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JOB: Research coordinator, Naples

naplesNaples, Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities / Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali, September 03, 2018
Application deadline: Jul 20, 2018

Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities / Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali
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CFP: Moving People, Shifting Frontiers: Re-contextualising the Thirteenth Century in the Wider Mediterranean

CfP ICMA Kalamazoo 2018 Moving People Shifting FrontiersCall for Papers: Moving People, Shifting Frontiers: Re-contextualising the Thirteenth Century in the Wider Mediterranean, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13 2018
Deadline: 10 September 2017

Organizers: Katerina Ragkou (University of Cologne) and Maria Alessia Rossi (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Every day we witness people moving, with them objects and skills, knowledge and experience; either forcibly or willingly; for work or for pleasure. The communities living along the shores of the Mediterranean and the hinterlands of the Balkans during the thirteenth century share many of the characteristics of our contemporary world: military campaigns and religious wars; the intensification of pilgrimage and the relocation of refugees; the shifting of frontiers and the transformation of socio-political orders.

The transformations of the thirteenth century span from east to west, from northern Europe to the Byzantine Empire and from the Balkans to the Levant. The geographic breadth is paralleled by crucial events including the fourth crusade, the fall of Acre, the empowerment of the Serbian Kingdom and the Republic of Venice, the loss and following restoration of the Byzantine Empire, and the creation of new political entities, such as the Kingdom of Naples and that of Cyprus, the Empire of Trebizond, and the Principality of Achaia. Eclectic scholarly tradition has either focused geographically or thematically, losing sight of the pan-Mediterranean perspective. These societies had multifaceted interactions, and comprised a variety of scales, from the small world of regional and inter-regional communities to the broader Mediterranean dynamics.

This session aims to address questions such as which are the various processes through which military campaigns and religious wars affected the urban landscape of these regions and their material production? Is there a difference in economic and artistic trends between “town” and “countryside” in the thirteenth-century wider Mediterranean? What observations can we make in regards to trade, diplomatic missions, artistic interaction and exchange of the regional, interregional and international contacts? How did these shape and transform cultural identities? How did different social, political and religious groups interact with each other?

This session welcomes papers focused on, but not limited to: the role played by economic activity and political power in thirteenth-century artistic production and the shaping of local and interregional identities; the production and consumption of artifacts and their meaning; the transformation of urban and rural landscapes; religious and domestic architecture and the relationship between the private and public use of space.

Proposals for 20 min papers should include an abstract (max.250 words) and brief CV. Proposals should be submitted by 10 September 2017 to the session organizers: Katerina Ragkou (katerina.ragkou@gmail.com) and Maria Alessia Rossi (m.alessiarossi@icloud.com).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Kress Foundation, funds may be available to defray travel costs of speakers in ICMA-sponsored sessions up to a maximum of $600 ($1200 for transatlantic travel). If available, the Kress funds are allocated for travel and hotel only. Speakers in ICMA sponsored sessions will be refunded only after the conference, against travel receipts.

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.
Contact: 15thcongressturkishart@gmail.com