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Call for Papers | Themis on Trial, 16th–18th Centuries

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on January 26, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Colloque jeunes chercheur.e.s du CIREM
Thémis en procès: Justice et sentiment d’injustice, XVIe–XVIIIe siècles
Université du Québec à Montréal, 29–30 May 2019

Proposals due by 1 February 2019

L’actualité récente autant que la société d’Ancien Régime foisonne d’exemples révélant des justices parallèles aux institutions (polices, tribunaux), se déployant en marge des textes de lois et des rituels judiciaires. Inscrit aux fondements mêmes du lien communautaire et de l’ordre social, ces pratiques, que l’historien Benoît Garnot a conceptualisées par l’«infrajudiciaire», le «parajudiciaire, ou encore l’«extrajudiciaire» (Garnot 2000), se déploient dans les interstices de la justice officielle, hors de la portée de ses lieux de pouvoir et en amont des droits civil et religieux. La dix-neuvième édition du colloque «Jeunes chercheurs» du CIREM se propose d’interroger précisément les diverses formes de ce phénomène de régulation socioculturel opérant dans les zones poreuses de la justice instituée, là même où se développent les expressions du sentiment d’injustice. Une certaine conception d’une organisation sociale « juste » se dessine en filigrane de ces expressions du sentiment d’injustice, qui révèlent le seuil fluctuant de ce qui est moralement acceptable, par rapport à ce qui ne l’est pas. Dans L’Encyclopédie, le chevalier de Jaucourt rappelle d’ailleurs combien les fondements religieux et moraux de la justice dépassent largement le cadre légal pour l’établir comme baromètre du juste et de l’injuste devant permettre à chacun de « contribuer à l’avancement du bien commun » (tome 8, p. 754). Ainsi, l’accent porté sur l’injuste détourne notre attention des procédures judiciaires, des grands textes de loi et des symboles canoniques de l’imagerie judiciaire pour mieux permettre une perspective au ras du sol, plus à même de rendre compte de l’ensemble des pratiques, discours et représentations ayant cours au sein des communautés et des sociabilités modernes. Entre les soulèvements populaires et les réflexions théoriques des philosophes, à travers le miroir des œuvres de fiction et des productions artistiques, ou encore au cœur des conflits politiques et des tensions interindividuelles, la désignation de ce qui est « juste » et « injuste » comme comportement interroge jusqu’aux dimensions affectives qui rythment la vie des collectivités.

Afin d’approfondir ces quelques réflexions, nous sollicitons des propositions de communication qui s’inscrivent dans l’un des axes suivants (liste non exhaustive) :
• Les médias écrits et visuels comme modes d’expression du sentiment d’injustice, représentations et constitutions de référents moraux dans la littérature et dans l’art
• Les écarts entre les lois prescrites et leur application quotidienne, tensions entre régimes judiciaires concurrents, conflits armés et diplomatie politique
• Revendications socioéconomiques et remises en cause étatique, motivations des soulèvements, ainsi que les sociabilités qui en émergent
• Les productions littéraires dans leurs rapports entre elles (polémiques) et avec les autorités (censure), idées politiques et conceptions philosophiques du peuple
• Les lieux d’expression de l’injustice, rumeurs et mobilité de l’affect, la spatialisation de l’émotion collective

De nature interdisciplinaire, ce colloque est l’occasion pour les jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses (soit à la maîtrise, au doctorat ou au postdoctorat) de divers horizons—histoire, histoire de l’art, philosophie et littérature—de mettre en commun leurs réflexions concernant la justice et le sentiment d’injustice, et ce, dans la multitude de formes qu’ils ont pu avoir été vécus et exprimés dans l’Europe des 16e,17e et 18e siècles.

L’événement se tiendra à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, les 29 et 30 mai 2019. Les communications, inédites et en français, ne devront pas dépasser les vingt minutes allouées à chacune des participantes. Les propositions de communication (titre et résumé de 250 mots, niveau d’étude et affiliations institutionnelles) devront être envoyées au comité organisateur avant le 1er février à l’adresse suivante: colloque.etudiant.cirem.2019@gmail.com. Les Cahiers du CIERL (Éditions Hermann, Paris) accueilleront les articles issus des communications après examen par le comité organisateur et scientifique du colloque.

Comité organisateur
Annie Champagne, doctorante et chargée de cours en histoire de l’art, UQÀM
Antoine Champigny, doctorant en histoire et en lettres, UQÀM et Univ-Lyon 2
Virginie Cogné, doctorante en histoire, UQÀM
Julien Duval-Pélissier, maîtrisant en histoire, UQÀM

Direction scientifique
Sophie Abdela, professeure d’histoire moderne, Université de Sherbrooke
Pascal Bastien, professeur d’histoire moderne, UQÀM

Call for Papers | Spaces and Frontiers of Islamic Art and Archaeology

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on January 26, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Spaces and Frontiers of Islamic Art and Archaeology
Fifteenth Ernst Herzfeld Gesellschaft (EHG) Colloquium

Budapest, 4–6 July 2019

Proposals due by 1 March 2019

The Ernst Herzfeld Society for Studies in Islamic Art and Archaeology and the Eötvös Loránd University are pleased to invite you to the 15th colloquium of the Society to be held in Budapest, July 4–6, 2019, under the title Spaces and Frontiers of Islamic Art and Archaeology.

The concepts of frontier, boundary, and border, and consequently of spaces and regions they delimit, have left a persistent mark on the perception of geography, whether expounded in pre-modern Muslim textual sources, or by modern geostrategists. The medieval Hudud-al-ʽAlam (Limits of the World, 372/982) suggests, encapsulating in its title the defining significance of boundaries, that such divisions, imposed by mountains, rivers, or deserts, are inherent and natural markers to differentiate spaces and regions. The spatial turn, related also to changes in Central and Eastern Europe not so many years ago, has brought the concept to the forefront once again, also in scholarship on visual and material culture, art history, and archaeology.

Attempts to do away with the constraints of the inherited perception of a trans-regional Muslim world have brought about new approaches of looking at them. Such experiments have inevitably created new, perhaps more subtle, ruptures: temporal junctures between past and present understandings of things, and new, globalized distinctions. Spatial and regional delimitations rely on conceptual frames within which entities are defined, yet definitions themselves remain fluid despite our dependence on the very idea of definition. ‘Islamic art’ is among the definitions that fall short of assuming a generally accepted outline, often particularly in the regional art historiography of the countries that supposedly are covered by the term. Postulating sets of criteria to imply that the visual and material culture of a Muslim community, or Muslim society, was perceived by that community or society as ‘Islamic’ may lead to unsatisfying results, yet scholarly discourse on art and archaeology needs a discussion of these attempts.

The 15th colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society invites papers, and encourages panel proposals, to address the ways in which Islamic art developed within or expanded beyond external, internal, confessional, and political limits and resulted in a diversity of visual and material cultures. There will be, as usual, also room for papers that report on current research outside of the main theme of the colloquium.

The colloquium is planned to begin with a keynote lecture on the evening of Thursday, July 4, 2019. It continues with panel sessions on Friday and Saturday, July 5–6. A meeting of graduate students is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, for which a separate call will be circulated. The graduate meeting is planned to include also a discussion panel with professionals speaking on research skills, publishing, and finding a job.The annual general assembly of the Ernst Herzfeld Society will be held on Friday or Saturday afternoon.

Please submit your panel or paper proposal for the colloquium by March 1, 2019 to Dr Iván Szántó: szanto@caesar.elte.hu. All proposals will undergo a peer review selection process. Acceptance will be notified in the first week of April 2019.

Pre-arranged panels will preferably include three presentations. It is of course also possible to submit individual papers, which will be presented in open panels. Each presentation is limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion (or 30 minutes of discussion per panel). The colloquium languages are English and German.
Individual papers: Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words.
• Pre-arranged panels: Please submit a title and an abstract of no-more than 500 words presenting the topic and the aim of the panel, as well as a provisional list of speakers.

If you want to submit a paper proposal for the graduate meeting, please send your title and abstract to Sarah Johnson: sarah.cresap.johnson@gmail.com.

Registration and participation in the colloquium are free for members of the Society. Other speakers and participants are asked to pay a conference fee equivalent to the annual membership fee of 50€ (reduced 25€). We kindly request that speakers and participants organize their own travel and accommodation. A list of hotels located in the vicinity of the colloquium venue will be sent in due course.

Organizer of the 15th EHG colloquium
Dr. Iván Szántó
Department of Iranian Studies Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
szanto@caesar.elte.hu

Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft Chairman
Prof. Dr. Markus Ritter
History of Islamic Art
Department of Art History, University of Vienna

Vice-Chairwoman
Prof. Dr. Francine Giese
SNF-Professor
Institute of Art History, University of Zurich

Call for Papers | Recycling Luxury

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on January 26, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Recycling Luxury
Christie’s Education, 42 Portland Place, London, 5 July 2019

Proposals due by 1 March 2019

The concept of luxury is associated with ideas of excess (luxus) or even worse immodesty (luxure). An infamous example involving Cleopatra dissolving a priceless pearl and swallowing it encapsulates some common associations between luxury and immorality, or luxury as intrinsically linked to the idea of waste.

This conference intends to go beyond the common connotations attached to the concept of luxury, and challenge them. It will posit that luxury cannot be seen entirely in the light of dissipation. Rather we would like to invite contributions that explore the links between luxury and the idea of recycling i.e. the re-using, repurposing, remaking, reshaping of luxury materials and objects across time and place, hence giving more space for discussion to this understudied historical phenomenon.

Object case studies from all fields of the fine and decorative arts are welcomed to foster conversations across disciplines—for example:
• Historical Fashion and Textiles
• Furniture
• Silver
• Ceramics
• Jewellery
• Armour
• Painting
• Sculpture
• Books and Manuscripts

Contributors can select from the following submission formats:
• Full Paper: 25-minute conference presentation
• Short Paper: 15-minute conference presentation
• Flash Paper: 5-minute (no more than 5 slides). We particularly welcome proposals from emerging scholars in this category.

This conference has been designed to coincide with Classic Week at Christie’s in July 2019. For all submissions, please send a 300-word abstract and short biography to jansell@christies.edu and mtavinor@christies.edu.