Type : Appel à communication. Date limite appel à candidature : 1er février 2017. Date de la manifestation : 12-15 juillet 2017. Lieu : Lisbonne (Portugal).
Since Antiquity, the personification of water, as rivers or seas, is one of the recurrent elements in the iconography related to power. From Tigris to Ganges, from the Mare Nostrum to the Atlantic Sea, water seems to be an essential element in the visual display of powerful monarchies and empires. After the American epopee, oceans started to play an extraordinary role in the allegorical representation of the two main Empires involved, so to speak, Spain and Portugal, but not solely.
This panel seeks to approach water iconography, with special attention to Oceans, as a mode of representation of power throughout modern Era and deals with its role in politics and culture. We are interested in arts, music, and literature, and how they relate to the iconography of water and its relation with power. Especially welcome are cross-disciplinary contributions, proposals that address different cases studies in a comparative way and studies focused in ephemeral
architecture and theatrical context.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Ephemeral art: celebrations of victories, king’s birthdays or even religious events were the perfect context for the representation of water as the image of rulers.
Prints, emblems and propaganda: How the topic relates to the rulers propaganda.
European powers and the new Geography: How monarchies and sovereigns assumed the discoveries into their own image of power.
Odes, poetry and epic: How literature used the image of Oceans and Rivers to glorify the rulers and how it related to the visual arts.
Type : Appel à communication. Date limite : 4 janvier 2017. Date de la manifestation : 2 au 4 novembre 2017 Lieu : Gothenburg, Suède
Early modern satire – broadly, from c. 1500 to c. 1800 – is a vast but still underexamined field of representation. Although flourishing in “certain periods and certain places, satire can be said to be integral to the European project, often challenging the limits of tolerance and evoking hostility but also associated, increasingly in this period, with notions of freedom and enlightenment. This conference, hosted by Gothenburg University, seeks to position satire as a mode of representation throughout early modern Europe and clarify its role in politics, culture and religion. We seek proposals from scholars in all fields who work on aspects of satire in the period. Especially welcome are contributions that explore satire as a form of representation
existing across boundaries – of territories, of genres and/or periods. We also welcome proposals that situate satire in a wider aesthetic context, including cross-disciplinary work that seeks to address satire as a mode of for example visual representation. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : “Early Modern Satire : Themes, Re-Evaluations, and Practices”
Type : Journée d’étude Date limite pour envoyer une proposition : 4 septembre 2015. Date et lieu de la journée d’étude : 5 mars 2016 – The Courtauld Institute of Art, Londres. Comité scientifique :Katie Scott and Lesley Miller (The Courtauld Institute of Art).
Joubert de la Hiberderie’s Le Dessinateur d’étoffes d’or, d’argent, et de soie (1765) was the first book to be published on textile design in Europe. In preparation for the publication of an English translation and critical edition of the text this one day conference calls for papers that will analyse, critique, contextualise, review or otherwise engage with the Le dessinateur in the light of its themes : production, design, technology, education, botany and art. Joubert’s manual argues for both a liberal and a technological education for the ideal designer. Such a person must, he argues, have detailed knowledge of the materials, technologies and traditions of patterned silk in order successfully to propose new designs; he or she must also have taste and
an eye for beauty, which call, he says, for travel in order to see both the beauties of nature and those of art gathered in the gardens and galleries of Paris and the île de France.
We invite contributions from historians – of the book, of art and design, of science, of technology, and of matters social, industrial and economic. General questions we hope the conference will consider are : Who did Joubert hope to address through his book and to what end ? What was the international reach of the book ? And what other texts were its competitors ? What does Le Dessinateur tell us about the status, role and skills of the designer ? How did attitudes to gender inform Joubert’s notion of design and manufacture ? How did his ideal designer compare to what we know about the careers and livelihoods of designers at Lyons and elsewhere ? What relationship did Joubert envisage between design and technology, drawing and weaving ? We welcome proposals that address silk in its uniqueness and also those attentive to its relations of difference and similarity to other textile technologies. Finally, we welcome submissions from writers and critics on contemporary textiles interested in thinking about issues of fabric threaded through concerns and examples from the past.
Whatever the historical perspective, we call for submissions that engage with the priorities and explicit arguments of Joubert’s text and also those that look at it awry : for example, with a view to the phenomenology as well as the technology of production, or with respect to the cut, tuck and fold as well than the plane in design, with regard also to the iterations of pattern in use as well as the invention of singular design motifs, or to give one last example, in relation to tradition and memory as well as novelty and fashion.
Please send your proposed title, a brief 150 word abstract and a short CV to Katie Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lesley Miller (email@example.com) by Friday 4th September. Some financial support for travel expenses may be available.