York hosts international art history forum


An international conference to discuss the relationship between the Royal Academy and British artists in the 18th and 19th centuries is to be held at the University of York.It will last for two days and will take place at the King's Manor in the city on November 28th and 29th.The centre for eighteenth century studies and the British Art Research School in the department of the history of art will be hosting the event.Dr Sarah Monk, one of the organisers of the forum, revealed that one of its goals is to look into the academy like a "lived organism, one whose most effective role was as a reference point towards, around and against which artists operated in their relationships with each other and with artistic practice itself."A total of 100 per cent of respondents to the National Student Surveys in 2006 and 2007 said they were satisfied with the department of history of art at the University of York.