Call for Papers | Greek and Gothic Revivals, 1750–1850

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on February 1, 2022

From ArtHist.net:

The Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival, 1750–1850
Wrocław, Poland, 13–15 October 2022

Proposals due by 30 March 2022

The University of Wrocław Institute of Art History would like to invite you to participate in a conference to be held 13–15 October 2022. We are accepting proposals for individual papers on all subjects related to various artistic and cultural expressions of the Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles in Europe and North America. The time frame we wish to focus on is from 1750 to 1850, that is the first, ‘romantic’ phase of the development of both styles, considered in the context of the idea of ‘revivalism’ as a phenomenon that marked art of various epochs, but unique in the precise period indicated, not only because of its size, but also its reference to specific moments in the past. The coexistence and interpenetration of both trends (there were, after all, artists creating their works in both the Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles) justifies their joint discussion within the framework of an international group of researchers.

Issues we wish to discuss include
• Reasons for the popularity of both phenomena and their nature (so-called Gothicism and, so to speak, the dialectical revitalisation of Greek Antiquity)
• Greek Revival and Gothic Revival monuments as carriers of specific ideas and their role in awakening the historical consciousness of European societies
• Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival: from the Ideal to the Real
• Analysis of specific realisations and trends—monuments that are characteristic, outstanding, but also unknown, forgotten, and located in poorly explored areas, whose analysis will reveal previously unknown aspects of both discussed trends

Proposals that do not directly address the issues identified above are also welcomed.

Individual presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. The official languages of the conference are English and German. The conference will open with a reception in the evening of Wednesday, 12 October. Over the next three days (Thu–Sat), conference contributors’ papers will be presented.

The call for papers is open until 30 March 2022. Contribution proposals—including your name, institution, presentation title, and a 150-word abstract—should be emailed to agata.kubala@uwr.edu.pl (Greek Revival) and romuald.kaczmarek@uwr.edu.pl (Gothic Revival). The conference fee of €120 (€90 for PhD candidates) includes meals (lunch Thu–Sat and dinner Thu–Fri), conference materials, and a post-conference double-blind, peer-reviewed publication. For updates including detailed information on the conference venue and program, please check this website.

Hope to see you in Wrocław!

Organizing Committee
• Dr hab. Prof. UWr Romuald Kaczmarek (University of Wrocław Institute of Art History)
• Dr hab. Agata Kubala (University of Wrocław Institute of Art History)
• Agata Stasińska, M.A. (University of Wrocław Institute of Art History)

Scientific Committee
• Prof. dr hab. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka (Institute of Archaeology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
• Prof. dr. Ruurd B. Halbertsma (National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Leiden University)
• Prof. Dr. Klaus Niehr (Universität Osnabrück und Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen)
• Dr hab. Barbara Arciszewska (University of Warsaw Institute of Art History)
• Dr hab. Jerzy K. Kos (University of Wroclaw Institute of Art History)

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