Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 20, 2019 to May 21, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies

DRAFT Conference Schedule

 


Day 1                                                                                                                                                                      20 May 2019

 

9.15 - 9.45             ARRIVAL                

 

9.45 – 10.00          Introduction                          

                                Joanna Marschner (HRP) and Michael Hatt (University of Warwick)

 

10.00 - 11.00        Keynote Lecture

                                Title TBC

                                John Plunkett University of Exeter

                                Chair: Joanna Marschner (HRP)                                                       


11.00 - 11.30        COFFEE  


11.30 – 13.00       Session 1: Victoria and the Spaces of Representation

                                Chair: Michael Hatt (University of Warwick)                 

 

11.30 - 11.50        Jennifer Davey (University of East Anglia)

                                Her Majesty as a Stateswoman: Press Depictions of Victoria’s Political Influence

 

11.50 - 12.10        Michael Ledger-Lomas (King’s, London)

                                Religion in Common Life: Constructing Sacred Space at Victoria’s Court

 

12.10 - 12.30        Lee Butcher (English Heritage)

                                Placing Victoria: Towards a More Than Representational History of the Victorian Monarchy

 

12.30 - 13.00        Discussion


13.00 - 14.00        LUNCH                                                                                                                                                   

 


14.00 – 15.30       Session 2: Picturing Victoria                                                                                                                   

                                Chair: Kate Heard (Royal Collection Trust)

 

14.00 - 14.20        Pamela Fletcher (Bowdoin College)

                                Unmistakeably Visible: Queen Victoria in Frith’s ‘The Marriage of the Prince of Wales’

 

14.20 – 14.40        Helen Trompeteler (Royal Collection Trust)

                                Afterlives: Photography and Mourning

 

14.40 - 15.00        Eva Ehninger (Humboldt University)

                                Berlin Royalty as Family: Queen Victoria in Private Photography Albums of the Late Nineteenth Century

 

15.00 – 15.30        Discussion


15.30 – 16.00       TEA                                                                                                                                                        


16.00 - 17.00        Session 3: Image as Exemplar: Victoria as Mentor and Model  

                                Chair: David Tomkins (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

 

16.00 - 16.20        Priya Atwal (King’s, London)

                                The Politics of Royal Friendship in an Anglo-European Context, 1846-54

 

16.20 – 16.40        Lisa van der Borch and Miara Fraikin (The Royal Collections of the Netherlands)

                                Military Queens: A Study of Victoria’s Influence on Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

 

16.40 – 17.00        Discussion


17.00 - 18.00        Reception and Private View of New Displays 

 

17.30 - 17.45        Claudia Williams

                                Introduction toThe Young Victoria” display

 

17.45 - 18.00        Polly Putnam

                                Introduction to “Victoria: Woman and Queen” display

 

18.00 - 19.30        Private view


Day 2                                                                                                                                                                     21 May, 2019

 

9.00 - 9.30             ARRIVAL                

 

9.30 - 11.00           Victoria on Screen: Magic Lantern and Early Film

                                Chair: Oliver Cox (University of Oxford)

 

                                Bryony Dixon (British Film Institute)

                                Victoria: The Queen on Screen

                                Jeremy Brooker (Chairman of the Magic Lantern Society)

                                Happy and Glorious: Queen Victoria through the Magic Lantern


11.00 - 11.30        COFFEE                                                  


11.30 - 13.00        Session 4:  Victoria’s Global Image   

                                Chair: Michael Hatt

 

11.30 - 11.50        Maria Nugent (Australian National University)

                                Matriarchy, Authority and Intimacy: Queen Victoria’s Image in Aboriginal Australia

 

11.50 - 12.10        Sarah Carter and Sharon Venne (University of Alberta)

                                Queen Victoria and the First Nations of Western Canada’s Peace and Friendship Treaties

 

12.10 - 12.30        Dee Wu (University of Warwick)

                                Queen Victoria’s changed images in Mainland China and the rising Anglophile sentiment among the Chinese middle class

 

12.30 - 13.00        Discussion


13.00 - 14.00        LUNCH                   


14.00 – 15.30        Session 5: Gifting and Diplomacy: The Circulation and Impact of Victoria’s Image

                                Chair: Joanna Marschner

 

14.00 - 14.20        Laura-Maria Popoviciu and Andrew Parratt (Government Art Collection)

                                Victoria, Now and Then

 

 

14.20 – 14.40        Elizabeth Cory-Peace (Tavistock Institute)

                                Exchanges between Maori and Queen Victoria upon the reception of her offspring at Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand

 

14.40 - 15.00        Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum)

                                Nineteenth Century Gifts, Twentieth Century Returns: Curating Victoria’s Gifts from Oceania

 

15.00 – 15.30        Discussion


15.30 - 16.00        TEA


16.00 - 17.00        Plenary Panel: Interpreting Victoria Today

                                Chair: John Plunkett (University of Exeter)

Panellists: Margaret Homans (Yale University), Adrienne Munich (Stony Brook University), Julius Bryant (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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