In and Out of American Art will take place in Parliament Hall, South Street, University of St Andrews, on Friday the 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017.

Registration: Registration is free, but please email the organisers to confirm your place.

Travel: The University of St Andrews is located on the East coast of Scotland in Fife. Information about travelling to the University can be found on the website:

Train and Bus: The nearest train station to St Andrews is in the town of Leuchars. There is a regular service to Leuchars from Edinburgh, which takes about an hour. Several cross-country Virgin services from London/Leeds to Aberdeen also make stops at Leuchars. From Leuchars, it is either a 10-15 minutes bus or taxi ride to St Andrews town centre.

Accommodation: There are a number of accomodation options in town. As well as the usual sites like Tripadvisor, etc, you can also find information here: and here:

Budget-friendly options include the St Andrews Tourist Hostel and the St Andrews Premier Inn.


Day 1: Friday 27 October

12.45-1.20:        Arrivals, registration, coffee

1.20-1.45:        Welcome, housekeeping, introduction

1.45-2.30:        Scale Matters: In and Out of the Geopolitics of Art after 1940, Dr Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (École Normale Supérieure)

2.30-3.15:        The Provincialism Problem in the Early Reception of Rauschenberg’s Work, Dr Ed Krcma (University of East Anglia)

Chair: Dr David Hodge (The Art Academy)

3.15-3.30:        Coffee and tea

3.30-4.15:        The Flat-Footed Boogie-Woogie: Clement Greenberg and the Washington Color School, Professor Miguel de Baca (Lake Forest College / University of Oxford)

4.15-5.00:        A Specious Relationship: ‘Art and Art Deco’ Revisited, Moran Sheleg (University College London)

5.15-6.00:        The Tel Quel Idea of American Painting, Dr Molly Warnock (Johns Hopkins University)

Chair: Dr Jo Applin (Courtauld Institute of Art)

6.00-7.00:        Wine reception in the School of Art History, 79 North Street


Day Two: Saturday 28th October

09.30-10.00:    Registration and arrivals

10.00-10.45:    Social and Psychic Damage in Monster Roster, Dr Larne Abse Gogarty (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)

10.45-11.30:    In and Out of Harlem: Candace Hill’s Politics of Homeplace, Dr Amy Tobin (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Dr Ruth Bretherick (University of Edinburgh/Fruitmarket Gallery)

11.30-11.45:    Coffee and tea

11.45-12.30:    Between the United States, Britain and the Caribbean: Pop as a Register of Provincialism and Belatedness, Dr Leon Wainwright (Open University)

12.30-1.15:      Hard Edge, Soft Sell: Richard Smith’s Transatlantic Abstractions, Dr Alex J. Taylor (University of Pittsburgh)

Chair: Dr Natasha Adamou (Kingston University)

1.15-2.15:        Lunch for speakers and delegates

2.15-3.00:        Locating Nancy Holt, Dr James Boaden (University of York)

3.00-3.45:        The Heartland, the Frontier, the Art World: Performing Provincialism in Mid-Century Los Angeles, Dr Lucy Bradnock (University of Nottingham)

Chair: Dr Glyn Davis (University of Edinburgh)

3.45-4.00:        Coffee and tea

4.00-4.45:        1967: Notes on the Centre Part I, Professor Charles Green (University of Melbourne)

4.45-5.30:        Yugoslavia’s America, Dr Anthony Gardner (University of Oxford)

Chair: Dr Natalie Adamson (University of St Andrews)

5.30-5.40:        Comfort break

5.40-6.00:        Closing remarks, Professor David Peters Corbett (Courtauld Institute of Art)

6.00-7.00:       Please join us for a drink at the St Andrews Brewing Company Pub, 177 South Street