This international conference is presented by The Ruskin Centre at Lancaster University,
INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, and The Department of European and Postcolonial Studies of University of Ca' Foscari Venice. It will open at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in the afternoon of 25th September 2008. On the 26th and 27th, all events will be held at the campus of the Venice International University. The plenary speakers will be James Buzard on Cultural Travel, Robert Hewison on Ruskin and Venice, and Anna Laura Lepschy on the reception of Tintoretto in the nineteenth-century.
Papers and panels are welcomed from scholars working in any discipline broadly relating to John Ruskin, Venice or Cultural Travel in relation to the long nineteenth century. Suggested topics include: Cultural Tourism, Topographies, Empires & Commerce, Romantic Contexts, Architectures, Gendered Places, Religious Cultures, Paintings, Museums & Exhibitions, Restoration & Conservation, Photographies, Education & Access.
Complete papers of 2,000 to 2,500 words in length will be available in advance at the password protected section of the conference website, currently under construction.
Discussions following several 5 to 7 minute paper presentations will be in English.
Send abstracts in .pdf or .doc formats by 31st January 2008 to:
Lauren Proctor, Ruskin Centre Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1524 592450
Please include your name, institutional affiliation and contact information within that document, as well as within the body of your e-mail. For individual proposals, please submit an abstract of 200 to 400 words; for panels please submit a single abstract of 500 to 800 words, indicating the number and title of individual papers with a short abstract on each.
Conference fee: 100 Euros, for payment procedure and booking form, please contact Lauren Proctor as above.
Limited, preferential accommodation will be available at the Venice International University's campus on the Isola di San Servolo.
Numbers will be strictly limited to 120 delegates, so early booking is recommended.
Ruskin Centre Administrator
Ruskin Centre, Bowland College
Lancaster UK LA1 4YT
Tel: +44 (0)1524 592450
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