Work, Rest and Power: Architecture, Space and Political Life 1500-1815
The workshop is an interdisciplinary event bringing together scholars of History, History of Art, Architecture, Literature and Heritage to discuss the home as a political space.
Registration is open to all, please sign up via the website:
Dr Manolo Guerci, University of Kent
'No rest, a great deal of work, and certainly much power within London's 'Golden Mile': The Strand as the locus of Whitehall's satellites of architectural conspicuous consumption in the Tudor and Jacobean period'
Architectural Patronage and Collecting
Meghan Shaw, University of Auckland, 'The Dutchesse of
Buckingham Her Grace at York House': New Perspectives on the
Buckingham Household and Inventories, 1628 – 1635'
Rory Lamb, University of Edinburgh, 'James Playfair and Henry Dundas: Architecture and politics in the Scottish country house'
Lucy Bailey, University of Glasgow, 'Fawkes' Fairfaxiana, c.1815-1825: JMW Turner's Illustrations of the Past for the Future'
Dynamic Domesticity and Itinerant Architecture
Dr Sergio Ramiro, Autónoma University of Madrid, 'The Distinguished Guest Room: Domestic Architecture, Noble Culture and Recreation at the Court of Charles V'
Fatma Serra İnan, LMU Munich, 'Imperial Territory as the Home of the Sovereign: Receptions of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq in the Ottoman Lands'
Dr Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 'The household of André de Melo e Castro in Rome: the first diplomatic seat of John V of Portugal'
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
Optional Breakout sessions
14.00 – 15.00
Political Sociability: Dinner, Dance and Discussion
Alyssa Myers, V&A/RCA, 'Dining in State: The Formal Dinner as a site of Power and Prestige'
Hillary Burlock, Queen Mary University of London, 'Performing Allegiance: Dancing in the Homes of the Bon Ton'
Hannah Westwick, University of Oxford, 'The Bluestocking society at 22 Portman Square: utopian influences'
Semiotics and Material Culture
Dr Peter Lindfield, Manchester Metropolitan University, 'Politics of the Bed: Imitations of the Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Marriage Bed'
Bianca Laliberté, Université du Québec à Montréal, 'A Home for Semiotic Assimilation. Monticello's “Indian” Artifacts'
Alberto Sanchez-Sanchez, UC Berkeley, 'A Walnut Campaign Table, a Chocolate Pot, and a Dozen Clay Vessels: Unpacking a Room in a Seventeenth-Century Spanish Manor'
16.30 Closing Remarks
CONF: Work, Rest and Power (online, 27 May 21). In: ArtHist.net, Apr 29, 2021 (accessed May 12, 2021), <https://arthist.net/archive/33992>.