5th International annual conference “Actual Problems of Art Theory and History” 2014

Winter_Palace_facade_large-620x312The Departments of Russian Art and West-European Art of the Faculty of History of St. Petersburg State University, the Department of Art Theory and History of the Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University and The State Hermitage Museum invite you to participate in the 5th International annual conference “Actual Problems of Art Theory and History”. The conference is to be held on October 28 – November 1, 2014 at the Faculty of History of St. Petersburg State University and The State Hermitage Museum.

The topical problems of art history and theory of art are to be discussed at the conference. The general theme of the conference 2014 is “Images of Classical Antiquity. Ancient Art and its Heritage in the World Culture”. Special attention of the plenary and the sessions will be paid to the phenomenon of art and culture of Classical antiquity, transformation of its legacy in the development of European art system and values, and its significance for the formation of entire European culture and various national cultures.

Working languages of the conference: Russian and English.

Applicants are welcome to suggest papers on all the themes on art from early Middle Ages up to modernity provided they are concerned with the above mentioned problems. It is proposed to hold a plenary session and thematic sessions. Posters are to be admitted to the corresponding sessions. The applications and abstracts of papers should be sent before the 30th of June, 2014 to the following e-mails: conference@actual-art.org (with the subject line “For the conference”).

The application should include the following information:
– Full name
– Date, country and place of birth
– Title of the paper
– University / Place of work, its address and postal code
– Position
– Supervising professor
– Home address and postal code, telephone, fax, e-mail

Please, indicate whether whether you need the University’s assistance in issuing the Russian visa. The applications of students, postgraduate students and young specialists without an academic degree should be accompanied by the recommendation of one`s supervisor sent from the personal e-mail of the latter or a scanned version of the recommendation signed by the supervisor.

The Committee will organize the sightseeing tours to Pavlovsk and Tsarskoye Selo. Also it is possible to arrange seminars in Novgorod and Pskov (1–2 days, at the wish of the participants of the conference). The accommodation of the participants during the conference will be free of charge.

The abstracts of papers should be presented in electronic form, as a Microsoft Word document in Russian or English with 1,5 space, text size 12, Times New Roman Cyr, field size 25 mm. The character limit is 2,000.The name of the file should coincide with the name of the applicant.
The participants will be selected by the Organizing Committee according to the following criteria:
– relevance and the innovative character of the presented research
– quality of the abstracts
– possibility to group the papers into several sessions by their subjects
The materials not selected for participation in the conference are not reviewed and not sent back. The applicants will be noticed upon the selection results by the 10th of September 2014.

The abstracts of papers will be published in 2014. The most prominent papers will be included in the volume of the conference to be issued in 2015.

For the provisional programme and proposed sessions please see programme-of-the-conference-actual-problems-of-art-theory-and-history-2014

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