Prof. Sloboda is a specialist in 18th and 19th century British visual and material culture. Her main research interests include the history of design and the decorative arts, geographies of art, and global design history. Her book Chinoiserie: Commerce and Critical Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Britain was published by Manchester University Press in 2014. She is also co-editor of Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds: Global and Local Geographies of Art (Bloomsbury, 2018), and editor of A Cultural History of Interiors in the Age of Enlightenment, 1650-1800, also forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2018.
Prof. Sloboda has held fellowships from the Kress Foundation, the Huntington Library, the Yale Center for British Art, the American Philosophical Society, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Bloomsbury's The Material Culture of Art and Design book series and is the Specialist Reader on eighteenth-century topics for the Historians of British Art Book Prize Committee.
This conversation will follow Prof. Sloboda’s Arts of Asia lecture on Chinoiserie and Japonisme: Asian Influence and Global Style.
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