Call for Papers: Facts & Feelings, Artists’ Emotions

Posted in Calls for Papers by Freya Gowrley on July 17, 2011

Facts & Feelings: Documentary Evidence on Emotions of Artists, 1600-1800
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 8-9 December 2011

Proposals due 15 September 2011

Arenberg Castle, ca. 1500, part of the Catholic University of Leuven (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The art history research unit of the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) announces the Call for Papers for the symposium Facts & Feelings: Documentary Evidence on Emotions of Artists in the Early Modern Period, 1600-1800 to be held at the Faculty of Arts on 8-9 December 2011. The symposium’s aim is to bring together researchers in various historical disciplines to focus on a rare type of source material: documents revealing emotions of early modern artists from the Low Countries and neighbouring countries (1600-1800).

Although these sources are hard to find, they are essential to shed (new) light on personal issues and inter-human relationships of early modern artistic communities. Topics are not limited to but may address any of the following aspects: written evidence of empathy, friendship, inspiration, doubt, pride, envy, dispute, etc. Potential contributors are invited to submit a paper abstract (max. 400 words) in the language of the paper (preferably Dutch, English, French or German), accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae including a list of max. five publications to the symposium organisers no later than 15 September 2011. The proceedings will be published.

Organisers: Prof. dr. Katlijne Van der Stighelen, Prof. dr. Koen Brosens, and Dra. Leen Kelchtermans
• Katlijne.VanderStighelen@arts.kuleuven.be
• Koen.Brosens@arts.kuleuven.be
• Leen.Kelchtermans@arts.kuleuven.be

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