Conference | Discovering Dalmatia IV

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 22, 2018

From H-ArtHist, with lots more information available from the conference programme:

Discovering Dalmatia IV
Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fisković Centre, Split, Croatia, 22–24 November 2018

The Discovering Dalmatia conference, to be held from 22 to 24 November 2018 at the Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fiskovic Centre in Split, is the fourth installment related to our interdisciplinary project Dalmatia: A Destination of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th Century. This year, alongside the traditional papers dedicated to the integration of knowledge about Dalmatia’s historical urban landscape, based on the travel writing of artists and scientists who visited it over the course of their travels, we would like to open the conference to another group of themes.

We have been inspired by the Institute’s new project, The Vocabulary of Classical Architecture, which is supported by the Croatian Science Foundation and conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, to dedicate a part of the conference to researching variations in terminology relating to historical architectural forms in Dalmatia. In addition, this year’s programme includes the presentation of two extensive garden-related projects focused on two incredibly important Croatian sites. One is dedicated to the gardens of the Benedictine Monastery and Maximilian’s summer residence on the island of Lokrum, across from Dubrovnik. These gardens form part of the city of Dubrovnik, which is itself on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The second study, meanwhile, gave rise to the extraordinary restoration project of the classicist garden of the Garagnin-Fanfogna family, on the mainland side of Trogir, right beside the historical walls of this Romanesque-Gothic town, which is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Scientific Committee
Josko Belamaric (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Katrina O’Loughlin (ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions UWA)
Ana Sverko (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Colin Thom (The Bartlett School of Architecture, London)
Elke Katharina Wittich (Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, AMD Hamburg)

T H U R S D A Y ,  2 2  N O V E M B E R  2 0 1 8

9.30  Registration and introduction

10.00  Morning Session
Moderators: Josko Belamaric and Sinisa Runjaic
• Antonia Tomic, The Adoption and Transformation of the Meaning of Ancient Architectural Terminology during the Expansion of Christianity
• Antonia Vodanovic, The Pentagram in the Context of the Traditional Architecture of the Makarska Coast
• Jasenka Gudelj and Petar Strunje, The Eastern Adriatic Coast and the Architectural Vocabulary of the Renaissance
• Croatian Glossary of Classical Architecture (KLAS)

12.00  Internal KLAS workshop / Visit to the Ethnographic Museum

14.30  Break

17.00  Afternoon Session
• Mara Maric, Gardens of the island Lokrum during the Habsburgs
• Ivan Vigjen, An Overview of the Current Research on the Benedictine Monastery and Maximilian’s Residences on Lokrum, 1986–2018
• Igor Belamaric and Ana Sverko, The Restoration of the Garagnin-Fanfogna Park in Trogir

F R I D A Y ,  2 3  N O V E M B E R  2 0 1 8

10.00  Morning Session
Moderators: Danko Zelic and Sanja Zaja Vrbica
• Sarah Rengel, Writing the ‘Inner Lives’ of the East: Encounters between Women in the Work of Female Travel Writers
• Elke Katharina Wittich, Stones and Costumes: Subjects of Interest in Alberto Fortis‘s Viaggio in Dalmazia
• Colin Thom, ‘This Knotty Business’: The Making of Robert Adam’s Spalatro (1764) Revealed in the Adam Brothers’ Grand Tour Letters

11.45  Break

14.00  Afternoon Session
Moderators: Ana Sverko and Colin Thom
• Sanja Zaja Vrbica, Highlands and Islands of the Adriatic: Dubrovnik in Andrew Archibald Paton’s 1849 Text
• Josip Belamaric, Jean Baptiste Van Moer (1819–1884), Images of the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace
• Hrvoje Grzina, 19th-Century Dalmatia Inverted in Camera: Photographic Glass Plate Negatives by Franz Thiard de Laforest

16.00  Tour of Diocletian’s Palace

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 4  N O V E M B E R  2 0 1 8

10.00  Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts

12.00  Closing Reception

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