Call for Papers | Palaces for Rent: Real Estate in 18th-Century Lisbon

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on April 19, 2021

Palacio dos Condes de Aveiro, ca. 1742
(Lisbon: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal)

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From the Call for Papers (which includes the Spanish version):

3rd International Conference Palaces for Rent: Real Estate in 18th-Century Lisbon
Palacios en alquiler: Patrimonio inmobiliario en la Lisboa del siglo XVIII

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, 15 November 2021*

Proposals due by 30 June 2021

This conference is the third in a series dedicated to palaces in eighteenth-century European cities. Following the first conference focused on Rome (UNED, 2019) and the second on Madrid (UNED, 2020), the third and last edition is dedicated to the palatial heritage of the city of Lisbon. We seek to explore the particular case of Lisbon during the eighteenth century, including the cataclysmic earthquake of 1755, which effectively presents us with two cities: Lisbon before and Lisbon after the earthquake. This third conference aims to gather specialists with different areas of expertise in order to delve into the uses and practices of housing in Lisbon during the period, taking into account the social and urban transformations of the city and the changes in the uses of domestic space in palaces, introduced either by long-term residents (the nobility, bourgeoisie, or higher public state officials) or by short-term residents during diplomatic, political, and economic missions (diplomats, travellers, businessmen, agents, etc.).

Potential topics for discussion could include but are not limited to:
• Joanine Palaces versus post 1755 palaces, architectural and artistic aspects
• Internal organization of palaces, spaces and etiquette, from theory to practice
• The palace as the place of courtly sociability and courtly society
• Supply and demand in the housing market, sales, or rentals
• Decoration and interior design of noble residences
• Structure of noble households in Lisbon, servants, duties, etc.
• Ambassadors, legates, cardinals and other representatives and their Madrid residences
• Topographies of noble and diplomatic power

We invite scholars at all stages of their careers to propose 20-minute presentations in any of the main European languages. Candidates are invited to submit their proposals by 30 June 2021 to both scientific directors Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira (diezdelcorral@geo.uned.es) and Milton Pedro Dias Pacheco (miltonpacheco@fcsh.unl.pt), and they should include title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and a brief CV (max. 1 page). Unfortunately, it will not be possible to cover travel and accommodation costs for participants. Applicants will be notified of the final selection by 15 July 2021.

Scientific direction
• Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira | UNED | Madrid
• Milton Pacheco, CHAM | Lisboa

Scientific committee
• Alexandra Gago da Câmara | Universidade Aberta | Lisboa
• António Filipe Pimentel | Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa
• Nuno Senos | Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Lisboa
• Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira | UNED | Madrid
• Milton Pedro Dias Pacheco | CHAM | Lisboa

* The date could be subject to change in the following months due to COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent health regulations. In the event of travel restrictions, conference organizers would provide adequate solutions to allow speakers to present remotely.

Call for Papers | SECAC 2021, Lexington

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on April 19, 2021

Noted below are several sessions at this year’s SECAC conference that might of be of interest to Enfilade readers; from the Call for Papers:

SECAC 2021
Hilton Lexington, Kentucky, 10–13 November 2021

Proposals due by 4 May 2021

The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky is pleased to be hosting the 77th annual meeting of SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference) in Lexington, KY, November 10–13, 2021. As its theme, the conference will engage in conversations centered around the social responsibilities of artists, designers, and academics in higher education. We hope the conference addresses at many levels the struggle against racism. We want to promote scholarship and artistic practices that work toward a more just and ethical world. In addition to a return to what we hope will be a normal in-person conference, with panels, round-table sessions, exhibitions, and so on, conference attendees will be able to take advantage of the conference hotel’s central location in a vital downtown Lexington, which is also just a ten-minute walk from the UK campus.

All proposals and supporting documentation must be submitted through the secure submission platform. Proposals sent to session chairs directly will not be considered for inclusion in the conference program. You may submit up to two paper proposals, though please note that you may present only one paper. If two proposals from one applicant are selected, then the session chairs, in consultation with the Conference Director and his committee, will decide which proposal will be accepted and presented at the conference. You may chair one session in addition to giving one paper in your own session or in another session. All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm EDT on 4 May 2021. If selected to participate in the annual conference, current SECAC membership and conference registration are required for all presenters. Notifications will be made to applicants on or about 24 June 2021. Questions may be directed to 2021 Conference Director Rob Jensen (secac2021@uky.edu). For logistical assistance, contact SECAC Administrator Christine Tate (admin@secac.org).

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Gender and the Visual Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century
Chairs: Laura Winn (Jacksonville University) and Amanda Strasik (Eastern Kentucky University)

This session seeks papers that explore themes and issues related to the intersection of the visual arts and gender during the long eighteenth century (1688–1815) in an effort to support new approaches and scholarship in what remains an understudied field of art history and visual studies. The session is intended to offer a forum for papers that consider global perspectives, critical approaches to identity, patronage, and representation or occlusion to highlight the multifaceted relationships between gender, the visual arts, and systems of power during the Enlightenment.

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Plants, Gardens, and (Un)Natural Visions
Chairs: Alice Christ (University of Kentucky) and Judy Bullington (Watkins College of Art, Belmont University)

Gardens and the plants they sustain and display have served a wide range of cultural purposes in human civilization, rarely if ever limited to simple subsistence horticulture. People have collected, transplanted, represented, classified and actually genetically modified plants themselves in cultivation. Gardens too are a human manipulation of natural materials, perhaps intended as improvements on, escapes from, appropriations of, or substitutions for natural landscapes or ecosystems. Gardens and plants have been used, for example, to reproduce specific places, to construct utopias, or to manifest images of a supernatural world. Analysis of plants, gardens and their representations can illuminate ideologies of divine and human creation, uncultivated nature and civilization, the native and the exotic implicated, for example, in the colonial enterprise. This session presents studies of any aspect of historical manipulation and representation of plants or design of gardens as symbolic spaces or places revealing social, political or religious values of the cultures that produced them. We invite topics anywhere from ‘botanical decolonization’ in ‘native plants’ gardening today to Marie Antoinette’s potato flower hair ornaments to Zen gardens of stone; the milpa as cosmogram to the medieval closed garden; Persian paradise to Victorian plant prospecting, among a host of possibilities.

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Eighteenth-Century Art: Looking Ahead
Chair: Boris Zakić (Georgetown College)

This open session calls for papers on eighteenth-century art. From the latest newswire of the Dresden’s Green Vault heist of the eighteenth-century state treasures to the Hamilton-mania in the US to the premiere of the Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire in Cannes, France, the elements of the late baroque find their way into our cultural values (and politics) in innumerable ways. This session aims at reviving issues that may prove instructive to our moment.

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Undergraduate Art History Session
Chair: Amy Frederick (Centre College)

This session welcomes papers on any subject in the fine arts and art history by undergraduate students. The student’s proposal must be accompanied by a faculty member’s letter of support attesting to the validity of the research and also stating the faculty member’s willingness to assist the student in preparing the paper for presentation. Please email faculty support letter and résumé to amy.frederick@centre.edu.

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