The University of Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne presents Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914 international conference, a four day conference between 8-11 September 2016 that focuses on British or Australian portraits between 1700 and 1914, both as separate fields and as overlapping or comparative studies.
Inspired by the outstanding collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, this interdisciplinary conference will be the largest gathering of international and Australian scholars to focus on portraits. It will provide a unique opportunity to explore both British and Australian portraits through a dynamic interchange between academics and curators.
Please note: Registrations for this event have closed
Human Kind: conference and contact information
Inspired by the outstanding collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, this interdisciplinary conference will be the largest gathering of international and Australian scholars to focus on portraits.
Human Kind: keynote speakers and session chairs
Confirmed keynote speakers include David Solkin (Courtauld Institute), Martin Myrone (Tate Britain), Kate Retford (Birkbeck, University of London), Anne Gray (National Gallery of Australia) and David Hansen (Australian National University).
Human Kind: convenors
The convenors of the Human Kind conference include Deirdre Coleman, Vivien Gaston and Alison Inglis.
Human Kind: registration
Registrations have closed for this event
Human Kind: Accommodation, travel and visiting Melbourne
Here you will find a list of accommodation providers located on The University of Melbourne campus, within a short walking distance off-campus, and in the CBD, as well as what to do and see while in Melbourne and the State of Victoria.
Human Kind: programme and abstracts
Download the conference programme and abstracts of papers from this section.