Walter Crane Conference at Whitworth Art Gallery on 5/6 December.
27 Oct 2008
Envisioning Utopia: British Art and Socialist Politics, 1870-1900.
On 5 and 6 December 2008, the Whitworth Art Gallery at The University of Manchester will host a conference to examine the dynamic between the urban and the pastoral in utopian visions of a socialist future and explore the role of visual art in formulating and articulating these political ideals.
Keynote address Friday at 5.30pm by Professor Tim Barringer (History of Art, Yale University).
- Dr. Matthew Beaumont (English, UCL)
- Dr. Jo Briggs (Yale Center for British Art)
- Professor Michael Hatt (History of Art, Warwick)
- Dr. Ruth Livesey (The Victorian Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Sarah Turner (Courtauld Institute)
- Dr. Anna Vaninskaya (King's College, Cambridge University Victorian Studies Group)
Registration fee £20, concessions £10. Registration includes reception on Friday and refreshments and lunch on Saturday.
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This event is funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.