Translating European Culture to Colonial Melbourne: James Goold and his Legacies
Newman College Oratory (Monday) and Laby Theatre (Tuesday)
David Caro Building
This international conference celebrates the conclusion of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Archbishop Goold and his patronage. Hosted by the project's research team, it brings a comparative dimension to our research with keynote contributions on the cultural visions of the Church in seventeenth-century Spain, in nineteenth-century Canada, and with Anglicanism in nineteenth-century Melbourne. It will present very recent research on religious orders in Australia, Goold’s patronage of contemporary artists, and the nineteenth architects who have contributed significant heritage buildings to the built environment of Melbourne and country Victoria.
With papers across two days by leading Australian and international researchers, the conference includes keynote lectures from the following speakers:
- Professor Mark McGowan, University of Toronto
- Professor Peter Sherlock, University of Divinity
- Rafael Japón, University of Granada
This conference is held alongside the exhibition "The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and Gothic Architect", Old Treasury Building Museum, 1 August 2019 - 2 March 2020.
Copies of the published volume "The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and Gothic Architect" are available from Melbourne University Publishing and will return to stock on February 5, 2020.
Reverend Dr Max Vodola, University of Divinity
Reverend Dr Max Vodola
University of Divinity
Rev Dr Max Vodola is a priest of the archdiocese of Melbourne, lecturer in Church History at Catholic Theological College, East Melbourne (University of Divinity) and Chairman on the Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission.
Dr Catherine Kovesi, University of Melbourne
Dr Catherine Kovesi
University of Melbourne
Catherine Kovesi is an historian at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on early modern Italy, and on Australian religious history, especially of women religious. She wrote the first biography of Ursula Frayne (1996), a history of Urusla Frayne Catholic College in Western Australia (1999), and a substantial history of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Tahiti (2008), now in its second edition (2010). She has completed consultancy work for several religious orders, including the report placing the archives of the Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street on the list of Heritage Victoria; the project to establish an Interpretive Centre in the former convent site of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Abbotsford, Victoria; and also a project to memorialize the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in New Zealand. She has long championed the need to highlight the important role played by women religious in the social and cultural history of Australia.
Reverend Dr Matthew Beckmann, Yarra Theological Union
Clara Geoghegan, Catholic Theological College
Catholic Theological College
Clara Geoghegan is a PhD candidate at the University of Divinity. Her thesis ‘Reconciling Henry Backhaus and Martin Crane. The conflict between an Ultramontane Augustinian Bishop and a wealthy German clerical benefactor in the establishment of the colonial diocese of Sandhurst.’ The thesis will contribute to the understanding of the unique development of Catholicism in a major regional city. Clara is a sessional lecturer in Church History at Catholic Theological College Melbourne. She is also the director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Australia and is a research in the area of social policy.
Professor Mark McGowan, University of Toronto
Huw Sandaver, Mannix Library
Dr Kevin Molloy, State Library of Victoria
Professor Emeritus Colin Nettelbeck, The University of Melbourne
Professor Emeritus Colin Nettelbeck
The University of Melbourne
Colin Nettelbeck is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Officier des Palmes Académiques and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. He has published numerous studies of modern and contemporary French cultural history, including the role of Catholics and the Church. He is currently working on a history of French Australian Relations from 1788 to the present.
Mr Shane Carmody
Shane Carmody is an historian with a great love of Libraries and Archives. He has worked for the National Archives, the State Library of Victoria and is currently Development Manager at the University of Melbourne Library. He has published on the history of Libraries and collections and presented at many conferences. Shane holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours with a double major in History and Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Dr Ruth Pullin
Ruth Pullin is an independent art historian, curator and von Guérard specialist. She has curated two major exhibitions of von Guérard’s work: the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s 2018 exhibition, Eugene von Guérard: ArtistTraveller, and, as cocurator, the National Gallery of Victoria’s major travelling exhibition for 2011, Eugene von Guérard: nature revealed. She was the principal author and commissioning editor of the catalogue, Eugene von Guérard: nature revealed (2011) and her most recent book, The Artist as Traveller: The Sketchbooks of Eugene von Guérard was published by the Art Gallery of Ballarat in 2018, along with, as coauthor, an annotated, translated collection of von Guérard’s letters. She has held fellowships at the State Library of New South Wales and the State Library of Victoria. Her research has been published in Australian and international journals and she presents regularly at national and international symposia.
Paola Colleoni, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne
Paola Colleoni is a doctoral candidate at the University of Melbourne. She holds a BA in foreign languages and cultures from the University of Bologna and an MA in linguistics from the University of Helsinki. Fluent in Italian, English and Finnish, in January 2016 she worked as research assistant cataloguing the library of bishop Goold at the Melbourne diocesan archives. In March 2017 she commenced work on her doctoral dissertation, that deals with the bishop’s architectural patronage of William Wardell.
Professor Peter Sherlock, Vice-Chancellor
Rafael Japón , University of Granada
University of Granada
Rafael Japón is a Phd candidate in Art History at the Universities of Granada and Bologna, in the frame of a Doctorate Agreement between both institutions. His thesis project considers the influence of Italian Art on the Sevillian Baroque School of Painting. He has been invited to speak on this theme at several international conferences across Europe and has published several articles and chapters on the relations between Seville and Italy. He is also editor of the book Bartolomé Esteban Murillo y la copia pictórica (Universidad de Granada, 2018), and more recently, he has written several chapters of the book La pintura italiana en Granada: artistas y coleccionistas, originales y copias (Universidad de Granada), coordinated by David García Cueto. At present, he is a member of the research team and webmaster of the Spanish National Project El despliegue artístico en la monarquía hispánica (siglos XVIXVIII), directed by Dr. David García Cueto.