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5th Wollesen Graduate Symposium

On 22 December 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 5th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium. The Art of Passage: Transnational Encounters and the Convergence of Cultures, to be held on 9 March 2018, hosted by the Department of Art and the Graduate Union of the Students of Art at the University of Toronto. Further information is available at https://gustasymposium.wordpress.com/. Considering the expansive definition of “passage,” this symposium hopes to contribute to the increasingly robust scholarship that seeks to rehabilitate, reveal, and interrogate the formative role that intercultural encounters have had on the history of art. We encourage submissions from students and scholars employing interdisciplinary approaches in the context of visual culture from antiquity to the present. Potential paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Colonialism and postcolonial perspectives
Cultural exchange through artistic movements, techniques, methods, etc.
Exiles, networking, and circulations of ideas
Transnationalism and its impact on local traditions
Nationalism, independence, and globalization
Cosmopolitanism vs tradition
Dislocation in the shaping of art in and beyond the “margins”
The effect of globalism on art and art history
Migrations and utopias
“Hybridity,” “mimicry,” and artistic practices
Art and ideologies
Art beyond the Western canon

Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese

On 15 January 2018 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results, to be held in October 2018 at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes. Further information is available at http://dms.aegean.gr/rac/. The conference will particularly welcome papers in the following thematic circles:
New archaeological finds on sanctuaries and cult practices in the Dodecanese
Epigraphical and literary evidence on the religion and cults in the Dodecanese
The context of religion and cult practice in the Dodecanese
Theoretical issues on the relation between archaeology, religion, and cult

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