the Paul Mellon Centre’s Doctoral Researchers Network (DRN) and Early Career Researchers Network (ECRN). Courtauld students and alumni, and PMC DRN and ECRN members will be emailed a password to register for this event.
Once you have your password, to register for the panels on Thursday 4 June, please click this link; to register for the panels on Friday 5 June, please click this link.

4 June: Publishing in Art History

Panel 1: Book Publishing

3 p.m. (BST, UK); 10 a.m. (EST, US)

Panellists: Professor Mark Hallett (Paul Mellon Centre, Director of Studies) and Mark Eastment (Yale University Press London, Editorial Director: Art and Architecture)

Chair: Dr Thomas Hughes (Courtauld, Associate Lecturer)

Panel 2: Digital Publishing

4 p.m. (BST, UK); 11 a.m. (EST, US)

Panellists: Dr Jo Applin (Courtauld, Head of History of Art; Oxford Art Journal, Editorial Group) and Baillie Card (British Art Studies, Editor)

Chair: Dr Theo Gordon (Courtauld, Sackler Postdoctoral Fellow)

Concluding Remarks: Sean Ketteringham (University of Oxford, PhD candidate)

5 June: Applying for Jobs in Art History

Panel 3: Careers in Museums and the Heritage Sector

3 p.m. (BST, UK); 10 a.m. (EST, US)

Panellists: Dr Amy Concannon (Tate, Curator: British Art 1790–1850) and Dr Peter Moore (English Heritage, Curator of Collections and Interiors)

Chair: Dr Emily Burns, (National Gallery London, Vivmar Curatorial Fellow)

Panel 4: Applying for Postdocs and Academic Positions

4 p.m. (BST, UK); 11 a.m. (EST, US)

Panellists: Harriet Fisher (Fellowships, Grants, and Communications Manager, Paul Mellon Center), Dr Alixe Bovey (Courtauld, Head of Research) and Professor Tim Barringer (Yale University, Paul Mellon Professor and Department Chair)

Chair: Judith Stapleton (Yale University, PhD candidate)

On both days, we will start promptly at 3 p.m. Please join the Zoom meeting at 2:45 p.m. to ensure a prompt kick-off. Details on how to join will be sent to registered attendees. Please note that registration closes an hour before the event begins.

For registration links see: