After three years as a Catalog Assistant, Eileen Horansky has left the Lewis Walpole Library in August 2021 to pursue a PhD in English literature at The Ohio State University, where she will study eighteenth-century literature and the history of the book.
Curator of Prints, Drawings and Paintings, Cynthia Roman, has had a very busy year so far and participated in a variety of projects:
- along with Catherine Dann Roeber, co-chaired the Ariah Affiliate Society Session for College Art Association Annual Meeting on the Ariah East Asia Fellowship Program.
- In April 2021, delivered a paper “Not Artists: Horace Walpole’s Hyperbolic Praise of Prints by Persons of Rank and Quality” for the session “Amateur or Professional? Reconsidering the Language of Artistic Status” co-chaired by Paris Spies-Ganz and Laurel Peterson, both former LWL fellows.
- During London Art Week in March 2021, contributed to the panel “The Female Artists, Actresses & Playwrights of Strawberry Hill Theatricals”, organized by Emanuela Tarizzo, Director, Tomasso Brothers Gallery for Art History in Focus 2021.
- In January 2021, presented the paper “Hogarth’s The Bacchanalians to Cruikshank’s The Bottle: Picturing Intoxication in the clubs and Streets of London”, during an event co-organized by the HERA research project Intoxicating Spaces: The impact of New Intoxicants on Urban Space in Europe, 1600-1850 and the Wellcome Collection
- Participated in three Summits in April 2021 for the international research network ArTechLaw, hosted online by the Copenhagen Business School, including Part 2: Hogarth À-la-mode: on copies, parodies and the law, which she co-chaired with Cristina Martinez.
- published the article, “Smoking Clubs in Graphic Satire and the Anglicizing of Tobacco in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” in The Historical Journal, pp.1-19.