Events and Calls for Papers
If you attend the Virtual RSA Meeting, do not miss:
TRANSCULTURAL THINGS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, Thursday, December 1, 2022｜RSA Virtual 2022 • Meeting Room 13
To encourage further research in this field, the scholarly networks Collecting Central Europe, and Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700, have solicited papers that explore the complex entanglements of foreign and local, theories of mobility, and previously overlooked types of objects from the region of Europe that stretches from the Baltic to the Adriatic, and from the Rhine to the Danube and the Dnipro.
PANEL ORGANISERS: Andrea Gáldy (Collecting Central Europe), Tomasz Grusiecki (Boise State University), and Suzanna Ivanič (University of Kent)
Panel 1｜10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
10:30 AM｜ Tomasz Grusiecki (Boise State University),
“Revisiting Polish Carpets”
10:50 AM｜ Jeffrey Taylor (European Humanities University,
Vilnius), “The Transylvanian Carpet as Cultural Transcendent”
11:10 AM｜ Ruth Sargent Noyes (National Museum of
Denmark), “Furs and Slaves from the Edge of The World: The
Art of Exploiting Animals and Unfree Humans as Transcultural
Things from Early Modern Europe’s Russo-Baltic Frontier c.
Panel 2｜12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
12:30 PM｜ Oleksii Rudenko (Central European University),
“Books in Motion: University and Private Libraries in Early
Modern Lithuania, Poland, and Ruthenia”
12:50 PM｜ Hanna Mazheika (Polish Academy of Sciences),
“Gift Exchange between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and
England in the Early Seventeenth Century”
1:10 PM｜ Aleksandra Lipińska (University of Cologne),
“Decolonize ‘Kresy’? Towards an Entangled History of the Early
Modern Art of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth”
30 June – 1 July 2023
Connected Central European Worlds, 1500–1700, University of Kent, UK, and Online
Early modern Central and Eastern Europe, a multiconfessional, multiethnic, and multilingual realm, was a crossroads of Latin, Orthodox, and Muslim cultures. Home to Slavic, Germanic, Latin, Baltic, Finno-Ugric, and Turkic peoples, it sat astride a network of commercial routes, cultural interactions, and demographic flows that turned it into one of the most entangled regions of the early modern world. This conference examines how the complex transcultural nature of Central and Eastern Europe was co-shaped, fostered, and reimagined by artefacts, materials and visual culture, from food to art and clothing to weapons.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Princeton University)
On the 50th anniversary of his first research trip to Prague.
Call for Papers:
We welcome abstracts of 200 words for proposed papers of 20 minutes. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
Abstract deadline: 15th January 2023
Please email to Dr Suzanna Ivanič email@example.com and Dr Tomasz Grusiecki firstname.lastname@example.org
Postgraduate Bursaries: Please outline costing requirements on your abstract proposal.
30 Nov - 3 Dec 2022: The Renaissance Society of America will hold a virtual meeting. For more information please visit the RSA website www.rsa.org. Below is our call for papers for sessions jointly organised with Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700.
Transcultural Things in Central and Eastern Europe
Early modern Central and Eastern Europe was a multiethnic, multiconfessional, and multilingual realm, where a member of one community could easily claim a sense of belonging to another, navigating intersecting identities and personal biographies, and often merging and converging cultures associated with different regions and communities. Often labelled transculturation, this process of gathering and coming together of various forms of cultural expression, first theorized by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, results in transformative changes which alter societies as they adopt new kinds of objects and materials into their way of life. These transcultural forms are subject to cultural recontextualisations; they often take up other forms, acquire news uses, and change meanings, all the while reversing, upending, translating, surprising, and reappropriating local lifestyles and traditions. Habanerware, Transylvanian carpets, Polish costume, Siberian pelts, and Rudolf II’s collections are some of the region’s best examples of transcultural forms appropriated into local life. To encourage further research in this field, the scholarly networks “Collecting Central Europe,” and “Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700,” seek papers that explore the complex entanglements of foreign and local, theories of mobility, and previously overlooked types of objects from the region of Europe that stretches from the Baltic to the Adriatic, and from the Rhine to the Danube and the Dnipro.
Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following themes:
· Transcultural objects and images
· Mobility of materials
· Historiography of transculturation in the region
Please send a 150-word abstract, a curriculum vitae no longer than 5 pages, and the PhD completion date (as per the new RSA guidelines) to Andrea Gáldy (email@example.com), Suzanna Ivanic (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Tomasz Grusiecki (email@example.com) before Sunday, 29 May 2022. Presenters will have to be active RSA members.
13 — 17 June 2022: Collections in the Early Modern Era, organised by Palacký University Olomouc in collaboration with Leiden University, University of Trnava and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. To find out more, please visit https://dejinyumeni.upol.cz/nc/zprava/clanek/katedra-dejin-umeni-vypisuje-call-for-papers-pro-mezinarodni-workshop-collections-in-early-modern-er/.
13 May 2022: Mapping Connections in Early Modern Central Europe workshop organised by CONNECTED CENTRAL EUROPEAN WORLDS, 1500-1700. For further information, please email Suzanna Ivanič (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tomasz Grusiecki (email@example.com).