CFP: Collecting impressionism (Rouen, 25-26 Jun 20)

Rouen, H2o auditorium, June 25 – 26, 2020
Deadline: Jun 20, 2019

An international symposium organised by the Paris Nanterre University Foundation in partnership with the Labex “Les Passés dans le Présent” , and the University of Rouen Normandy, with support from the Contrat Normandie-Paris Île-de-France: destination impressionnisme

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CFP: Material and Consumer Culture Network, European Social Science History Conference – Leiden 03/20

The International Institute of Social History will organize the Thirteenth European Social Science History conference, March 18 to 21, 2020 at Leiden University, The Netherlands


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CFP: Le marche de l’art dans la seconde moitie du XVIIIe siecle (Paris, 5 Jun 19)

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, June 05, 2019
Deadline: Apr 5, 2019

Appel à communication : “Le marché de l’art dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle : expertises, négociations et controverses”

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CFP: Rome in a Global World: the Carolingian Transition (Brno, 14-15 Oct 19)

Brno, Masaryk University, Hans Belting Library, October 14 – 15, 2019
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019

Rome in a Global World: Visual Cultures during the Carolingian Transition

The transformation of the geopolitical layout of the West caused by the rise of the Carolingian dynasty and a gradual separation from Byzantium placed Rome in a different and somewhat marginal situation, where new developments in visual culture emerged.

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CFP: ASAP/11: Ecologies of the Present (College Park, 10-12 Oct 19)

University of Maryland – College Park, October 10 – 12, 2019
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019

ASAP is an international and interdisciplinary organization that brings together scholars and artists working on the contemporary period. We are interested in supporting work on a range of media, including literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital arts. This year’s conference will be held from October 10-12, 2019, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

This year’s theme is “Ecologies of the Present.” Individual abstracts are due March 29, 2019, and seminar topics are due March 11.

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CFP: “In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire?” Moravian Gallery, Brno, September 12 – 14, 2019

In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire? Art and Culture in Interwar Central Europe
Deadline: May 1, 2019

The First World War is often held to have brought about not merely political and social disruption, but also a profound caesura in artistic and cultural life. Nowhere was this more evident than in Austria-Hungary, where Vienna and Budapest lost their pre-eminent status as cultural capitals, and the creation of new states transformed the political and artistic status of cities such as Prague, Brno, Salzburg and Košice. The disruption to artistic life was dramatically symbolised in the deaths in 1918 of some of the leading figures of pre-war modernism: Otto Wagner, Gustav Klimt, Bohumil Kubišta and Egon Schiele.

Post-war nostalgia for the Habsburg Empire amongst writers such as Joseph Roth, Stefan Zweig and Miklós Bánffy is well known and, as Marjorie Perloff has suggested, the collapse of Austria-Hungary left its imprint on what might be termed a specific ‘austro-modernism.’ But what was the impact of the events of 1918 on the visual arts? How did artists, designers and architects negotiate the changed terrain of the post-war social and political world? To what extent did the memory of the Habsburg Empire continue to shape artistic life? To what extent did artists and architects actively seek to consign it to oblivion?

As part of the ERC-funded project “Continuity / Rupture? Art and Architecture in Central Europe 1918-1939” ( this conference examines the ways in which the visual arts shaped and were shaped by new aesthetic, political and ideological currents, with particular reference to Austria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

Proposals (300 words) are invited for 30-minute papers that examine topics such as:

1. Cultural memory of the Habsburg Empire
2. Formation and reformation of the avant-gardes
3. Exile and migration
4. The destruction, creation and renewal of artistic networks
5. The art market, galleries, museums and other institutions of the art world
6. Artistic, architectural and broader cultural policies of the new states

Confirmed keynote speakers are: Pieter Judson (EUI, Florence); Eve Blau (Harvard University); Milena Bartlová (Academy of Art and Design, Prague) and Enikő Róka (Kiscelli Museum, Budapest).

The deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday 1 May 2019. Submissions should be sent to:

CFP: American Art in the 1940s (Paris, 16-17 Apr 19)

Paris, April 16 – 17, 2019
Deadline: Feb 17, 2019

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American Art in the 1940s: Global Currents, Local Tides. A Study Day in Memory of Professor François Brunet (L’Université Paris Diderot)

Professor of Art and Literature of the United States at the Université Paris Diderot and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, François Brunet (1960-2018) was a historian of art and visual culture of the United States, who specialized in the history of photography. Among his numerous publications are La Naissance de l’idée de photographie (P.U.F., 2000), Photography and Literature (Reaktion Books, 2009), the anthology Agissements du rayon solaire (Presses de l’U de Pau, 2009), and the edited volume L’Amérique des images, Histoire et culture visuelles des Etats-Unis (Hazan/Paris Diderot, 2013).

In 1949, American philosophers John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley published Knowing and the Known, which laid out the fundamentals of transactionalism—a method of inquiry that emphasizes the collective and transactional nature of knowledge. In this view, the “transactional” is understood as an epistemological shift from the “interactional,” in which persons, objects, or ideas are organized as operating one upon another. Transactionalism challenges the notion of fixed causality, instead emphasizing a systematic approach to inquiry that locates its subject on the ever-dynamic nexus of space and time.

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