Saturday April 27

Welcome and Introduction: 9:00-9:30 am

Morning Panel : 9:30am-12:30 pm

9:30-10:20) Lynda Nead (Birkbeck), ‘Atmosphere at the Top of a Ladder: “Firefighters!”, Picture Post, 1941

10:20-11:10) Richard Taws (UCL), An Immense Octopus: Charles-Joseph Minard’s Historical Imagination

11:10-11:40) Coffee

11:40-12:30) Emily Doucet (Toronto), Aerial Anticipation: Félix Nadar’s Airy Archives

Lunch break: 12:30-1:30 pm


Afternoon Panel: 1:30-5:20 pm

1:30-2:20) Amy Knight Powell (UC Irvine), If a Picture is Like a Window, Then it is a Means of Ventilation

2:20-3:10) Alison Syme (Toronto), Morisot’s Vaporous Paintings and Airy Touch

3:10-3:40) Coffee

3:40-4:30) Nicholas Robbins (Yale), Luke Howard, John Constable, and Atmospheric Regulation

4:30-5:20) Jessica Horton (Delaware), Air, Wind, Breath, Life: Detoxifying Dinétah


Reception: 5:30pm


Sunday April 28

Morning Panel: 10:00am-12:00 pm

10:10-11:00) Maria Loh (Hunter), Out of Line (or, Titian Prints the Sky)

11:00-11:50) Matthew Hunter (McGill), Sun Pictures: The Aerial View of Solar Images

Lunch break: 12:00-1:30pm


Afternoon Panel 1:30-3:30 pm

1:30-2:20)  Chitra Ramalingam (YCBA), Portraits of a Spark: Ether, Matter, and Spirit in Late Victorian Physics

2:30-3:20) Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan), Voyages of Discovery on Oceans of Air: The Aerial Explorer in Victorian Science

All panels will take place in Loria Center Room 351.