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CFP: 12th Conference of Iconographic Studies: Iconography of Pain, Rijeka (Croatia),  May 31 – June 01, 2018

Call for Papers: 12th Conference of Iconographic Studies: Iconography of Pain, Rijeka (Croatia),  May 31 – June 01, 2018
Deadline: 20 January 2018

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between art history, history, theology, philosophy, cultural theory and other relevant disciplines concerning the representation and perception of pain (both physical and emotional) in history. Pain represents not only one of the very used subjects in art but also the strong creative force for many artists. It has been recently discussed as being a transformative force in cultural production but also beyond the cultural and temporal boundaries. It can be also perceived within specific methodological paradigm of the Warburg’s Pathosformel as well as within the broader theoretical contexts. We welcome academic papers that will approach these subjects in interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse angles. The themes and subjects include, but are not limited to the following:

  • pain as art form
  • torture, punishment and penal iconography
  • spectacle(s) of pain
  • violence in visual culture
  • martyrs and martyrdoms
  • passion iconography
  • dealing with pain – images of medical and other treatments in history
  • pain as creative impulse in art
  • (in)expressibility of physical pain

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically to cis@ffri.hr

A paper proposal should contain:

  1. full name, institution, affiliation, address, phone number(s), e-mail address
  2. title
  3. abstract (maximum 2 pages – 500 words)

Deadline: January 20, 2018

Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before February 20, 2018

There is NO registration fee

Administration and organizational costs, working materials, lunch and coffee breaks during conference, closing dinner as well as all organized visits are covered by the organizers.

All presented papers will be published in the thematic issue of the IKON journal in May 2019.

Lecture: ‘Lost in Transformation: Early Medieval Sculpture and National Narratives in Croatia’ (29th Nov 2016)

68314_407623029309611_840244416_nDr Magdalena Skoblar (British School at Rome) presenting on:

Lost in Transformation: Early Medieval Sculpture and National Narratives in Croatia’

The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting a lecture on Tuesday evening, November 29th, at 7.00pm in the Wolfson Room (NB01), IHR Basement, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU)

All those who are interested in Medieval Studies are very welcome to attend the lecture.

Call for Papers: Mapping urban changes (Dubrovnik, 20-22 Sep 2017)

dubrovnik-conrad-von-grunenberg1468Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 20 – 22, 2017
Deadline: Sep 5, 2016

The aim of this scientific workshop is to compare and discuss
methodologies of visualisation of the results achieved within the urban
history research. The intention is to gather researchers from different disciplines, like art and architectural history, urban development studies, geographical history, economic, social and political history
and archaeology, who would present their work. We are looking for papers dealing with the physical changes of urban tissue, its buildings or open spaces as well as those investigating the changes of the ways they were used, perceived or governed. The research could be based on
archival data, literary sources, old maps and city views or examination of the physical realm. The visualisations of these results realised through analytic maps, especially those made with the use of GIS programs or improved with 3D models are most welcomed, as well as any other methodology applied. The discussion will be focused on possibilities, obstacles, limits and achievements of these methodologies in the improvement of understanding and dissemination of the research results.

The scientific workshop is organized within the project Dubrovnik: Civitas et Acta Consiliorum. Visualizing Development of the Late Medieval Urban Fabric founded by Croatian Science Foundation; see more at ducac.ipu.hr . The papers will be published as e-book at the project web pages by the beginning of the workshop.

Keywords: mapping, visualisation, urban history
Period: Medieval, Early Modern, Modern

Organizers: Ana Plosnić Škarić and Danko Zelić, ducac project, Croatian
Science Foundation
Scientific Committee: Donatella Calabi, Alessandra Ferrighi, Nada
Grujić, Ana Marinković, Ana Plosnić Škarić, Danko Zelić

Location: Croatia, Dubrovnik, CAAS
Working Language: English

Abstracts Due to: 5 September 2016: in English, up to 300 words with
title; with name, affiliation, address and a CV up to 150 words
Notification of paper acceptance: 25 September 2016

Full Texts Paper Submissions Due to: 31 March 2017: c. 5000 words, in
English, Italian, French, German or Croatian