Monday, January 16, 2012

Symposium practicalities

University of Wolverhampton
City Campus North
Molineux Street


These are just a few out of many hotels and bed and breakfast in Wolverhampton.

12-13 Park Road West, Wolverhampton, WV1 4PP
tel. 0044 1902 567628
from about £65/night

53 Tettenhall Rd, Wolverhampton, WV3 9NB
tel. 0044 1902 311311
from about £ 49/night

Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4SW
Tel. 0044 1902 424 433

Bankfield House, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QL
Tel. 0871 984 6221
from £15/night

Broad Gauge Way, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BA
Tel. 0871 527 9186
from about £60 /night


Nearest airports (travel time, approximate single train ticket cost):
Birmingham International (40min, from £5)
Manchester Airport (1h20min, from £28)
Heathrow Airport (3h, from £15)
Stansted Airport (3h10min, from £14)

Train tickets can be booked via the National Rail website.
Off-peak tickets and fixed-time return tickets may be cheaper.


Attendance of speakers is free and this includes all refreshments during the symposium.

At this moment, travel and accommodation subsidy cannot be, unfortunately, offered.


Preliminary Schedule

26 April 2012

9.30-10.00     Registration
10.00              Symposium starts
10.05              Welcome from the Dean of School of Art and Design
10.15              Keynote speech: Prof. John R. Davis (Kingston University)
11.15-11.30   Coffee break
11.30-13.00   Session 1
13.00-14.00   Lunch
14.00-15.30   Session 2
15.30-15.45   Coffee break
15.45-17.15   Session 3

27 April 2012

9.30-10.00     Registration
10.00-11.30   Session 4
11.30-11.45   Coffee break
11.45-13.15   Session 5
13.15-14.15   Lunch
14.15-15.45   Session 6
15.45              Closing remarks

List of speakers and paper titles (TBC)

  • John R. Davis, Kingston University, UK: tbc
  • Samuel D. Albert, New York: The Nation for Itself: The Budapest 1896 Millennial Exhibition and the Bucharest 1906 National General Exhibition
  • Miklos Szekely, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Hungary: Capital on the margins, the case of Budapest between 1867-1917
  • Wilson Smith, University of Edinburgh, UK: Old London, Old Edinburgh: constructing historic cities
  • Claire O'Mahony, University of Oxford, UK: Frontiers, Friends and Foes: The International Exhibition of Eastern France 1909
  • Sezgi Durgun, Marmara University, Turkey: From “Culture Park” to “International Expo”: Ä°zmir Fair
  • Tomas Okurka, University of J.E. PurkynÄ›, In Search of the Centre. Exhibitions in the German-speaking areas of Bohemia before the First World War
  • Taina Syrjamaa, University of Turku, Finland: Interconnected exhibitions: constructing and experiencing the condensed world in Helsinki in 1876
  • Jeffer Daykin, Portland Community College, US: International Ambitions of Exhibitions at the Margins: The Relationship of the Osaka (1903) and Portland (1905) Expositions
  • Livia Lazzaro Rezende, College of Industrial Design of Rio de Janeiro: The artifice of nature and the naturalisation of the state at the 1922. Rio International Exhibition
  • Davy Depelchin, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium / Ghent University: The Ghent World’s Fair (1913): Reconciling Historicism and Modernity with Exoticism
  • Giovanni Arena, The Second University of Naples, Italy: A Fair for an empire. Politics of imagery in the Colonial Exhibitions of the 20th century organized from the Italian government: from Prima Fiera Campionaria di Tripoli (Tripoli 1927), to Prima Mostra Triennale delle Terre Italiane d’Oltremare (Naples 1938-1940).
  • Rebecca Rice, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ: A ‘Ramble’ through art at the 1865 New Zealand Exhibition
  • Marina Munoz, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain: 1888 Barcelona’s World Exhibition: an atypical case of Great Exhibition
  • Laurence Gourievidis, Blaise Pascal University, France: An Clachan, the Gaelic village at Glasgow’s 1911 Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry.
  • Denise Gonyo, University of Brighton, UK: The Development of the Modern Nation at Indian National Congress Exhibitions, 1901-1906
  • Anne Neale, University of Tasmania, Australia: International Exhibitions and Urban Aspirations: Launceston, Tasmania in the 19th century
  • Marta Filipova, University of Wolverhampton, UK: Displaying the Black Country. Wolverhampton’s great exhibitions of 1869 and 1902

1 comment:

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