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Call for Papers | Ceramics as Sculpture

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 19, 2019

Pierre Giovanni Volpato, Personification of the River Nile, ca. 1785–95, hard-paste biscuit porcelain, Giovanni Volpato’s Factory Rome, 30 × 59 × 30 cm (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Purchase, The Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation Inc. Gift, 2001.456).

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From the Call for Papers:

Ceramics as Sculpture, French Porcelain Society
Study Day, with Journal Issue to Follow
Masterpiece London, 28 June 2019

Abstracts for the Study Day due by 1 May 2019

Article Proposals for the Journal due by 24 May 2019, with finished drafts due by 30 September 2019

The French Porcelain Society is pleased to announce that it will be holding a study day entitled Ceramics as Sculpture, celebrating figurative art, at this year’s Masterpiece London, on Friday, 28 June 2019, 10:00–1:30. This conference aims to open up wider discussion about the contemporary and historical contexts for ceramic sculpture and its place within art history. It also seeks to underline the primacy of sculpture in all the decorative arts, bringing together scholars, curators, artists, and dealers working in the interconnected fields of ceramics and sculpture. The subject will be explored in more depth in The French Porcelain Society’s 2020 journal, the leading academic, peer-reviewed English-language publication on European ceramics and their histories, illustrated in full colour.

The Society invites submissions for 20-minute conference papers and/or 6,000-word journal articles. Topics for consideration may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Replication as a craft strategy
• Intersections between ceramics and sculpture
• Sculptors: Della Robbia, Kaendler, Bustelli, Falconet, Willems, Gricci, Carrier-Belleuse, Scheurich, et al.
• Collectors of porcelain sculpture and methods of display
• Curation and museum presentations or exhibitions of ceramic sculpture
• Impact of material on sculpture, i.e. biscuit porcelain
• Production techniques
• Silver, porcelain, and gilt bronze: a joined-up art
• Contemporary ceramics as sculpture, including practice-led approaches
• Sculpture in the digital age

Call for Papers for Study Day
Deadline: 1 May 2019, with successful notification by 7 May 2019
Please submit a summary of no more than 300 words with a short biography to Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth c.mccaffrey-howarth@leeds.ac.uk.

Call for Articles for Journal
Deadline: 24 May 2019, with successful notification by 7 June 2019
Submissions in the first instance should be a summary of no more than 500 words, with a brief description of the argument, a historiography and a note of the research tools and sources used. Please include a brief biography. The journal accepts articles in French as well as in English. The volume will comprise about 15 articles which will be peer reviewed by the editorial board and the FPS council of academic and museum specialists which includes: Dame Rosalind Savill, DBE, FBA, FSA (Curator Emeritus, The Wallace Collection, London); Oliver Fairclough, FSA; John Whitehead, FSA; Errol Manners, FSA; Patricia Ferguson; Dr. Diana Davis; and Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth (University of Leeds). Articles should be no more than 6,000 words in length excluding endnotes. Up to 15 high-resolution images per article will be accepted. Please send abstracts as an email attachment to Patricia Ferguson patricia.f.ferguson@gmail.com, Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth c.mccaffrey-howarth@leeds.ac.uk, and Diana Davis diana_davis@hotmail.co.uk, by 24 May 2019. If your abstract is accepted, articles and images will be due by 30 September 2019.

For more details about the Study Day and to book a place at £45, please visit the Society’s website.

Call for Papers | Embodying Romanticism

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 11, 2019

From the conference website:

Embodying Romanticism: Romantic Studies Association of Australia 2019 Conference
University of New South Wales Canberra, 21–23 November 2019

Proposals due by 30 June 2019

Although the body has preoccupied literary scholarship for some time, there has been a renewed attention in Romantic studies to the complex ways in which literature encodes and reproduces our awareness of embodied experience. Challenging views of Romanticism as bounded by visionary and idealist expression, such work reflects a reorientation of criticism around the materiality of Romantic culture, whether configured as part of the age of sensibility or in relation to the era’s natural and social sciences. The Romantic period was, moreover, a time when control of the body emerged as a key political issue in workshops, homes, battlefields and colonies, when bodies were subject to rapidly evolving ideas of gender, class and race, while new bodies of knowledge and corporate political bodies emerged to regulate the affairs of nations and empires. This was a period when bodies were subject to ever more intensive modes of analysis and management, at the same time that bodies imposed their transgressive physicality through new understandings of environments, vitalism, trauma, slavery, disease and taste. Attentive to such developments, Romantic studies in turn dovetails with a broader materialist emphasis that explores how bodies are shaped in relation to affect, biopolitics, speculative realism, post-humanism and eco-criticism. Alain Badiou has recently proposed that our modern, liberal ideology can today only perceive two objects: bodies and language. Aligning itself at the conjuncture of these two terms, this conference invites papers that broadly consider how embodiment was evoked, challenged and understood in Romantic cultural life.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspects of Romanticism and embodiment. Proposals may be for individual papers or for panels of 3–4 papers. Papers might consider such topics as:
• Affects and embodied emotions
• Sensibility and materialist epistemologies
• Materials, objects, things
• Life, organicism, vitality
• Theatre, bodies on stage, celebrities
• Spaces, environments, atmospheres
• Architecture, buildings and the body
• Medicine, surgery
• Slavery and transportation
• Biopolitics/biopower and the body politic
• Labour, work, maternity
• Sexuality and gender
• Corpses, death, graves
• Race, empire, colonialism
• Disabled bodies, monsters, illness
• Planetary bodies, heavenly bodies, cosmology
• Texts and paratexts
• Bodies of knowledge
• Animals and humans
• Organisations and institutions

Abstracts of approximately 250 words are due by 30 June 2019. Please send abstracts to the conference convenor, Neil Ramsey, at n.ramsey@unsw.edu.au. Postgraduate bursaries are available. See the conference website for details.

Call for Essays | Enslavement and Material Culture

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 4, 2019

From the Amart-l listserv:

Special Issue of Winterthur Portfolio: Enslavement and Material Culture
Edited by Jennifer Van Horn and Catharine Dann Roeber

Proposal due by 15 April 2019; draft manuscripts due summer 2019

Twenty years ago, Winterthur Portfolio published a special issue: Race and Ethnicity in American Material Life, which has become a standard source for scholars and students. In the decades since, race—in particular slavery—has emerged as an ever more vital subject of inquiry. Scholars have recognized slavery as a fundamental force in shaping not only North America’s past, but also its present and future.

We seek essays that examine how materiality was critical in the development, spread, and rejection of enslavement, as well as the vital role artifacts played for enslaved people of African and/or indigenous descent. We ask how material and visual artifacts used or produced in North America, including the Caribbean, have been instrumental in forging slavery and its afterlives. We question how objects participated in the rejection of slavery and the material expression of freedom. We are also interested in articles about object interpretation by museums, archives, and historical sites and in archaeological collections, buildings, or spaces associated with enslavement.

Our goal is to explore how slavery informs American material culture study today. We will consider essays that are case studies of individual artifacts, buildings, or makers, studies of collections of artifacts, or historiographical pieces, but are especially eager to see work that engages with current theoretical perspectives on materiality and slavery. We are also interested in research that responds to a broad notion of ‘America’, the Atlantic World, and the African Diaspora.

250–500 word proposals are due by April 15, 2019. Proposals should be submitted to guest editors Jennifer Van Horn and Catharine Dann Roeber at jvanhorn@udel.edu. Please also direct inquiries to jvanhorn@udel.edu. Draft manuscripts of approximately 10,000 words from selected authors will be due late summer 2019. Guest editors will provide comments for authors, and the resulting revised essays will be submitted by guest editors for peer review as a proposed special issue of Winterthur Portfolio.

Additional information is available here»

Call for Papers | Cardinal Alessandro Albani

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on February 18, 2019

From the Call for Papers:

Cardinal Alessandro Albani: Collecting, Dealing, and Diplomacy in Grand Tour Europe
Collezionismo, diplomazia ed il mercato nell’Europa del Grand Tour
British School at Rome / Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l’Immagine di Roma, 11–13 December 2019

Organised by Clare Hornsby and Mario Bevilacqua

Proposals due by 1 April 2019

This conference aims to bring together an international range of art historians alongside scholars of related humanistic disciplines to open a new chapter on the multifaceted life and career of Cardinal Alessandro Albani (1692–1779), ‘The Father of the Grand Tour’. Albani operated in many different spheres of Roman society in a variety of roles: antiquarian, collector, art dealer, political agent, spy. It is time to make a reassessment of his life and of his activities.

There is a close connection between Britain and the study of Cardinal Albani, reflecting the central role that the British played in the art market in Rome, as entrepreneurs and purchasers. This subject—which casts valuable light on the political and diplomatic networks in mid-eighteenth-century Europe—needs to be revisited, particularly in the light of the many books, conferences, and exhibitions on collecting and the art market that have appeared in the last 25 years. It is appropriate that this conference should have as one of its venues the British School at Rome [BSR], which has, over this period, hosted many scholarly events connected with the Grand Tour.

For many years European scholars have examined aspects of the life of Cardinal Alessandro Albani, particularly in respect of his magnificent collections of ancient sculpture—of central importance in artistic and museological culture in Rome—as well as in the family archives and European correspondence. His relationship with major figures in eighteenth-century European art such as Winckelmann and Piranesi remains a fruitful area of study.

The second venue of the conference—the Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l’Immagine di Roma [CSCIR—is an institution renowned for its commitment to a deeper understanding and reflection on Roman historical and artistic life. By this British and Italian collaboration we hope not only to build new networks of scholarship but to focus international attention on the Albani collections at a key moment.

The role of Alessandro Albani is key in eighteenth-century Rome, both as a patron of the arts and in the wider political life of the European courts. This conference is designed to be multi-disciplinary and international, reflecting the life and career of Albani himself. Proposals for talks might address the following themes:

Albani in the Grand Tour
The Roman art market
Albani and Vatican diplomacy
His correspondents and social networks
The Stuart court in Rome
Philipp von Stosch, Horace Mann, and spying
Albani the archaeologist
The drawings collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo and their sale to King George III
Winckelmann and Albani
Albani as taste-maker
The collections — sculpture, drawings, and the libraries
Albani and Piranesi
The Albani archives
Villa Albani

The languages of the conference are English and Italian, and the event will be open to the public. We invite doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, established scholars, and members of the foreign academies in Rome to submit proposals for papers which will fall into two groups:

(1) 15-minute presentations on one event, object, or discrete theme
(2) 30-minute presentations on collections or connected themes

Please send an abstract of either 500 words (for a 15-minute talk) or 1000 words (for a 30-minute talk) with a 200-word CV to albaniconvegno@gmail.com by 1 April 2019.

We plan to publish a volume of essays based on this conference.

Scientific Committee
Mario Bevilacqua (Università degli Studi di Firenze, CSCIR), Amanda Claridge (Royal Holloway University of London, Cassiano del Pozzo project), Clare Hornsby (Research Fellow, BSR), Ian Jenkins (Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum), Harriet O’Neill (Assistant Director, BSR), Susanna Pasquali (La Sapienza Roma), Jonny Yarker (Libson and Yarker Ltd., London)

Call for Content | Instagram Series, Furniture History Society

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on January 31, 2019

From the Call for Content:

#CuratorsChoice
A Furniture History Society Instagram Series

The Furniture History Society has recently joined Instagram, @furniturehistorysociety. Following the success of our ongoing Instagram series #ChippendaleTuesday we will shortly launch another titled #CuratorsChoice. This series will highlight the work of curators engaged in the research of decorative arts, specifically furniture, interiors and archives relating to such. This platform will provide a conversational way for curators to highlight objects in their collections, exhibitions they are preparing or indeed discoveries they have made.

Getting involved is simple:
1. Choose your topic.
2. Write approximately three short sentences about it. Feel free to use a more casual and conversational style than one might for an article or talk.
3. Pick your image or images.
4. Send us the above and, if you have one, your Instagram handle. We will take care of weaving the information together and posting to our account.

No matter if you have a fully formed idea or post, or indeed are interested in this project and would like to know more, please feel free to contact, Natalie Voorheis on natalievoorheis@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Furniture History Society (FHS) was founded in 1964 to study furniture of all periods, places and kinds, to increase knowledge and appreciation of it, and to assist in the preservation of furniture and its records.

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.

Call for Essays | Art and Science of Collecting

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on January 22, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

The Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Edited by Arlene Leis and Kacie Wills

Proposals due by 30 January 2019; finished (shorter) essays due by 30 July 2019 and (longer) essays by 30 September 2019

Sarah Stone, Perspective Interior View of Sir Ashton Lever’s Museum in Leicester’s Square, watercolor, London, March 30, 1785 (Sydney: State Library of New South Wales).

We are inviting chapter abstracts for a collection of essays designed for academics, specialists and enthusiasts interested in the interrelations between art, science, and collecting in Europe during the long 18th century. Considering a broad range of collections, (objects) and ideas, our volume will discuss the topic of art, science, and collecting in diverse theoretical contexts, such as art historical, feminist, social, gendered, colonial, archival, literary, and cultural ones. To accompany our existing contributions, we welcome essays that take a global and material approach, and are particularly keen on research that makes use of new archival resources. We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and are especially interested in essays that reveal the way in which women participated in art, science, and collecting in some capacity.

The compendium will consist of around 15 essays, 6000 words each (including footnotes), with up to four illustrations. In addition to these more traditional essays, we are looking for shorter (circa 1,000 words) case studies on material objects pertaining to collections/collectors from that period, and the subject of art, science and collecting will also be central to these contributions. These smaller pieces will each include one illustration.

The following topics/case studies are particularly desired:
• Women’s collecting interests
• Histories and methodologies of collecting, taxonomies, cataloging, arrangement, and modes of display
• Cabinets of curiosities/Wunderkammer
• Catalogues
• Collections housed in art and/or science institutions
• The boundaries between the natural and the artificial
• Scientific and artistic tools and instruments
• Seriality vs. rare objects
• Transitional objects
• Conservation
• Collecting networks
• The artist collector
• The scientist collector
• Science, art and collecting in domestic spaces
• Antiquarian collections
• Print culture

Essay abstracts of 500 words and 300 word abstracts for smaller case studies are due January 30, 2019 and should be sent along with a short bio to: artsciencecollecting@gmail.com. Finished case studies will be due July 30, 2019, and due date for long essays will be September 30, 2019. All inquiries should be addressed to Arlene Leis, aleis914@gmail.com or Kacie Wills, kacie.wills@gmail.com
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Call for Papers | Asia-Oceania and the French-Speaking World

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on December 19, 2018

From H-ArtHist:

Asia-Oceania and the French-Speaking World
University of Hong Kong, 5–6 July 2019

Proposals due by 15 February 2019

Organized by the University of Hong Kong (China) and Laval University (Canada)

The conference will be held in English or French (20-minute papers), addressing a different topic each day (see below). The deadline for applications is the 15th of February 2019. Please email fknothe@hku.hk for the ‘China in Text and Image’ workshop and Guillaume.Pinson@lit.ulaval.ca for the ‘Press’ workshop.

China in Text and Image: Documentary Writing and Art Objects in the Early Modern Era
Friday, 5 July 2019

We invite applications for 20-minute papers presenting original research on either the reception of China in France in written reports or the adaptation of China in France in objects and architecture during the 17th to the 19th centuries. We encourage colleagues in French and comparative literature, anthropology, history and art history to apply, and welcome inter-disciplinary subjects. Our ambition is to publish the papers following the conference to add to the existing scholarship on our topics a group of solidly researched essays on France-China relations and newly explored cross-cultural studies.

The French-Speaking Press of the 19th Century in the Asia-Oceania Region
Saturday, 6 July 2019

As part of the Media 19 project on the literary history of the 19th-century French-language press and the Transfopress network on the foreign-language press, the second day of our conference will focus on the French-language press in the Asia-Oceania region (China, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, etc.). Presentations will include the development of local newspapers and the history of Francophone migration, relations with France, etc. The period under consideration will focus on the 19th century, with the possibility of excursions into the first half of the 20th century. Papers will be considered for contribution to the establishment of a world history of the French-speaking press in the 19th century, under the direction of Diana Cooper Richet and Guillaume Pinson.