[artinfo] CFP: Nations, Identities and Art Histories in Central Europe

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Fri Oct 31 10:46:41 CET 2014

From: Klara Kemp-Welch <klara.kemp-welch at courtauld.ac.uk>
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Subject: CFP: Session at AAH Annual Conference (Norwich, 9-11 Apr 2015)

Sainsbury Institute for Art, UEA, Norwich, April 9 - 11, 2015

Deadline: Nov 10, 2014

AAH Session on Nations, Identities and Art Histories in Central 
Europe AAH2015 Annual Conference at the University of East Anglia 
Sainsbury Institute

Session Convenors:
Klara Kemp-Welch, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London,
klara.kemp-welch at courtauld.ac.uk
Beata Hock, University of Leipzig, beata.hock at uni-leipzig.de

The collapse of Imperial and Soviet empires after the Great War and 
the Cold War saw the (re-)formation of individual nation states and 
the production of new cultural identities. These changes brought new 
opportunities for artists and art historians across Central Europe 
and beyond, but also new challenges. This session invites 
participants to explore how art, art history, and criticism in 
Central Europe have engaged with shifting approaches to nation and 
identity (embracing considerations such as class, ethnicity, gender, 
religion) across the modern and the contemporary. The session invites 
papers that consider: the critical framing of domestic or national 
artistic developments in relation to local concerns; Central European 
art in an international framework; histories of minority communities; 
Central European historiography; the construction of identity through 
print media and popular culture. What do 'minor' art histories reveal 
about mainstream ones, and vice-versa? To what extent are the 
processes observable in national and international art and art 
history between the wars comparable to the tensions between the local 
and global that have come to the forefront since the end of the Cold 
War? In view of the present violence in the Ukraine, the resurgence 
of nationalisms across Europe in the post-Cold War period, and the 
alarming political polarisation in many European countries today, 
this session invites participants to critically reconsider ideas of 
nation and identity in the region from a range of art historical 

Paper proposals, to be sent to the session convenor in accordance 
with proposal guidelines. Paper proposal deadline: 10 November 2014

See more at: http://www.aah.org.uk/annual-conference/sessions2015/session2

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Session at AAH Annual Conference (Norwich, 9-11 Apr 2015). In: 
H-ArtHist, Oct 30, 2014. <http://arthist.net/archive/8734>.

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