Neven Budak’s “Croatian history from 550. until 1100.” book presentation

On Friday, April 13th 2018, Neven Budak’s “Croatian history from 550. until 1100.” book was presented by prof. dr. sc. Marina Vicelja-Matijašić (Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka), doc. dr. sc. Maurizio Levak (Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Pula), doc. dr. sc. Goran Bilogrivić (Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka) and the author  prof. dr. sc. Neven Budak (Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb).

The book is focused on the so-called dark centuries (7th and 8th), creating and developing of Croatian ethnic identity, forming the Croatian politics and their Christanization, social development, Church organization and culture as a statement and initiator of social relations. The book is based on the newest results in history and related sciences. In addition to some of the most prevalent issues of Croatian medieval history, the author also deals with topics that have only been opened recently. From most books dealing with a similar theme, this differs from periodization, abandoning the usual timelines based on the dynasty history, shifting the focus from political history to social and cultural, different perception and interpretation of ethnic identities, establishing a balance between the coverage of the entire Croatian historical space and highlighting regional differences and, finally, by interdisciplinarity based on the contemporary methodological approach of authorship.

 

Photo: Nikki Vancaš

The 8th Day of Art History was a success!

The 8th Day of Art History was held on March 16th 2018.

Congratulations to Karmen Rabar for winning the 1st place in the photography contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Nikki Vancaš

 

 

 

Conference – Vera imago G.V. Mariae Tarsactensis – 1367.-2017.

The conference Vera imago G.V. Mariae Tarsactensis – 1367.-2017. is organized by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Rijeka, Department of Theology in Rijeka of the University of Zagreb and the Franciscan Convent at Trsat and will be held on November 17th, 2017 at the Convent.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 12th conference of iconographic studies

Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia)

in collaboration with

Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome (Italy)

are pleased to announce

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Twelfth International Conference of Iconographic Studies

ICONOGRAPHY OF PAIN

that will be held in 

Rijeka (Croatia),  May 31 – June 01, 2018

Deadline for paper proposals: January 20, 2018

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between art history, history, theology, philosophy, cultural theory and other relevant disciplines concerning the representation and perception of pain (both physical and emotional) in history. Pain represents not only one of the very used subjects in art but also the strong creative force for many artists. It has been recently discussed as being a transformative force in cultural production but also beyond the cultural and temporal boundaries. It can be also perceived within specific methodological paradigm of the Warburg’s Pathosformel as well as within the broader theoretical contexts. We welcome academic papers that will approach these subjects in interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse angles. The themes and subjects include, but are not limited to the following:

  • pain as art form
  • torture, punishment and penal iconography
  • spectacle(s) of pain
  • violence in visual culture
  • martyrs and martyrdoms
  • passion iconography
  • dealing with pain – images of medical and other treatments in history
  • pain as creative impulse in art
  • (in)expressibility of physical pain

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically to cis@ffri.hr

A paper proposal should contain:

  1. full name, institution, affiliation, address, phone number(s), e-mail address
  2. title
  3. abstract (maximum 2 pages – 500 words)

Deadline: January 20, 2018

Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before February 20, 2018

There is NO registration fee

Administration and organizational costs, working materials, lunch and coffee breaks during conference, closing dinner as well as all organized visits are covered by the organizers.

All presented papers will be published in the thematic issue of the IKON journal in May 2019.

Conference 2017 [INFO]

We are pleased to invite you to the Eleventh International Conference of Iconographic Studies

ICONOCLASM AND ICONOPHILIA

which will be held 1-2 June 2016 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Croatia

You can view the Conference programme on the following link: Programme 2017

[CALL FOR PAPERS] Eleventh International Conference of Iconographic Studies – ICONOCLASM AND ICONOPHILIA

Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia)

in collaboration with

University of Sapienza in Rome (Italy)
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel)
Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome (Italy)

are pleased to announce

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Eleventh International Conference of Iconographic Studies

ICONOCLASM AND ICONOPHILIA

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that will be held in

Rijeka (Croatia), June 01 – 03, 2017

Deadline for paper proposals: January 30, 2017

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between art history, history, theology, philosophy, and cultural theory concerning the perception and definition of iconoclasm(s) in history. From the word that developed on the aggressive statements and actions against images (especially within the reference to the historical disputes in Christianity) the term has come to be applied to actions or movements that challenge apprized values and cultivated beliefs. It has been recently discussed beyond the cultural and temporal boundaries, as well as being a transformative force in cultural production. When approached it usually stands opposite to iconophilia and throughout the history the clash between two terms produced not only theoretical background but also production of works of art that shape our understanding of a particular period or religious group. We welcome academic papers that will approach these subjects in interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse angles. The themes and subjects can include the following:

o Iconoclasm within religious realms and history (censorships by religious beliefs, iconoclastia, historical debates, edicts and manifestos regarding images)
o Iconophiles’ reactions, positions and influence
o Damnatio memoriae and other political iconoclasm
o Iconoclasm in modern and contemporary history
o Iconoclasm as global term in visual arts
Paper proposals should be submitted electronically to cis@ffri.hr

Contact person:
Sanja Jovanović
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
Sveucilisna avenija 4, 51 000 Rijeka, Croatia
E-mail: cis@ffri.hr

A paper proposal should contain:

1. full name, institution, affiliation, address, phone number(s), e-mail address
2. title
3. abstract (maximum 2 pages – 500 words)
Deadline: January 30, 2017
Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before February 15, 2017

There is NO registration fee

Administration and organizational costs, working materials, lunch and coffee breaks during conference as well as all organized visits are covered by the organizers.
All presented papers will be published in the thematic issue of the IKON journal in May 2018.

Please contact us for any additional information.

web page: http://ikon.ffri.hr

Conference 2016 – INFO

We are pleased to invite you to the Tenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies

MARIAN ICONOGRAPHY EAST AND WEST

which will be held 2-3 June 2016 at the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia

You can view the Conference programme on the following link: Programme 2016

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