Appel à communication : Die Kuenste in Berninis Rom

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Auto-portrait, vers 1623, huile sur toile, 38 x 30 cm, Rome, Galerie Borghèse.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel à candidature : 17 mars 2017

Date de la manifestation : du 29 novembre au 1er décembre 2017

Lieu : Rome, Bibliothèque Hertziana

This workshop seeks to create a platform for discussion and exchange between young scholars working on the Rome of multi-talent Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598 – 1680), focusing in particular on the history of art, architecture, music, literature and theatre. Though, in Francis Haskell’s words, the « artistic dictator of Rome”, Bernini’s was certainly not the only game in town. Indeed, the idea that the artist can be understood as a genius nurtured in an artistic vacuum has long been surpassed; during his lifetime, many artists left their mark on the Eternal City. Ever since Jacob Burckhardt, towards the end of the nineteenth century, embraced the baroque as worthy of scholarly attention, Rome has dominated baroque studies. As a result, it has become the ultimate test-case for new trends in the study of cultural history, giving room to an extraordinarily broad range of approaches and perspectives. The aim of this workshop is to bring together emerging scholars from a variety of backgrounds in order to explore the diversity of artistic and cultural production in one of the great eras of European culture, as well as the plurality of methods it has inspired. In doing so, we seek to promote international exchange and stimulate conversation, creating dialogues beyond the boundaries of local scholarly traditions and disciplines. The third day of the workshop will be reserved for on-site discussions in the city of Rome.

We invite abstracts from PhD candidates in the last years of their research as well as postdocs, from any part of the world, dealing with any aspect of the arts in Bernini’s Rome. Abstracts of max. one page and a short CV are to be sent to Joris van Gastel (gastel@biblhertz.it) and Stefan Albl (albl@biblhertz.it) by 17 March, 2017. The languages of the conference will be German, Italian, English, and French. The Bibliotheca Hertziana will cover travel costs (economy class) and accommodation in accordance with the provisions of the German Travel Expenses Act (Bundesreisekostengesetz).