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CALL FOR PAPERS Conference ART, MEMORY AND IDENTITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference ART, MEMORY AND IDENTITY
Faculty of Arts and Design, West University of Timisoara, Romania, 10th – 11th of April 2019

The Faculty of Arts and Design, West University of Timisoara, welcomes proposals for the 2019 Conference in the field of the history and theory of arts, which will be held in Timisoara in April 10-11. The conference is dedicated to ”Art, memory and identity” and is open to scholars and PhD candidates in history and theory of art, anthropology of art, philosophy, and visual artists.

During the history, social, religious and political programs and ideologies benefited from the capacity of arts to convey important messages directly to the minds and hearts of the people. From commissioned portraits of powerful people to memorials and triumph arches, visual arts participated in remembering the past, in spreading values and ideas, in creating lineages and identities. In the contemporary world, artists often demonstrate the aspiration to participate into the society (re)construction, and their voices become more and more critical of the well established institutions, state-sanctioned collective memory or official versions of the past.

The Conference aims to explore the connections between art, memory and identity, to examine how artists deal, deliberately or not, with the collective past and present. From papers that investigate how social memory impacts on artistic creation to works focusing on how art contributes to (re)shaping a common identity, theoretical perspectives and applied research are equally welcome. While contributions on any type of artwork will be considered, public art is a focus of the conference.
The Conference languages are English and Romanian.

DEADLINE
Please send a short presentation and an abstract of no more than 300 words to andreea.lazea@e-uvt.ro and secretariat.arte@e-uvt.ro. The deadline for proposal submission is February 11, 2019. Authors invited to attend the conference will be notified by 20th of February.

EXPENSES
There is no conference fee.
Limited financial assistance is available for travel costs reimbursement. The request for travel support must be submitted with the proposal.
Accommodation will be provided subject to availability.