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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Caging the sky: art, history and anthropology of aviaries

    Deeply rooted in the long history of technology, architectural construction, and the domestication and acclimatisation of animal species by humans, aviaries are an interdisciplinary research subject offering multiple approaches for studying both past and present bonds, connecting societies to their environment, to explore the place of birds in the collective imaginary, but also to appreciate the originality of works or constructions that were conceived in order to  represent, signify or house animal life. They make a spectacle of the flight of birds for the external observer and tend to celebrate the captivity of animals as a state of “semi-freedom”.

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  • Palermo

    Call for papers - Representation

    In/visible: representation, discourse, practices, “dispositifs”

    Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

    How is the materiality of the visible world inscribed in its cultural representations? What are the more or less visible actors and mechanisms in the genesis of a cultural artefact? Should the visible / invisible binomial be considered as an anthropological constant or as the effect of a certain epistemological constellation? To what extent does visibility coincide with power and, therefore, how should one represent the in/visible? These are just some of the questions that cultural studies, in their innate interdisciplinarity and methodological heterogeneity can formulate with respect to the issue.

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  • Nantes

    Call for papers - Representation

    In the shadow of the masters: "secondary" artists in peinture, sculpture and architecture (12th-19th century)

    The essential locus of the workshop has to be enquired into. How is a workshop organized? Which role is given to each of its members? From preparing colours to realising some parts of the painting, from building a mould to pouring liquid bronze into this casting mould, or from drawing a project to managing a work site, which evolution and which autonomy can students benefit from regarding their masters? Vasari has revealed a progressive vision of Art History, which still prevails in the discipline: students are inevitably ending up overstepping their master (Michelangelo and Ghirlandaio) or outshining their father (Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro Bernini in the 17th century). But what about those who were not taken on and those who remained unskilled workers in their lifetime? Was their role really secondary? The ways and means of these artists’ dependence and emancipation regarding their masters, their model, or their technique has to be addressed.

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Truth and falsehood during the Renaissance

    Thanks to the coming of an information society and the rise of new media capable of spreading knowledge, our time is often described as a “post-truth” era. Could have any similar ambiguity been present in early modern Europe? Following the political and religious turmoil which marked the Renaissance period, together with the renewal of theorical and technical knowledges, a whole new range of relations between truth and falsehood was established, thus producing a crisis of the current “regimes of truth” which this PhD conference aims to investigate. This two-day long PhD conference aims to encourage new, reflections, debates and to raise new questions about the ever-complex relation of Truth / Falsehood in the Renaissance period, while focusing on their epistemological context.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Exhibition design

    Aujourd’hui, à un moment où le design d’espace est appelé à répondre à la complexité de multiples réalités sociales, il nous paraît urgent de revenir à l’interrogation du potentiel heuristique d’une telle discipline. À l’égard de lectures interdisciplinaires, qui insistent sur la transversalité des langages hétérogènes, et sur l’exploration de nouvelles définitions spatiales, ce colloque vise une mise en perspective, historique et contemporaine, de divers cas d’études, capable de mobiliser une relecture critique des modalités de mise en espace contemporaines.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Contexts, forms and the reflection of censorship

    Creation, reeception and cultural canons between the 16th and 20th centuries

    L’enjeu de ce colloque est d’explorer les différentes formes de la censure dans la littérature et les arts. Le colloque portera essentiellement sur les formes indirectes de censure, et sur les relations qu’elles entretiennent avec l’histoire de la réception, la constitution d’un canon, et la genèse des œuvres.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Leonardo and Antiquity

    Conference at Hadrian's Villa

    To mark the five hundredth anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the “Istituto Autonomo Villa Adriana e Villa d’Este - Villae” (Tivoli, Rome) is organizing a conference with the theme of: “Leonardo and Antiquity”, at Hadrian’s Villa. At the dawn of the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci visited Villa Adriana, then known as “old Tivoli”. The conference in preparation intends to explore ways in which this journey influenced Leonardo's genius, also in the context of the time period and work of Leonardo's contemporaries and/or disciples. In the company of internationally recognized keynote speakers, the conference welcomes the participation of both Italian and foreign researchers and scholars who answer this call for papers, as a major focus of the conference will be to place Leonardo's trip to Tivoli within a broader cultural context. The deadline for the paper proposals is fixed at January 25th, 2019.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - History

    Rebuilding / Restoring Rome

    The Renewal of Buildings and Spaces as Urban Policy, from Antiquity to the Present

    Everywhere in Rome, monuments are covered with ancient or modern inscriptions that not only contain the name of the original builder but also commemorate their restoration. Popes from the Quattrocento and Cinquecento who acted as urban planners, such as Sixtus IV, presented themselves as ‘restorers’, even when they were actually modernising the City. This phenomenon is not restricted to the Renaissance period: many Roman emperors already claimed to be rebuilders, such as Augustus who repaired all the damaged temples of Rome according to the Res Gestae, or Septimius Severus who was called Restitutor Vrbis on his coinage. Rome thus seems to be a city that constantly needs to be restored, rebuilt, born again. This conference aims to investigate how the notions of restoration and rebuilding were a driving force of Rome’s urban transformation throughout its history, from Antiquity to the 21st century, as well as a political program put forward by the authorities and an ideal more or less shared by the different key actors of the city.

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  • Venice

    Call for papers - Europe

    Expertise in architecture

    France and Italy (17th-18th centuries)

    L’appel à communication a pour objectif de réunir des études portant sur des édifices parlants, c’est-à-dire documentés par des textes et des images évoquant directement ou indirectement les discussions dont ils ont fait l’objet lors de leur construction, leur entretien ou même leur démolition. Le contexte administratif de ces discussions et le profil des acteurs qui y participent sera restitué afin de comprendre sur quoi se fonde l’expertise de ceux qui, architectes ou non, parlent d’architecture. Une présentation générale du thème de l’expertise en architecture, centrée sur Paris et sur Venise, sera assurée par les organisateurs du colloque. Nous recherchons des études de cas localisées dans les principales provinces du royaume de France et les différents états italiens au cours des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.

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  • Nice

    Study days - Language

    Arrigo Boito. 100 years on

    La journée d'étude Arrigo Boito. Cent ans après aura lieu à la faculté des lettres, arts et sciences humaines à partir de 9 heures. Elle se décline en quatre mouvements, avec deux parties : Boito nouvelliste et Boito librettiste et compositeur.

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  • Rome

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Early modern

    Economic history specialist, 17th-18th century - École française de Rome

    PerformArt program

    L’École française de Rome recherche un spécialiste de l'histoire économique XVIIe - XVIIe siècle, poste à pouvoir dès que possible dans le cadre du programme européen « PerformArt » (Promoting, Patronising and Practising the Arts in Roman Aristocratic Families).

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  • Turin

    Call for papers - Thought

    Aristotle in Quotation: An example of the reappropriation in philosophy of the discourses of past knowledge

    Quatrième colloque dans le cadre du Programme Le problème de la réappropriation par la philosophie des discours de savoir antérieurs (Colloque 1 : « La poésie archaïque comme discours de savoir », 28-29 novembre 2014 ; Colloque 2 : « La poésie dramatique comme discours de savoir », 21-22 mai 2015; Colloque 3:  « Platon citateur : un exemple de réappropriation par la philosophie des discours de savoir antérieurs », 29-31 mars 2017). Faisant fond sur les résultats obtenus lors des trois colloques précédents (en cours de publication chez les Classiques Garnier), nous aurons à examiner les citations (directes ou indirectes) de Aristote non seulement aux poètes archaïques et classiques, mais également aux autres discours de savoir non philosophiques.

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  • Naples

    Conference, symposium - History

    The worship of the Virgin Mary - historical research and disclosure

    Ces deux journées de séminaire international proposent d'abord d'explorer « temps, expression, diffusion et mutations de la dévotion mariale » de la première modernité aux débuts de l'époque contemporaine à partir de la présentation du Dictionnaire historique de la Vierge Marie dirigé par Fabienne Henryot et Philippe Martin (Perrin, 2017) en réunissant des historiens français et italiens spécialistes d'histoire religieuse, d'histoire du livre, et de l'art dans un débat scientifique ouvert au regard de l'anthropologue et à celui de jeunes chercheurs. La rencontre donne aussi l'occasion d'appréhender matériellement son sujet par des visites de lieux représentatifs de la piété mariale napolitaine, mais aussi de considérer la dimension divulgative de la recherche historique par l'approche cinématographique que le film L'apparition de Xavier Giannoli (France, février 2018) autorise.

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Language

    Contemporary song of Langue d'Oc and Italy. Roots, dialect and transnational dynamics

    Ces dernières décennies ont vu une diversification notable de la scène musicale occitane. La chanson d'oc s'est renouvelée dans les échanges avec des musiciens issus d'autres sphères culturelles, souvent méditerranéennes, mais pas seulement. L'étude de ces dynamiques transnationales permet de comprendre comment la chanson dialectale pose des questions essentielles : rapport entre dimensions locales, nationales et mondialisation, enracinement et multiculturalisme, face à face entre cultures dominantes et civilisations minorées. Nous consacrerons une journée aux liens entre la chanson d'oc et l'Italie. Nous étudierons les échanges entre la chanson d'oc et la culture italienne conçue comme une mosaïque de cultures régionales, dans une dynamique à double sens, sans limite dans le temps (héritage culturel lointain, choix d'instruments ancrés dans une pratique musicale ancestrale, influences récentes).

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Writing Space with Moving Images: Exhibition, Museum and Urban Itineraries

    This special issue seeks to explore the use of moving images as a museographic tool, distancing itself from the institutions of contemporary art in order to address all forms of writing the exhibition space through cinema, video and other devices linked to moving images, focusing on museums, commercial presentations and fairs, on architectural and urban contexts, in the present or with a historical perspective.

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  • Call for papers - America

    « América Crítica » – Varia

    Issue 2(1) – 2018

    The editors are looking for articles, translations, interviews as well as book or performance reviews. América Crítica is a peer reviewed, biannual journal published by CISAP (Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi sull’America Pluriversale) at the University of Cagliari, Italy. It publishes unsolicited articles related to any area of American Studies, Latin American Studies and Hemispheric American Studies (literature, history, linguistics, arts, cultural studies, film studies, politics, social sciences and anthropology). It especially welcomes contributions focusing on a comparative approach, native and/or minority cultures in the Americas, American urban cultures, and marginal and contested cultures and identities in the Americas.

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  • Nanterre

    Summer School - Representation

    Art and Politics

    Springtime Academy 2018

    The 16th AnnualSpringtime Academy (École de printemps d’histoire de l’art) organized by the International Consortium on Art Historywill take place from June 18–23, 2018, at the Université Paris Nanterre, on the theme “Art and Politics,” reflecting the fiftieth anniversary of the events of May 1968. This weeklong program will bring together students at the masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels from various disciplines and specializations to share research, working methods and experience in an international and interdisciplinary dialogue with advanced scholars and professionals.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    "Aiutando l’arte". Inscriptions in Tridentine decors in Italy

    La dépréciation du recours aux inscriptions par la théorie artistique du Cinquecento se voit tempérée lors du Concile de Trente par la volonté ecclésiastique d'un encadrement des pratiques de l'image. Pour comprendre les enjeux et explorer les modalités de cette revalorisation momentanée du rôle didactique de l'écrit au sein de l'image, cette journée d'étude sera consacrée à l’importance, à la place, aux types, aux formes et enfin aux fonctions des inscriptions et écritures qui font retour en nombre dans les décors religieux monumentaux d’Italie pendant la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle et au début du XVIIe siècle.

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  • Zurich

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Augustine, Augustinians and Augustinianisms in the Italian Trecento

    Se l’importanza di Agostino per alcuni autori trecenteschi italiani è fatto auto-evidente, basti pensare a Francesco Petrarca che lo scelse come suo inquisitore e guida spirituale nel Secretum, la lunga durata di questa influenza nel corso del secolo è ancora in gran parte da esplorare, a partire dal caso più contestato, quello di Dante Alighieri. Parallelamente questo convegno s’interesserà al modo in cui l’attività dei membri dell’OESA ha plasmato la vita culturale peninsulare nel corso del secolo e contribuirà a rimettere in questione le categorie storiografiche di agostinismo e anti-agostinismo.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Representation

    The italian fascism through the prism of contemporary arts

    Reinterpretations, montages, deconstructions

     

    In a more or less explicit way, daily news bring to our attention the survival of forms and values which rely on fascist imagery. Thinking about fascism through the prism of contemporary arts means to deal with a term whose significance has to be read at least in a double sense: on one hand, the historical experience of the regime that ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943; on the other hand, by extension, the very form of totalitarian power. Contemporary arts’ gaze seems to work on these two different albeit related topics: the Italian fascism as historical event (faced with all the troubles of its memories), and the fascism as the fundamental process of power’s relationship and rituals.

     

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