CFP: Travelling Objects (Rome, 19-20 May 17)

Travelling Objects
Ambassadors of the cultural transfer between Italy and the Habsburg monarchy

Rome, May 19 – 20, 2017
Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

[Deutsche Fassung / Vedere la versione in Italiano]

The international conference travelling objects will focus on the material aspects of cultural transfers: the exchange of paintings, designs/drawings, sculptures or books. Our specific interest is in the movement of these inherently ambassadorial objects between Italy and the Habsburg Monarchy during the 17th and 18th centuries, and their reception and role in the transmission of information and ideas between the North and the South. Special attention will be given to the agents of the exchange, who promoted, organized or mediated the exchange.

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