Knowledge & Taste in the 18th Century: An MTI Workshop

Please check out the workshop that I have arranged, to take place at Caltech on June 2nd:

Here’s the Program:

Knowledge & Taste in the 18th Century: Program

June 2nd, Treasure Room, Dabney Hall
California Institute of Technology


9.00-9.30: Coffee and Pastries

9.30-10.00: Welcome and Introduction
Alexander Wragge-Morley (MTI Fellow, Caltech and The Huntington Library)

10.00-11.00: Dialogues on Taste: men, women and the matter of luxury
Elizabeth Eger (Department of English, King’s College London)

11.00-12.00: The Sun Pictures: Making and Disfiguring Enlightenment ‘Photography’
Matthew Hunter (Department of Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University)

12.00-1.00: Lunch in Dabney Garden

1.00-2.00: An Impossible Category: The Picturesque in Eighteenth-century British Aesthetics
Timothy Costelloe (Department of Philosophy, William and Mary College)

2.00-3.00: The Third Age of Description
Joanna Stalnaker (Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University)

3.00-3.15: Coffee Break

3.15-4.15: Materializing Taste through the Rococo Cartouche
Michael Yonan (University of Missouri, Columbia, and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)

4.15-5.00: Roundtable Discussion (Participants to be Confirmed)

Image: William Cheselden giving an anatomical demonstration c.1730 Oil on canvas, 79.7 x 60.5 cm. Unknown artist.