The Hispanic Society Museum and Library is delighted to bring you the next installment of our donors-only online program: Tertulias de Arte Hispano, or Hispanic Art Gatherings, which will take place Live on YouTube next Tuesday, August 4th at 5 pm EST. (NB 10 pm UK time)
Join Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Margaret Connors McQuade, Assistant Director & Curator of Decorative Arts, for a fascinating conversation about Ceramic Traditions from Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico).
After the discussion, you are invited to post your questions and comments on YouTube.* *Please note – in order to post your comments, you will need to create a YouTube account prior to the event.
About the program: Tertulias de Arte Hispano are conversations between Philippe de Montebello and one of the curators, librarians, or conservators of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. The program will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm and shall last between 30-45 minutes. During the closure of the museum, we are happy to be able to continue providing meaningful programs, especially to you for your ongoing support and commitment! We hope you will join us.
About Margaret Connors McQuade: A native New Yorker, Margaret Connors McQuade is the Assistant Director and Curator of Decorative Arts of The Hispanic Society, where she has worked since 1993. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Connors McQuade has lectured in the United States, Mexico and Spain on the decorative arts of Spain and Latin America as well as on the Hispanic Society and its founder, Archer Milton Huntington. In addition to a series of small-scale exhibitions at the Hispanic Society, Dr. Connors McQuade curated the exhibitions, Talavera Poblana: Four Centuries of a Mexican Ceramic Tradition (Americas Society, New York, 1999), and Alcora en New York: La colección de cerámica de Alcora (Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón de la Plana, and the Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, 2005). She also has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues in the United States, Spain and Mexico. Most recently she contributed to the catalogue and traveling exhibition, Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society of America. In her role as Assistant Director, Dr. Connors McQuade has been charged with overseeing the immediate and long-term capital projects at the Hispanic Society.
For the final event in the Maius Masterclass series, on Friday 31 July at 4pm, they are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Boynton (Columbia University). Susan’s research has focused on such topics as music in the Iberian peninsula, liturgy, manuscript studies, and intersections between music and the visual arts.
Organizer and Sponsor: The Association of Graduate and Early Career Scholars of Medieval Iberia (AGECSMIberia)
In 2019, three graduate students working on different aspects of Medieval Iberia met at a reception in Leeds and commiserated over the difficulties of studying Iberia as early career scholars. They realised how difficult it was to meet other Iberianists in the early stages of one’s career, make connections with scholars from different countries, and share their work with the field and one another. What began as a casual conversation led to the establishment of a new collaborative group, AGECSMIberia, dedicated to connecting graduate and early career Iberianists around the world and showcasing their new exciting work through sponsored sessions. The global pandemic has made the promotion of the work of early career Iberianists even more important in an infinitely more complex job market.
We seek papers for a multi-session series showcasing recent scholarship on medieval Iberia by graduate student and early career scholars. We especially welcome papers that:
Bridge Iberian and Anglo scholarship
Address Islamic or Jewish subjects
Are interdisciplinary in nature (and time period, Late Antique and Early Medieval welcome!)
Demonstrate the importance of Iberian work for non-Iberian studies
Please submit an abstract 200-250 words (any references excluded from that count) for a 20 minute presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15 2020.
The theme of this session is art and activism in Latin America. Art and activism are two distinct academic disciplines, but ones which can dialogue and merge into action, which ranges from cultural production to a mutual understanding of contemporary political and social changes. We will therefore look at Latin America contemporary artists whose work blends art and activism. Artists in different contexts and Latin America countries have increasingly positioned themselves in situations of political and social change, from climate change to human rights. The current political crises, the coronavirus crises and the consequences to the global economy, as well as the social struggles that lead to large influxes of Latin America migrants into the United States, have already inspired many. Further examples to be deepened in this research are the works that focus on refugees fleeing political persecution, Latin America protest art, social injustices, resistance, art and politics.
The UAAC-AAUC invites 300-word abstracts of the proposed papers to be sent, along with a short academic CV, to Tatiane de Oliveira Elias (e-mail: email@example.com) before 1 August 2020.
Submissions must include:
the name of the applicant
the applicant’s email address
the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank
Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 11, 2020
For their next online event, on Friday 24 July at 1.30pm, the Maius Masterclass will welcome Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield). Caroline is the only Aztec historian in the UK, and her research focuses on indigenous and Spanish American history and the Atlantic world, with a particular interest in issues of gender, violence, and cultural exchange.
The next Maius Masterclass is on Friday 17 July 2020, when they will welcome Dr Lisa Blackmore (University of Essex), an expert in the aesthetics and politics of modernity in Latin American and Caribbean art, architecture, and visual culture.
Applications are invited for a 0.7 FTE (24.5 hours per week) Teaching Fellow in History of Art (19th century Europe), to start on 1 August 2020, fixed term for 1 year.
There is a preference for specialism in Spanish art or orientalism, but specialists in any area of nineteenth-century European or Latin American art are invited to apply. We welcome versatile applicants who have secondary interests in areas of high student need, for example curation, museum studies or the theory and historiography of art history.
In general terms the conference design will be maintained as it was, but specific dates and any other changes will be circulated shortly in a revised CFP. In the meantime, the Call for Papers remains open.
The Gregorian Reform led to a reframing of the role of bishops and diocesan institutions that cemented their power and ultimately permitted the construction of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral of Burgos, we propose to explore the dynamics, strategies, institutions and personnel behind the construction of the medieval diocese leading to the building of the temples we admire today. Our focus will be on the period 1150-1250, culminating as it does in the construction of the Cathedral of Burgos, but we welcome papers on other parts of Europe and set in other medieval periods that explore the following themes related to the emergence of the mature medieval diocese:
Territorial consolidation: diocesan borders, inter-diocesan hierarchies and conflicts.
Structural consolidation: network of parishes, fiscality, ecclesiastical offices and benefices
Institutional consolidation: cathedral chapters, use of archdeaconries, archpriesthoods and secular abbeys.
Intra-diocesan conflict: monasteries, collegial churches etc.
The agents: bishops, chapter, clergy (bishop-chapter conflict, patronage and client networks, diocesan reforms, education, cultural production)
Submissions: proposals no longer than 300 words for either individual papers or panels should be submitted by August 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages: Spanish, English Registration Fee: 50 euros
Deadline for submissions, August 1st
Confirmation of acceptance, September 15th
Registration opens, October 1st
Registration ends, November 30th
Venue: Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad de Burgos
Convenors: Susana Guijarro (Univ. Cantabria), David Peterson (Univ. Burgos)
Organised by: Área de Historia Medieval (Univ. de Burgos) & Grupo de I+D de la Universidad Cantabria Cultura, Sociedad y Poder en la Castilla Medieval y Moderna.
This book sets out to describe the experiences of foreign ambassadors dispatched to Spain during the long reign of Philip IV (1621–65). Through a selection of diplomats of various nationalities—from the Holy Roman Empire, the Holy See, France, England, Venice, Tuscany, Genoa, the small Italian states, Sweden, Denmark, and the Ottoman Empire—it paints a broad picture of political missions to the ‘Planet King’ and of personal agendas in Golden-Age Madrid. With their different perceptions of the Habsburg court and life in a city that was entirely transformed into the capital of a worldwide monarchy in the decades of the mid-seventeenth century, these men bear fascinating witness to the interactions between a dominant state at pains to preserve its hegemonic role and a variety of powers ranging from close allies to sworn enemies on the international stage.
The operations of the administrative and political system with which new ambassadors were confronted on reaching Madrid are scrutinised here by a distinguished group of academics, museum curators and independent researchers who provide complementary approaches to diplomatic history. Twenty-one specialists from eight different countries contribute texts devoted to thirteen ambassadors and highlight specific assignments in the foreign service, showing how much these agents relied on their own backgrounds and interests when assessing Spaniards and Spain. Mostly based on unpublished sources and lavishly illustrated with more than 280 images, this anthology of essays sheds light on Madrid as a centre of international diplomacy and offers a new perspective on the king who was deemed by Europeans to be the most powerful monarch in the world.
Click here for more information and to purchase the book.
One of their current exhibitions, The Golden Age of Spanish Modern Art, ‘offers a re-evaluation of Spanish painting at the turn of the 20th century, presenting exquisite and innovative works by Spanish artists, particularly from Catalan, who trained in the academies of Barcelona and spent most of their working lives in Paris. Visit us this summer as we place these artists back on an equal footing with the other great European painters of their day’.
The National Gallery, opens July 8th, open daily 11am– 4pm and Friday until 9pm, advanced online booking required
The Royal Academy, opens to members on July 9th and to the general public on July 16th, Thurs–Sun: 11am– 4pm, advanced online booking required
Its exhibition Picasso and Paper, has been extended until 2nd August 2020. The exhibition features more than 300 drawings, prints, collages, and sculptures by Picasso, spanning his entire career and including studies for Guernica and a 4.8-metre-wide collage.