Recent and forthcoming events
2024 An extended version of Callen's The Spectacular Body: Science, Method and Meaning in the Work of Degas (1995) -- with new first and final chapters -- will be published on Yale's digital A&Ae-portal

Callen is Senior Advisor to The Ateneum, Helsinki, for an exhibition on 'plein air' painting and early twentieth-century Finnish Colourists influenced by French/Belgian Impressionism and neo-Impressionism, opening October 2023

Filming in London and Pontoise (France) April/May 2023, for Callen's appearance in BBC1's 'Fake or Fortune?', Series 11/4 (Pissarro and Cezanne), for transmission September 2023

Callen's essay, ‘Degas and the Matter of Contagion: Dirt, Skin, Touch and the Cosmetic Arts’, appears in David Hopkins and Disa Persson (eds.), Contagion, Hygiene and the European Avant Garde, London and New York, Routledge Academic, July 2023, ch. 2.

Virtual Plenary entitled 'Disease, Disfiguration, Disguise: Cosmetics, masking and maquillage in Degas’s late pastels' given at the Australian National University, Canberra, HRC Complexions/ Reflections Conference, April 2023

March 2023: Callen joined the professional Colloquium on After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art at The National Gallery, London.

‘The Manly Water Arts: Hygiene, Vitality and Virility at the fin de siècle’, was published in Fae Brauer (ed.), Vitalist Modernism: Art, Science, Energy and Creative Evolution, London and New York, Routledge Academic, 2023, chapter 1

2022 Callen featured in BBC1 ‘Fake or Fortune?’ Series 10, on Alfred Sisley, September.

'Dressing the Part: Male bonding "on the motif" in nineteenth-century France', appears in Thijs Dekeukeleire, Henk de Smaele & Marjan Sterckx (eds.), Male Bonds in Nineteenth-Century Art, Leuven, University of Leuven Press, 2022, Part IV, chapter 10. ISBN 9789462702813

In April 2022 Callen's Looking at Men (2018) was published on Yale's digital A&Ae-portal

In Febuary 2022 Callen's The Art of Impressionism (2000) was published on Yale's digital A&Ae-portal

November 2021: Callen presented on 'Degas, Hygiene and dirt' at the University of Glasgow virtual Symposium on Hygiene, Contagion and Avant-garde Art

Callen gave an introductory Plenary lecture, 'Bathing Beaux: Hygiene, aquatics and desire c.1830-1910', at Freiburg University Masculinities (virtual) Workshop on 'The Masculine Dimension of the Heroic: Body, Ideal, Hegemony', June 2021

Callen has published 'Bloodlines' -- an extended essay on anatomical lithographs by Joseph Maclise and the circulation & networks of artistic & surgical views of the male body in nineteenth-century Ireland, Britain and France -- in a British Art Studies online "One Object" Special, curated & edited by Keren Hammerschlag, 2021

Callen's essay 'Degas: Digging the Dirt' was published in the exhibition catalogue, Adriano Pedrosa and Fernando Oliva (eds.), Degas: Dance, Politics, Society, São Paulo, Brazil : New York, NY, Museo de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), DelMonico Books/D.A.P., 2021, ISBN 978-65-5777-005-4

Callen's essay 'Considérations techniques : le matériel des peintres de plein air au xixe siècle', was commissioned by Marina Ferretti Bocquillon (curator/ed.), for the exhibition catalogue, Plein air. De Corot à Monet, Musée des Impressionnistes Giverny, and Gallimard, 2020

V&A Museum professional workshop on 'Masculinities', May 2019 - brainstorming ideas for their exhibition Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear (April-Nov. 2022)

Wellcome/Paul Mellon Centre, London, scholarly Workshop on 'Joseph Maclise and nineteenth-century male medical anatomies', May 2019

Association for Art History Conference, Brighton, April 2019: Callen spoke on 'The Manly Arts: Water sports and virility at the fin de siècle', in the Vitalist Modernism Session, chaired by Professor Fae Brauer.

Callen's Looking at Men: Art, Anatomy and the Modern Male Body book launch held at The University of Warwick, UK, January 2019

The Australian launch of Looking at Men (Yale, 2018), at the Australian National University, Canberra, in November 2018

Callen features in the November 2018 Exhibition on Screen documentary: 'Degas: Passion for Perfection'
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2018 Callen featured in BBC1's 'Fake or Fortune?' Series 7, on Toulouse-Lautrec's early sketchbooks, August

Callen appeared in the Exhibition film for The National Gallery of London's Monet & Architecture, April-July 2018

Callen lectured on 'Monet's Compositional Architecture' at the National Gallery, London, May 2018

Callen gave a Plenary lecture Male Bonding on the Motif at the Male Bonds Conference, Ghent, May 2018

Callen lectured on Degas at The National Gallery, London, December 2017

Callen lectured on The Venus Paradox at the exhibition of this title: A G Leventis Gallery, Nicosia, December 2017

Callen attended a professional symposium on Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC, December 2017

Callen was Visiting Professor at the ANU School of Art and Design, September and October 2017