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University Museums in Scotland and Scottish Word and Image Group Joint Conference 2012

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July 2012


Provisional Programme

Excavating Time will consider the processes by which the past might be accessed, preserved, represented, interpreted or 'fabricated' through distinctive interactions between visual and verbal media.

Friday, 6 July

9-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:45 Welcome

9:45-10:45 Keynote Lecture. Chair: Dr Karen Brown (University of Cambridge)

Professor Liliane Louvel (University of Poitiers), 'Hunting, Investigating and Excavating the Past: Effects of the Word/image Apparatus and Photography'

10:45 Coffee

11:00-12:15 Panel 1, 'Archaeologies of Form'. Chair: Dr Chris Murray (University of Dundee)

Dr Maaheen Ahmed (Jacobs Universität, Bremen), 'Tenebrous Times: Layering in Graphic Narratives'.
Dr Lynn Bannon (Université du Québec à Montréal), 'Unreasonable Past Politics Have Created Modern Political Monsters: Yinka Shonibare's The Sleep/Dream of the Reason Photographs'.
Dr Lisa Collinson (University of Aberdeen), 'Artists, Academics, and Ancient Texts: Vision and Connexion'.

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Panel 2, 'Musings from the Museum'. Chair: Dr Beth Lord (University of Dundee)

Sarah Beattie (Museums Galleries Scotland), 'Oral histories: the Scottish Maritime Museum's Denny Tank and the Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume'.
Gwennaëlle Cariou (Université Paris Diderot), 'The Representation of African Americans in African American Museums in the United States since the 1960s'.
Matthew Jarron (University of Dundee), 'Form and Number / Word and Image - Exploring the ideas and collections of D'Arcy Thompson through art and design'.

2:45-3:00 Tea

3:00-3:15 'Walking Bus' to The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
3:15-4:45 Curators' Tour of The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

4:45-5:00 'Walking Bus' to Dundee City Chambers
5-6:30 Civic Reception at Dundee City Chambers

7:30 Evening Meal at Chambers Coffee House & Restaurant, 34 South Tay Street

Saturday, 7 July

9-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:45 Panel 3, 'Legible Pasts'. Chair: Dr Brian Hoyle (University of Dundee)

Dr Karen Brown (University of Cambridge), 'Ut pictura poesis revisited in the National Gallery of Ireland'.
Melinda Graefe (Flinders University) 'A "Good though Old-fashioned Library": Scenes of Nostalgic Reading in Walter Scott's Waverley, Guy Mannering, and The Antiquary'.
Dr Isabelle Gadoin (Université de Poitiers), '"A Museum in a Book". Owen Jones's Grammar of Ornament: Revisiting Mediaeval Persia'.

10:45-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:15 Panel 4, 'Talking Monuments'. Chair: Professor Iain Davidson (University of Aberdeen)

Dr Elizabeth Curtis (University of Aberdeen), 'Bringing Recumbent Stone Circles into Being: Influences of the Long Nineteenth Century in the Creation of Archaeological and Other Narratives and Illustration in NE Scotland'.
Mads Vedel Heilskov (University of Aberdeen), 'Power Politics and Piety in the Commemoration of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1353-1412)'.
Dr Valerie Mainz (University of Leeds), 'Notions of Gloire and the Imagery of Military Sign Up at the Time of the French Revolution'.

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Panel 5, 'Pre-Raphaelite Medievalisms'. Chair: Dr Jodi-Anne George (University of Dundee)

Dr. José María Mesa-Villar (Universidad de Jaén), '"Fair Ladies Brooke No Bloodye Warres": Historicity and Gender Steroetypes in Early Pre-Raphaelite Renderings of Rosamund Clifford and Eleanor of Aquitaine'.
Peter Faulkner (University of Exeter), 'Robert Browning, Early Italian art, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood'.
Dr Dinah Roe (Oxford Brookes University), '"Morbid Deviation from Healthy Forms of Life": Chastity and Medievalism in Pre-Raphaelite Poetry'.

2:45-3:00 Tea

3:00-4:35 Panel 6, 'Layered Narratives'. Chair: Dr Keith Williams (University of Dundee)

Dr Marie-Odile Salati (Université de Savoie), 'The Picturesque and the Spectral : Henry James's Representation of the European and American Pasts.'
Professor Ana Gabriela Macedo (Universidade do Minho), 'On the Backstage of Rego's "Oratório". A Revisitation of Past Histories or a New Anti-Fairytale?'
Dr Cathy Roche-Liger (University of Poitiers), 'The Crucifixion": Traumatic History in Paul Durcan's Ekphrasis.'
Cristián Simonetti (University of Aberdeen), 'The Stratification of Time in Science. Tensions, Roots and Ramifications.'

4:35-5:25 Closing keynote lecture. Chair Matthew Jarron (Dundee)

Nat Edwards (Robert Burns Birthplace Museum), 'So Many Devils: Interpreting the Robert Burns Birthplace Collection'.

6:00 Exhibition opening: 'Excavating Time'
Gallery Talk and Wine Reception (Matthew Jarron)

7:00 'Walking Bus' and/or vintage transport to conference dinner (leave from Tower Reception)
7:30 Conference Dinner: 'Bridgeview Station', Riverside Drive

Sunday, 8 July

10:00-12:00 Discovering Historic Dundee - optional walkabout with Adam Swan (Dundee Historic Environment Trust)

12:00 - Closed business: IAWIS/SWIG committee planning meeting and buffet lunch

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