The Art of Reception - Conference in Hamburg Location: Germany Call for Papers Date: 2013-07-31 Date Submitted: 2013-06-14 Announcement ID: 204520 The Art of Reception. A trans- and interdisciplinary conference at the University of Hamburg, 28–30 November 2013. The conference which aims mainly at young researchers is dealing with processes of reception in visual arts. Images (in the broadest sense: sculpture as well as performance, oil on canvas or Hollywood movies) are rambling through cultures and times. Decoding of their changing meanings and references is a key to the understanding of the involved cultures. Looking at recent publications it seems that in the wake of Aby Warburg’s analysis of classical reception in the renaissance art history and classics are still the protagonists of reception studies. An analysis which is to go beyond the mere allocation of illustrative functions of such works of visual arts and the receptive processes of production may not just be carried out by using methods of iconography, iconology and formal aesthetics only. Methods of narratology and semiotics for example may also be applied which involves further disciplines such as media studies, linguistics, cultural anthropology or philosophy. Hence it is apparent from a cursory view of this field minted by visual studies that reception studies are inviting trans- and interdisciplinary perspectives. The conference will concentrate on the following topics: - Reception studies as a trans- and interdisciplinary field - Processes of reception and methods of analysis - Aspects of intermediality - Reception and culture The conference is organised by students of art history and archaeology of the University of Hamburg. It will contain lectures and workshops on the main topics and provide opportunities for discussion. We are especially looking for contributions which deal with processes of reception in visual arts in an interdisciplinary way. There is no limitation to certain times or cultures. Proposals for lectures (30 min) or workshops (60 min) in German or English may be sent to email@example.com (contact persons: Jacobus Bracker, Ann-Kathrin Hubrich) until 31 July 2013. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Further we would be grateful to receive a short academic CV. Funding of speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses can currently not be guaranteed. However, participation in the conference is free of any charge. Jacobus Bracker University of Hamburg Archeological Institute Edmund-Siemers-Alle 1, ESA W 20146 Hamburg Germany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.kunstderrezeption.de
The following CFP may be of interest to some:
RELIGION IN PIECES
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, April 27-29th, 2012
The quest to determine the contours and contents of ancient religion has always been a largely constructivist endeavor, subject to the exigencies of preservation. How do we, in our respective fields, approach the problem of fragmentary evidence? How do we construct such elusive categories as “belief” or “ritual” or “praxis” from an insufficient, scattered, or occasionally inscrutable base of primary source materials?
The Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions seeks papers for a conference to be held at Brown University, April 27-29th 2012, on the topic, “Religion in Pieces.” In keeping with the society’s broad interests in religions of the Mediterranean basin over the great chronological expanse from prehistory to late antiquity, we seek contributions from scholars in the fields of Classics, Ancient History, Religious Studies, Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, Egyptology, and Art History. We are particularly interested in papers that present case studies in reconstructing religious practice from fragmentary evidence, or which problematize or lay out the methodological challenges inherent in constructing religion from a paucity of sources. Relevant subfields include (but are not limited to) epigraphy, papyrology, codicology, archaeology, and textual studies of fragmentary or poorly attested sources; especially welcome are transdisciplinary papers which synthesize a variety of textual, archaeological, and art historical and/or material culture sources to reach new insights into ancient Mediterranean religions.
We invite abstracts from 250-500 words, accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, to email@example.com. Deadline for submission is midnight of January 28thth, 2012. Participants will be contacted with an invitation to participate by the beginning of March, 2012.