Jeffrey Collins presented a paper in the panel “Things Change” at the conference “Art and Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century,” held at Southern Methodist University in Dallas from November 1-4 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA). His paper, “Repair or Reinvention? Recreating the Red Faun,” presented findings from a joint research project with archaeologist Elizabeth Bartman concerning the restoration of an ancient statue in rosso antico unearthed at Hadrian’s Villa in 1736 and put on view at Rome’s Capitoline Museum in 1744.

Ivan Gaskell
has published two chapters in volumes: “History of Things,” in Debating New Approaches in History, edited by Marek Tamm and Peter Burke (Bloomsbury, 2018), and “Concord Migrations,” in Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary Migrations, edited by Cornelius Holtorf, Andreas Pantazatos, and Geoffrey Scarre (Routledge, 2018). In October, he participated in a workshop and spoke at the concluding symposium, The Material Culture of the Holocaust, at the US National Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; presented a paper, “Gimme Shelter: Towards a Postcolonial Taxonomy of Buildings,” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in Toronto; and served on the Old Master Paintings Vetting Committee of the TEFAF New York art fair.

Michele Majer’s article, “Plus que Reine: The Napoleonic Revival in Belle Epoque Theatre and Fashion” is appearing in Theatre Symposium, (Vol. 26, 2018). The issue’s theme is “In Other Habits: Theatrical Costume.”

Peter N. Miller introduced the workshop, “Conserving Active Matter: History,” part of the ongoing “Cultures of Conservation” project, with a short paper on “Conservation as Zukunftshistorie,” held on November 1 at Bard Graduate Center. On November 5, he participated in the panel, Material Studies in Visual Arts: The Role of Objects in Writing Histories, sponsored by the Northwestern University / Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, with a lecture entitled “A Critical History of Technical Art History.” On November 15, he gave a lecture at Shanghai University on “Jinshixue and Antiquarianism: Rethinking Historical Research Through Things in China and Europe.” Another on November 18, at the Shanghai Museum, was entitled “The New History of European Antiquarianism as a Way to Rethink Study of the Past for the Twenty-First Century.” On November 28, he delivered the formal address at the awarding of the annual prize for outstanding research in applied art, presented by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, with a lecture entitled “Museumswissenschaft as Kulturwissenschaft c. 1900: the debate about historical, decorative arts, and ethnography museums in the pages of Museumskunde.”

Andrew Morrall gave a lecture, “From ‘Pope as Devil’ to ‘the Library of Vulcan’: Religion, Objects, and Early Modern Cultures of Memory,” and participated in the workshop,“Memory and Material Culture in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” organized by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) “Remembering the Reformation” project, held in association with Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.