This two-day international and interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together archaeologists and art historians to discuss the links between sculpture and archaeology. We invite papers, for example, that look at:
The history of archaeological thought and archaeological discovery in relation to the history of sculpture
Archaeology as a metaphor in modernity and psychoanalysis
Issues of depth/surface and the role of discovery and revelation
Myths of origins and the ways in which the archaeological dig, the cave and the quarry have been variously appropriated
The philosophy of place and the ways in which questions of site-specificity are significant to both sculpture and archaeology (in urban, rural and industrial environments)
How notions of 'archaism' and 'classicism' etc. have been constructed through archaeology and have been taken up politically by sculptors, archaeologists and writers at different times
We are very interested in papers that trace those historical moments when there seems to have been a 'symbiosis' between sculpture and archaeological discovery, from c. 1700 to the present. We are also particularly interested in reading proposals from archaeologists who are interested in sculpture and who are interested in sharing new approaches to archaeology with sculpture historians.
Conference chairs include: Anne Wagner (Berkeley), Barbara Bender (UCL) and Thomas Dowson (Manchester).
Please send 500 word proposals to Liz Aston at the Henry Moore Institute via email.
The deadline for proposals is Monday 6th October.
Submission deadline: 06 October 2003
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