maandag 7 januari 2013

Call For Papers: Uneasy Alliances: Boundaries and Bargains in Nineteenth-Century Art

Call for Papers: A one-day symposium organized by the European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (a working group of the Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History).

Date: 23rd May, 2013

Venue: University of Amsterdam

Uneasy Alliances: Boundaries and Bargains in Nineteenth-Century Art


This one-day symposium explores ways in which nineteenth-century European art gave expression to the tensions, possibilities, and limitations attaching to the formation and breaking of alliances. Having regard to family relations, artistic encounters, commercial exchanges, and the shaping of geo-political boundaries, the symposium seeks to explore the nineteenth-century artworld as a space of personal, pictorial, and political bargaining. Regard will be given to ways in which alliances (or their rupture) were depicted in, or symbolized by, the content, production, and transfer of art objects. Whether a reinforcement of strength or an imposition of boundaries, the combining of interests is examined as a fertile terrain for aesthetic and social negotiation. Participants are also invited to reflect on recent methodological and disciplinary 'alliances' that shape our reading or re-reading of nineteenth-century art history, its art markets, and exhibition practices.

Please send a proposal for a 20 minute paper to Kathryn Brown (k.j.brown[at] and Alba Campo (alba[at] Proposals should include an abstract (max 250 words) and details of the presenter's institutional affiliation. Proposals should be received by no later than 28th February.

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