New Directions in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art (NDENCA) is a digital seminar series aimed at championing new scholarly voices working across visual and material cultures in this period. It aims to take a global perspective, and in particular welcomes contributions by scholars from minority groups.

Papers from Season 1 of NDENCA are now available on our YouTube channel for up to one month after their live session.

The series is organised by Dr Freya Gowrley and Dr Madeleine Pelling.

Freya is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at the University of Derby. She specialises in the visual and material culture of Britain and North America, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her research has a particular focus on issues relating to identity, gender, sexuality, and emotion; on collage and its histories; and on bodies and weight. Her monograph, Domestic Space in Britain, c.1750-1840: Materiality, Sociability & Emotion is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic.

Madeleine is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in the visual and material cultures of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, with particular emphasis on historiography and manuscript culture, histories of collecting, and the inscribed surface. Her work appears in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early Modern Women, Journal 18 and Women’s History Review, and she is currently preparing her monograph The Duchess’s Museum: Collecting, Craft and Conversation for publication.

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Marguerite GibsonCurtin University

Marguerite is a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate, having majored in art history and theory. At present, she is engaged in postgraduate research towards a PhD at Curtin University, Western Australia, investigating the utilisation of the sublime through motifs, nuances and Australian landscape depiction within art, representing the emotional experiences of the historical period of the Gold Rush era, 1850-1900. Her work appears in Song of Death in Paradise: Death and Garden Narratives in Literature, Art and Film (Feryal Cubukcu and Sabine Planka eds.) and Enchanted, Stereotyped, Civilized: Garden Narratives in Literature, Art and Film (Feryal Cubukca and Sabine Planka eds.).