CFP: 15th International Congress of Turkish Art (Naples, 16-18 September 2015)

Call for Papers:
15th International Congress of Turkish Art (ICTA)
Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo (Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 12, Napoli), 16 – 18 September 2015
Deadline: 30 September 2014

We are pleased to inform you that the 15th International Congress of Turkish Art will take place in Naples, at the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, from September 16th to 18th 2015. Even though maintaining the traditional topics of the previous congresses, the organizers proposed a specific section devoted to Italy and the Turkish world. They ask participants wishing to give lectures, to submit abstracts on any of the following topics (grouped under three headings):

I. Turkish Arts and Aesthetics
a) Architecture
b) Painting, painters and the decorative arts
c) Arts of the book
d) Arts of fire: Tiles, ceramics and glass
e) Metalwork
f) Rugs and textiles
g) Scholars, collectors and collections
h) Turkish Arts in Europe/Italian collections

II. Italy and the Turkish World: Interactions
a) Architecture and decoration
b) Trade, diplomacy and the arts
c) The image of the Turk in Italian art
d) Naples and the Ottoman World
e) Music and performing arts

III. Archeology/Excavations

The languages of the Congress will be Turkish, English and Italian. The papers should not exceed 20 minutes in duration. Abstracts should only be submitted in English (min. length 250, max 500 words) and sent to the Italian Organizing Committee. Simultaneous translation will not be available at the Congress.

In view of the great interest that is expected, the International Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide on the papers to be given on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Adjudication will take place using the blind evaluation method. Those submitting abstracts will be informed of the International Organizing Committee’s decision at the time of the Second Circular is sent out, at latest by November 2014.

Those wishing simply to attend to the Congress (i.e. without reading a paper) should notify the Italian Organizing Committee of their intention to do so by October 30th 2014.

Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2014.


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