Italy, Persia, and Early Modern Globalism

Appel à contribution/Call for papers

CAA Annual Conference, Chicago, February 12 – 15, 2014

Deadline: June 7th, 2013

In late antiquity the eastern frontier of the Roman empire confronted Sassanian Persia. The rivalry between these two world empires was redefined centuries later when the Pope served as the titular head of Christendom and the Shah led Safavid Iran. This session centers on interactions between Italians and Persians as represented in visual culture from 1500-1700. Papers that consider dialogue and exchange, transculturation, or cultural mobility will be especially welcome. Topics might include: maps and travel, missionaries and hagiography, embassies and political imagery, and involve media such as paintings, sculptures, prints, ephemeral decorations, and the decorative arts.

Cristelle Baskins, Tufts University, and Pamela Jones, UMass Boston

Email: Cristelle.baskins@tufts.edu<mailto:Cristelle.baskins@tufts.edu>

and pamela.jones@umb.edu<mailto:pamela.jones@umb.edu>

For further information, application form and procedure, see:

http://www.collegeart.org/proposals/2014callforparticipation

 

Europe and its Worlds: Cultural Mobility in, to and from Europe

Call for papers/Appels à contribution (12 topics/ 12 thèmes):

Radboud University Nijmegen, 16-18 October 2013 



The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen jointly organize an international conference on their common research theme ‘Europe and its Worlds’. At the core of this theme is the question of how Europe has always consisted of different worlds, how it differs from the rest of the world, and how it interacts with other worlds. This conference specifically addresses the many ways in which cultural mobility impacts on European culture, past and present. The notion of cultural mobility raises new questions on issues of persistance, change and interaction, as Stephen Greenblatt argues in Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto (2010). The aim of this inter- and multidisciplinary conference is to open the discussion on how the European slogan ‘unity in diversity’ can be related to cultural mobility. The conference consists of a series of selected panels on topics ranging from antiquity to the present.

Pour accéder aux informations sur la conférence et aux appels: http://www.ru.nl/europeanditsworlds/conference/introduction/