Call for Proposals | IDEAL Internship Grants, Decorative Arts Trust

Posted in opportunities by Editor on July 9, 2022

From the Decorative Arts Trust:

IDEAL Internship Grants from the Decorative Arts Trust
Proposals due by 9 September 2022

The Decorative Arts Trust IDEAL Internship Grant program offers grants to museums and historic sites in support of internships that improve and promote inclusivity, diversity, equity, access, and leadership (IDEAL) in the museum field by creating opportunities for underrepresented communities. The Trust seeks to fund summer and academic-year internships beginning in the summer and fall of 2023, ideally for disadvantaged high school and undergraduate students. Internships should focus on the decorative arts and object-based research, exhibitions, installations, and educational programs. The Trust’s IDEAL Internship Grants are for up to $5,000 and will be remitted in 2023. There is an opportunity for a second year of funding if the grantee institution can demonstrate sufficient impact.

Learn more about this special grant opportunity here»

Exhibition | Japan—Arts and Life: The Montgomery Collection

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on July 8, 2022

From MUSEC and Skira:

Japan—Arts and Life: The Montgomery Collection
Museo delle Culture, Lugano, 10 February 2022 — 8 January 2023

Japan—Arts and Life, a major exhibition dedicated to the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection, is now on view at the Museo delle Culture in Lugano. At home in Lugano for over fifty years, it is one of the largest and best-known collections of Japanese art outside Japan. With this project, MUSEC celebrates a passion for collecting and a heritage of great artistic and cultural value—a heritage that brings prestige to Lugano, consolidating the Ticino city’s historic ties with Swiss and international private art collecting.

Installed throughout two floors of the Villa Malpensata, home of MUSEC, the exhibition presents 170 works dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries—including textiles, furniture, paintings, religious and everyday-objects—each carefully selected from the over one thousand objects collected over a lifetime by Jeffrey Montgomery.

Known worldwide, the Montgomery Collection displays an extraordinary richness and a singular substance. The experience and sensitivity of the collector are at the heart of the project developed by MUSEC and mark its originality, compared to the way in which the collection has been interpreted until now. As Francesco Paolo Campione, director of MUSEC, writes in his introduction to the exhibition catalogue, “art collections can only have meaning and deep value if they are linked to an existential dimension and the human experience of those who wanted, planned, and consolidated them around themselves. The collector is indispensable to the collection: not only because he created it, but also because he guarantees its originality, interpreting the spirit of the times.”

Paolo Campione teaches Cultural Anthropology at the University of Insubria and is the Director of MUSEC. Moira Luraschi, anthropologist, is curator of the Japanese collections and the photographic collection of the Yokohama School at MUSEC.

Francesco Paolo Campione and Moira Luraschi, eds., Japan—Arts and Life: The Montgomery Collection (Milan: Skira, 2022), 288 pages, ISBN: 978-8857247724, $54.

• Francesco Paolo Campione — An Impermanent Journey between Art and Life
• Matthi Forrer — Collecting Japanese Art Objects
• Rossella Menegazzo — The Other Side of Japan: The Jeffrey Montgomery Collection between Art, Crafts, and Folklore
• Giorgio Amitran — Japan, the Beautiful, and Ourselves
• Imogen Heitmann — The Museographical Display as a Creative ‘Meta-work’

Catalogue Entries
• Paintings
• Woven Objects
• Hooks and Counterweights
• Ceramics
• Fabrics
• Lanterns
• Masks
• Furniture
• Signs
• Kettles and Pourers
• Sculptures
• Lacquers

Author Biographies

Workshop | Japanese Woodblock Printing

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on July 8, 2022

The Wonders of Woodblock Printing: Experiencing Early Modern Japan, with block cutter Nagai Saeko and printer Ogawa Nobuto, in conversation with Elenor Ling and Laura Moretti
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 13 August 2022, 2pm

Katsushika Hokusai, Block-cutting and printing surimono, 1825, color print from woodblocks, with metallic pigment and blind embossing, 213 x 191 mm (Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, P.438-1937).

Wonderfully flexible in shaping visionary mise-en-page and in combining text and images, woodblock printing fuelled a buoyant publishing industry in early modern Japan. From the seventeenth century until the end of the nineteenth century woodblock-printed books and ephemera inundated the market, firing the imagination of authors, artists, publishers, and readers. This two-hour workshop brings this rich tradition to your fingertips, featuring professional block cutter Nagai Saeko and printer Ogawa Nobuto from the Sekioka Mokuhanga studio in Tokyo. You will observe how a woodblock is cut, experience how to print from it, and engage with original early modern woodblocks. In conversation with Laura Moretti, there will be a chance to learn more about how a publisher’s workshop would have operated. There will also be an opportunity to view some of the Fitzwilliam’s colour woodblock prints and printed books in the Study Room with Curator Elenor Ling.

This workshop is run in conjunction with the Ninth Summer School in Early Modern Palaeography at Emmanuel College. It is generously sponsored by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Mitsubishi Corporation London Branch, and Jonathan Hill Bookseller.

Book your place here»

New Book | Money and Materiality in the Golden Age of Graphic Satire

Posted in books by Editor on July 7, 2022

From the University of Delaware Press:

Amanda Lahikainen, Money and Materiality in the Golden Age of Graphic Satire (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2022), 234 pages, ISBN: 978-1644532690 (cloth), $120 / ISBN: 978-1644532683 (paperback), $35.

This book examines the entwined and simultaneous rise of graphic satire and cultures of paper money in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Asking how Britons learned to value both graphic art and money, the book makes surprising connections between two types of engraved images that grew in popularity and influence during this time. Graphic satire grew in visual risk-taking, while paper money became a more standard carrier of financial value, courting controversy as a medium, moral problem, and factor in inflation. Through analysis of satirical prints, as well as case studies of monetary satires beyond London, this book demonstrates several key ways that cultures attach value to printed paper, accepting it as social reality and institutional fact. Thus, satirical banknotes were objects that broke down the distinction between paper money and graphic satire ​altogether.

Amanda Lahikainen is the executive director of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine. Prior to joining OMAA, she served as an associate professor of art history and chairperson of the art department at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


List of Tables and Figures

Introduction: The Inflation of Georgian Graphic Satire
1  Money, Fact, and Value
2  Crisis
3  Subjectivity and Trust
4  Imitation and Immateriality
5  Materiality
6  The Deflation of Georgian Graphic Satire
Epilogue: Beyond Britain




Online | Hogarth’s Topographies: ‘The Five-Day Peregrination’

Posted in exhibitions, lectures (to attend), online learning by Editor on July 7, 2022

Hogarth’s Tour / Frontispiece, An Account of What Seemed Most Remarkable in the Five Days Peregrination, 27 November 1781, etching and aquatint in sepia ink with hand coloring on laid paper; sheet 23.6 × 34.5 cm (Lewis Walpole Library H67).

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From The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale Library:

Jacqueline Riding and Caroline Patey | ‘The Five-Day Peregrination’: A Dizzy Journey through the Topographical History of Kent
William Hogarth’s Topographies: A Series of Conversations
Online, The Lewis Walpole Library, Wednesday, 20 July 2022, noon (EDT)

Topography is central to William Hogarth’s canonical progress series in which London settings play a decisive narrative role. Lesser-known works by the artist, however, also engage with topographical representation. Pierre Von-Ow’s online exhibition William Hogarth’s Topographies considers the artist’s illustrations of national and colonized geographies beyond the metropole. The county of Kent is the site of a tour undertaken in May 1732 by Hogarth and a group of friends who collectively memorialized the adventure as The Five-Day Peregrination. The exhibition presents the peregrination as both a jesting imitation of the Grand Tour of the landscapes and monuments of Europe and as a satire of the British antiquarians who, since at least the sixteenth century, had minutely inventoried the country’s history and antiquities as a means of reclaiming a glorious past.

Jacqueline Riding and Caroline Patey will discuss the textual and visual representations recorded by Hogarth and his fellow travelers of their tour of Kent, first in manuscript (now in the British Museum) and later published as An Account of What Seemed Most Remarkable in the Five Days Peregrination (1782, etc.). The event seeks to explore the connections between this little-known project and the broader literature of actual and invented travels, as well as the history of Kent and its ties to the global expansion of the British Empire. Dr. Riding has structured her recent biography Hogarth: Life in Progress (2021) with eight interludes that address different aspects of The Peregrination. Dr. Patey is currently working on a translation of The Peregrination into Italian. Riding and Patey will share their thoughts about why the tour of Hogarth and his friends continues to demand attention bringing to this program insights from their recent and current work.

This program is organized by The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, in conjunction with the online exhibition William Hogarth’s Topographies curated by Pierre Von-Ow, PhD candidate in Yale’s Department of The History of Art.

This is an online event, and registration is required. Register here»

Professor Caroline Patey has studied English and Comparative literature in Paris (Paris III), Dublin UCD, and the Università degli Studi, Milan, where she was Chair and Professor of English Literature until 2018. Her interests and fields of research include Renaissance literature, late Victorian culture and Modernism with a special focus on intermediality, the intersection between art, museums and literature, and the cross-border circulation of cultures and aesthetic forms. She has edited and co-edited the outcome of various collective explorations of these topics and has published numerous book-length studies on subjects as diverse as Proust and Joyce (1991), Mannerism (1996), Shakespeare and history (1998), and Henry James (2004). Together with Cynthia Roman (Yale) and Georges Letissier (Nantes), she has recently co-edited the two volumes of Enduring Presence: William Hogarth’s Afterlives in British and European Culture (2021). Since her retirement in late 2018, Caroline has taught specialist seminars in Italy and Germany (Bard College, Berlin, 2020). She co-directs a collection of critical essays on British and Anglophone literature, Prismi, Classici nel tempo, Mimesis, Milano, and sits on the board of the journal of comparative literature, Letteratura e Letterature.

Dr Jacqueline Riding specializes in British history and art of the long eighteenth century. She is the author of Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion (2016), Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre (2018), and Hogarth: Life in Progress (2021), which has been awarded the Sunday Times Art Book of the Year 2021 and a Times and Sunday Times Paperback of 2022. Former curator of the Palace of Westminster and director of the Handel House Museum, London, she is a historical adviser on feature films including Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner (2014) and Peterloo (2018), a consultant for museums and historic buildings including Tate Britain and Historic Royal Palaces, and Books Editor for The Art Newspaper. Jacqueline is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Department of the History of Art, University of York, and trustee of the Jacobite Studies Trust and [JMW] Turner’s House, London.


New Book | Enjoying Claret in Georgian Ireland

Posted in books by Editor on July 6, 2022

From Four Courts Press:

Patricia McCarthy, Enjoying Claret in Georgian Ireland: A History of Amiable Excess (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2022), 224 pages, ISBN: 978-1801510134, €40.

This book looks at Ireland’s love affair with claret, which began in earnest with the establishment of Irish families in the wine trade in Bordeaux in the early eighteenth century. So much red wine from Bordeaux was being consumed by Ireland’s nobility and gentry that Jonathan Swift referred to it as ‘Irish wine’, in the full knowledge that his correspondent would understand that he meant claret. One writer observed that ‘drinking had become so fashionable, that gentlemen competed eagerly to have the largest cellar and spend the most on hogsheads of wine every year’, and claret was the wine of choice. At Dublin Castle the amount of wine consumed was prodigious: it was acknowledged by all that balls, dinners and the contents of the Castle’s cellars played a major part in the popularity of the lord lieutenant and indeed resulted in the premature death of one. Not surprisingly, gout—referred to as ‘the Irish hospitality’ by one observer—was rampant and some of the rather bizarre ‘cures’ suggested are discussed. The book deals with questions such as how was the domestic wine cellar planned and used? When did connoisseurship in wine commence? What was the role of the merchant, apart from providing the wine? On the domestic front, to what lengths did men go in purchasing the many fashionable wine accoutrements used in the traditionally ‘male’ dining room? Why did ‘toasts’ figure so prominently, not just at dinner parties in mixed company, but particularly among male groups in clubs and associations? The ‘Irish Wine’ trade fostered not only a reputation for excessive conviviality, but created a healthy profit for its merchant importers.

Patricia McCarthy is an architectural historian and author of ‘A Favourite Study’ Building the King’s Inns (Dublin, 2006), and Life in the Country House in Georgian Ireland (Yale University Press, 2016).

Exhibition | The Revolutionary Landscape

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on July 5, 2022

From the Museum of the French Revolution:

The Revolutionary Landscape / Le paysage révolutionnaire
Musée de la Révolution française, Vizille, 1 July — 3 October 2022

Curated by Alain Chevalier

The landscape genre experienced incredible success and significant development during the 1790s. Under the cross influences of several factors, whether philosophical (Rousseau), literary (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre) or artistic (Dutch painting of the 17th century century), this enthusiasm is manifested in the annual Salons as well as in the art trade and allows artists greater freedom, far from the political concerns that they nevertheless sometimes integrate in an allusive way. Deviating from the pleasant and pleasant landscapes of the reign of Louis XV, the revolutionary landscape by its descriptive realism anticipates the future of the genre in the 19th century century and satisfies a very large clientele wishing to rediscover Nature in their interiors. From the picturesque to the invitation to a distant journey, the landscape then plays on a wide range of emotions that the exhibition reveals.

The press kit (in French) is available here»

New Book | The Overseas Trade of British America

Posted in books by Editor on July 4, 2022

From Yale UP:

Thomas Truxes, The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022), 464 pages, ISBN‏: ‎ 978-0300159882, $40.

A sweeping history of early American trade and the foundation of the American economy

In a single, readily digestible, coherent narrative, historian Thomas M. Truxes presents the three hundred–year history of the overseas trade of British America. Born from seeds planted in Tudor England in the sixteenth century, Atlantic trade allowed the initial survival, economic expansion, and later prosperity of British America, and brought vastly different geographical regions, each with a distinctive identity and economic structure, into a single fabric. Truxes shows how colonial American prosperity was only possible because of the labor of enslaved Africans, how the colonial economy became dependent on free and open markets, and how the young United States owed its survival in the struggle of the American Revolution to Atlantic trade.

Thomas M. Truxes is Clinical Professor of Irish Studies and History at New York University. He is the author of Irish-American Trade, 1660–1783 and Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York, among other books.


A Note on the Text

1  Tudor Beginnings, 1485–1603
2  Emergence, 1603–1650
3  Shaping Atlantic Commerce, 1650–1696
4  Engines of Opportunity, 1696–1733
5  Testing the Limits of Empire, 1733–1763
6  Crisis, 1763–1773
7  Trade and Revolution, 1773–1783
Epilogue: The Empress at Sea

Appendix 1: The Balance of Payments of British America
Appendix 2: Statistical Tables

List of Abbreviations and Short Titles

New Book | African Founders

Posted in books by Editor on July 4, 2022

From Simon & Schuster:

David Hackett Fischer, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2022), 960 pages, ISBN: ‎978-1982145095, $40.

In this sweeping, foundational work, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Hackett Fischer draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.

African Founders explores the little-known history of how enslaved people from different regions of Africa interacted with colonists of European origins to create new regional cultures in the colonial United States. The Africans brought with them linguistic skills, novel techniques of animal husbandry and farming, and generations-old ethical principles, among other attributes. This startling history reveals how much our country was shaped by these African influences in its early years, producing a new, distinctly American culture. Drawing on decades of research, some of it in western Africa, Fischer recreates the diverse regional life that shaped the early American republic. He shows that there were varieties of slavery in America and varieties of new American culture, from Puritan New England to Dutch New York, Quaker Pennsylvania, cavalier Virginia, coastal Carolina, and Louisiana and Texas. This landmark work of history will transform our understanding of America’s origins.

David Hackett Fischer is a University Professor and Warren Professor of History emeritus at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous books, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner Washington’s Crossing and Champlain’s Dream. In 2015, he received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Call for Papers | Vivre la Révolution des Colonies, 1774–1804

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on July 4, 2022

From the Call for Papers:

Croisements, Métissages, Trajectoires: Vivre la Révolution des Colonies, 1774–1804
Musée de la Révolution Française, Vizille, 27–29 September 2023

Proposals due by 30 September 2022

L’histoire récente des espaces coloniaux et de leur intégration à la dynamique révolutionnaire a reçu une attention méritée et soutenue ces dernières années. Il n’est désormais plus possible d’écrire l’histoire des Révolutions de la fin du XVIIIe siècle sans intégrer l’héritage colonial de l’Ancien régime et sans comprendre les événements propres à ces espaces qui influencent plus que les métropoles, les grands équilibres géopolitiques de la planète encore prise dans le duel franco- britannique pour l’hégémonie mondiale dans un jeu d’alliances des plus complexes.

Ces travaux roboratifs et nécessaires, refondant une histoire de la mondialité, ont induit des formes d’appréhension du réel, où les êtres se trouvaient pris dans des logiques de groupes qui les dépassaient ou les entrainaient. Bien souvent leurs positions pouvaient être définies par leur appartenance à un groupe social précis, à une fonction professionnelle acquise ou bien aussi par la couleur de leur peau, autant d’éléments déterminants du statut des individus au sein de conflits mêlant émancipation, lutte de classes, conquête politique.

Le colloque proposé tente une autre approche. Celle des individus, celles des personnes dans leur intégrité propre, dans leurs témoignages d’actrices et d’acteurs d’une période qui voient des bouleversements majeurs transformer leur vie. Il s’agit de retrouver les personnes dans leur complexité et dans leur individualité et tenter d’approcher au plus près leur expérience vécue des révolutions successives qui les surplombent mais dans lesquelles elles se trouvent pleinement intégrées. Comment les personnes accueillent, perçoivent, vivent les formes de catégorisation qui leur sont imposées ou qu’elles reçoivent, ou qu’elles conquièrent ? Que sont les statuts sociaux, les couleurs, les fonctions, les genres, les âges de la vie, les transferts. Comment marquent-ils les existences ?

Partir de la subjectivité des acteurs et des actrices, lorsque les sources le permettent ne revient nullement à refuser l’ensemble du travail effectué pour comprendre les catégories dans lesquelles ils et elles évoluent, mais permet de reposer les questions différemment, d’une histoire au ras du sol, au plus près des personnes.

Ce sont donc les notions de destins historiques, de parcours individuels, de trajectoires personnelles, dans ce monde largement métissé que l’on souhaite interroger, pour rendre toute leur importance au vécu historique et à sa complexité, que l’on peut nuancer au-delà des oppositions binaires et comprendre dans son inextricable difficulté de société violente aspirant à de nouvelles formes de gouvernance pour chacun.

Le cadre chronologique tend à déplacer quelque peu les approches jusque-là classiques, séparant un avant et un après 1789, en intégrant pleinement la France de l’Ancien Régime, à l’avènement de Louis XVI en 1774, qui précède de peu la guerre d’indépendance américaine devenant une Révolution du Nouveau monde, un événement tout simplement inimaginable, impensable au moment où monte sur le trône le petit fils de Louis XV. Le questionnement se poursuit sur une période de trente ans jusqu’en 1804, date de l’indépendance d’Haïti. Ce sont ainsi trois Révolutions qui sont interrogées, si différentes, avec leur chronologie et leur spécificité et en même temps reliées entre elle par le littoral du vaste espace atlantique. Elle ne sont nullement identique pourtant elles dialoguent, s’observent, par les formes politiques qu’elles peuvent prendre, leur volonté de se conclure par une constitution, leur destin adverse de devoir affronter des guerres extérieures et civiles, et l’influence qu’elles ont eu les unes sur les autres en un jeu de miroir complexe.

En ce temps, la France d’Ancien Régime étend ses possessions au-delà des mers aux Antilles (Saint-Domingue, Guadeloupe, Martinique), en Guyane, aux Mascareignes (Réunion, Île Maurice). Les Révolutions qui secouent les rivages de l’Océan atlantique, provoquent un impact important en déclenchant des phénomènes politiques qui aboutissent à la fondation d’une république esclavagiste aux Etats-Unis mais aussi à la première abolition de l’esclavage le 4 février 1794, lors de la Première République française.

La particularité des sociétés coloniales est d’être formée de blancs ou réputés tels, de libres de couleur et des esclaves. Ces sociétés sont soumises à la servitude, au préjugé de couleur et à une dépendance étroite à l’égard de la métropole qui se manifeste par le système de l’Exclusif. Le vent de la liberté va bouleverser ce monde. Qu’en est-il de chacun et de chacune en particulier? Est-ce une ambition démesurée que d’essayer de retrouver ces vies pour les raconter dans leur transformation ? N’est-il pas temps, au contraire, d’aborder ces existences pour elles-mêmes et de les appréhender dans leur force, leur fragilité, leur humanité pleine et intègre ?

I — Sources et méthodologie

Dans un premier temps il s’agit de s’interroger sur les façons d’approcher ces destins si différents. Des communications pourront être proposées sur les sources utilisées pour écrire l’histoire des personnes dans les colonies en Révolution. Correspondance administrative, actes notariés, journaux personnels, correspondances privées, ouvrages imprimés sont les sources habituellement utilisées. Est-il possible d’en dresser une typologie ? De les repérer dans les fonds publics ou privés? Avec quelles précautions méthodologiques peut-on les employer ? D’en inventer d’autres ? À partir du repérage de ces sources et de leur dépouillement pour retrouver les destins individuels comment faire pour repenser la nature des phénomènes révolutionnaires dans les colonies ? Peut-on parler de révolutions coloniales, de révolutions dans les colonies, de colonies à l’ère des révolutions ? Comment l’étude des personnes et de leurs traces peut-elle aider à mieux concevoir une histoire globale ?

II — Trajectoires

Il s’agira de voir comment la Révolution a été reçue par des femmes et des hommes dans les colonies, mais aussi par les originaires des colonies qui vivaient sur le sol français. Certaines figures comme Julien Raimond et Vincent Ogé sont connues, mais le groupe des libres de couleur est particulièrement actif à Paris de 1789 à 1794 et nécessite encore de nouvelles études. Comment ces femmes et ces hommes mobilisent-ils le langage de la Révolution et notamment le langage des droits ?

Les communications pourront porter sur des trajectoires d’individus ou de groupes en Révolution ou en Contre-révolution. La question des récits de vie, sous la forme de biographie ou de portrait à des moments particuliers d’une existence ou de fragments de vie proposés permettraient de donner corps à l’enquête en croisant des trajectoires croisées, affrontées, adversaires mais aussi alliées, amies également. Un puzzle d’existences juxtaposées peut rendre compte d’une réalité complexe connectée, inter-sectionnelle. Il s’agirait clairement de remettre en valeur la notion de récit de vie dans une logique interprétative large des interactions entre colonies, dans les colonies et dans les métropoles.

III — Représentations

Du législateur célèbre à la plus inconnue des esclaves, l’ambition serait de dresser un ensemble de portraits qui donnerait à voir la chair et le sang de ces histoires incarnées par tant de personnes différentes. Quelle représentation la France a-t-elle de ses colonies ? Des tableaux célèbres comme le portrait de Belley (Girodet), député de Saint-Domingue à la Convention ou de Madeleine (Benoist) représentent des personnes issues des colonies. La Révolution engendre-t-elle une nouvelle représentation des individus ? Cette section peut se diviser en deux sous-parties. Le colloque entend s’ouvrir à des spécialistes de littérature et d’histoire de la littérature ainsi qu’à des historiens de l’art.

A. Littérature
Théâtre, romans… comment la fiction s’empare-t-elle des destinées entre les océans, sur les océans et quelle image façonne-t-elle des personnes dans des métropoles qui perçoivent largement ces espaces soit comme sauvages, soit comme exotiques, soit comme des espaces lucratifs, soit comme des espaces dangereux, autant d’images qu’un Victor Hugo écrivant Bug-Jargal peut véhiculer ou que madame de Duras peut décrire avec tant de finesse dans Ourika.

B. Histoire de l’art
Comment la peinture, le dessin, la sculpture se sont-ils emparés de la représentation des corps et des espaces antillais et tout particulièrement de ceux des métisses ou des noirs, par-delà le portait de Belley devenu plus que célèbre deux cents ans plus tard ! Quelles sont les possibilités de représenter les visages, l’histoire sur les corps ? Ou tout simplement les portraits des protagonistes connus ou moins connus qui ont retenu l’attention des artistes. En somme, ce colloque se propose de replacer l’individu au cours de cette histoire des révolutions des métropoles et des colonies entre 1774 et 1804 et tenter une nouvelle perception et écriture de cette histoire encore en chantier.

Comité d’organisation
Hélène Puig, Alain Chevalier, Frédéric Régent et Pierre Serna
helene.puig@isere.fr, Frederic.Regent@univ-paris1.fr, Pierreserna@wanadoo.fr

Comité Scientifique
Esther Bell, Hélène Cussac, Gusti Gaillard-Pourchet, Bernard Gainot, David Geggus, Olivier Meslay, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Jean-Pierre Sainton, Bertrand Van Ruymbeke .

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