CFP: The Art of Ornament. Meaning, Archetypes, Forms & Uses (Lisbon, 23-25 Nov 17)

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, LisboaFundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, November 23 – 25, 2017
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017

The Art of Ornament. Meaning, Archetypes, Forms and Uses

The topics suggested for proposals for participating in this Conference
are generically the following, although others may be considered if
they are deemed pertinent and relevant:

– Contemplating the ornament our days: meaning, tendencies and paths.
– Ornament and portuguese decorative arts;
– Revivalism, exoticism and ornament
– Ornamentalists and engravers: creation, reception and dissemination;
– Ornament and architecture: historiography, theory and present times;
– Mobility and transcontinentality: the migration of forms;
– Between the sacred and the profane: appropriations, reinventions and
– Intersection, union and dissonance: literature, music and visual arts.

Abstracts (of no more than 500 words), accompanied by a short bio (250
words), in English or Portuguese, should be sent to the members of the
organizing committee, at by April 30, 2016.
Participants will be notified by the end of May, and the conference
program will be published in June. The languages of the conference are
English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

A selection of papers from the conference will be published in Revista
de História da Arte – Série W, an annual peer-reviewed digital  journal.

For all questions regarding administration and practical matters, as
well as the payment of the conference inscription, please send an email

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2017
Notification of acceptance of abstract: 31 May 2017
Provisional Programme: 30 June  2017
Deadline for registration: 31 August 2017
Conference: 23- 25 November 2017


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Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published a number of articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary art and literature, and she is also engaged as part-time volunteer horse-trainer. In a nutshell: Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education Graduate of the School of English, University of Wales, Bangor. Graduate of the University of Latvia Passionate about history, particularly the Middle Ages A horse-lover and horse-owner

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