Assistant Professor of Art History, Early Modern Atlantic World | St. Mary’s College of Maryland
The Department of Art and Art History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History in the field of Early Modern Atlantic World art and/or architecture, beginning August 2017. We encourage applications from art historians specializing in the arts of the cultures bordering the Atlantic Ocean rim, from about 1500 to 1800 CE. These may include Europe, Africa, North America and South America, and we are particularly interested in work and teaching that emphasizes transcultural contact and exchange during this period. Ph.D. in the History of Art required at the time of appointment. Candidates must have an active professional record and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistant level is preferred. Six-course teaching load per year includes topics in the candidate’s area of specialty at both the introductory and advanced levels as well as shared responsibility for Introduction to Art History, Critical Methods seminar, and senior capstone projects in Art History. Ability to teach courses that contribute to the college’s interdisciplinary Museum Studies program desirable.
Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until position is filled.
Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants to the United States | Data limite: 15 de Janeiro
Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants provide support for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980. These grants enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources that are only available within the United States. Grant funding is available for short-term travel that gives scholars: An opportunity to discover new source material; Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections; Make contact with artists, art dealers, archivists, curators, university scholars, etc.; Consult local archives and library collections; Establish professional networks for future research.
The foundation only accepts proposals from doctoral students and postdoctoral and senior scholars outside the United States.
Nine to thirteen grants are awarded annually (up to 5 of them are specifically dedicated to scholars from Asia, Africa, and Latin America)
Funds can be used for related transportation, lodging, meals, and research fees and expenses of the Grantee only (not of family, travel companions, etc). They cannot be used for the purchase of computers or other equipment.
PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships | Novo Nordisk Foundation Denmark | Data limite: 18 de Janeiro
The Novo Nordisk Foundation in Denmark calls for applications for PhD scholarships within art history and practice-based artistic research and Postdoctoral Fellowships within art history, practice-based artistic research and art & natural sciences. Applicants must be anchored at an institution in Denmark during the grant period.
Italian Art Society | Data limite: 15 de Dezembro
The Italian Art Society is seeking session proposals for two upcoming annual conferences, the American Association for Italian Studies/Canadian Society for Italian Studies Annual Conference (Columbus, Ohio, 20-22 April 2017) and the Society of Architectural Historians (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 18-22 April 2018). Members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels on any topic of Italian art should send a brief abstract.
Modernism Today | Data limite: 16 de Dezembro e 13 de Janeiro
Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Amsterdam, August 10 – 13, 2017. Scholars of Modernism and the Avant-Garde in literature, art, film, drama, architecture, and other aspects of modern culture may be interested in this CFP for next year’s Modernist Studies Association conference, MSA 19 – Modernism Today. For the first time taking place in Continental Europe, this event will host between 500 and 600 participants from both sides of the Atlantic and provide a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas within a very atmospheric setting – our venue itself is a Modernist artefact.
Deadlines: Seminar and Workshop Proposals: 16 December 2016; Panel, Roundtable, and Digital Exhibition Proposals: 13 January 2017.
MSA 19 will not only take place on the centenary of one of Modernism’s many anni mirabiles, it will also be located in the city renowned for Rembrandt and Spinoza as well as De Stijl and the Amsterdamse School, a city well-known for its daring and usually successful blending of the historical and the modern. We will use this occasion to tackle head-on Modernism’s relation to our present. What does Modernism mean to us today – to us as cultural consumers, as scholarly observers, and as active participants in its projects? Modernism’s own explicit self-identification with the ever-shifting present – “il faut être absolument moderne”, “make it new”, etc. – has always tugged at its historical moorings and resisted standard attempts at periodization. It has challenged us repeatedly to redefine and reconsider the meaning of the term “modernism,” as well as to engage in endless debates about its scope, its internal coherence, and its purview.
The setting of Amsterdam will provide us with an opportunity to exercise our Eliotic “historical sense,” “a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence,” and to think about the responsibilities and demands the modernist past – and our own present – place upon us. As consumers of Modernist culture, as scholars pressured to “always historicize” and yet make history useful for life, as Modernism-inspired producers of culture, we must ask ourselves: How does Modernism interact, blend in, or jar with our – and its – present-day environment?
Depending on the emphasis and tone with which ‘Modernism Today’ is given voice, it can be understood as descriptive or imperative in a variety of ways. Accordingly, topics for papers on our theme may range widely and include, for example, the following: i) Modernist chronologies, conceptions of the present in Modernism; ii) Modernism and new media, canonization processes; iii) Modernism and recent developments in critical theory, the historiography of Modernism; iv) Modernism and globalization, current trends in Modernism research; v) Modernism in the light of eco-criticism, the persistence of Modernism; vi) Modernism in contemporary literature and art, periodical research and Modernism; vii) Modernism in the light of geo-criticism, interdisciplinary Modernism; viii) Modernist Avant-Gardes today.
Streams: As well as the general call, in order to encourage interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches and to draw upon the special opportunities presented by our European location, the Amsterdam organizers will be considering panels run under two special streams: “Pre- and Postwar Art Movements,” which will examine post-1945 avant-garde movements such as Fluxus, Situationism, and allied arts movements; and “Human Rights, Borders, and Displacements,” which will consider the historical importance of refugee, immigrant, and displaced populations in modernism. If you are interested in proposing a panel linked to either of these streams, please make this clear in your proposal.
The conference organizers invite proposals for seminars and pre-conference workshops (due December 16, 2016), panels, roundtables, poster sessions, multimedia/digital exhibitions (due January 13, 2017). We gently encourage proposals relevant to the conference theme and the topics listed above, but welcome panel, seminar, and roundtable proposals on all topics related to modernism. The primary criterion for selection will be the quality of the proposal, not its relevance to the conference theme. We ask that proposals provide complete panels and roundtables. Individuals seeking to create or to participate in a panel or roundtable are encouraged to visit the MSA CFP page.
Gestures in Texts and the Visual Arts | Data limite: 20 de Dezembro
Interfaces Internacional Conference, Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France), June 29 – 30, 2017. Keynote speakers: Dr. Abbie Garrington (Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing, Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Prof. Michel Guérin (La Philosophie du geste, Actes-Sud 2011; Le Geste, entre émergence et apparence, Presses Universitaires de l’AMU, 2015).
Following up on its exploration of intermediality and text-image relations, the Centre de Recherche Texte/Image/Langage of Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is organizing a bilingual (French-English) international conference on the inscription of gestures in texts and the visual arts from the early modern period.
As part and parcel of the work of artists, craftsmen, writers and labourers, gestures combine an intention, technical skills, actualisation, thought in action as well as expenditure of energy. The variety of their meanings and functions offers promising perspectives in the field of interdisciplinary and intermedial studies. In The Pleasure in Drawing (2013), Jean-Luc Nancy construes the draughtsman’s gesture as “the essence and excellence” of gestures, whether they belong “to the dancer, the musician, or filmmaker”: “this gesture is above all what is most proper to a gesture: an immanent signifiance, in other words, without the sign taking off toward the signified, but a sense that is offered right at the body [à même le corps], right at a body that becomes less active, efficient, or operative than the body that gives itself over to a motion—to an emotion—that received it, coming from beyond its functional corporeality” (p. 39, transl. Philip Armstrong). Accordingly, the conference will focus on the inchoative and technical aspects of gestures in the genesis of a work, taking into account its fabrication as well as its representation. We will explore the contemporary theoretical and technical implications of gestures—rather than draw typologies or describe the semiotics of gestures since there already exists a substantial critical corpus in that field.
We invite abstracts (in English or French) that explore the following themes in this non-exhaustive list. The conference will specifically examine the role, treatment and inscription of gestures in artistic and literary practices as well as in aesthetic discourse. We welcome state-of-the-art research in the field of intermedial studies as well as explorations of recent technological applications such as digital productions or augmented reality. Beyond the mere recording of movement, we wish to address the transcription of gestures in texts and still or moving images, which may encompass discussions of the aesthetics of notation systems or of ekphrasis. Papers may explore how artistic and poetical works engage with (actual or imaginary) gestures, and in doing so, partake in the interdisciplinary cultural practice of performance art. This may entail an analysis of the relation between gestural writings/images and the aesthetics of reception. Of equal interest is how a poetics of gesture may be defined as it is enacted in artists’ and writers’ performances. We also invite papers that tackle the interaction of gestures and tools/instruments in the fields of education, cognition, art and craft and in a variety of practices ranging from agricultural labour to music and dance. This may include innovative representations of technical and professional gestures, but also the recording of living gestures from an anthropological and ethnographic perspective. The suggested discussions above may tie in with analyses of symbolic systems. Therefore we will also welcome papers that deal with the figurative aspects of gestures insofar as they signify heroic or memorable actions (as they are recorded in chansons de geste), such as historic and political gestures along with their social, cultural and ideological dimension.
Non-Textual Utopias, Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art | Data limite: 15 de Janeiro
The Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art is an indexed journal and an open access online publication, which aims to analyse visuality, contemporary artistic practices and cultural conflicts through a global perspective. REG | AC is associated with the research group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) of the Art History Department in the University of Barcelona. In the context of the 500 anniversary of Thomas More´s Utopia, the fourth issue of REG | AC will be dedicated to NON-TEXTUAL UTOPIAS.
There is a long tradition of texts which address the subject of utopia through the literary genre which was initiated by Thomas More in 1516. However, for some time (at least since Karl Mannheim) utopian studies have included many other expressions of the social imagination, encompassing all forms of proposing profound social change, whose radical otherness becomes inconceivable or unrealisable from the ideological prejudices of the time in question. From that point of view, utopia can be seen more as a method than as a specific form (Ruth Levitas). For his part, Lyman Tower Sargent has spoken of the three faces of utopia: utopian literature, social theory, and utopian practice.
With his theorisation of the “principle of hope”, Ernst Bloch had already highlighted the role of art as a sphere of the creation of utopias. If the paintings of arcadias and paradises and the maps of ideal cities are an obvious manner of addressing the question, the matter becomes more complicated after the eighteenth century, when art starts to conceive of itself as an agent of social change, situated between the axes of representation and praxis.
Within the framework of the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, REG | AC journal dedicates a monographic edition to NON-TEXTUAL UTOPIAS, seeking to reflect on utopias that are not based on the written text. In this respect, our interest starts out from a reflection on artistic practices and the expression of the utopian within contemporary visual culture. However, understanding the symbolic as an expanded field that merges with the performative and the spatial, we also welcome contributions that consider the utopian dimensions of political and communitarian practices. Despite centring ourselves on a temporal framework of the period since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we are also interested in studies that approach the context of the twentieth century and the end of the nineteenth century. We seek texts, images, or artistic projects that deal with subjects such as: i) Utopia in art and architecture; ii) Utopian imagination based on the visual; iii) Iconographies of Utopia; iv) Art and communitarian practice; v) Political imagination and utopia; vi) Contemporary communes; vii) Activism and utopia; viii) Non-Western utopias; ix) Filmic Utopias and science fiction; x) Dimensions of possibility and impossibility within utopia; xi) The relationship between utopia and reality.
Travelling Objects. Ambassadors of the Cultural Transfer between Italy and the Habsburg Monarchy | Data limite: 15 de Janeiro
The international conference travelling objects will focus on the material aspects of cultural transfers: the exchange of paintings, designs/drawings, sculptures or books. Our specific interest is in the movement of these inherently ambassadorial objects between Italy and the Habsburg Monarchy during the 17th and 18th centuries, and their reception and role in the transmission of information and ideas between the North and the South. Special attention will be given to the agents of the exchange, who promoted, organized or mediated the exchange.
Collecting without borders. The extensive art collections of the nobility in the Habsburg lands – for instance Liechtenstein, Czernin or Savoyen – as well as the imperial picture gallery were products of a massive importation of artworks from Italy during the 17th and 18th centuries. Diplomatic missions and the Grand Tour gave collectors direct access to the Italian art market. At the same time, ambassadors and envoys from Italy took advantage of their sojourns at the Imperial court to acquire and mediate works of art for their home courts.
The Art of Gift-Giving. The exchange of representative gifts was a fundamental aspect of Early Modern diplomacy. The act of gift-giving was a form of symbolic communication which articulated political interests, claims or demonstrations of fidelity. Furthermore, certain gifts – notably portraits, medals or paintings – served as signs of friendship as well as devices for the self-promotion of artists. Transnational gift-giving is also a testament of cultural exchange: regional luxury goods not only conveyed prestige and fashion trends but also transmitted technical know-how.
The conference travelling objects is organized by Silvia Tammaro and Gernot Mayer (University of Vienna) and aims to link established scholars with young researchers. Scheduled to take place in Rome, 19-20 May 2017, this event is a cooperation between the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome (ÖHI) and the University of Vienna.
Society of Architectural Historians 71st Annual International Conference | Data limite: 17 de Janeiro
The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, from April 18–22, 2018.
The SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2018 Annual International Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session are required to join SAH at the time they submit a session proposal.
Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.
Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.
Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the greater region are encouraged.
Beyond the Symbolic: Art and Social Engagement in the Americas | Data limite: 20 de Janeiro
The Institute of Fine Arts and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art are pleased to announce the second annual IFA–ISLAA symposium for emerging scholars. “Beyond the Symbolic: Art and Social Engagement in the Americas” will be held in New York on April 14–15, 2017. The symposium will include keynote lectures by Coco Fusco and Andrea Giunta.
In the aftermath of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Tania Bruguera issued the following call to artists: “The time for the symbolic has ended. Art is now a tool—not to make the system work better, but to change the system.” Recent political shifts have exposed the distrust that many feel for “the system” and the lengths that many will go to in the name of change. Across the globe, it has become clear that fantasies for the future can actually become an obstacle to achieving that very goal. We must ask: when does the desire for success become harmful, and how might failure reveal the realities experienced by the body politic? Furthermore, can artistic practice effectively engage with these phenomena?
A great deal of the discourse surrounding the art of the Americas has identified a seemingly inherent basis in the political. Whether taking the form of muralism in Mexico to enact revolutionary change, conceptual acts of public dissidence such as Tucumán Arde in Argentina and the interventions of the Colectivo Acciones de Arte (CADA) in Chile, or recent indictments of political violence in the work of Doris Salcedo, to name but a few examples, the lines between public controversy, state censorship, and public indifference have largely dissolved. Nonetheless, a cautious hope and a revitalized awareness of the importance of art and public action appear imperative as never before.
This symposium interrogates the relevance of merging art and politics in the Americas, especially in works that explicitly seek to resist political oppression, economic imperialism, and legacies of colonialism through public discourse. We aim to address not only contemporary works that marshal “relational aesthetics” at a moment of profound geopolitical crisis, but any intervention that has sought to target the body politic and yield political or social transformation. Less interested in quantifying the efficacy of such works, this symposium hopes to examine larger questions regarding the potential ability of artistic practice to produce concrete results—that is, the compatibility of art and activism. What constitutes success or failure? When, if at all, must art bear the burden of achieving sociopolitical change? For whom is this art produced, and to whom is it responsible? Might failure be a desired outcome?
Possible topics may include but are not limited to: i) The politics of failure; ii) State censorship and models of resistance; ii) The risks of optimism; iv) Difference and empathy; v) The ethical use of relics of violence; vi) Ephemeral art and its afterlives; vii) Parody, satire, and humor; viii) Ritual and public performance; ix) The ideologies of “apolitical” art and social apathy; x) Media interventions and guerilla tactics; xi) New media as a pathway to new audiences; xii) Surveillance and subterfuge; xiii) “Culture wars,” state funding, and standards of decency; xvi) Curatorial initiatives and counter-histories (e.g. Red conceptualismos del sur); xv) Reception history and historical reevaluation.
Current graduate students, recent graduates, and emerging scholars are invited to apply. Applicants from fields outside the realm of art history are highly encouraged (e.g. Cinema and Media Studies, Performance Studies, Latin American and Latinx studies, Cultural Studies, History). Papers in languages other than English will be taken into consideration.
Diverse Migrations: Photography out of Bounds | Data limite: 27 de Janeiro
Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, June 19 – 20, 2017.
The consequences of the expansion of photographic practices around the globe are many and varied. Social interactions through and with analogue and digital photographs and the platforms across which photography is shared and disseminated keep challenging traditional socio-cultural boundaries. For its 2017 conference, Diverse Migrations: Photography out of Bounds, PHRC is particularly interested in how these processes affect peoples whose photographic histories are currently understudied. These may be (but are not limited to) African, Central American and Middle Eastern cultures.
Diverse Migrations: Photography out of Bounds seeks to interrogate what social and other meaningful photographic practices emerge when photographs cross boundaries, and move between individuals, places, and distinct cultural environments. Paper proposals may concentrate on the following themes and other related subject matters: i) transnational and/or emerging photographic practices; ii) cross-cultural knowledge exchange through photography; iii) migrations across media; iv) sharing and exchanging photographs; v) global forums for photography and its theorisation.
Seminar for Early Career Scholars 18th Century Studies | Data limite: 30 de Janeiro
The International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) is pleased to announce the 2017 International Seminar for Early-Career Eighteenth-Century Scholars. Colleagues from all fields of eighteenth-century studies are invited to submit abstracts for this one-week event. Formerly called the East-West Seminar, the International Seminar for Early-Career Eighteenth-Century Scholars brings together young researchers from a number of countries each year. The 2017 meeting will take place in Montreal, Canada and will be organized by the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and the Research Group on the History of Sociabilities (RGHS). The seminar will be held from Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15, 2017 in Montreal, under the direction of Pascal Bastien (History, UQAM), Marc André Bernier (Literature, UQTR), Sébastien Charles (Philosophy, UQTR), Peggy Davis (Art History, UQAM), Benjamin Deruelle (History,UQAM), Geneviève Lafrance (Literature, UQAM), Laurent Turcot (History, UQTR). The seminar will also be an opportunity to pay tribute to Professor Robert Darnton (Harvard University), former president of ISECS as well as co-founder, with Jochen Schlobach (1938-2003), of the East-West Seminar.
This year, the theme of the seminar will be: Cities and Citizenship in the Enlightenment. The ISECS International Seminar for Early Career Scholars will engage discussions on the forms, representations and modalities of political action and social and political identities in the eighteenth century. “Citizenship” in the eighteenth-century did not yet encompass the notions of property rights, equality before the courts, or even the electoral system of political representation. The result of a process rather than a status, urban citizenship can be understood as an appropriation of the urban space, the sociabilities found therein, and, fundamentally, civic culture within a civil society. The study of citizenship should not, therefore, be restricted to nationality and naturalization.
Is the public space strictly an urban space? How should we understand political dynamics,collective emotions and urban citizenship in eighteenth-century cities?
If the Marxist undertones of the Habermas model have been questioned over the years, the notion of “public space” still retains its significance and relevance. The questions surrounding language, verbal exchanges and discourse in general remain at the center of the reflections by historians of society and class consciousness. At the crossroad of texts, discourses and practices, sociability is the field of enquiry for those who wish to grasp the different forms of public opinion and citizen commitment, especially within eighteenth-century urbanization.
The seminar is limited to 15 participants. The proposals (approx. 2 pages, single spaced) should be based on an original research project (e.g. a doctoral dissertation) which addresses one of the aspects mentioned above. Because this is a seminar rather than a conference, each participant will be given approximately one hour to present the texts and questions that will then form the basis of a group discussion. Preference will be given to scholars who are at the beginning of their academic career (PhD or equivalent for less than six years). The official languages are French and English.
Accommodation costs will be covered in full by the organizers, who will be responsible for reserving hotel rooms. Other travel costs are currently under evaluation for a grant from the Government of Canada. If the seminar should benefit from such funding, airline tickets and other living expenses (lunches and dinner) may also be covered.
As it is the case each year, the proceedings of the seminar will be published by Honoré Champion (Paris) in the “Lumières internationales” series.
The Critiques of Violence | Data limite: 31 de Janeiro
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, May 12 – 13, 2017.
The question of violence is a fundamental problem that addresses a manifold of disciplines in the humanities. Although philosophy often discusses violence from an ethical perspective, there is also a strong tradition in philosophy that expands the investigation of violence beyond the confines of ethics. Philosophers such as Arendt, Butler, Derrida, Pato?ka, Sartre, and Sloterdijk have discussed, among others, the relation between sovereignty and violence, the constitutive possibilities of violence, and the metaphysical meaning of the transformation of violence beginning with the First World War. However, several stones stay unturned, such as the relation between violence and sense-bestowal, the question of how excessive violence is related to transgression, or the way (religious) violence is connected to the concept of the end of times. Therefore, and in line with recent work by scholars such as James Dodd, Michael Staudigl and Leonard Lawlor, the University of Leuven will be hosting a two day conference around the complex topic of violence. More specifically, the aesthetic, political-philosophical, and phenomenological aspects of violence will be the three pillars of investigation for the theme.
We are searching for presentations on (but not limited to) the following themes: i) Eschatological violence; ii) Excessive violence; iii) Violence and sense-bestowal; iv) Violence and the image; v) Structural Violence. We look forward to receiving contributions from researchers in philosophy, but we would like to encourage researchers from other domains, including, but not limited to, art history, political theory, history, sociology, and theology.
The Artistic Heritage of al-Andalus and National Identity | Data limite: 28 de Fevereiro
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, October 27 – 28, 2017.
The distinction between own and foreign culture plays a pivotal role in the making of religious, ethnic, and national identities. This was demonstrated by Bernd Roeck in his 2007 introduction to the forth volume in the series Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe. Forging European Identities, 1400-1700. Only the resurgence of a majority society and its demarcation against a minority society enables the forming of identity. But what happens in a multi-confessional and multi-ethnic society like the one that existed on the Iberian Peninsula until 1614? Can the foreign repertoire be distinguished clearly from the own at all, or has it not rather become part of a mutual cultural reality?
The history of Spain is defined by phases of cultural opening and seclusion. Whereas Alfonso X and Pedro I furthered the integration of al-Andalus’ art and architecture into the national narrative through their pro-Islamic cultural policy, the staging of a unified Catholic culture became the central topic of painting, sculpture and architecture during the Counter-Reformation. Only from the 18th century, a re-valorisation of the Islamic heritage in al-Andalus took place. Its part in forming a Spanish national identity was subject to controversial discussion on the background of changing historic and political necessities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Simultaneously, architects of the time advertised the Moorish Revival and helped Ibero-Islamic architecture to gain global centre stage. The Alhambrismo not only became one of the most favoured interior styles of the 19th century, but also dominated the Great Exhibitions which regularly took place after 1851. Besides Spain, Prussia (1867), Brazil (1876), or Mexico (1884) presented themselves with a Neo-Moorish exhibition pavilion.
This year’s annual conference of the Carl Justi Association aims to examine selectively the importance of al-Andalus for the forming of national identity from the Middle Ages to the present age. Papers on the following thematic emphases are requested: i) Exchange and confrontation during the Reconquista (1085-1492); ii) Stating of a unified Catholic culture during Counterreformation; iii) Re-valorisation and historiographic debate in the 18th/19th centuries; iv) Franquismo and national renewal in the 20th/21st centuries.
Handling, Placing and Looking at Photographs in Relation to Migration | Data limite: 01 de Março
International Conference to be held at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, October 12 – 13, 2017.
In the last decades, photography studies have provided fertile grounds for debates about our understanding – and critical deconstruction – of notions such as indexicality, iconicity, objectivity or evidentiality. Moreover, both the material turn as well as the affective turn have contributed significantly to larger debates about the understanding of photographs as three-dimensional tactile and visual objects in their own right, as bearers of experience, knowledge and affect (Geismar/Morton 2015), able to activate and perform relations between human beings (Olin 2012). Elizabeth Edwards’ definition of photographs as “raw histories”, both “painful” and “unprocessed” (2001), can also be applied to migration experiences. Migration has been debated both as a historical-empirical reality and as a discursive concept in the wake of post-colonial scholarship. It involves ideas such as displacement and dislocation, exile and diaspora, trauma and memory, interruption and alienation, diversity and alterity as well as nationalism and transnationalism. Handling photographs in relation to migration emphasizes the multilayered encounters across time and space that are embodied in the photographs themselves.
This conference will analyze the entanglement between photography and migration by means of case studies as well as methodological, theoretical and artistic contributions. It seeks to investigate the “migration and photography complex” (paraphrasing Hevia 2009) in its aesthetic, material, affective, ethical, legal and archival dimensions by approaching important questions such as: How have experiences of migration shaped and reshaped the production and uses of photographic images, their subjects and motifs, their iconographies, their aesthetics, their object character and materiality? How do photographs circulate (in)between private and institutional networks with regards to their collection and exhibition as well as popular and artistic practices? Who are the actors and agents in these socio-political and aesthetic migration processes concerning image production, reception, transmission, translation and distribution? How do migration trajectories of people and photographs intersect and thereby shape vernacular, artistic and academic photographic practices?
Due to the present state of emergency in its global dimension, recent and current migration processes, and the related production and circulation of images (e.g. digital pictures taken on smartphones circulating on social networks), we are constantly confronted with the “excess” (Pinney 2003) and the “noise” (Poole 2005) of photography. It is exactly these disturbing moments, however, that can constitute a point of departure for an interdisciplinary debate that we expect to be lively and dynamic.
The Space of Diplomacy. Design and Beyond, ABE Journal – Architecture Beyond Europe | Data limite: 15 de Abril
ABE Journal – Architecture Beyond Europe is accepting paper submissions for Issue 12, 2017: ‘The Space of Diplomacy. Design and Beyond’, guest edited by Paolo Girardelli – Boğaziçi University (Istanbul). ’This guest-edited section invites contributions that reflect on the role and meanings of embassies, consular buildings and other officially “foreign” structures in the urban fabrics situated “beyond Europe”. Albeit inherently representative objects, embassies are seldom considered as architectural signifiers, or as parts of the cultural landscape of a city. While the architecture of diplomacy displaces literally a fragment of the nation beyond its territorial borders, this movement is never limited to the transfer of technologies and architectural styles. Instead, the making of diplomatic landmarks can be assessed as a dialogic process of space production, entailing negotiation and domestication in the foreign context, appropriation and reworking of local symbolic and material resources, interaction with the surrounding social and physical landscape. The afterlife of such landmarks is also an interesting aspect of the general question of their meaning and symbolic function: how embassies designed in a peculiar geo-political situation may be perceived and used in new ways after crucial disruptions or crises of the local or international order. Not only visual and stylistic, but also functional and social hybridity may be a component of the life of these structures, especially in contexts where the boundaries between diplomacy and international commerce were not yet rigidly established.
Critical and historical studies on empirical cases or broader historical processes, as well as theoretical/conceptual issues, will be considered for inclusion in this issue. Papers studying the formation of districts or environments of diplomacy; evaluations of design policies applied by a state in different regions for the architecture of embassies; as well as monographic studies contextualizing a foreign landmark in a local landscape may be proposed for publication. Aspects of patronage and authorship (in many cases diffused, and exceeding the limits of the individual actor), integration in—or estrangement from—the urban/social fabric, as well as changing or persisting representational strategies affected by global and regional geo-political developments will be valued as important elements of the critical discussion proposed in each paper.’
Founded in 2012, ABE Journal – Architecture Beyond Europe is a scholarly, double blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of 19th- and 20th-century architecture and urbanism outside of Europe. It focuses primarily on the transfers, adaptations and appropriations of forms, technologies, models and doctrines in colonial and postcolonial situations. Conceived as a place of exchange in an emerging and dynamic field of research, ABE Journal aims to provide a specialist scholarly forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas relating to architecture in the colonial and postcolonial realms, as well as to local forms of modernism. It publishes articles and contents in five languages (French, English, Spanish, German and Italian) and is edited by the research centre InVisu (CNRS/INHA) in Paris.
Lançamento do Livro Património Artístico no Alentejo Central. Obras, Mestres e Mecenas: 1516-1604 | Autor: Francisco Bilou | 10 de Dezembro | Convento do Espinheiro | Évora
Conferência “A Ópera do Tejo: História de uma Memória na Lisboa Actual” | Oradora: Aline Gallasch-Hall de Beuvink | 12 de Dezembro | Museu Arqueológico do Carmo | Lisboa
Conferência promovida pela Comissão de Estudos Olissiponenses da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses.
Seminário Investigar em Idade Média V – Caminhos Atuais do Medievismo | 12 de Dezembro | Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
O Seminário Investigar em Idade Média é um espaço regular de encontro, onde investigadores de diversas gerações e proveniências são convidados a refletir sobre o ofício de historiador e o indispensável diálogo com as diversas ciências e campos de estudo em Idade Média, trazendo a debate os frutos das mais recentes evoluções em termos de produção historiográfica, metodologias e técnicas de análise e crítica.
Este seminário assume-se como um espaço de partilha dos progressos e virtualidades dos Estudos Medievais, incluindo diversos ramos autónomos do saber que, até há pouco tempo, eram considerados como “auxiliares”. Neste sentido, o Seminário de 2016 será dedicado ao tema “Caminhos atuais do Medievismo” e constará de um dia de reflexão e discussão de problemáticas e desafios nas áreas da História, Sociologia, Filosofia e Literatura, domínios que, nos últimos anos, têm contribuído para abrir caminhos na direção de uma desejável interdisciplinaridade conscientemente praticada. Neste sentido, uma nova geração de medievalistas apresentará projetos recentemente terminados ou em curso.
Fruto de uma parceria iniciada em 2012 entre o Instituto de Estudos Medievais da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa e o CITCEM – Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória» da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, a 5ª edição deste Seminário anual tem lugar pela primeira vez na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.
Workshop “Art Histories and Terminologies: Languages, Lexica, Aesthetics” | 12 e 13 de Dezembro | Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz | Itália
Over the last three years the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe” of Heidelberg University and the program “Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices” (Berlin) have been collaborating in a series of workshops under the overarching title “Terminologies and Art Histories”. The first two workshops, held in Berlin and Heidelberg, mainly addressed the problems and potentials of a transcultural dialogue in global art history beyond Eurocentric or nationalist points of view. The questions discussed included how specific national or transnational terminologies or languages of art history have been built over the last 150 years, what were the connections or power relations among them, how were they bound to dynamics of institutionalization and in which ways art history has been in dialogue with other discourses.
The workshop in Florence will primarily discuss the ways art-historical discourses engage with historical aesthetic terms, modes of description and the denomination of artefacts in a variety of languages—including, for example, Sanskrit, Chinese, Nahuatl, Greek, Farsi, Arab and African—both in the premodern and modern period (with an emphasis on the first). The workshop is organized around a number of case studies, to be introduced by the participants. One aim is to open a conversation with studies in philology and comparative literature. Another major concern is to address future perspectives for the languages and terminologies of art history/ies.
IV Encontro de Directores de Museus de Portugal e Espanha | 13 a 15 de Dezembro | Museu Nacional dos Coches | Lisboa
Este evento é organizado pelos organismos de tutela dos museus de ambos os países, designadamente a Direção Geral do Património Cultural e a Subdirección General de Museos Estatales, e a participação é reservada a convidados, estando, no entanto, aberta à comunicação social. Os Encontros de Museus Portugal – Espanha têm-se realizado com carácter bianual, alternando o país de acolhimento, e têm como objetivo central aproximar os museus portugueses e espanhóis, propiciando o conhecimento mútuo, com a finalidade de estreitar as relações bilaterais e promover projetos conjuntos. Estas reuniões de trabalho entre profissionais de museus ibéricos têm contribuído para o desenvolvimento de estratégias de cooperação e de promoção do património cultural dos dois países, possibilitando ainda a partilha de projetos de investigação, inventário e divulgação desenvolvidos na área da museologia.
Conferência “Ciência, Universidade e ‘Respublicanismo’: Práticas e Sociabilidades Científicas na I República” | Oradora: Ângela Salgueiro | 13 de Dezembro | Museu Arqueológico do Carmo | Lisboa
Conferência promovida pela Secção de História da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses.
3.º Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Casas-Museu | 14 de Dezembro | Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida | Lisboa
AzLab: Querubim Lapa Primeira Obra Cerâmica | 14 de Dezembro | Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Querubim Lapa é uma referência incontornável da cerâmica do século XX em Portugal. Para falar sobre a sua obra, sobretudo das suas criações entre os anos de 1950 e 1970, o AzLab#27 tem como convidada a investigadora Rita Gomes Ferrão.
Conferência “Contemporaneidade e Potência” | Orador: Pedro Lapa | 14 de Dezembro | Museu Coleção Berardo | Lisboa
Conferência realizada no âmbito do VI Ciclo de Conferências Internacionais sobre Arte, História e Pensamento, organizado pela Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias de Informação da Univ. Lusófona, em conjunto com o Museu Coleção Berardo.
Nesta comunicação procurar-se-á refletir sobre a noção de contemporaneidade, a forma como esta afetou os entendimentos da arte moderna e como pode ser problematizada hoje. Para tal serão revistas algumas conceções de tempo que enformaram as vanguardas artísticas e a partir da sua reconsideração crítica formular-se-ão outros entendimentos, que passam pela emergência da noção de acontecer, da contingência e da potência que esta encerra, para se descobrir, num mundo totalizado pelo presente, como o contemporâneo se pode revelar intempestivo.
Conversa Pública e Lançamento do Livro Arte Portuguesa no Século XX: Uma História Crítica | Oradores: Bernardo Pinto Ribeiro e João Ribas | 14 de Dezembro | Livraria de Serralves | Porto
Com esta obra luxuosa, repleta de belíssimas imagens (mais de 500), Bernardo Pinto de Almeida apresenta-nos uma visão profundamente original e inovadora da História da Arte portuguesa no último século. Rompendo com muitas das ideias cristalizadas no tempo sobre artistas inigualáveis como Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, e revelando a genialidade de nomes quase esquecidos, o mais importante crítico de arte da atualidade oferece-nos uma panorâmica, excecionalmente rica e solidamente fundamentada, da receção nacional aos movimentos artísticos do século XX e dos seus protagonistas.
Esta será, daqui em diante, ‘a’ História da Arte portuguesa contemporânea, referência incontornável para artistas, colecionadores, estudantes e amantes de arte.
Lançamento do Catálogo Lisboa uma Grande Surpresa | 14 de Dezembro | Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa – Fotográfico | Lisboa
O catálogo Lisboa uma grande surpresa resulta da exposição com o mesmo nome, patente ao público no Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa | Fotográfico até ao final do ano, sendo representativa do Fundo Antigo existente neste arquivo, e que documenta a memória da cidade, através de fotografias de vistas, ruas, praças e monumentos da capital, captadas por Arthur Júlio Machado e José Candido d’Assumpção e Souza entre 1898 e 1908.
Lançamento do Livro Cais da Pedra e Cais Real. Planos Joaninos para a Marinha de Lisboa | Autora: Alexandra de Carvalho Antunes | 14 de Dezembro | Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
A apresentação estará a cargo de Vitor Serrão, Maria Ramalho e Alexandre Sarrazola. A obra é editada pela Canto Redondo e conta com o apoio de DGPC, H Tecnic e ICOMOS-Portugal.
Palestra “Consciência Histórica, Identidade e Património. D. Fernando II Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha-Koháry: O Manuelino Revisitado” | Orador: José Monterroso Teixeira | 14 de Dezembro | Grémio Literário | Lisboa
Iniciativa realizada no âmbito do 2.º Centenário do Nascimento de D. Fernando II.
Colóquio Internacional “Diogo do Couto: História e Intervenção Política de um Escritor Polémico” | 15 e 16 de Dezembro | Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo | Lisboa
Este Colóquio pretende congregar um conjunto de investigadores que têm estudado o autor, a sua produção textual e/ou a sua época, no sentido de propiciar um espaço de reflexão e dar novo fôlego aos estudos coutianos, no momento em que se cumprem 400 anos sobre a morte de Diogo do Couto, ocorrida em Goa a 16 de Dezembro de 1616.
Seminário Internacional “José Mattoso – Oposição e Composição: Nos 30 Anos sobre a Identificação de um País” | 16 de Dezembro | Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
O debate científico e a problematização historiográfica voltam a ser valorizados em mais uma edição do seminário internacional José Mattoso. Desde o seu início, em 2004, e nas edições entretanto realizadas, estes encontros destacam-se como espaços de debate científico e de diálogo profícuos e inovadores em torno de questões e conceitos propostos anteriormente por este historiador. A edição deste ano pretende trazer à discussão o impacto e operacionalidade dos conceitos “oposição” e “composição” na medievalística portuguesa, e parte da proposta introduzida há 30 anos por José Mattoso, com a publicação dos dois volumes da sua obra seminal Identificação de um País, Ensaio sobre as origens de Portugal.
Historiadores, historiadores da arte e geógrafos debaterão durante este encontro a pertinência desses conceitos para os estudos medievais contemporâneos.
International Conference “Theory’s History 196X-199X: Challenges in the Historiography of Architectural Knowledge” | 08 a 10 de Fevereiro | Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts | Bruxelas | Bélgica
This two-day conference brings together 76 young and established scholars to engage in a discussion on the challenges of the historiography of architectural knowledge. Confirmed keynotes are Joan Ockman, Ákos Moravánszky and Łukasz Stanek. The conference starts on Wednesday 8 February in the evening with a keynote lecture by Łukasz Stanek.
The online registration for the Theory’s History Conference is now open through our website. Please note that early conference registration will only be available through January 1st 2017.