Welcome to the website of the conference Male Bonds in Nineteenth-Century Art.
Male Bonds is a two-day international conference that will take place in the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium, on May 15-16, 2018. It is organized by Ghent University and the European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (ESNA), in cooperation with the University of Antwerp and the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent.
The conference strives to probe, challenge and expand upon the academic narrative of male homosociality through the lens of art history. It aims to establish a multifaceted survey of the 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.
Please refer to the menu above for more information, including the full call for papers.