CFP: Rough stuff? Questions of quality in the arts during the Reformation (Nürnberg, 30 Sep 17)

Dürer-Lectures 2017
Rough stuff? Questions of quality in the arts during the Reformation
Grobes Zeug? Qualitätsfragen in den Künsten der Reformationszeit

Museen der Stadt Nürnberg – Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, 30.09.2017
Deadline: Jun 26, 2017

 The annual “Dürer lectures” have become an international event since 2002. They are jointly organized by the City of Nuremberg’s Cultural Council, the Museums of the City of Nuremberg and the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus-Stiftung Nürnberg eV.
The lectures are devoted to changing themes, in order to trace the manifold connections between the artist Albrecht Dürer, his work, his afterlife and his fellow- and posterity.
We particularly encourage experts from adjacent sciences to discuss the topic of Dürer from their perspective. The Dürer lectures are, last but not least, also a forum for young academics.

Rough stuff? Questions of quality in the arts during the Reformation
Dürer, Grünewald, or Cranach: The deaths of the great German genius generation around 1500 all coincide with the early days of the Reformation and apparently ‘nothing  better’ was able to follow their lead. Or did fine art shift to other genres, such as portrait painting or the tiny copper engravings of the so-called ‘ministers’ (“Kleinmeister”)? In any case, the discrepancy between crude propaganda woodcuts and faithful images of faith, on the one hand, and of the finest quality, on the other, never seemed as great as in the Reformation period.
The Dürer lectures, in the year of the 500th Reformation Jubilee, are intended to illuminate this thesis through different artists and works, either as scientific stereotypes or as useful cultural narrative perhaps.
During the time of the Dürer lectures, the exhibition New spirit and new faith. Albrecht Dürer as a symbol of the Reformation is being held at the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus.

Proposals of up to 200 words from all cultural and historical disciplines will be considered.
Individual lectures should last a maximum of 45 minutes and, with all scientific requirements, also be comprehensible for a broader audience. Subsequently, 15 minutes are planned for the discussion.
A fee of 200 euros per lecture will be paid. Travel and hotel costs are accepted.

Please send your proposal until 26. Juni 2017:
or via post
Museen der Stadt Nürnberg
Dr. Thomas Schauerte
Äußere Sulzbacher Str. 60
D-90491 Nürnberg

Reference: CFP: Qualitätsfragen in den Künsten der Reformationszeit (Nürnberg, 30 Sep 17). In: H-ArtHist, Mar 11, 2017 (accessed Mar 13, 2017). [in German]