Francisca Efigenia Meléndez y Durazzo, Portrait of a Girl, c. 1795, tempera on ivory, 5 x 5 cm, Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, Museum Purchase with funds from The Meadows Foundation, MM.08.01.20

Thursday, November 1 | Friday November 2 | Saturday November 3 | Sunday November 4

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Thursday, November 1

HECAA Business Meeting

Roundtable: The History of Studying Eighteenth-Century Art, the Belgium of Art History

Chair: Michael Yonan, University of Missouri

Wendy Roworth, University of Rhode Island

Malcolm Baker, University of California, Riverside

Heather McPherson, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Meredith Gamer, Columbia University

Kevin Chua, Texas Tech University

Sarah Betzer, University of Virginia

Research Session: Apprehending the Spatial: Methods and Approaches

Chair: Christopher Drew Armstrong, University of Pittsburgh

Lauren Cannady, Clark Art Institute, “The Garden in an Eighteenth-Century Curiosity Cabinet”

Laurel O. Peterson, Yale University, “A New Golden Age: Art and the Politics of Revolution at Chatsworth”

Stacey Sloboda, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “St. Martin’s Lane: Neighborhood as Art World in Eighteenth-Century London”

Research Session: Carte Blanche

Chair: Denise Amy Baxter, University of North Texas

Nina Dubin, University of Illinois at Chicago, “‘Master of the World’: Love and Other Inconstancies in Eighteenth-Century French Art”

Jessica Priebe, University of Sydney, “Assembling Ambition: Leroy de Barde and the Reimagining of the Artist’s Museum in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Andrew Graciano, University of South Carolina, “An Eighteenth-Century Electrical Machine and the Re-Identification of a Portrait Subject in the National Portrait Gallery, London”

Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art: Melissa Hyde, University of Florida

Friday, November 2

Research Session: People, Places, & Things in the Global Eighteenth Century

Chair: Nancy Um, Binghamton University

Elisabeth Fraser, University of South Florida, “The Ottoman Costume Album as Agent of Contact in the Global Eighteenth Century”

Irene Choi, University of British Columbia, “‘The Principle of Things’: Materiality and Morality from Dutch Still Life to Korean Chaekgeori”

Dipti Khera, New York University, “Connected, yet Dispersed, Pictures, Places and Histories of Art, c. 1700”

Dawn Odell, Lewis and Clark College, “Chinese Art and a South Carolina Rice Plantation”

Roundtable: Engaging Twenty-First-Century Publics: Innovation in Teaching, Advising, Exhibition, and Curating

Chair: Amelia Rauser, Franklin & Marshall College

Lilit Sadoyan, J. Paul Getty Museum

Kelsey Brosnan, New Orleans Museum of Art

Alden Gordon, Trinity College

Amelia Rauser, Franklin & Marshall College

David Pullins, Frick Collection

Research Session: New Work by Emerging Scholars

Chair: Christopher Johns, Vanderbilt University

Danielle Ezor, Southern Methodist University, “A Restaurant in the Salon Carré: Consuming Chardin’s Still Lifes”

Ashley Bruckbauer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in Eighteenth-Century French Art”

Vincent Pham, University of California, San Diego, “Self-Made Men: Lord Chesterfield and His Library Portraits”

Hyejin Lee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Ornaments as a Technique of Aerial Manipulation in Eighteenth-Century Parisian Elite Interiors”

Thea Goldring, Harvard University, “The Imagined Machine of the Encyclopédie Planches

Katherine Calvin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Merchants, Markets, and Cultural Contact in Early Modern Aleppo”

Delanie Linden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Silver, Flesh, and Holy Water: Colonial Conversions in the French Enlightenment”

Ji Eun You, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Interpretation of Neoclassical Designs in Decorative Art through Winckelmann”

Research Session: Things Change

Chairs: Wendy Bellion, University of Delaware, and Kristel Smentek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jeffrey Collins, Bard Graduate Center, “Repair or Reinvention? Recreating the Red Faun”

Tara Zanardi, Hunter College, “Artful Nature and Material Splendor: The Dauphin’s Collection at the Royal Cabinet of Natural History”

Susan Wager, University of New Hampshire, Durham, “The Sweet Hereafter: The Multiple Lives of Boucher’s Biscuit Porcelain Figures”

Jennifer Chuong, Harvard University, “Wood in Transition: Veneer Furniture in the Early American Republic”

Saturday, November 3

Keynote Address: Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California

Breakout Sessions, multiple small discussions sessions to provide and opportunity for more focused, intimate debate about the keynote addresses and issues raised in other conference sessions

Chair: Jessica Fripp, Texas Christian University


Heather Belnap Brittany Luberda Kristin O’Rourke Wendy Roworth Heidi Strobel
Daniella Berman Susanna Caviglia Zoë Dostal Tracy Ehrlich Joanna Gohmann
Christina Lindemann Amber Ludwig Hector Reyes Amanda Strasik Alexandra Wellington
Franny Brock Kathryn Desplanques Lindsay Dunn Jennifer Germann Craig Hanson

Roundtable: How to Art History, for early-career scholars to discuss strategies for publication, the job hunt, careers in museums, academia, and independent scholarship, and work/life balance

Chair: Elizabeth Eager, Southern Methodist University

Beth S. Weight, The University of Texas at Arlington

Nicole Myers, Dallas Museum of Art

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Independent Scholar

Research Session: Art and Political Authority in the Long Eighteenth Century

Chairs: Meredith Martin, New York University, and Aaron Wile, University of Southern California

Sarah Grandin, Harvard University, “Font Fit for a King: The Roman du Roi, Print, and the Mechanical Arts under Louis XIV”

Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia, “Free Market Patriotism”

Ünver Rüstem, John Hopkins University, “Ottoman Baroque Architecture and the Aesthetics of Power”

Jennifer Van Horn, University of Delaware, “Slavery and Portraiture in a New Nation”

Roundtable: The Future of Studying Eighteenth-Century Art: HECAA at 50?

Chair: Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University

Cassie Mansfield, Getty Foundation

Mimi Hellman, Skidmore College

Catherine Girard, Eastern Washington University

Paris Spies-Gans, Harvard Society of Fellows

Andrei Pop, University of Chicago

Sunday, November 4

Optional bus trip to the Kimbell Art Museum (buses returning to DFW and Love Field airports around 5 pm)