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Les dynamiques de la relation avec le passé le plus récent de l’Europe moderne : entre rejet et acceptation

The dynamics of the relationship with the more recent past in early modern Europe: between rejection and acknowledgement

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Publié le mercredi 04 janvier 2017 par João Fernandes

Résumé

Les racines de l’idée de la Renaissance en tant que période d’innovation, de retour à l’éducation, au savoir et à l’art après une longue période de déclin, se retrouvent dans les réflexions de groupes contemporains d’intellectuels, d’artistes et d’élites culturelles. Ces groupes commencèrent à penser à leur période comme une nouvelle ère, distincte du passé proche, basant cette distinction sur leur relation renouvelée avec l’ère le plus lointaine des anciennes cultures de Rome et de la Grèce. Cette image d’une rupture abrupte avec un passé morose peut être considérée comme un mythe, mais ses origines sont néanmoins intrigantes : à quoi ces penseurs s’opposaient-ils, à quels niveaux, avec quelles divergences et quelles incohérences ? Cette conférence internationale interdisciplinaire propose d’explorer la perception des contemporains des temps modernes de ces continuités et divergences entre la Renaissance et la période précédente

Annonce

20-22 June 2017, Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR)

Argument 

The roots of the idea of the Renaissance as a time of innovation and revival of learning, wisdom and art after a long period of decline can be traced back to the thought of contemporary groups of intellectuals, artists, and cultural elites. These groups started to think of their age as a new era, distinct from the younger past, grounding this distinction on their renewed relationship with the more remote era of the ancient cultures of Rome and Greece. This image of an abrupt break with a past of gloom can be considered a myth, but its origins are nonetheless intriguing: what were these thinkers opposing themselves, at what level, with what discrepancies and inconsistencies? This cross-disciplinary international conference proposes to explore the early modern perceived reality of the continuities and the disruptions between the Renaissance and the previous period. By examining the numerous aspects and fields in which this conception of a time that had interposed itself between Antiquity and its renewal manifests, the conference hopes to better clarify the different Renaissance attitudes towards it.

From a cultural standpoint, our attitude towards our predecessors reflects on how we define ourselves. This has probably never been more true than for the groups of intellectuals, artists, and cultural elites that at the cross-over of what we now see as two different historical periods started to think of their age as a new era, distinct from the younger past, grounding this distinction on their renewed relationship with the more remote era of the ancient cultures of Rome and Greece. We have inherited from them this way of thinking about our history, albeit with several modifications. Nowadays this image of an abrupt break with a past of gloom and stagnation is under strong suspicion, like a myth; and just as all myths do, it unfolded and metamorphosed over the centuries that separate us from those ancestors into whose thought can be traced back the roots of this idea of Renaissance as a time of innovation and revival of learning, wisdom and art after a long period of decline.

The aim of this cross-disciplinary international symposium, to be held as the culmination of a year-long LE STUDIUM project at the CESR entitled “Middle Ages in Renaissance”, is to explore the early-modern perceived reality of the continuities and the disruptions between the two ages, in connection with but nevertheless besides their objective actuality. Examining the numerous aspects and fields in which this conception of a time that had interposed between the antiquity and its renewed admirers manifests itself, the symposium will provide an all-round view of the different renaissant perspectives towards it, thus contributing to a better comprehension of our perception of our history.

List of confirmed speakers

  • Pr Johannes Bartuschat, Universität Zürich , Romanisches Seminar – SWITZERLAND
  • Dr Giada Damen, The Morgan Library & Museum - New York – USA
  • Pr Paola Degni, University of Bologna- Department of Cultural Heritage – ITALY
  • Pr Simon Gilson, University of Warwick – UK
  • Pr Bruno Laurioux, University François Rabelais of Tours – FRANCE
  • Pr Concetta Pennuto, University François Rabelais of Tours – FRANCE
  • Pr Yves Pauwels, Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) de Tours – France
  • Pr Pietro Roccasecca, Accademia di Belle Arti, Roma - ITALY

Submission guidelines 

The languages of the conference are English and French. Prospective speakers are invited to submit proposals of no more than 350 words for 30-minute papers. Topics of interest and approaches may include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Latin language and literature
  • History and historiography
  • Science and technology
  • Fine and applied arts
  • Antiquities and archaeology
  • Philosophy          

Speakers’ expenses will be covered.

Please send your proposal and a brief bio before 15th February 2017 to:

  • Dr Maria Clotilde Camboni, maria.camboni@univ-tours.fr 
  • Pr Chiara Lastraioli, chiara.lastraioli@univ-tours.fr

Scientific committee

  • Dr Maria Clotilde Camboni, LE STUDIUM RESEARCH FELLOW, Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, Orléans & Tours, France; Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance - CESR (Université François Rabelais of Tours / CNRS), 59 rue Néricault Destouches, 37000 Tours, France
  • Pr Chiara Lastraioli, Professeur d’Études Italiennes au Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance - CESR (Université François Rabelais of Tours / CNRS), 59 rue Néricault Destouches, 37000 Tours, France; MSH (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Val de Loire - USR 3501, directrice) 
  • Dr Aurélien Montagu, Scientific Relations Manager, LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, 1 Rue Dupanloup - 45000 Orléans - FRANCE

Catégories

Lieux

  • 59 rue Néricault-Destouches
    Tours, France (37)

Dates

  • mercredi 15 février 2017

Mots-clés

  • Renaissance perspectives, Middle Ages

Contacts

  • Maria Clotilde Camboni
    courriel : maria [dot] camboni [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Maria Clotilde Camboni
    courriel : maria [dot] camboni [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Les dynamiques de la relation avec le passé le plus récent de l’Europe moderne : entre rejet et acceptation », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 04 janvier 2017, http://calenda.org/388430