Conference 'Male Bonds in Nineteenth-Century Art'

When
15-05-2018 09:00 to 16-05-2018 17:00
Where
MSK, Fernand Scribedreef 1, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Marjan Sterckx
Contact
malebonds@ugent.be
Website
http://www.malebonds.ugent.be/
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Two-day international conference organized by Ghent University and the European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (ESNA).

Male Bonds is a two-day international conference that will take place in the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium, on May 15-16, 2018. It is organized by Ghent University and the European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (ESNA), in cooperation with the University of Antwerp and the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent.

The conference strives to probe, challenge and expand upon the academic narrative of male homosociality through the lens of art history. It aims to establish a multifaceted survey of the male bonds that underpinned nineteenth-century art, and to consider the theoretical and methodological implications of the study thereof. In so doing, it seeks to build a bridge between traditional art-historical scholarship and the fields of gender and gay and lesbian studies: an interdisciplinary exchange of which the full potential for scholarship on the nineteenth century remains to be exploited.​