CONF Apr 29, 2021

Repair: A Method for the 21st Century? (online, 27-28 May 21)

online / Department of Art History and World Art Studies, UEA, May 27–28, 2021
Registration deadline: May 25, 2021

Sarah Wade

This 2-day online conference hosted by the Department of Art History and World Art Studies at University of East Anglia explores the concept of repair.

Please register to attend by emailing:


Thursday 27 May

Welcome & Introduction
Ferdinand de Jong, UEA

Concepts of Repair

Rye Dag Holmboe, UEA - On Klein and Reparation
Francisco Martínez, Tallinn University - Politics of Repair in European Peripheries
Jack Hartnell, UEA - Medieval Repair as Retreat and Return
Chris Wingfield, Sainsbury Research Unit and Jesmael Mataga, Sol Plaatje University - Re:collection as Repair? Attempting to Remember in Common at Kuruman and Beyond

Archaeologies of Repair

Claudie Voisenat, anthropologist - Notre-Dame de Paris or the Double Meaning of Repair
Will Wootton, King's College London - Restoration, Renovation and Replacement: Managing Mosaics in Antiquity and Today
Ruth Slatter, University of Hull - Maintenance and Repair as Acts of Spiritual Faith in London's Wesleyan Chapels
Dacia Viejo-Rose, University of Cambridge - Beyond Symbolic Measures: Repairing the Harm Caused by the Deliberate Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Ana María Reyes, Boston University - To Weave and Repair: On Symbolic Reparations and Institution-Building

Friday 28 May

Arts of Repair

Bonnie Kemske, artist - Kintsugi: Function, Beauty, and Story
Bridget Harvey, artist - Repair-Making: Craft, Narratives, Activism
Teresa Dillon, UWE - Repair Acts, Reflections on Repair Practices and Cultures
Ed Krcma, UEA - Repair and Reconciliation in Tacita Dean's Darmstädter Werkblock (2007)

Ecologies & Practices of Repair

Bergit Arends, University of Bristol - On Montage and Repair
Sarah Wade, UEA - I'm Sorry For Your Loss: Apology, Animal Death and the Disappearance of Wildlife in Contemporary Art
Mark Justin Rainey, NUI Galway - The Spider and the Crane: Cosmopolitanism and Repair in Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows

CONF: Repair: A Method for the 21st Century? (online, 27-28 May 21). In:, Apr 29, 2021 (accessed May 12, 2021), <>.