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Call for papers: Mapping the Eighteenth-Century City (ASECS 2016 Pittsburgh)

28 July 2015

Very excited to be convening and chairing a session on mapping eighteenth-century cities at the next annual conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)....

Detecting in the 18th-Century Art World: the Mysterious Suicide of Fran├žois Lemoyne

17 July 2015

Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, A marginal sketch in a sale catalogue (original now lost) showing an imagined scene of François Lemoyne throwing himself on his sword, c. 1779 I've been...

The Man Who Made the Weirdest Painting in 18th-Century France

19 January 2015

I had a wonderful time this weekend at the 10th Anniversary Conference of immediations, the postgraduate research journal of the Courtauld Institute of Art. The concept behind the event...

Object Lessons in Cambridge

30 September 2014

 This year Cambridge's Early Modern French Seminar, convened by Jess Goodman and Tim Chesters, is inspired by objects held in the Fitzwilliam Museum. As described on the CEMFS...