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Suzanne Conway, M.A.

Suzanne Conway, M.A.

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Professor Emerita of Art History
Educational Background: 
  • M.A.in Art History, Columbia University
  • B.A. in Art History, Finch College
Courses Taught: 
  • Introduction to Art History I and II
  • Early Italian Renaissance Art
  • Michelangelo and his Times
  • 17th Century Art
  • 18th Century Art
  • 19th Century Art
  • Paris: an Urban History
  • Looking at Landscape Design
  • Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Art and Justice: Considering Childhood Past to Present
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Late 18th century French painting, landscape design and architecture
  • The oeuvre of Hubert Robert
  • The history of imagery related to women breastfeeding
  • 18th century French portraits of women nursing infants
  • Interdisciplinary enquiry into the history of the construct of childhood
  • The life and patronage of the Marquis de Laborde
Selected Publications: 

“Ayah, Caregiver of Anglo-Indian Children c. 1750-1947” in Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World, edited by Shirleene Robinson and Simon Sleight, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2016.

“Cecilia Beaux, 1855-1942”, in Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania, edited by Marie Conn and Sr. Therese Benedict Maguire, CC Rowan, 2014.

“Children’s Clothing: Signposts of Lost Childhood”, Civilisations: L’adulte en miniature, une vie privée d’enfance, Université de Toulouse, France, 2009.

“Child at the Breast: an Art Historical Perspective”, GRAAT, no. 36, Stories of Children, Histories of Childhood, Tome 1, Civilisation, June 2007, Université de Toulouse.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

2016 - “The 18th Century Ideal Child: Romance and Reality in 18th   Century French and English Painting”, British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Oxford University, UK

2015 - “The 18th Century Ideal Child: Romance and Reality”, Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past”, Chicago.

2015 - “Ayah, Caregiver for Anglo-Indian Children in 18th Century British Painting”, British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Oxford University, UK

2014 - “Save the Children: a Lasting Legacy of World War I”, CHC/SEPCHE Conference, Legacy of World War I, Chestnut Hill College, USA

2014 - “New Parents for the New Child in 18th-Century French Art”, Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Chicago

2013 - “Ayah, Caregiver of Anglo-Indian Children, c. 1750-1947”, Symposium on Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World: Historical Perspectives, King’s College, London

2013 - “Spaces and Places for Play in 17th and 18th-CenturyVisual Arts”, Seventh Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, University of Nottingham, UK

2013 - “Jean-Joseph de Laborde: 18th Century Master of the Universe”, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford, England

2012 - “Children’s Pictorial Spaces in Eighteenth Century French Painting”, 2012 International Conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past, University of  Granada,          Spain

2012 - “Rousseau’s mère éducatrice in Theory and Practice”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - “The New Child”, Rethinking the History of Childhood Conference, University of Greenwich, London, England

2011 - “Representations of Education in Eighteenth Century French Art: La mère éducatrice”, From Uniformity to Reform: Education in the Very Long Eighteenth Centry Conference, Institute for Historical Research, University of London, London, England

2011 - “Familial Sentiment in French Art”, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford University, England

2010 - “Robert des Ruines and the Visualization of Time”, BESECS, Oxford University, England

2010 - “Two Men and a Woman: The Exceptional Friendship of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Hubert Robert and the Marquis de Laborde” ASECS Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2009 - “Jean Joseph de Laborde: Man of Contrasts, BESECS, Oxford University, England

2008 - “Childhood: Romance, Reality and Rights”, NCHC Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas

2005 - “Child at the Breast: Romance and Reality” presentation at International Conference on Childhood: histories d’enfantshistories d’enfance, Université de Tours, France