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Under the Greek Sky: Imitation and Geographies of Art after Winckelmann - 15-16/06/2017, London (England)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 15-16/06/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: King's College London ; The Warburg Institute (London, England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Katherine Harloe (Reading University) ; Hans Christian Hönes (The Warburg Institute / Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group) ; Daniel Orrells (King’s College London) ; Sadie Pickup (Christie's).


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Thursday, 15 June 2017, at King’s College London


13:00-13:15     Daniel Orrells (KCL), Katherine Harloe (Reading)                        


13:15-14:00     William Fitzgerald (KCL)                       

                       The Contour of Antiquity: Flaxman's Iliad

14:00-14:45     Daniel Orrells (KCL)

                       Visualising Antiquity in the Eighteenth Century

14:45-15:15     Coffee break

15:00-16:00     Kate Nichols (Birmingham)                        

                        A Jewish Ajax in an Australian Gold Mining Town. Reforming the classical body in

                        late Victorian visual culture

16:00-16:45      Verity Platt (Cornell)                        

                        Winckelmann’s Pharmacy: Description and the phantasia of restoration

16:45-17:00      Short break

17:00-17:45      Whitney Davis (Berkeley)                         

                        Imitation and Narcissism: Winckelmann Under Psychoanalysis

18:00                Reception        

                         Conference dinner for speakers


Friday, 16 June 2017, at the Warburg Institute


10:00-10:15     Hans Christian Hönes (BFZ)                         


10:15-11:00     Pascal Griener (Neuchatel)                        

                       Winckelmann and Jacob Burckhardt. The life of antique statues in the

                       modern museum

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11:30-12:15     Natasha Eaton (UCL)                        

                       The Sublimity of Decline: Winckelmann in India

12:15-13:00     Richard Wrigley (Nottingham)                         

                       Winckelmann and Rome: an aerial perspective

13:00-14:00     Lunch (provided for speakers and organisers only)

14:00-14:45     Mechthild Fend (UCL)                        

                       Beauty in an ‘unusual guise’. On colour and adaptation

14:45-15:30     Athena Leoussi (Reading)                       

                       Beauty and the Sun: Aesthetics and Climate in the Making of the 

                       Modern European nations

15:30-16:00     Coffee break

16:00-16:45     Andreas Beyer (Basel / BFZ)                         

                        Title to be confirmed

16:45-17:15     Closing remarks / roundtable

17:45-20:00     ‘Walking seminar’ at the British Museum                        

                        Ian Jenkins (Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Antiquities)                        

                        Places are strictly limited and pre-registration is compulsory                          

                        (Admission will only be granted to those with a booking confirmation)                        


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