This is the call for papers for the Postgraduate Conference ‘ART & IDENTITY’ that will take place at the University of Aberdeen on 26th and 27th June 2008.
The conference is sponsored by the College of Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Aberdeen and aims to provide Postgraduate students in History of Art and Visual Culture with an opportunity to present their research, exchange ideas and opinions and network with fellow postgraduates and members of staff.
We are looking for papers addressing the representation of cultural, national and/or local identity in the visual arts of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
We invite studies on how politics and religion shaped the form, style and iconography of fresco cycles, altarpieces, panel paintings and/ or sculptural commissions.
The conference proposes to examine how these commissions influenced rituals and practices that affirmed the interests and aims of a society or a group.
We will also consider papers that address:
* the visual arts as an expression of feelings, behaviour, customs and traditions.
* artistic identity, authorship and attribution
* modes of representation
Plenary Speakers for the Conference will be:
Dr. Brendan Cassidy from the University of St. Andrews and
Dr. Tom Nichols from the University of Aberdeen.
Department of History of Art
University of Aberdeen
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