CFP: African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900 (Lisbon, February 25-27, 2019)

African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900

International Conference
University of Lisbon
February 25-27, 2019

Deadline for proposals: October 5th, 2018

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon (CH-ULisboa) organizes the International Conference African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, 25-27 February, 2019.

The organizing committee welcomes paper proposals on the following topics:

  • History of the African elephant’s environment, hunting and ecology
  • Laboratory methods for testing and preserving African elephant ivories
  • Production of ivory objects in Africa and the Americas
  • Elephants and ivory: religious significance and power discourse
  • Elephant ivory in the history of African art
  • African elephant ivories and the history of technical arts
  • Ivory and ethnomusicology
  • Circulation and trade of raw and carved ivory in Atlantic settings
  • Collections and daily uses of African ivories in Europe and the Atlantic World

Proposals should be sent using the following form:

For more information about this conference see:

For further inquiries you can also contact directly TIAMSA member Luís U. Afonso:


Conference: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present (workshops)

University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 Site Saint Charles, Rue du Professeur Henri Serre, 34080 Montpellier, June 8 – 09, 2018

Registration deadline: Jun 5, 2018


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CONF : All the Beauty in the World, Berlin, 13-15 Oct 2016

poster_all-the-beauty-of-the-worldAll the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European. Artefacts (18th-20th century)

Bauakademie am Schinkelplatz, 10117 Berlin, October 13 – 15, 2016

In the wake of the Western expansion, a fast growing number of non-European artefacts entered the European market. They initially made their way into princely cabinets of curiosities. Made possible by the forced opening and exploitation of more and more parts of the world and pushed by social and technological changes of the time, the 18th century brought a boom of the market of non-European artefacts in Europe. This came along with the emergence of a broader collecting culture and the development of a rich museumscape.

This market and its development between 18th and 20th century in terms of actors and networks involved, methods and places of exchange and monetary and ideological value of the objects are in the focus of an international symposium organized by the Institute for Art History in cooperation with the Center for Art Market Studies at Technical University Berlin, the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (CNRS) and the Labex TransferS (PSL) in Paris.

Convenors: Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, Dr. Christine Howald (Technische Universität Berlin), Dr. Charlotte Guichard (Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine/CNRS, Paris)

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