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CFP: Iconoclasm and Iconophilia (Rijeka, 1-3 Jul 17)

destruction_of_icons_in_zurich_1524Rijeka, Croatia, July 1 – 03, 2017
Deadline: Jan 30, 2017

Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference of Iconographic Studies on the topic:
Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia)

in collaboration with:
University of Sapienza in Rome (Italy)
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel)
Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome (Italy)

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the
dialogue between art history, history, theology, philosophy, and
cultural theory concerning the perception and definition of
iconoclasm(s) in history. From the word that developed on the
aggressive statements and actions against images (especially within the
reference to the historical disputes in Christianity) the term has come
to be applied to actions or movements that challenge apprized values
and cultivated beliefs. It has been recently discussed beyond the
cultural and temporal boundaries, as well as being a transformative
force in cultural production. When approached it usually stands
opposite to iconophilia and throughout the history the clash between
two terms produced not only theoretical background but also production
of works of art that shape our understanding of a particular period or
religious group. We welcome academic papers that will approach these
subjects in interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse angles. The
themes and subjects can include the following:

o    Iconoclasm within religious realms and history (censorships by
religious beliefs, iconoclastia, historical debates, edicts and
manifestos regarding images)
o    Iconophiles’ reactions, positions and influence
o    Damnatio memoriae and other political iconoclasm
o    Iconoclasm in modern and contemporary history
o    Iconoclasm as global term in visual arts

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

Contact person:
Sanja Jovanović
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
Sveucilisna avenija 4, 51 000 Rijeka, Croatia
E-mail: 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 30, 2017
Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before February
15, 2017

There is NO registration fee.

Administration and organizational costs, working materials, lunch and
coffee breaks during conference 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 2018.

Please contact us for any additional information.

Funding Opportunity: Getty Residential Grants (September 25, 2017 – June 29, 2018), deadline October 3, 2016

getty_logo_ogFunding Opportunity: Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 2017 – June 29, 2018
Application deadline: October 3, 2016

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for
the 2017–2018 academic year.

The Getty Research Institute theme, ICONOCLASM AND VANDALISM, explores
iconoclasm not only as a form of destruction or a means of repression,
but also as a vehicle for creative expression and protest. Iconoclasm
is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through
alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains
testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and
afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in
cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.

Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by
addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm,
protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae,
street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.

investigates the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic
relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to
AD 651. Reaching from the borders of Greece to India, the Persian
Empire was viewed by the Greeks as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival
and often as an existential threat. The rise of the Roman Empire as a
world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite
the common trade that flowed through their territories.

The 2017/2018 scholar year is the first of two terms that will be
devoted to this theme. Priority will be given to research projects that
are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range
of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

How to Apply: Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines are
available online at: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/apply
For more information about each theme please visit:
Please address inquiries via email to: researchgrants@getty.edu

Conference: Religion, Art and Conflict: Disputes, destruction and creation (Courtauld Institute, 5-6 December 2014)

15thc_angel_000[1]Although not a medieval conference per se, we think our readers will enjoy these two days on Religion, Art and Conflict at the Courtauld Institute in December, with sessions on manuscripts, historiographical reception of medieval art, and more besides.

Tickets (£26, £16 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) can be ordered here.

Throughout history religion and belief have been the catalyst for the creation of great buildings and works of art. However, religious art has frequently been disputed, despised and destroyed. Members are sought for a research group that will examine the role of reform, ideology and conflict in the destruction and preservation of religious art and architecture. The group will also investigate how theological disputes and religious conflicts have been the impetus for new intellectual and creative approaches to the visual and material arts.

The papers presented at the conference will cover 600 years of art history, from fifteenth-century Florence to depictions of Islam after 9/11, and a breadth of topics from medieval monasticism to William Blake’s theology of art, from Bhutanese seventeenth century art to the Vatican’s relationship with contemporary art, and much more.

Friday, 5 December
13.30 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 14.05 Introduction and Welcome

14.05 – 15.30 Session 1: Cultural Interaction or Conflict?

María Molina Fajardo (University of Granada): Building a ‘Catholic Site’: Spaces of Encounter, the Aggression and the Creation of the Village of Nigüelas (Granada) after
the Castilian Conquest

Ariana Maki (University of Colorado Boulder): Lines and Lineages: Depicting History and Religion in 17th-Century Bhutan

David Low (The Courtauld Institute of Art): The Ruins of Ani: the Rediscovery, Destruction and Reconstruction of an Armenian City

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE/TEA BREAK (tea /coffee provided)

16.00 – 17.00 Session 2: Word, Image and Conflict – Liturgical Books in Late Medieval and
Reformation-era England

Jayne Wackett (University of Kent): Liturgical Images in the English Reformation:
Lost, Found and Altered

Michael Carter (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Tuppence Worth: an Annotated Missal
from a Cistercian Abbey

17.00 – 17.15 COMFORT BREAK

17.15 – 18.15 Keynote Lecture: James Carley (York University, Toronto / University of Kent): ‘So myserably peryshed in the spoyle’: John Leland and John Bale on the Dissolution of the English Religious Houses

18.15 – 18.30 Summary and discussion


Saturday, 6 December

09.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.30 Session 3: Violence, Destruction and Creation in Renaissance and Counter-
Reformation Italy

Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art): ‘Art came to an end’: Making and Destruction in Fra Filippo Lippi’s Medici Altarpiece

Anna Marazuela Kim (University of Virginia): Idols of Art and of the Mind: Sculptural and Spiritual Iconoclasm in Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà

Eva Papoulia (The Courtauld Institute of Art): The Cappella Gregoriana in St. Peter’s: a Catholic Response to Protestant Claims

11.30 – 12.00 COFFEE/TEA BREAK (tea /coffee provided)

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote Lecture:
Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute of Art): ‘Holy’ Wars and the Visual Poetics of
Innocence; Iran-Iraq, then (1980-89)

13.00 – 14.00 BREAK FOR LUNCH (not provided, except for speakers)

14.00 – 15.30 Session 4: Religion, Conflict and Identity
Lloyd De Beer (The British Museum / University of East Anglia): Burial and Belief:
Alabaster Sculpture in Context

Ágnes Kriza (University of Cambridge): Representing Destruction: Medieval Russian
Visualisations of Byzantine Iconoclasm

Emily Pegues (The Courtauld Institute of Art / National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.): To die for an ideal’: Three Wars, One Retable and the Foundations of a Belgian History of Art

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE/TEA BREAK (tea /coffee provided)

16.00 – 17.30 Session 5: Religion, Art and Conflict in the Modern and Contemporary World

Naomi Billingsley (University of Manchester): Knock, Knock, William Blake’s Here: Creative Conflict in Blake’s Illustrations of Edward Young’s Night Thoughts

Anna Messner (University of Munich): In Search of Jewish Art and Identity: The Munich Artist Rudolf Ernst (1896-1942)

Lieke Wijnia (Tilburg University): Religion’s Reclaim of Contemporary Art: The Vatican
at the 2013 Venice Biennale

17.30 – 17.45 Concluding comments and discussion

17.45 END

Visit here for further information and abstracts of the papers.