Symposium | Fluctuating Alliances: Art, Politics, and Diplomacy

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 18, 2017

From the programme for the upcoming conference:

Fluctuating Alliances: Art, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Modern Era, 16th–18th Centuries
Technische Universität, Berlin, 21–22 September 2017

Sebastiano Conca, The Education of Achilles, 1727, oil on canvas, 59 × 74 cm (Madrid, Museo del Prado, inv. P02869).

In January 1722 after a few days of heavy rain in Rome the ephemeral ‘macchina d’arti cio’ built to celebrate the wedding between the Prince of Asturias and Isabel d’Orleans was finally burnt before the Palazzo di Spagna. The machine, designed by Domenico Paradisi, showcased a clear message of unity and power between the former enemies, France and Spain. At the summit, allegories of both countries shook hands before the representation of the Four Continents. This functioned as a gentle reminder to their enemies after the years of turmoil surrounding the War of Spanish Succession, which had deeply affected the balance of power in Europe.

Fluctuating Alliances: Art, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Modern Era (s. XVI–XVIII), the first International Symposium on Transnational Relations and the Arts, seeks to explore the role played by prints, drawings, and others kinds of artistic production, such as music and literature, which represented the changing alliances among kings, rulers, and countries in the fluctuating early modern political environment. Taking as an example the War of Spanish Succession, but not limited to it, we encourage researchers to explore the uses of art for that purpose.

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9:15  Welcome by the convenor

9:30  War and Peace
Chair: Guy Rowlands (University of St. Andrews, UK)
• Alberto Rodríguez Martínez (UPO, Sevilla), An Impossible Peace: Views and Representations of the Twelve Years Truce from 1609 to 1621
• Anna Lisa Schwartz (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg), Iunguntur Iupiter et Sol: Picturing Peace between Louis XIV and Charles VI after the Treaty of Rastatt (1714)
• Francisco Zamora Rodríguez (CHAM-Centro de Humanidades, UNL-Lisboa), Microcon ictos e imagen en espacios portuarios ‘neutrales’ durante la Guerra de Sucesión Española

11:20  Coffee break

11:40  Jesuits and Diplomacy
Chair: Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira (TU, Berlin)
• Lise Puyo (University of Pennsylvania), The 1676 Huron-Wendat Wampum Belt: Indigenous Negotiations with the Divine
• Mar García Arenas (CHAM-Centro de Humanidades, UNL-Lisboa), Las implicaciones diplomáticas de la reconciliación entre Roma y Lisboa a través de la numismática conmemorativa, 1769–70

13:00  Lunch break

14:30  Negotiating with Faith
Chair: Francisco Zamora Rodríguez (CHAM-Centro de Humanidades, UNL-Lisboa)
• Amanda Van der Drift (The University of Queensland, Brisbane), Picturing Politics and Diplomacy in the Early Years of the Franco-Ottoman Alliance (XVI)
• Pierre-Olivier Oullet (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), France Bringing Faith to the Hurons of New France: The Regent Anne of Austria and the Taking over of the Colony by Louis XIV
• Iris Haist (Graphischen Sammlung, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz), Herrschaft aus Marmor und Papier – Die Grabmonumente für Maria Clementina Sobieska und Jacob III. Stuart als Repräsenta- tionsinstrumente der römisch-katholischen Kirche

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9:00  Court and Diplomatic Celebrations
Chair: Nicole Hegener (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
• Philippa Woodcock (University of Warwick/ Oxford Brookes/ CNAM Paris), L‘ambition de l‘Espagnol: Reworks and Frontiers in Bourbon Paris
• Roland Béhar (École Normale Supérieure, Paris), Le héros qui sauve du monstre marin : les fêtes de 1612 et l’émulation symbolique franco-espagnole

10:10  Coffee break

10:30  Court and Diplomatic Celebrations, continued
Chair: Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira (TU, Berlin)
• Danièle Lipp (Wien Universität), The Habsburg Emperor Charles VI and the Politics of Recruitment for His Music Chapels
• Luis Méndez Rodríguez and Rocío Orellana (Universidad de Sevilla), Arte y diplomacia en el siglo XVIII: La corte española en el Lustro Real

11:20  Final discussion with closing remarks by Diego Valverde Villena (Director of the Instituto Cervantes)




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