CONF: Heritage Protection after 1945 (Exeter, 21-22 Nov 17)

State Socialism, Heritage Experts and Internationalism in Heritage Protection after 1945
Reed Hall, University of Exeter, UK, November 21 – 22, 2017

CONFERENCE SYNOPSIS

Histories of heritage usually perceive their object of study as a product of western modernity, and exclude the socialist world. Yet, understood as a cultural practice and an instrument of cultural power, and as a “right and a resource”, heritage has played important roles in managing the past and present in many societies and systems. In the postwar period, preservation became a key element of culture in socialist and non-aligned states from China, the Soviet Union, and the Eastern Bloc to Asia, Latin America and Africa. Attention paid to the peoples’ traditions and heritage became a way to manifest the superiority and historical necessity of socialist development. However, the contribution of socialist states and experts to the development of the idea of heritage is still to be fully excavated. Continue reading “CONF: Heritage Protection after 1945 (Exeter, 21-22 Nov 17)”

CFP: The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018, (Paris 06/18)

International Conference
organized by LabEx
« Écrire une Histoire Nouvelle de l’Europe », University Paris-Sorbonne

04.06.2018-05.06.2018, Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)

Deadline: 10.11.2017

Concept: Michael Falser, visiting professor, University Paris-Sorbonne (2018) with Dany Sandron, professor, University Paris-Sorbonne

Today’s globalized concept of cultural heritage is often understood as a product of European modernity with its 19th-century emergence of territorially fixed nation-states and collective identity constructions.

Within the theoretical overlap of the disciplines of history (of art), archaeology and architecture cultural properties and built monuments were identified and embedded into gradually institutionalized protection systems. In the colonial context up to the mid-20th century this specific conception of cultural heritage was transferred to non-European contexts, internationalized in the following decades after the WWII and taken as universal. Continue reading “CFP: The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018, (Paris 06/18)”

CFP: The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018 (Paris, 4-6 Jun 18)

Call for Papers
The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018 – Re-assessing a Concept – Re-defining its Challenges

Paris
Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)
June 4 – 05, 2018

Deadline: Nov 10, 2017

International Conference organized by

LabEx “Écrire une Histoire Nouvelle de l’Europe”, University Paris-Sorbonne

Concept: Michael Falser, visiting professor, University Paris-Sorbonne (2018) with Dany Sandron, professor, University Paris-Sorbonne

Today’s globalized concept of cultural heritage is often understood as a product of European modernity with its 19th-century emergence of territorially fixed nation-states and collective identity constructions. Within the theoretical overlap of the disciplines of history (of art), archaeology and architecture cultural properties and built monuments were identified and embedded into gradually institutionalized protection systems. In the colonial context up to the mid-20th century this specific conception of cultural heritage was transferred to non-European contexts, internationalized in the following decades after the WWII and taken as universal. Continue reading “CFP: The Cultural Heritage of Europe @ 2018 (Paris, 4-6 Jun 18)”

CFP: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects (Ljubljana, 19-21 Mar 18)

Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991
– Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspective

International Conference

Ljubljana, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, March 19 – 21, 2018

Deadline: Nov 12, 2017

The research project team Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century (TransCultAA) invites applications for papers to be presented in Ljubljana in March 19-21, 2018.

Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century (TransCultAA) is a HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area – international and interdisciplinary research project of four countries (Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, together with the Commission for Provenance Research in Vienna, Austria, as associated partner). The four principal investigators are Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (project leader), Donata Levi, University of Udine, Barbara Murovec, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, and Ljerka Dulibić, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters HAZU in Zagreb. The project is being funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649307. Continue reading “CFP: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects (Ljubljana, 19-21 Mar 18)”

ANN: Lectures: Cultural Heritage / Kulturelles Erbe 2.0 (Wuerzburg, 26 Oct 17-01 Feb 18)

“Sammlungen – Provenienz – Kulturelles Erbe 2.0”

Lecture series, Fall 2017/18 

Thursdays, 6:15pm, open to all

Hörsaal 5
Philosophiegebäude Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
26.10.2017 – 01.02.2018

Lecture series of the Institutes for history, art history and museology of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in cooperation with the Museum für Franken (Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Würzburg) Continue reading “ANN: Lectures: Cultural Heritage / Kulturelles Erbe 2.0 (Wuerzburg, 26 Oct 17-01 Feb 18)”

CFP: Women’s Creativity 1918-2018 (Torino, 13-16 Jun 18)

International Conference
Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception
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Politecnico di Torino
Lingotto Campus
Via Nizza 230
Torino, Italy
June 13 – 16, 2018

Deadline: Oct 31, 2017

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After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment “from the spoon to the city,” and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design. Continue reading “CFP: Women’s Creativity 1918-2018 (Torino, 13-16 Jun 18)”

CFP: The Histories of Loans (Paris, 28-29 Sep 17)

Call for papers
THE HISTORIES OF LOANS :
MEMORIES AND CHALLENGES OF MUSEUM LOANS

Paris, Ecole du Louvre, 28-29 September 2017
International symposium

Since the end of the 19th century, the expansion of temporary exhibitions has determined the emergence of an international system for museums, based on the circulation of artworks and objects. For museums, sharing pieces from their collection has become crucial to ensure that they in turn get the loans they need to organise their own exhibitions. Lending artworks to prestigious institutions, particularly foreign ones, also enables curators to guarantee a heightened visibility to their own collections. Where to exhibit, how often, and which pieces can be obtained from which partners: nowadays, these are the fundamental criteria of a museum’s positioning within the international hierarchy of cultural heritage prestige. But loan policy does simply affect an institution’s image: it acts directly on the definition of the objects. The acceptation or refusal of a loan is the result of complex transactions, formulated or not, during which the value of an artwork is negotiated and reviewed. It also reflects the importance and rank of institutions, sometimes even of towns and nations.

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