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The Leighton Network workshop day will be an interdisciplinary research day organised through the University of York's History of Art Department. This event focuses on the multifaceted, international networks around Leighton and allow students to share new avenues of research with other students and established scholars.
Rather than 20-minute formal papers, this event will feature 10-minute position papers from postgraduate students, each paired with a senior academic respondent. We will conclude the day with a round table with two postgraduates summarizing and responding to the day's proceedings and suggesting directions for the roundtable discussion.
10:00-12:00 - Optional: Morning Tours at Leighton House to see the exhibition, Flaming June: Making of an Icon with introduction by Leighton House curator, Daniel Robbins
12:00-13:00 - Registration and Refreshments
13:00-14:45 - Section 1: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity and Beyond
Nick Shaddick (York) and Dr. Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre):
Leighton, Semper and the Curated Object
Ciarán Rua O’Neill (York) and Professor Caroline Vout (Cambridge):
The Caryatid and New Perspectives on Leighton’s Classicism
Maria Alambritis (Birkbeck and the National Gallery) and Professor Liz Prettejohn (York):
‘Flowing Lines of Grace’: A Display of Drapery and Drawings by Leighton and Watts at the RA
14:45-15:15 - Tea and Coffee Break
15:15-16:45 - Section 2: The Cosmopolitan and The Soldier
Madeline Boden (York) and Professor Jason Edwards (York):
India 1857: Mutinous Histories
Samantha Timm (York) and Patrick Baty (Independent Scholar):
The Artists’ Rifles
16:45-17:00 - Comfort Break
17:00-18:00 - Roundtable Discussion chaired by Melissa Gustin (York) and Amy Harris (York and Tate)
18:00-19:00 - Wine reception, courtesy of the Paul Mellon Centre