Poste de Lecturer à University College London, Art contemporain et culture visuelle

Lecturer, Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture Deadline: 9 Apr 23

The History of Art Department at UCL (University College London) is seeking to appoint a full-time lecturer with expertise in one or more of the following regions: East Asia (including Japan and China), Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North and/or West Africa, Oceania and the Caribbean, as well as diasporic communities of these regions. This post provides an opportunity to develop teaching and research that will complement and enhance existing expertise in arts and visual culture of South and East Africa, South Asia, the Americas and Europe. The successful appointee will have a relevant PhD and a track record of publications and research excellence in their field. The position will begin on 1 September 2023.

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Smell and Stereotype in 18th- and 19th-Century Visual Culture

Association for Art History Annual Conference – Birmingham, 14-17 April 2021

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday 19 October 2020

Ersy Contogouris, University of Montreal,

Érika Wicky, Université Lumière Lyon 2 / LARHRA,

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the ‘olfactory revolution’ that reoriented conceptions of smell led to renewed meanings and functions of this sense in social life. The epistemological shift that strongly linked olfaction with the nervous system, the development of hygiene as a science, and the flourishing of the perfume industry contributed to transforming the significance of smell. The act of smelling thus became involved in many identity constructions such as nation, race, gender and class. Olfaction came to be gendered; for instance, as specific smells became associated with women, the act of smelling was seen as . . . → En lire plus