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Call for Papers: “Shaped by Greed. Reflections and Impacts of Environmental Exploitation in European Visual Cultures 1200–1900” (8–9 June 2023, Brno, Czech Republic)

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How environmental exploitation, industrialization, and urbanization shaped late medieval and modern visual cultures, landscape, environment, and built environment in Europe (and beyond)? An international conference at Art History Department of Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic) 8–9 June 2023, organized by Tomáš Valeš, Jan Galeta, Martin F. Lešák, and Veronika Řezníčková as 3rd Biennale of Centre for Early Modern Studies (https://cemsbrno.org).

The conference intends to investigate the interconnections between the environment, its exploitation, art, architecture, and urbanism in a broader European frame with global overlap between 1200 and 1900 (thus taking a longue durée perspective). This explicitly includes the transformation of raw mined materials into luxurious objects; sumptuous and prestigious artistic and urbanistic projects financed by the wealth raised by exploiting nature; iconographies that reflect how the environment was treated, shaped and used in late medieval and modern times.
The keynote lecture of the conference will be given by Dr. Hannah Baader (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut).
They invite senior as well as junior scholars and advanced PhD candidates for 20 minutes long papers in English. Please submit your proposals of around 200–300 words, accompanied by a short CV, by 22 January 2023 to: brno.conference.2023@gmail.com

Notification of acceptance of proposals will be issued before 22 February 2023. Selected papers will be published in an edited volume with Brepols
publishing house (Belgium).

More information: https://cemsbrno.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Shaped_by_Greed_Reflections_and_Impacts.pdf

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