Tate Britain Conference

Contested Views Visual culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars

Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘The Field of Waterloo’ exhibited 1818
Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Field of Waterloo exhibited 1818. Tate

In July 2012, in advance of commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Tate Britain will be hosting a two-day conference exploring the impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on worldwide visual culture, from the outbreak of the pan-European conflict with France in 1792 to the present day. Centred on themed panels, plenary lectures and workshops, this cross-disciplinary conference will promote knowledge and understanding of the range of ways in which the 'first total war' has been mediated in visual cultures, not only in Britain and continental Europe but throughout the world. Confirmed plenary speakers: Mary Favret, Gillian Russell, Susan Siegfried, Paul White.

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Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
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19–20 July 2012

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