Call for Papers: The Art of the Lost: Destruction, Reconstruction and Change Conference
17 December 2018
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Proposals for papers are invited for the two-day conference ‘The Art of the Lost: destruction, reconstruction and change’ (working title) to be held at Canterbury Cathedral on the 27th to 29th November 2019.
This conference will explore and appraise current and developing studies of how art changes, is reused or repurposed, disappears or is rediscovered. It will look at how and why art is defaced, destroyed or is lost within architectural settings, with a particular focus on art within the context of cathedrals, churches or other places of worship. It will consider changing ideologies, iconoclasm, war, fashion and symbolism. It will cover art from the 6th century to the modern day.
The aim of the conference is to offer a vibrant and challenging perspective on the field, review ongoing projects, scholarly activity and public engagement.
Original proposals are welcome from professionals, rising and established academic scholars and graduate students. Submissions are invited on topics including, but not limited to:
Books, manuscripts and libraries
Architecture and interior design
Monuments and tombs
New art making use of old or reacting to architectural settings