13th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies
University of Graz in Graz, Austria
July 25-29, 2011
Call for Paper Proposals:
Collecting Art and Visual Culture in Latin America
The scholarship on Latin America and art collections in the eighteenth century overwhelmingly addresses the exportation of objects from the Americas to Europe. Caste paintings, painted screens, feather mosaics, and other items crossed the Atlantic as exotic specimens of overseas colonies and souvenirs of colonial bureaucratic appointments. Much less attention, however, has been paid to collecting art within Latin America itself. This panel consequently turns its attention to how the residents of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas collected art and other examples of visual culture. Papers may address works imported from Europe and/or Asia as well as those produced locally or in other parts of the American territories. The session will consider not just what people in Latin America collected, but for what purpose they did so.
To submit a paper proposal by January 31, 2011, go to http://www.18thcenturycongress-graz2011.at/congressprogramme.html and complete the application form. Include the session number CS005.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)