The Time:Immaterial postgraduate research symposium will take the first chapter to Alexander Nagel and Christopher Wood’s Anachronic Renaissance as its foundation. While this seminal work offered a profound reconsideration of the problem of time in the Renaissance, Time:Immaterial will look beyond that period to find the anachronic in new times and places, with papers presenting case studies focusing on specific works of art and architecture. The research day, chaired by Professor James Boaden, will feature an interdisciplinary series of object-based papers, where the object is broadly defined and will include books, tea-parties, installation art works, and more. These papers will explore the possibilities of the anachronic as a theoretical model beyond the original framework of the European Renaissance to produce a timely and pertinent examination of the relationship between art history and models of temporality, as well as the uses and meanings of chronology.
This research day is a sister event to the larger Past Time conference, which focuses on sculpture and to which several of the Time:Immaterial participants have been invited as speakers. Time:Immaterial will provide postgraduate students, speakers and audience members alike with an opportunity to engage with cutting-edge theory in a supportive and friendly, yet consistently dynamic and intellectually rigorous atmosphere.
These events are conceived as interdisciplinary and collaborative, giving White Rose students an opportunity to explore working within this new theoretical area, aiming to bring different perspectives together in truly fruitful ways at this key moment in its development. We are also interested in publishing the papers from the PGR day, potentially through WRoCAH’s student-led online journal. The anachronic is a new theoretical concept, which gives the White Rose consortium the opportunity to stake an early claim in the development of the field.
Carla Suthren, York
Other student organisers
Melissa Gustin, University of York Tom Hastings, University of Leeds