Appel à communication : “Collecting, Antiquities, and Eighteenth-Century Art” (19-21 mars 2020)

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (19-21 mars 2020)

Date limite : 15 septembre 2019

The influence of the Greco-Roman world permeated eighteenth-century visual and material culture following the excavations that began at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Demand for large-scale sculpture and their copies, Greek vases, and the many Neoclassical paintings that were influenced by antiquity rose in the wake of eighteenth-century excavations as collectors passionately sought such objects. Likewise, more portable souvenirs such as prints, micro-mosaics, fans, gems, and architectural models also found their way into collectors’ hands. This panel seeks papers that examine the intersections of collecting, antiquities, and eighteenth-century art. What new perspectives can be used to explore how Greco-Roman art functioned in collecting during the long eighteenth century? This panel looks to examine collecting more broadly, including collections of specific collectors, types of popular collectibles, or reworked Greco-Roman artifacts.
Papers focusing on non-traditional or little-known objects and collectors are particularly welcome.

Abstracts to be submitted to Lauren DiSalvo, Dixie State University; and Katherine Iselin, University of Missouri;

Appel à communication : “Relics and the Arts between Europe and America” (Bogota, 8-12 juin 2020)

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá /Sede Caribe, Cartagena de Indias

Date limite : 30 septembre 2019

Relics and the Arts between Europe and America: Debating Shared Histories

This international conference aims to explore art historical issues regarding relics and reliquaries in the early modern period in the Iberian world. By bringing together papers that deal both with the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, we also wish to provide a forum for wider discussion and debate regarding the presumed ‘shared histories’ of these territories as far as concerns relics and reliquaries, objects which are as peculiar as they are inextricably tied to the Catholic societies of this age. The conference focuses on four thematic units, described below.

1. Relics and Relic-Images
In the last decades, the historiography of art and religion in the Spanish American viceroyalties has seen a considerable rise in studies of miraculous images, many of which were endowed with a special status similar to that of relics. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as ‘relic-images’, the most obvious example being the Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico. On the other hand, relics and the art they generated, as well as the concomitant process of the construction of local identity usually associated with religious practice, belief and material culture, have been far less explored for the Spanish American viceroyalties. Consequently, it is often believed that relics were less important in the American continent than in Europe and Spain. This session invites debate about this matter in order to better understand the nature of these two types of objects –relics and images– and how they relate to each other. Continuer la lecture de « Appel à communication : “Relics and the Arts between Europe and America” (Bogota, 8-12 juin 2020) »

Workshop : “Wunderkammern- Materialitaet, Narrativik und Institutionalisierung von Wissen” (Berlin, 18-19 septembre 2019)

Berlin, Heilig-Geist-Kapelle, Spandauer Strasse 1
18 et 19 septembre 2019

In den europäischen Wunderkammern der Frühen Neuzeit werden materielle Objekte, die aufgrund besonderer Eigenschaften dazu imstande sind, das Staunen der Betrachter auszulösen, einem exklusiven Publikum präsentiert. Die gezeigten Stücke sind nach je eigenen Kriterien geordnet und machen durch ihre Zusammenstellung Besuchern einerseits Wissen verfügbar, andererseits dienen sie der Repräsentation von Institutionen und Herrschaft. In einem Doppelworkshop, der nacheinander an der Freien Universität Berlin und an der Technischen Universität Dresden (05./06.12.2019) stattfinden und auch Sammlungen in beiden Städten in den Blick nehmen wird (Wunderkammer Olbricht, Grünes Gewölbe, Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon), sollen formale und funktionale Aspekte von Wunderkammern hinsichtlich ihres Zusammenspiels von Materialität und Narrativik untersucht werden.

Der erste Teil des Workshops nimmt Verbindungen der frühneuzeitlichen Praxis des Sammelns und Präsentierens von Dingen in Wunderkammern zu Formen des Erzählens in den Blick. Dabei werden folgende Fragen im Zentrum stehen: Welche Rolle kommt narrativen Ordnungsformen bei der räumlichen Inszenierung und erschließenden Wahrnehmung von Objekten in einer Wunderkammer zu? Werden diese Ordnungsformen in Texte und bildliche Darstellungen, die narrative Elemente aufweisen, übernommen, durch sie weiter ausgearbeitet, reflektiert und verbreitet? Finden sich narrativ organisierte Sammlungen auch in der Literatur- und Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters und inwiefern schließen die Ordnungen frühneuzeitlicher Wunderkammern hieran an?

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