Terra Foundation-supported Events

Lectures & Symposia

Workshop: Archives and American Art

This workshop is the first event to launch a three-year project organized by the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute and supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. It is designed to develop knowledge of the archival resources relating to American art in British collections and to encourage and support research that makes use of them in all periods and by researchers at all stages of their careers.

The UK Archives project consists of a series of workshops and more informal gatherings. These are intended in the first place to provide a focus for existing work in relevant UK archives and to assess the state of current research, but they will then support the development of further work, the identification of other archives, and the development of individual projects. The project events are intended to be developmental and to encourage the formation and enhancement of archival research in the UK by scholars and doctoral researchers of US art.

In this workshop, a group of invited speakers will deliver 20-minute talks to be followed by Q&A sessions. These talks will discuss the practical, theoretical, methodological, and logistical aspects of working with archives as a context for the project and with an emphasis on archives relevant to American art. The workshop will close with a round table to consider ways forward for the project.

Organized by David Peters Corbett, Director, Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Fiona Anderson, Newcastle University
  • James Boaden, University of York
  • Lucy Bradnock, University of Nottingham
  • John Fagg, University of Birmingham
  • Doug Haynes, University of Sussex
  • Laura Katzman, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin / James Madison University
  • Jo Pawlik, University of Sussex

Advance booking is required. To register and for more information, please visit: https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/archives-and-american-art-a-workshop