The European Visual Culture Seminar was established in 1993 by David Marshall as the ‘Baroque Group’ with staff and students from the Art History department of the University of Melbourne. Over the years it has broadened its focus to include any aspect of European visual culture, though with a particular focus on the early-Modern period. It welcomes staff and students from Melbourne University, La Trobe University and other academic institutions as gallery curators and interested members of the public.
The range of research interests is extremely wide and reflects the diversity of European art history, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Subjects include – but are not limited to – patronage, portraiture, landscapes and frescoes, architectural and garden history, issues of attribution and discussions of theory.
The EVCS prides itself on its approachable culture that encourages extended discussion of papers in an informal, friendly and supportive environment, in which speakers can share their research and obtain thoughtful and in-depth feedback.
The seminars take place once a month during semester, usually on a Monday evening at 6.30 pm, currrently in the Jim Potter Room, Old Physics Building, the University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus. Click here for a map.
The EVCS is open to staff and students of all academic institutions, as well as interested members of the public.
Information on 2013 papers will be available in due course.
For a list of Past Papers click here.