[S-fotografie] The Character of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture

Noiret, Serge serge.noiret at iue.it
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:38:58 +0200

Per informazione. Serge Noiret


Conference The Character of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 22 and 23 November, 2002

On 22 and 23 November 2002 the study group The Nineteenth Century and the
Visual Culture study group of the Huizinga Institute, Research Institute of
Cultural History, are organising an international conference on the
character of nineteenth-century visual culture.

The conference investigates the changes that took place in visual culture
between 1800 and 1900 and asks to what extent the visual culture of the
nineteenth century diverges from the previous and following centuries. The
keynote address on 23 November will be given by Vanessa Schwartz, historian
at the University of Southern California and author of Spectacular
realities: early mass culture in fin-de-siècle Paris (1998). The conference
language is English.

Conference programme

Programme Friday 22 November 2002, University of Amsterdam, Oudemanhuispoort
(entrance through gate between Oudezijds Achterburgwal nos. 219 and 229),
Amsterdam, rooms C 0.23, C 1.23 and C 2.23:

09.30 Registration and reception with coffee and tea

10.30 Opening by professor dr. Marlite Halbertsma, secretary of the study
group The Nineteenth Century

10.40 Introduction by Julia Noordegraaf, secretary of the Visual Culture
study group

11.00 Start sessions 1, 2 en 3

13.00 Lunch at personal expense

14.30 Start sessions 2 (continued), 4 en 5

16.30 Drinks at the café of the Atrium refectory, Oudezijds Achterburgwal
237, Amsterdam

19.00 Optional: diner at Oriental City, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177, Amsterdam
(at personal expense, approximately between EURO 35 and EURO 40, to be paid
in cash)

Session 1: Visual Interactions
Chair: Marlite Halbertsma (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

11.00 Claudia Sedlarz (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften):
'On 19th Century Interior Colour Design'

11.30 Hanneke Grootenboer (Tulane University, New Orleans): 'Lover's Eyes:
The Gaze as Gift, or The Intimacy of Vision in Early Nineteenth-Century Eye
Miniature Painting'

12.00 Gil Mihaely (Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre des
Recherches Historiques, Paris): 'Physical Markers of Sexual Identity: Facial
Hair and Masculine Identity in Nineteenth-Century France'

Session 2: The Visual Dissemination of Information
Chair: Julia Noordegraaf (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

11.00 Mieneke te Hennepe (Universiteit Maastricht): 'Medical Photography and
the Depiction of the Skin'

11.30 Gregory Shaya (College of Wooster, OH); 'Pictures of Disaster: The
Visual Culture of Catastrophe in Nineteenth-Century France'

12.00 Karen Carter (Miyazaki International College, Japan): 'The Passant,
the Badaud and the Spectatorship of French Fin-de-Siècle Posters'

12.30 Joe Kember (University of Teesside, UK): 'The View from the Top: The
Representation of Mountains in British Visual Entertainments before 1905'

14.30 Petra Brouwer (Free University, Amsterdam): 'Incomprehensible Shapes'

15.00 Ad de Jong (Netherlands Open Air Museum): 'Follies, Villages and
Market Squares: Exhibitions of Vernacular Architecture and their Visual
Messages in Nineteenth-Century Europe'

15.30 Marina Moskowitz (University of Glasgow): 'Broadcasting Seeds on the
American Landscape'

Session 3: The Arrival of New Media
Chair: Hans Roosenboom (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

11.00 David Ogawa (Union College, New York): 'Infinite Desire: Sex and
Photography in 19th-Century France'

11.30 Margrith Wilke (University of Groningen): 'A World Worth Seeing: the
Visual Discovery of the City in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century in
the Netherlands'

12.00 Derya Ozkan (University of Rochester, NY): 'Introduction of a Western
Image-Making Technology to a Non-Western Modernity: Photography in the
Ottoman Empire'

12.30 Frank Kessler (University of Utrecht): 'The Emergence of Living
Pictures in Late 19th-Century Visual Culture'

Session 4: Perception of Visual Culture
Chair: Marga Altena (University of Nijmegen)

14.30 Joseph Wachelder (Universiteit Maastricht): 'Focus on Pictures -
Pictures in Focus'

15.00 Marijke Jonker (Huizinga Institute); ' "Unité d'intérêt": the
Nineteenth-Century's Delight in Spectacle and the Intellectual Recycling of
an Old Concept'

15.30 Thomas Fechner-Smarsly (University of Bonn): 'Small and Invisible
Things: The Microscope in 'Life Sciences' and its Reflection in
Nineteenth-Century Literature'

16.00 Cornelia Aman (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften);
'Pictures and Light: German Religious Stained Glass in the Late 19th Century

Session 5: Travelling Identities and their Visual Representations
Chair: Eveline Koolhaas (Huizinga Institute)

14.30 Jill Steward (University of Northumbria at Newcastle): 'The Art of
Tourism: the Visual Culture of Tourist Travel'

15.00 Cyril Reade (University of Rochester, NY): 'The Neue Synagoge on
Berlin's Oranienburgerstraße: The Oriental Face of a Modern Body'

15.30 Heloisa Barbuy (Museu Paulista da Universidade de São Paulo): 'The
Establishment of Visual Culture in São Paulo (Brazil) in the late

16.00 John M. Giggie (University of Texas at San Antonio): 'Picturing
Railroads: Ex-Slaves, Train Travel, and the Visualization of Freedom in the
American South'

Programme Saturday 23 November 2002, at the auditorium of the Van Gogh
Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7 (at the Museumplein), Amsterdam:

10.00 Registration and reception with coffee and tea

10.30 Opening by professor dr. Joep Leerssen, chair of the study group The
Nineteenth Century and of the Huizinga Institute

10.40 Vanessa Schwartz (University of Southern California): 'The Problems
and Possibilities of a History of Visual Culture in the 19th Century'

11.30 Jan Hein Furnée (University of Groningen): 'Visual Culture and Social
Change: Shopping in The Hague, 1850-1890'

12.00 Julia Noordegraaf (Erasmus University Rotterdam): 'The Emergence of
the Museum in the 'Spectacular' Nineteenth Century'

12.30 Lunch, at personal expense

14.00 Herwig Todts (Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp): 'Late
Nineteenth-Century Naturalism: A Matter of Taste?'

14.30 Mattie Boom (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam): '19th-Century Photography and the
Public Domain: Books, Subjects, Images, Photographers'

15.00 Tea break

15.30 Concluding discussion

16.15 End of conference

16.30 Auditorium closes

The conference fee is EURO 23 and has to be paid on Saturday 23 November at
the registration desk at the Van Gogh Museum. The fee includes coffee and
tea and the drinks on Friday, lunch is at participants' personal expense.

Since our funds are extremely limited, participants are kindly requested to
provide for their own accommodation. www.hotels.nl offers a wide range of
hotels in various price categories.

Please register to the following address:

Huizinga Institute
attn. Paul Koopman
Spuistraat 134
NL-1012 VB Amsterdam
e-mail paul.koopman@hum.uva.nl
fax +31-(0)20 525 44 29

PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE 28 OCTOBER 2002. Participants that register after 28
October will not be able to join the conference dinner.

For more information about the conference you can contact one of the
organisers, Marlite Halbertsma (halbertsma@fhk.eur.nl, +31 (0)10 408 24 44)
or Julia Noordegraaf (j.noordegraaf@fhk.eur.nl, +31 (0)10 408 12 48),
Faculty of History and the Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P.O. Box
1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam, the Netherlands.1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam, the