Conference. *Art History* 40. Image and Memory: 40 Years of Art-Historical Writing

Warwick, G. (Organiser)

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Description

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 Genevieve Warwick (Editor, Art History) Gavin Parkinson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) on behalf of the Association of Art Historians UK
Period12 Dec 2015
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom