Visualizing Antiquarianism in Ireland

11 September 2009

Humanities Institute of Ireland
University College Dublin

A one-day symposium bringing together scholars from different backgrounds to discuss the pre-disciplinary development of antiquarian traditions in Ireland with a view to reflecting on the contemporary placement of humanities scholars within society. The specific theme explored was the visualization and mediation of antiquarian knowledge through print culture, etchings, paintings, etc. Antiquarian illustration and representation was contextualized within the artistic traditions of the early modern era. This led into the contextualization of contemporary visualization and mediation of archaeology and heritage within broader movements in contemporary visual culture and contemporary art.

Marc Caball (University College Dublin)

Discursive modes in the antiquarian image
Sam Smiles (University of Plymouth)

Rude stone monuments: Visual representations of megalithic tombs over three centuries
David McGuiness (Four Courts Press)

Seeing past remains: Drawings, maps and photographs in Irish nineteenth-century antiquarian journals
Máirín Ní Cheallaigh (Trinity College Dublin)

The polymathic antiquarian: George Victor Du Noyer’s multi-disciplinary imagery
Sherra Murphy (Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology)

Lismore Castle and St. Carthage's Cathedral: Contested views of antiquarianism 1600 – 1900
Peter Murray (Director, Crawford Gallery of Art)

The art of unprofessional pasts: Relational aesthetics and contemporary antiquarianism
Ian Alden Russell

Re-visualising the antiquarian tradition
Michael Shanks (Stanford University)

This file has been created as an element of the IVRLA Research Project