Looking at both Australian and British material, this symposium will explore new insights into the past that can be gained by the careful reading of historical paintings and urban streetscapes. It will also show the impact of particular ideas about the nature and meaning of history on some 18th and 19th century paintings of significant events.
Mark Salber Phillips, Carleton University
Historical Distance and Visual Representation: the 'Revolution of History Painting Revisited'
Maria Nugent, National Museum of Australia
The Benevolent Gesture: Reading E. Phillips Fox's History Painting
Seamus O'Hanlon, Monash University
Visual Archaeology: uncovering the past in contemporary streetscapes.
Bain Attwood, Monash University
A Fantasy of Witnessing
From 2pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 2 December
Building H, Level 2, Room H235
Caulfield Campus, Monash University
RSVP by 27 November to firstname.lastname@example.org
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