Past Events

Public Lecture Course:
Georgian Provocations Series II

  • 27 October to 8 December 2022
  • In-person and live on Zoom weekly at 6.00 PM GMT on Thursdays

    Registration via Eventbrite required. Registration opens 16 September

The Centre’s next Public Lecture Course is entitled Georgian Provocations II, a sequel to the highly successful Georgian Provocations, which ran in the summer of 2020. Adopting a similar format, the present course will focus upon a series of provocative artworks from the Georgian era and investigate their contents, contexts and impact. Collectively, the lectures reveal many of the ideas and issues that coursed through British visual culture between the 1760s and the early 1800s, and demonstrate the riches that continue to be gained from looking intensively at individual works of art. Ranging from iconic images by major artists to little-known works by hitherto obscure individuals, the lectures are based upon original research by distinguished scholars in the field who have been invited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm.

An associated conversation on 8 December, chaired by Mark Hallett, will be streamed live via Zoom Webinar at 6pm (GMT), providing a Q&A session with the series presenters, who will talk about the artworks upon which they focused in their lectures and their respective approaches to discussing the works in question.

No prior art historical knowledge is necessary.

The series is convened by Martin Postle, Senior Research Fellow, the Paul Mellon Centre.

Registration via Eventbrite is required and opens 16 September. This series will take place in person at the Paul Mellon Centre and will also be streamed live via Zoom Webinar.

See below for details on each lecture and how to follow the series.