CFP: “NS-Art”? “Postwar-Art”? (Berlin, 24-25 November 2017)

“NS-Kunst”? “Nachkriegskunst”?

Universität der Künste Berlin, Raum 110
Hardenbergstrasse 33
10623 Berlin
Deadline: 01.09.2017

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ruppert, Universität der Künste Berlin, Arbeitsstelle für kulturgeschichtliche Studien.

For a long time the caesura “of the Nazi state” of 1933 and 1945 were set as boundaries for questions of history and art. Recent research on “Artists in National Socialism”, however, shows, however, that artists’ biographies show longer development cycles, which transcend the political systemic changes and are only partly subject to them.

This conference now more specifically asks for continuities and ruptures between the second phase of the National Socialist cultural policy around 1937/38, the collapse of national socialism in 1945 and the post-war period until 1955.

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CFP: Heritage Protection after 1945 (Exeter, 21 – 22 Nov 17)

University of Exeter, November 21 – 22, 2017
Deadline: Jun 20, 2017

State Socialism, Heritage Experts and Internationalism in Heritage Protection after 1945

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.

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