New Voices | Art and Movement, Birmingham, 11 January 2018

New Voices is the Association for Art History’s annual one-day event that showcases new postgraduate research about art, art history and visual culture. New Voices 2018 will focus on Art and Movement. It will also mark 20 years of New Voices events.

Details about online booking, tickets and speakers included below.

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Moving or Migrant? Art in the Immigration Detention Archive.

New Voices 2018 will take place at the University of Birmingham in University House, which is building 03 on the map and opposite the main entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

9.00- 9:30 Registration, University House

9:30-9:40 Welcome:

9:40-11:05 Session 1: Institutions and Interpretations
• Isabel Alexander, ‘”Freed from their contexts?” Reflections on a Pitt Rivers acquisition’
• Rachael Smith, ‘The implications of the German Cultural Property Act on contemporary paintings with relation to the term “nationally significant”’
• Kitty Whittell, ‘Simulated Slow Down, Movement in Virtual Space’

11:10-11:50 Visit of the Danford Collection

11:50-12:45 Lunch break (delegates need to arrange their own lunch)

12:45-14:00 Session 2: Mobility and Medium
• Jeff Richmond-Moll, ‘A Walk on the Wayside: John Singer Sargent’s Tyrolean Sojourn’
• Mollie Arbuthnot, ‘Russian Modernism on the Silk Road: Poster Art in Soviet Uzbekistan 1920-40’
• Katherine Doniak, ‘Searchin’ for America: Bas Jan Ader’s In Search of the Miraculous’

14:00- 14:15 Refreshments

14:15- 15:30 Session 3: Dislocations: art across time and space
• Gabriella Nugent, ‘Transnational Extractions: The Aesthetics of Movement in Sammy Baloji’s Mémoire (2006)’
• Naomi Daw, ‘“Delighted experience and unforgettable impressions”: F. Frith and Co.’s photographs of Rome and armchair travel in the nineteenth century’
• Roberta Minnucci, ‘Classical antiquity in Arte Povera: the peregrinations of a fragmented cultural memory and its artefacts’

15:30- 16:30 Keynote | Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, ‘Moving or Migrant? Art in the Immigration Detention Archive’.

16:30-17:00 Visit the Barber Institute of Fine Art

17:00-18:00 Drinks Reception at Barber Institute

The University of Birmingham offers many options for lunch.

The University aims to be as accessible as possible and provides information on specific spaces, but you can find out more about accessibility via the university website. All of the rooms and buildings used for the day will be on the Edgbaston campus. The university map provides directions as well as car parking information.

If you are planning on staying ahead of or after the event, the best accommodation options close to the University of Birmingham are the University’s own hotel or the accommodation at Woodbrooke, a Quaker study centre, which is on the Bristol Road. The University accommodation is next to campus on Edgbaston Park Road, while Woodbrooke is a short bus ride away. Both are great options. You also have the option of staying in the city centre. It is only a short train or taxi ride to get from the area around New Street Station, which is the centre of town, to the University. New Street is also a lovely station with a ton of options in terms of shops, restaurants and cafés.

This event will be affiliated with a related conference at the University of Birmingham called ‘Art on the Move – Mobility in the Long Nineteenth Century’, which will take place two days after New Voices (12 and 13 January). Attendees and participants to New Voices are encouraged to attend (although please note that they are separate events and admission is charged separately).


Standard ticket: £15

Member ticket: £10

Tickets include: a keynote lecture, papers showcasing new research; refreshments and a drinks reception (lunch and speaker’s dinner not included). This conference is open to all (but speakers must be members). Information about where to get lunch locally will be included in the delegates’ pack.

Image credit: Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1816, Der Südliche Gestirnte Himmel vs Planiglob der Antipoden, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.