[artinfo] CFP: Migrations in Visual Culture (Belgrade, 8-10 Sep 16)

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Wed Feb 17 10:27:50 CET 2016

Faculty of Philosophy, University in Beograd;
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana;
Center for Iconographic Studies, University of Rijeka;
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

contact: <conference.phd2016 at gmail.com>

Call for Papers: Migrations in Visual Culture (Belgrade, 8-10 Sep 16)

Belgrade, Serbia, September 8 - 10, 2016

Deadline: Apr 25, 2016

Migrations in Visual Culture

Conference for PhD Students and recent PhD Graduates

The theme of the conference addresses the power 
and meaning of images and the visual in general 
in the context of migration of people, ideas, 
knowledge, artefacts, art works and symbols 
through the prism of postcolonial and cultural 
translation theories, from antiquity to the 
present. The question involves far more than just 
art, all the more so because many fields in the 
humanities and social sciences have in recent 
times taken the "pictorial turn". Moreover, and 
especially at this moment in history, any 
discussion of the power of images and their role 
in migrations in visual culture is unavoidably 
also positioned in the context of current changes 
in global relations as well as in the growing 
impact of social media. This issue also opens the 
question of de-territorialisation of images and 
how, as Walter Benjamin has already indicated, 
technical reproduction has moved the artwork from 
its original context. The circulation of images 
is, of course, as old as civilization itself and 
crucial in the process of generating multiple 
facets of their agency in society, their 
impacting both the individual and the collective 
habitus and their role in cross-cultural 
communication. Any aspect of the visual is never 
simply an expression of one culture but rather 
part of a process of constructing meaning in a 
field characterized by similarities as much as by 
differences. This conference seeks to put these 
and other issues related to migrations in visual 
culture at the center of the discussion and to 
present them from an interdisciplinary point of 

The international conference is intended for PhD 
students and recent PhD graduates from different 
fields of humanities and social sciences, who are 
hereby invited to participate.

The proposed topics for interdisciplinary discussions are:
  1. West Balkans - Migration and Cultural Transfer
2. Migration as Cross-cultural Communication
3. Migration of Ideas and Concepts
4. Migration of Works of Art
5. Migration of Symbols

Proposals should include name, contact 
information (address, phone number, e-mail), 
title of the paper, short CV in English of 
maximum 200 words and an abstract in English of 
maximum 400 words.

conference.phd2016 at gmail.com

Faculty of Philosophy
Art History Department
University in Beograd
âika Ljubina 18-20
11000 Beograd
(with the note »Conference for PhD Students and recent PhD Graduates«)

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Migrations in Visual Culture (Belgrade, 8-10 
Sep 16). In: H-ArtHist, Feb 16, 2016. 

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