Emotional Objects: Northern Renaissance Afterlives in Object, Image and Word, 1890s-1920s

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Thursday 22 April 2021 to Friday 23 April 2021


Online/The Warburg Institute


Free to attend

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Professor Juliet Simpson is leading an international two-day conference on Emotional Objects at the Warburg Institute, London, 22-23 April 2021.

With a line-up of leading global scholars and curators, the conference will explore the emotional resonances and meanings of Northern Renaissance art, monuments, images and texts for contemporary culture at a time of social turbulence and heady artistic innovation. Via emotional viewing, object encounters, passionate prints, sensing trauma, wonder-inspiring collections, we will illuminate new ways in which the cultures of a pivotal past touch and embody our modernity.

More information and the full event programme can be found on the Warburg website.

Juliet Simpson is a Professor of Art History, Theme Lead for the Cultural Memory Strand and Research Director in the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC).

For enquiries please contact Professor Juliet Simpson.


Image caption: Jean Fouquet, 'Virgin and Child' (detail), The Melun Diptych, c.1450 (Antwerp: Royal Museum of Fine Arts). Image credit: Jean Fouquet, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.