Programme

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Introduction, Claire Wood, University of York

10.15-10.45 Body, Corpse and Portrait: William Theed’s Posthumous Bust of the Prince Consort (1862), Eoin Martin, University of Warwick

10.45-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 Panel One: The Materiality of the Body

  • ‘The Dear Precious Relics and Hair’, Jane Wildgoose, Kingston University
  • ‘Hair, Memory and Mourning Jewellery: The Nineteenth-century Fabrication of Death’, Lucetta Johnson, The Courtauld Institute of Art

12.00-13.00 Panel Two: Handling the Corpse

  • ‘”Her Blameless Memory Upcast”: the Body of Princess Elizabeth Stuart in Nineteenth-century Culture’, Sarah Clark, University of York
  • ‘Handling the Corpse in Late-Victorian Supernatural Tales’, Sarah Bissell, University of Glasgow

13.00-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.45 Panel Three: Apparel of Mourning

  • ‘Grief, Gender and Mourning in Victorian England’, Helen Frisby, University of the West of England
  • ‘Shades of Black: Process and Finish in Norwich Mourning Fabrics’, Ann Christie, Independent Scholar
14.45-15.45 Panel Four: The Death of Children
  • ‘No Greater Sorrow: Infant Mortality and Social Realist Painting in Victorian Britain’, Miruna Cuzman, University of Edinburgh
  • ‘Post-Mortem Photography of Children in Victorian Britain’, Brittany Hudak, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Museum of Art
15.45-16.00 Coffee
16.00-17.00 Keynote Lecture: ‘Inversions: Casts, Masks and Mortality’, Marcia Pointon, Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester
17.00-18.00 Victorian Funeral Tea and Roundtable, foreword by Lucy May, Independent Scholar
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