Skup 2013 – POZIV

Rijeka, September 2012
Seventh International Conference of Iconographic Studies
Iconology at the Crossroads
Rijeka, May 23 – 24, 2013

Center for Iconographic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Department of Art History, Iconology Research Group
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The Cultural Iconology and Semiography Research Group, University of Szeged
Index of Christian Art, Princeton University

This conference seeks to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue as well as to continue the cycle of sessions for scholarly discourse on significant subjects in iconographic studies. The conference presentations will deal with different subjects concerning “Iconology” paraphrasing the famous Princeton conference of 1990 “Iconography at the Crossroads”.

The themes and subjects for discussion are as follows:
– Iconography vs. Iconology today
– was there a turning point?
– new perspectives in Iconology
– methodology in Iconology
– Iconology and History and Art History
– problems in pictorial depictions through history
– how are images to be interpreted?
– relationship between text and image
– are there limits?
– new iconographic/iconological interpretations

One of the objectives also is to give a survey of the development of the discipline(s) and to explain the directions of its turbulent persistence within Humanities.
The conference is also a possibility to inform scholars, students and others interested in the field, of recent research developments in the studies. The conference papers will deal with methodological approaches within Iconography and Iconology – new methods, new concepts and new scholarship stress the need for interdisciplinary approaches in research which are resulting in altered interpretations of the meaning of images.

Paper proposals should be submitted to:
Maja Brajkovic or by e-mail to:
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
Sveučilisna avenija 4
51 000 Rijeka
phone: +385 51 265776

A paper proposal should contain:
1. full name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address
2. title
3. abstract (maximum 2 pages)

December 15, 2012
NO registration fee
Travel expenses and accomodation ARE NOT COVERED.
Administration and organizational costs, working materials and excursion are covered by the
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