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Symposium: Male Bonds - 15-16 mei 2018 Gent, België

Male Bonds is a two-day international conference that will take place in the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium, on Tuesday May 15 and Wednesday May 16, 2018.

The conference will probe, challenge and expand upon the academic narrative of male homosociality through the lens of art history. It aims to establish an overview of a variety of male bonds that underpinned nineteenth-century art, and to consider the theoretical and methodological implications of the study thereof. In so doing, it seeks to build a bridge between traditional art-historical scholarship and the fields of gender and gay and lesbian studies: an interdisciplinary exchange of which the full potential for scholarship on the nineteenth century remains to be exploited.

Keynote speakers: Abigail Solomon-Godeau (UC Santa Barbara), Anthea Callen (University of Nottingham and the Australian National University) and Michael Hatt (University of Warwick). With speakers from institutions such as: Courtauld Gallery, New York University, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lumière University Lyon 2 and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Check out the full program here: http://www.malebonds.ugent.be/program/

Rembrandt van Rijn, Homerus, 1663, Mauritshuis, Den Haag (Fotografie: Margareta Svensson)