CFP: New Approaches to Piranesi: A Virtual Roundtable (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture / online, 16 July 2021)

Photo: TIAMSA/Johannes Nathan

We are seeking proposals for a virtual roundtable of lightning talks on interdisciplinary approaches to the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78).

Application deadline: 16 June 2021

Recent scholarship by Heather Hyde Minor, Carolyn Yerkes, and Susan Dixon, as well as the current bestselling novel Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, have started to open the field of Piranesi Studies to new avenues of research and potentially wider audiences. This roundtable will consist of short presentations of 5-7 minutes followed by ample time for discussion. We hope the proposed format will encourage lively conversation and prompt new critical perspectives that will continue to broaden the interpretation of Piranesi’s works. We welcome topics that include but are not limited to eclecticism, globalism, reception, book history, biographical studies, cartography, collecting, translation, digital humanities, theater, fashion, music, archaeology, and the history of science. We are especially interested in hearing from graduate students, early-career scholars, and professionals engaged in a wide range of disciplinary fields and methods.

Please send an abstract of 150 words, a brief biography, and current contact information. Submissions should be sent to by Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Decisions will be sent on Friday, June 18.

Organized by Jeanne Britton and Zoe | University of South Carolina
Sponsored by HECAA (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture)