VIctorian Collections and Collecting October 16th-18th, 2014

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Victorian Collections & Collecting

October 16-18, 2014
California State University, Fullerton

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Collecting/Collections and commodity culture
Connoisseurship, expertise, and elites
Collected works and Oeuvres
Communities/coteries of taste
Art, museums, and curation
Collecting science and nature
Congregations, Crowds, Masses, Mobs
Collecting and empire
Competitive collecting
Collecting and Entrepreneurship
Eccentric and eclectic collections
Centripetal and centrifugal forces
Collecting among the nouveau riche
Periodicals as collections
Collecting as a response to modernity
Cataloging, indexing, and taxonomies
Neo-Victorian and steampunk collections
Genres of collection: Anthologies, Albums, Compilations, Compendia
Hoarding and obsession

Keynote speaker: Anne Helmreich (Senior Program Office, The Getty Foundation; Art History, Case Western) is the author of The English Garden and National Identity, the Competing Styles of Garden Design, 1870-1914, and numerous articles and book chapters on the art and architecture of nineteenth-century Great Britain.

California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, 21 miles east of nearby beaches, and just minutes from Disneyland.

To submit: Email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to by March 14, 2014.