CFP: Seminars in the History of Collecting 2019

Call for Papers

The seminar series was established as part of the Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Paris and London.  In 2019, as in previous years, we plan to organise a series of 10 seminars.

We are keen to encourage contributions covering all aspects of the history of collecting, including:

  • Formation and dispersal of collections
  • Dealers, auctioneers and the art market
  • Collectors
  • Museums
  • Inventory work
  • Research resources

The seminars, which are normally held on the last Monday of every month during the calendar year, excluding August and December, act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of collecting. Seminars are open to curators, academics, historians, archivists and all those with an interest in the subject. Papers are generally 45-60 minutes long and all the seminars take place at the Wallace Collection between 5.30 and 7pm.

If interested, please send a short text (500-750 words), including a brief CV, indicating any months when you would not be available to speak, by Friday 7 September 2018.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact:

CFP: Seminars on Collecting and Display, Oct 2017 – June 2018

Call for Papers
Seminars on Collecting and Display

Institute of Historical Research
Senate House
London WC1E 7HU
15.10.2017 – 17.06.2018

Deadline: Sep 8, 2017

The conveners of the Seminar for Collecting and Display, London, invite applications for papers for their monthly seminars at the Institute of Historical Research between October 2017 and June 2018. The Seminar provides a forum for academics to present new research on any topic related to collecting in its widest understanding, both chronologically and in terms of subject matter. We also welcome papers that look at collecting from different perspectives, given by sociologists, cultural historians or art historians.

Seminar papers are normally 45 minutes in length followed by an extended discussion. We are unable to cover travel costs but may be able to help with accommodation and expenses.

Applicants should send an abstract of approximately 300 words together with a short CV to by 8 September 2017. We will then reply to organise the date with the successful candidates.

Source: CFP: Seminars on Collecting and Display. In: H-ArtHist, Jul 18, 2017.