The annual ESNA Conference 2022, Ways of Studying: Towards New Histories of Nineteenth-Century Art, will expand on this initial phase of reflection, setting it in an international context. We understand the conference as a kind of laboratory, a place for experiment and exchange. Taking a two-pronged approach, we seek papers that take case studies as their starting point, but which also pinpoint and further explore the implications of these new discoveries for the field in general. In this way, the conference will present new information and address questions of methodology, i.e. “ways of studying”.
Begin oktober is de eerste online catalogus van het werk van graficus Frans Pannekoek verschenen. Deze RKD Study is een samenwerking tussen het RKD en de Fondation Custodia in Parijs en bevat een kleine duizend afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van ruim 350 prenten die de kunstenaar maakte tussen 1959 en 2017. Tijdens de RKD Talk op dinsdag 2 november presenteren de samenstellers Jan Piet Filedt Kok en Willemijn Stammis deze online catalogus en vertellen hoe deze tot stand kwam.
19-20 May 2022
In the autumn of 2020, the Van Gogh Museum, in collaboration with ESNA and the University of Amsterdam, organized a series of roundtable discussions that from various angles sought to address the question of “diversifying” the canon of nineteenth-century art and making art-historical practice more “inclusive.” The aim of these meetings, followed up in January 2021 by the annual ESNA Winter Seminar on the same topic, was to formulate concrete research strands, which, rather than simply broadening the nineteenth-century canon, would substantially change it. Ideally, these would give direction to university teaching, exhibitions, and collection building over the next five years.
25 November 2021: Deadline for abstracts
For centuries sailors thought that the presence of women on board would mean bad luck: rough weather, big waves, and other disasters were sure to follow. Through notions like these, women were supposedly excluded from the maritime domain. Therefore, the ship and the sea have predominantly been perceived as a space for men. Yet, the presence of women at sea has increased in the last century. This volume of the Yearbook for Women’s History therefore asks: to what extent was the sea ever a masculine space? This volume examines if and how women were part of seafaring communities, maritime undertakings, and maritime culture.
The international, peer reviewed journal welcomes contributions and book reviews.
Call for Papers: Geneva, 17–19 March 2022
Please send your proposal before 15 September 2021.
In his Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1668), William Temple was commenting on the inhabitants that he met in the Dutch Republic during his diplomatic journey of 1668, but might it also reflect foreigners’ views on Dutch art?