Diachronic Artistic and Spatial Convergences and Divergences in the Mediterranean

Ημερομηνία 27/04/2023 - 29/04/2023, Ολοήμερο
Τοποθεσία Acropolis Museum
Διεύθυνση -, Αθήνα
Email 2023.mediterranean.conference@gmail.com
Call: The Mediterranean is a whole world in miniature. This true cliché, hardly applicable in any other region on earth, is substantiated by a unique combination of geomorphological characteristics, historical trajectories and artistic accomplishments, as well as philosophical, political and scientific breakthroughs among others. A rich variety in the physical environment has been matched by the development of distinct yet intensely interacting cultures over time within a relatively small geographical space. Source of endless archetypes, the Mediterranean has launched a new school of historical thought through Fernand Braudel, which explored how the physical environment influenced the civilizations which emerged in the shores of this sea through time. More recently, the geographical thought has proposed terms of theoretical analysis like ‘urban spontaneity’ and ‘Mediterranean cultural geography’ to account for facets and theoretical as well as experiential ways of conceiving the spatial in this intricate world. The international conference Diachronic Artistic and Spatial Convergences and Divergences in the Mediterranean, organized by the Module Art-Architecture-Urban Planning and the MA Art-Cultural Heritage-Development Policies, both of the Hellenic Open University, purports to explore some of the aspects of cultural interactions in the Mediterranean world, conceived as both the sea and the lands surrounding it, through time seen as continuum. Emphasis is placed on artistic, architectural, planning, archaeological and spatial dimensions of these interactions. Themes: In particular, the following relevant dimensions will be pursued: *    Art, architecture and planning in the Mediterranean through time. Styles, particular features, formal and impromptu creations. *    Geographical features, landscape, memory, and artistic process in the Mediterranean. *    Artistic traces of converging or clashing cultures and their eponymous or anonymous representatives in the Mediterranean. *    Classical myth and the arts in the Mediterranean. *    Aesthetically oriented theoretical dialogues in the Mediterranean. *    Geographies of travel and/for the arts. *    20th- and 21st-century and present artistic interactions between the Mediterranean and the global: Orientalism, modernity, postmodernity. Proposals: In the above context is invited the submission of proposals for papers from art theorists and historians, architects, human and cultural geographers, social anthropologists, archaeologists, architectural historians, urban planners plus other relevant theorists. Proposals should include name/s of author/s, affiliation/s, a concise title, five [5] keywords, indicative bibliographical references, and an abstract of 200 to 300 words. Proposals should be sent to: 2023.mediterranean.conference@gmail.com Acceptance of papers will be announced by late November 2022. Formats: The conference welcomes different types of presentations: a. full paper presentations (15 mins) and b. short paper presentations (5 mins). Also, the conference will accommodate different presentation formats: a. Webex presentations (15/5 mins), b. Pre-recorded presentations (15/5 mins), and c. in person presentations (15/5 mins). Please indicate which type and format/s you would like your abstract to be considered for. Key Dates: Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2022 Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2022 Final title/abstract submission: December 31, 2022 Registration: April 16-27, 2023 Conference: April 27-29, 2023, date to be confirmed Languages: English or Greek (without parallel translation). Registration & Fees: Registration for the conference will open on April 16, 2023. The are no fees for attending or addressing the conference. Venue: Acropolis Museum, Athens Publication Opportunities: As with our previous international conferences, every effort will be made for the publication of either an edited volume or a volume of proceedings, or both. Organizing Committee: *    Professor Argyro Loukaki, Hellenic Open University *    Dr. Dionysis Mourelatos, Hellenic Open University *    Dr. Stavros Alifragkis, Hellenic Open University *    Dr. Kostas Soueref, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports *    Dr. Jenny Albani, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports *    Dr. Eleni Nodarou, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete Scientific Committee: *    Professor Argyro Loukaki, Hellenic Open University *    Professor Dimitris Plantzos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens *    Dr. Dionysis Mourelatos, Hellenic Open University *    Dr. Stavros Alifragkis, Hellenic Open University *    Dr. Kostas Soueref, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports *    Dr. Jenny Albani, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports *    Dr. Eleni Nodarou, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete *    Dimitris Antonakakis, Architect, Atelier 66 *    Professor Emeritus Emmanouil Korres, National Technical University of Athens, Member of the Academy of Athens *    Professor Emerita Lila Leontidou, Hellenic Open University *    Professor Panayotis Tournikiotis, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens Indicative References: *    Abulafia, D. ed. 2003. The Mediterranean History. London: Thames & Hudson. *    Bobas, C.; Muller, A.; Pétridis, P. 2022 eds. Mondes Méditerranéens. Perceptions et Transformations de l’Espace. Bruxelles: Peter Lang. *    Braudel, F. 1992. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II. London: Harper Collins. *    Girard, X. 2001. The Mediterranean from Homer to Picasso. Paris: Assouline. *    Leontidou, L. 2006 (1990). The Mediterranean City in Transition. Social Change and Urban Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. *    Loukaki, A. 2009 (in Greek). Mediterranean Cultural Geography and Aesthetics of Development. The Case of Rethymnon, Crete. Athens: Kardamitsa. Information and Queries: Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions at: 2023.mediterranean.conference@gmail.com

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