Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following announcement:
The Monument Trust has just granted The Burlington Magazine their generous financial support to catalogue digitally all past and present advertisements 1903-2013, which will be freely available through the Burlington Index Website.
As you probably know, the advertisements placed by art dealers in The Burlington Magazine since 1903 (a data bank of circa 90,000 images) are an unexplored source for the study of the art market and its contribution to art history. Thet supplement directories to reveal the locations of galleries and are an essential tool for mapping the expansion of the commercial art world during the twentieth century. They also include photographs, providing visual evidence of stock held by dealers. Finally, and most importantly, these images provide important evidence of untraced works of art and their whereabouts at a given moment: the digitisation of these resources will greatly aid provenance research. Continue reading
Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) Annual Conference
University of Salford, Manchester UK , 12-13 July, 2013
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will hold its annual conference at the University of Salford, on 12th and 13th July 2013. Please go to http://www.rsvp2013.com for details of this conference, which offers the opportunity to visit libraries and museums in Victorian Manchester as well as take part in what promises to be an exciting conference.
Proposals for papers that address any aspect of nineteenth-century British magazines or newspapers will be considered. However, this year, we
particularly encourage proposals on ‘tradition and the new’ in nineteenth-century periodicals. Continue reading
Ashgate Publishing have just released their Literary Studies catalogue for 2012. This contains various books which may be of interest to Edwardian scholars, including Sally Dugan’s Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel: A Publishing History, Kristine Moruzi’s Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850-1915, Churnjeet Mahn’s British Women’s Travel to Greece, 1840-1914 , and Jane Bownas’s Thomas Hardy and Empire. Follow the links for more information on these titles.
Call for Papers: The Art Press in the Twentieth Century
A one-day conference on the mediation of art history, criticism and the art market in magazines and journals organised by The Burlington Magazine and Sotheby’s Institute of Art on 1st February 2013
The Burlington Magazine is one of Britain’s oldest monthly art-historical publications. Founded in 1903 by a group of art writers that included Robert Dell, Roger Fry, Bernard Berenson and Herbert Horne, its aim was to cover all aspects of the fine and decorative arts, to combine scholarship with critical insight and to treat the art of the present with the same seriousness as the art of the past.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London was founded by Sotheby’s auction house in 1969. It is now an independent not-for-profit institute and offers six MA programmes across a range of visual art disciplines and art business, together with semester and summer courses. These are validated by the University of Manchester with whom there is also a joint PhD programme. Research and teaching at Sotheby’s Institute focuses on the art work and its context within the framework of the art world and market.
The aim of the joint conference is to explore how the international press, via art-historical writing and criticism in magazines and journals, has intersected with the reception and understanding of art, collecting, the art market and the teaching of art history. Continue reading