Fairfax House: Georgian Studies Symposium

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The Georgian Group is delighted to announce the following Call for Papers from Fairfax House for their 2018 Georgian Studies Symposium: Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons:

Call For Papers

Proposals for papers dealing with ‘rethinking’ Grinling Gibbons are enthusiastically invited for potential inclusion in a one-day interdisciplinary symposium. We are keen to encourage participation from people from a wide range of disciplines and career profiles: museum professionals and volunteers, early career and distinguished scholars, curators and teachers in higher education, as well as artists, craftspeople and other practitioners.

We are seeking (1) more formal 20 minutes papers to be presented in panels organised around relevant themes, and (2) 10 minute object-based presentations and discussions which can be informal or formal in nature, focused on a particular work by or relevant to Gibbons.

Please send proposals for either section 1 (formal 20-minute papers) or section 2 (10-minute object-based presentations), accompanied by a brief biography, to:

fairfaxhousesymposium@gmail.com by 31 August 2018.

Any queries about the symposium should be sent to the same address.

The 2018 Symposium takes place on Friday 19th October at the York Hilton Hotel and Fairfax House, York. Held in conjunction with the exhibition ‘The Genius of Grinling Gibbons’ at Fairfax House, and in partnership with the History of Art department at the University of York, the symposium aims to stimulate new thinking and new perspectives on the life, work, legacy, and significance of Grinling Gibbons, master carver of Restoration England. 

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