Dr. Alison McQueen

Alison McQueen

Professor of Art History

Department of History

Chester New Hall
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4L9




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  • In Fall 2020 I will be teaching two Virtual courses with e-attendance required on the following days and times:
    • Art History/History 3DF3: Art and Politics in Second Empire France
      Mondays 12:30-1:20 and Thursdays 11:30-1:20
    • History 769: Historical Representations of Cities: Paris in the 19th Century
      Tuesdays 9:30-12:20
  • My interview shaped the thesis of the documentary Eugénie, première First Lady that started airing on numerous French-language television stations in March 2020. The 52-minute film is now available with English subtitles.
  • I will be presenting an invited lecture Les hôtels de l’Impératrice Eugénie à Paris: des lieux où elle s’exprimait for a colloque scientifique at the château de Compiègne. (October 2020)
  • I will be presenting an invited lecture Le mécenat des arts de l'impératrice Eugénie: une agentivité médiatique in Paris for a colloque scientifique organized by le Souvenir napoléonien and les Amis de Napoléon III. (November 2020)
  • My upcoming presentations at academic conferences include Opportunities for Female Artists at Sèvres: the significant roles of Royal and Imperial Patronage from the mid-18th through the mid-19th centuries at the Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art conference that will be held at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (October 2020; Virtual Presentation)
  • I will also be presenting Fragments of a French Imperial Wardrobe: Creating Meaning from the surviving garments of Empress Eugénie (1826-1920) at a conference on New Research in Dress History organized by the Association of Dress Historians at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. (August 2021)
  • For examples of my multidisciplinary art practice, consult my website alisonmcqueen.ca

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