Call for Papers – “Migrations in Visual Culture”

Migrations in Visual Culture
3rd International Conference for PhD Students and Recent PhD Graduates
Belgrade, 8th – 10th September 2016
The theme of the conference addresses the power and meaning of images and the visual in general in the context of migration of people, ideas, knowledge, artefacts, art works and symbols through the prism of postcolonial and cultural translation theories, from antiquity to the present. The question involves far more than just art, all the more so because many fields in the humanities and social sciences have in recent times taken the “pictorial turn”. Moreover, and especially at this moment in history, any discussion of the power of images and their role in migrations in visual culture is unavoidably also positioned in the context of current changes in global relations as well as in the growing impact of social media. This issue also opens the question of de-territorialisation of images and how, as Walter Benjamin has already indicated, technical reproduction has moved the artwork from its original context. The circulation of images is, of course, as old as civilization itself and crucial in the process of generating multiple facets of their agency in society, their impacting both the individual and the collective habitus and their role in cross-cultural communication. Any aspect of the visual is never simply an expression of one culture but rather part of a process of constructing meaning in a field characterized by similarities as much as by differences. This conference seeks to put these and other issues related to migrations in visual culture at the center of the discussion and to present them from an interdisciplinary point of view.

The international conference is intended for PhD students and recent PhD graduates from different fields of humanities and social sciences, who are hereby invited to participate.
The proposed topics for interdisciplinary discussions are:
1. West Balkans – Migration and Cultural Transfer
2. Migration as Cross-cultural Communication
3. Migration of Ideas and Concepts
4. Migration of Works of Art
5. Migration of Symbols
Submission deadline: April 25th, 2016
Proposals should include name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail), title of the paper, short CV (max. 200 words) and an abstract (max. 400 words) in English.

Please send proposals to:


Faculty of Philosophy, Art History Department, University in Beograd, Čika Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Beograd, SERBIA
(with the note »Conference for PhD Students and recent PhD Graduates«)
More info at:!cfp-2016/suqs1

Conference 2016 – call for papers

for the Tenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies
that will be held in
Rijeka (Croatia), June 02 – 04, 2016

Center for Iconographic Studies – University of Rijeka (Croatia)
in collaboration with
Study of Theology in Rijeka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
University of Thessaly (Greece)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Gregorian Pontifical University Rome (Italy)

The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between theology, art history, philosophy and cultural theory concerning the iconography of Mary in Eastern and Western art. We welcome academic papers that will approach this subject in an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse way. The themes and subjects can include the following:

– early representations of Mary
– images of intercession and authority
– devotional iconography
– Mary Mother of God
– Virgin as queen
– Mary as Ecclesia
– Mary and Eve
– Life of the Virgin
– post-Tridentine iconography
– hermeneutical and phenomenological aspects of Mary

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically to
Deadline for paper proposals: March 30, 2016

Contact person:
Sanja Jovanović
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
Sveucilisna avenija 4
51 000 Rijeka

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: March 30, 2016

Invitations to participate will be sent out by email before April 15, 2016
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 2017.

Please contact us for any additional information.
web page:
Download info .pdf

Conference 2015

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


which will be held 2-4 June 2015 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka, Croatia
and 11-13 June 2015 at Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton (MA), USA

Programme 2015



Our dear colleague, art historian Marijana Kovacevic, Ph. D. (1977), assistant professor at the Department of Art History of the University of Zadar passed away following lingering illness.
The research and scholarly work of Marijana Kovacevic was dedicated to medieval art, especially to the Zadar medieval goldsmiths. She published results of her dedicated research in her doctoral dissertation Goldsmiths’ Work of Zadar in the 14th Century as well as in the numerous articles. We will remember her great character, immense passion for her work and her friendship.