[artinfo] CFP:(Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Tue Nov 8 08:47:05 CET 2016

From: Euroacademia <office at euroacademia.eu>
Date: Nov 7, 2016
Subject: CFP: Panel at Euroacademia International Conference

Belgrade, Serbia, January 27 - 28, 2017

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and 
Western Europe

As part of the Sixth Euroacademia International Conference 
'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe'
Belgrade, Serbia, 27 - 28 January 2017)

Deadline: 10th of December 2016

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and 
Western Europe
Panel Proposed by: Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panel Description

The panel "Art as cultural diplomacy" seeks papers that explore the 
function of art (in its broadest definition) as an instrument of 
cultural diplomacy by the state and, especially, by nongovernmental 
actors. The main theme of the session is the question of art and 
diplomacy in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. 
Papers are welcome which explore issues related to the role of art, 
diplomacy and the politicization of the European Union and its 
candidate countries, as are those which consider how the arts have 
pursued or resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of 
alterity in Europe and worldwide.  The panel seeks to combine a wide 
range of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore how art-its 
various practices, history, and theory-are an important area of 
inquiry in the expanding field of cultural diplomacy.

Some examples of topics include:

- How can art serve as a neutral platform for exchange to promote 
dialogue and understanding between foreign states? - How can art, 
including organized festivals (i.e. film, art, music.), cultivate 
transnational identities that undermine dichotomies of East and West, 
and other narratives of alterity in Europe and beyond it? - The 
implications for art as an instrument of diplomacy in a postmodern 
age where geopolitics and power are increasingly mobilized by image 
based structures of persuasion - How has/can art facilitate cohesion 
between European Union member states and candidate states that 
effectively responds to the EU's efforts to create "unity in 
diversity." - The politics of mapping Europe: mental and cartographic 
- Community based art as a social practice to engage issues of 
European identity - The difference between art as cultural diplomacy 
and propaganda - The digital revolution and the emergence of social 
media as platforms for art to communicate across social, cultural, 
and national boundaries? - Diplomacy in the history of art in Europe 
and Eastern Europe - Artists as diplomats - Art history as 
diplomacy-exhibitions, post-colonial criticism, global art history, 
and other revisions to the conventional boundaries of Europe and its 
history of art - The international activity of cultural institutes

Please use the from to apply on-line on the conference website or 
submit abstracts of less than 300 words together with the details of 
affiliation until 10th of December 2016 to application at euroacademia.eu

For full details of the conference, please see before applying the 
conference website:

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Panel at Euroacademia International Conference (Belgrade, 27-28 
Jan 17). In: H-ArtHist, Nov 7, 2016. 

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