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Colloquium: International graduate student colloquium in Amiens (May 29th – 30th 2018)

Journées doctorales internationales – « Quel lieu choisir ? Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe-XVIe siècles) » – Amiens 29 et 30 mai 2018 [FR et EN]

 

Le laboratoire Trame (Textes, représentations, archéologie et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance) de l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne s’est associé à l’UR Transitions. Moyen Âge et première Modernité de l’Université de Liège et au Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance de l’Université de Tours à l’occasion de rencontres doctorales en trois volets. Leur but est de favoriser les échanges et les débats entre doctorants, jeunes chercheurs et collègues expérimentés. Le premier volet a lieu à Liège les mardi 30 et mercredi 31 janvier 2018, avec pour thème « Transition(s) : concept, méthodes et études de cas (XIVe-XVIIe siècles) ».
Le deuxième volet de ces journées aura lieu à Amiens les mardi 29 et mercredi 30 mai 2018, et aura pour thème :

 

« Quel lieu choisir ?
Implantation, représentation et mention de l’édifice et de l’objet (XIe-XVIe). »

 

Ces journées seront divisées en deux temps : tout d’abord le choix du lieu de l’édifice, puis le choix du lieu de l’objet. La construction d’un nouvel édifice démarre généralement par une importante réflexion sur son lieu d’implantation. Le choix de ce dernier peut être stratégique ou symbolique, voire les deux, et dépend de sa fonction, de son commanditaire et de l’environnement dans lequel il doit être situé : un monastère qui souhaite s’implanter dans un endroit reculé ou au cœur d’un centre urbain ; un lieu de pouvoir qui doit dominer un territoire donné ; une forteresse militaire qui doit avoir un emplacement stratégique… Il est ainsi intéressant d’étudier l’ensemble des facteurs, des acteurs et des enjeux rencontrés dans ce processus d’implantation, que le lieu concerné soit urbain, péri-urbain, rural ou isolé.

 

Il en va de même pour les objets : tableaux, sculptures, objets précieux, reliquaires, bijoux, monument funéraires, meubles, attributs liés à une fonction ou à un pouvoir, objets porteurs de symbole… Un grand nombre d’entre eux nécessite d’être placés dans un lieu spécifique, qu’il s’agisse d’un lieu réel ou de la composition d’une œuvre bidimensionnelle. L’objet et le lieu ou l’édifice qui l’accueille interagissent et peuvent être conçus ou modifiés en conséquence.

 

L’objectif de ces journées doctorales est ainsi d’apprécier la notion de lieu dans toutes ses déclinaisons afin de mieux comprendre sa conception et son importance au cours du Moyen Âge et de la première Modernité.

 

Pour plus d’informations vous pouvez contacter les organisatrices:
Julie Colaye: juliecolaye@gmail.com
Marie Quillent: marie.quillent@wanadoo.fr

 

[EN]

The research laboratory Trame (Texts, Representations, Archaeology and Memory from Antiquity to the Renaissance) of the University of Picardie Jules Verne associated with the research unit Transitions. Middle Ages and First Modernity (University of Liège) and with the Center for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance of the University François Rabelais (Tours) on the occasion of international PhD students ‘ Meetings in three parts. Implemented by PhD students of these three institutions, the aim of the meetings is to enable exchanges and discussions between PhD students, junior researchers and experimented colleagues. The first part will be held in Liège on Tuesday the 30th of January and Wednesday the 31st of January 2018 on the theme « Transition(s) : concept, methods and case studies (14th-17th centuries) ».

 

The second meeting will be held in Amiens on Tuesday the 29th of May and Wednesday the 30rd of May 2018 on the theme :


« Why did they choose this place? Settlements, Representations and References of Buildings and Objects (11th-16th centuries) »

This meeting will be divided into two parts: first, the choice of the place of the building, and then the choice of the place of the object.

 

The construction of a new building usually start with an important thinking concerning the localization. The choice is strategic or symbolic, sometimes both, and depend on its function, its sponsor and its geographical context. For example, a monastery will set up on a secluded place or, in the contrary, on an urban center; a military fortress must occupy a strategic place to dominate a territory etc. In this way, it’s interesting to study all these factors, actors and issues regarding the establishment process in a rural, urban or suburban context.
In the same way, objects (such as paintings, sculptures, precious objects, reliquaries, pieces of jewellery, funerary monuments, pieces of furniture, symbols of power etc.) are interesting to study. Lot of them need to be placed on a specific location, whether it’s in a real place or in the composition of a bidimensional work. The place where the object is arranged can be modified in consequence as there are interactions between them.
The goal of this Meeting is to gauge the notion of place in all its forms in order to understand its meaning and its importance during the Middle Ages and First Modernity.

 

More informations can be asked at:
Julie Colaye: juliecolaye@gmail.com
Marie Quillent: marie.quillent@wanadoo.fr

 

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CFP: ‘Excess,’ 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2-3 March 2018

fixedw_large_4xCall for Papers: Excess, 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, 2-3 March 2018
Deadline: December 1, 2017

Excess conjures the idea of the extractable, left over, too much, or “extra.” Looking closely at perceptions of the extraneous reveals excess to be a historically constructed category that marks shifting notions of cultural values. Deemed peripheral, abject, deviant, and tertiary due to factors such as geographic relationships or conceptions of power at a particular moment, excess is the focal point of the 34th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture.

We invite submissions that explore themes of excess. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: opulence; decoration; the grotesque; the carnivalesque; caricature; exuberance; indulgence; exaggeration; extremes of religious or social practice and ritual; extravagant lifestyle; expressions and critiques of abundance; so-called “luxury arts”; the overbuilt.

Papers must be original and previously unpublished. Please send an abstract (300 words or less), a paper title, and a CV to bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2017. Selected speakers will be notified by December 23, 2017, and are expected to accept or decline the offer within a week of notification. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a question and answer session.

The Symposium will be held Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3, 2018, with a keynote lecture (TBD) on Friday evening at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery and graduate presentations on Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This event is generously sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/the-symposium/

CFP: Bad Reception: Negative Reactions to Italian Renaissance Art, Graduate Conference, Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, November 15 – 16, 2018

longform-original-10978-1418143091-9Call for Papers: Bad Reception: Negative Reactions to Italian Renaissance Art, Graduate Conference, Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, November 15 – 16, 2018
Deadline: January 31, 2018.

Advanced students currently enrolled in a Doctoral (Ph.D.) program are invited to submit a proposal for a paper to be presented at “Bad Reception: Negative Reactions to Italian Renaissance Art;” this international workshop will be held on 15-16 November 2018 at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. The event is organized by Diletta Gamberini (Italian Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Jonathan Nelson (Art History, Syracuse University in Florence), and Alessandro Nova (Art History, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut).

For the first time, “Bad Reception” sets out to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary fields to discuss the phenomenon of the negative reception of Italian art and architecture, as expressed across a broad spectrum of responses written during the long Cinquecento (late 15th to early 17th century). Scholarly literature has generally focused on individual case studies, or else on the specific inflections of negative criticism in codified literary writings, such as vituperative poems on art. The present workshop seeks to advance the current state of scholarship by exploring the intersections of different genres of texts that were used to criticize paintings, sculptures, and architectures (e.g. artistic literature, epistolography, poetry, memorialistic, and archival documents), and by seeing the impact these discourses had on the afterlife of the art under discussion.

We ask participants to consider one or more of the following points, ideally in reference to several different examples:

– What were the conventions used for criticizing works of art? What were their literary and art-historical sources and models? And how did such conventions evolve over the period under examination?
– How did the criticism articulated by one type of textual discourse (e.g. vituperative poetry) interfere with the form, contents and scope of negative comments to artworks made in different genres?
– On what aspects of the works of art did the critic mostly focus (e.g. lack of decorum, verisimilitude, iconography, technical skill, beauty)?
– What were the consequences of the negative evaluations for the artistic product itself and/or for its author (e.g. revision, rejection, removal, or destruction of the artwork; reduced status of the artist; different forms of reply to the comments)?

The workshop will consist of a series of 25-minutes papers, either in English or Italian, given by senior and junior scholars. Publication of the contributions to the “Bad Reception” workshop will be decided after the event. The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz will provide funding toward the cost of travelling and accommodation for accepted speakers.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Doctoral program; dissertation topics need to have been formally accepted. Proposals, written in English or Italian, must include the following information:
1. Academic Summary (university level only): a) name and address of current institution, b) short description of PhD dissertation (200-300 words), c) expected date of completion, d) name and email address of advisor(s).
2. Professional Summary: a list of relevant work experience and/or publications.
3. Proposal: title, and short description (200-300 words).

Interested applicants should send their proposal, in a single file (PDF),
to sekr_nova@khi.fi.it by January 31, 2018.