[Humanist] 22.719 events: art history; collective memory

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Sat Apr 25 08:31:22 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 719.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Gardiner, Hazel" <hazel.gardiner at kcl.ac.uk>              (18)
        Subject: Call for Papers - CHArt (Computers and the History of Art)
                Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference (2009)

  [2]   From:    kcl - ldc <ldc at kcl.ac.uk>                                 (30)
        Subject: FORWARD --->Friday 1 May: Memory-Media-Global Formations

        Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 07:43:14 +0100
        From: "Gardiner, Hazel" <hazel.gardiner at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Call for Papers - CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference (2009)
        In-Reply-To: <02429B4748296B48824E88E528EAEB534C31A6D794 at KCL-MAIL03.kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk>



The CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference

Thursday 12 - Friday 13 November 2009, Birkbeck, University of London

We live in a time when our identities are increasingly fractured, networked, virtualised and distributed. The same appears to be true of our things. Objects are becoming more contingent, reconfigurable, distributable and immaterial.

For the 25th anniversary CHArt conference we are looking for papers that engage with these questions in relation to art practice, production, consumption, representation and display. We are interested in new notions of the identity of the artist, including those involving collaboration and anonymity; new conceptions and ontologies of the art object, as processual, virtual, or hybrid; new means of consumption and reception, whether in galleries and museums, in public spaces, or over networks of broadcast and narrowcast; and the challenges these transformations bring to the display of art and to its curation and access.

We also welcome papers looking at earlier parallel transformations such as, for example, those brought about by photography, or developments in printmaking.

We welcome contributions from all sections of the CHArt community: art historians, artists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, curators, conservators, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists, educationalists and philosophers.

Please email a three to four hundred word synopsis of the proposed paper with brief biographical information (no more than 200 words) of presenter/s by 30 May 2009 to Hazel Gardiner (hazel.gardiner at kcl.ac.uk).

*Please note that submissions exceeding the stated word count will not be considered*

Dr Charlie Gere
Chair, CHArt

CHArt (www.chart.ac.uk)
c/o Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Kings College, University of London
26 – 29 Drury Lane

        Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:14:10 +0100
        From: kcl - ldc <ldc at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: FORWARD --->Friday 1 May: Memory-Media-Global Formations 
        In-Reply-To: <02429B4748296B48824E88E528EAEB534C31A6D794 at KCL-MAIL03.kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk>

Memory-Media-Global Formations

An Interdisciplinary conference hosted by the department of Creative, Critical and Communications Studies of the University of Greenwich.

Keynote speakers include: Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia), Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths College), Susannah Radstone (University of East London), Stephanos Stephanides (University of Cyprus), Leo Burley (Southbank Show)

Friday 1st of May 2009, 10am -6pm
followed by an evening event at the Mitre 7pm onwards

The concept of cultural trauma has become increasingly central to contemporary cultural, political and academic debate. This interdisciplinary conference considers academic and creative approaches to understanding the processes associated with collective memory, its signification, preservation and reproduction through mediation.

Is the memory of others also our own? By taking into account that it might be, societies expand their sense of identity and belonging. Conversely social groups can and very often do refuse to recognise the existence of others' trauma and the validity of their memory and such refusal is manifested through particular media practices and artefacts.

How have artists, film makers, media producers and academics generated and intervened in debates on global formations, national identity and cultural homogeneity?

This conference will explore possible responses to the proliferation of (personalised) media production, dissemination and social networking in order to understand and analyse memory from within and create new collectivities and conceptualisations of memory.

Friday 1st of May
Venue: Edinburgh (075) Queen Anne Court
Time: 10am -1pm
Speakers: Stephanos Stephanides
                Leo Burley

Venue: Howe (080) Queen Anne Court
Time: 2pm -6pm
Speakers: Marianne Franklin
                Susannah Radstone
                Jeffrey Olick
for further information contact Kostas Maronitis mk60 at gre.ac.uk<mailto:mk60 at gre.ac.uk>
 how to get here:  http://www.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/greenwich

Kostas Maronitis
Department of Creative, Critical and Communication Studies
University of Greenwich
Maritime Campus
SE10 9LS

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