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  • Lausanne

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Milano allo specchio: da Costantino al Barbarossa l’autopercezione di una capitale

    L’intention de ce colloque est de regarder Milan à travers ce prisme autoréférentiel. Le but est de repérer les points cruciaux de ce processus historique en se servant d’approches transdisciplinaires qui permettent de fournir une vision à 360 degrés. Les contributions d’historiens, d’historiens de l’art, d’archéologues, d’historiens de la langue et de philologues consentiront donc de dessiner une image novatrice de la ville. Les axes porteurs de telle réflexion s’articuleront autour de trois thématiques : Milan capitale, la figure d’Ambroise et les emblèmes royaux lombards. Il s’agit de concepts qui reviennent régulièrement au fil des siècles afin de justifier les ambitions politiques, territoriales, ecclésiastiques, ainsi que culturelles de la ville. Pendant nos journées d’étude, on essaiera de comprendre par quels instruments – en prenant en considération tous les médias artistiques et les différentes sources – la continuité de la ville se construit. Il s’agira également de décrire les mécanismes qui font de la tradition un agrégateur identitaire fondamental.

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  • Venice

    Conference, symposium - Early modern

    “Venetian” enamels on copper from the Italian Renaissance

    Artistic geography, collecting, technology

    Enamelled and gold flecked copperware are a rare and highly refined feature of the decorative arts of the Italian Renaissance, of which less than three hundred pieces survive, and which are traditionally referred to as Venetian. Admired and sought after in the 19th century, when the main European collections were built up, these objects, whose origins date back to the end of the fifteenth century, were subsequently forgotten. The cross-disciplinary conference will shed light on technical and manufacturing aspects, and the forms and decorations of these artistic masterworks, which can be found in major museums and collections throughout the world, and point to the socio-cultural context of which they are a product. An attempt will be made to define a corpus of forms and decorations, to identify clients and patrons, thanks mainly to research into heraldry and symbols, and finally to trace their arrival on the European and American art markets in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively.

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  • Liège

    Call for papers - History

    Essere uomini di “lettere”: segretari e politica culturale nel Cinquecento

    As part of two research projects lead at the University of Liège – EpistolART and Artists, men of letters and secretaries of the Duke in the court of Cosimo I de’ Medici – a conference dedicated to the figure of the secretary in the sixteenth century will be held on the 26th and 27th of February in Liège. The primary aim of this meeting is to question the secretary’s role as linking between the arts and letters to political institutions.

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  • Grenoble

    Call for papers - Europe

    Heritage and digital humanities

    This interdisciplinary and international conference aims at gathering and confronting two notions that are currently quite fashionable: heritage and digital humanities. Heritage, to be understood as goods shared by a community and founding its cultural identity, is to be taken in its widest meaning. Digital humanities offer methods, practices and numerical tools serving traditional research objects, but also new ones and leading to new theoretical and analytical approaches.We shall question the specific contribution of digital humanities to the development and dissemination of a given heritage. What can be the advantage of digital technologies with regards to more traditional approaches, whether it is museographical, ethnologic, literary, linguistic, etc.?

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