Guest & visiting lecturers
UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy maintains a regular programme of guest lecturers and Distinguished Lecturer Series to augment our students’ exposure to this expansive discipline, informing them of wider art historical, theoretical and non-western topics that expand upon the School’s teaching programme.
Forthcoming guest lecture
Stick or Twist?: Writing a New History of Venetian Renaissance Art
Dr Tom Nichols, Reader in History of Art, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
Thursday, 22 September 2016 at 4:00pm
Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen's Green.
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Migrating objects: J.H. Foley and empire
Love/Hate: Contemporary art is here to stay
The Zodiaque Series on Romanesque art and the influence of Françoise Henry’s contributions 1963-1964
Drawing in Venice in the age of Titian
Velázquez as portraitist
Dr Peter Cherry, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, Thurs, 12 February 2015
The Nature of Drawing
Lorcan Walshe, artist, Thurs, 5 March 2015
Spanish Old Masters and a Modern Sensibility
Professor Edward J Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Thurs, 23 April 2015
Funded by UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies With the collaboration of the Embassy of Spain
26 Mar, 2015: Immigrants and citizens in imperial Rome, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Honorary Professor of Roman Studies, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
A collaboration between the School of Art History & Cultural Policy at UCD and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College, this series of lectures provided a significant contribution to expanding fields of academic enquiry in visual and material cultures, re-assessing the role decoration within historiography of early modern architecture and building culture. Convened by Dr Chrisine Casey (TCD), Dr Conor Lucey (UCD) & Dr Lynda Mulvin (UCD), the series was supported by UCD Seed Funding Scheme & TRIARC.
16 Oct: The decorative architecture of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Dr Martin Krummholz, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
The Conversations on Art in Ireland lecture series (2008 & 2009) brought leading international scholars to speak on Irish topics and works of art in Irish collections in the School’s undergraduate & postgraduate lecture modules. These series of lectures were funded by a UCD Seed Funding Grant awarded to Dr Nicola Figgis.
Conversations on Art in Ireland 2009: In March and April the School welcomed Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Associate Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor Wolfgang Sonne, Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at the University of Dortmund.
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby who specializes in eighteenth- through early twentieth-century French art and visual and material culture particularly in relation to colonial politics, addressed two paintings by eighteenth-century Irish artists in the National Gallery of Ireland. She discussed Charles Jervas’ Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu whose letters from Turkey are particularly celebrated and vivid observations of Eastern life, and in examining Thomas Hickey’s An Indian Lady and related works she questioned eighteenth-century colonial constructions of the Indian woman.
Wolfgang Sonne, author of Representing the State: Capital City Planning in the Early Twentieth Century, delivered two lectures exploring firstly the planning recommendations and designs for Dublin in the Abercrombie Report of 1922, and secondly more recent architectural and urban design plans for Dublin, in particular the work of Group 91 Architects, author of the Temple Bar architectural framework plan.
Conversations on Art in Ireland 2008: In April the School welcomed two visiting lecturers as part of the inaugural Conversation on Art in Ireland series, Darielle Mason, Stella Kramrisch Curator of South Asian Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Arindam Dutta, Associate Professor of Architectural History, MIT.
Darielle Mason delivered a pair of lectures on Rajput painting, drawing in particular on examples from the outstanding collection in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.
Arindam Dutta spoke on on the Hindu iconography in Harry Clarke's stained-glass window, The Eve of St Agnes, 1924, [Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane].