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Symposium: Women, work and commerce in the creative industries, Britain, 1750-1950 / 8-9 February 2019

Registration is opwn for the symposium Women, work and commerce in the creative industries, Britain, 1750-1950 which takes place on 7 and 9 February 2019 in London.

This two-day conference adds to the growing body of feminist scholarship that is deconstructing the male-dominated history of commercial and industrial artistic production. The programme will bring together current interdisciplinary perspectives on women’s experiences of work and the gendered dynamics of commerce in the creative industries in Britain between 1750 and 1950.

Keynote Speakers: Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi (Bath Spa University), Dr Patricia Zakreski (University of Exeter) and Dr Jan Marsh (National Portrait Gallery)

Confirmed Speakers: Rachael Chambers (V&A), Isobel Cockburn (Independent Scholar), Barbara Cohen-Stratyner (Independent Scholar), Caroline Douglas (Royal College of Art), Sarah French (University of Sussex & Hastings Museum), Amy Goodwin (Norwich University of the Arts), Zoe Hendon (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University), Ruth Hibbard (V&A), Johanna Holmes (RHUL, University of London), Catlin Langford (Royal Collection Trust), Rebecca Luffman (V&A), Michael Pritchard (Royal Photographic Society), Pamela Roberts (Independent Scholar), Benjamin Schneider (Merton College, University of Oxford), Christine Slobogin (Birkbeck, University of London), Deborah Sutherland (V&A), Rose Teanby (Independent Scholar), Katie Lloyd Thomas (Newcastle University), Helen Trompeteler (Royal Collection Trust), Grace Williams (Independent Scholar).

Day 1, Friday 8 February 2019: 10am – 5pm

Seminar Room 5, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Day 2, Saturday 9 February 2019: 9.30am – 5pm

Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HT

Spaces are limited and early booking is recommended:

Image detail: Image credit: Pen and watercolour caricature of art students in the original V&A paintings galleries by Florence Claxton, Great Britain, 1861 © Victora and Albert Museum.

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