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Conference: Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas

maxresdefaultInternational Film Conference (IV TECMERIN Academic Meeting): Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas, October 18-20, 2017, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / Casa de América (Madrid)

Over the past twenty years, digital technology has become the standard in the film production, circulation, and consumption processes. Within this context, Hispanic cinemas have undergone deep changes, both within the countries with an established cinematic tradition, as well as in those that, due to several reasons, had not developed a robust cinematography throughout the 20th century. The analogue paradigm became deeply contested and a new digital framework, which was widely discussed by institutions, film critics, and academics, emerged. This moment coincides with the widespread generalization of national and transnational neoliberal policies that, far from backing diversity, have increased the gap between those “connected” and those “disconnected” (to draw upon Néstor García Canclini’s term); a gap also experienced by those that, even if connected, still occupy subaltern positions.
The speeding of these processes has resulted in an increase of mobility, at work both in the geographical displacement of film professionals and in the emergence of new narrative models that deal with questions of belonging and uprooting, springing precisely from these experiences of displacement. The cinemas of the Global South, and, most specifically, Hispanic cinemas, have actively taken part in these processes, ultimately playing a relevant role in terms of narrative and aesthetic models, and the production, circulation and consumption of film.
Following the main research axes of the R+D project “Transnational relations in Hispanic digital cinemas: the axes of Spain, Mexico, and Argentina” (CSO2014-52750-P), the International Conference Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas conference will discuss these themes:
  • The representation of migrations, displacements, exile, and diaspora.
  • Transnational flows of cultural, economic, and human capital in the production and circulation of cinema.
  • The reconfiguration of the regional, national, and transnational Hispanic interactions within the new century.
  • Public discourses and film policies within the region.
  • Hybridization and identity in the narratives on colonization, decolonization, and revolutionary processes.
  • Activism and digital praxis.
  • Genres, authors, stars.
  • Film cultures and cinephilia: festivals, publications, and digital platforms.
  • Minor cinemas: indigenismo, experimental, and/or militant cinemas.
  • Historiographic, theoretical, and methodological problems of so-called Hispanic, Iberian, and Latin American cinemas.

Call For Papers: Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith, CAA conference, 21-24 February 2018, Los Angeles


María Cristina de Borbon, Queen of Spain, Vicente López Portaña ©Museo Nacional del Prado

For the next annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA), scheduled for 21-24 February 2018 in Los Angeles, the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies is organizing a panel in memory of the Hispanist Gridley McKim-Smith (1943-2013).  The chairs, Mey-Yen Moriuchi and Mark Castro, invite paper proposals by August 14.

Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith
“Material splendor—rare and exquisite fabrics, dazzling displays of wealth and sartorial beauty—is a compelling value in Hispanic-American clothing” (McKim-Smith, Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque 2013, 111).  Gridley McKim-Smith (1943–2013) argued that the “profound materiality and sensuality of costume is crucial in Spain’s American possessions, where only stuffs recognized as prestigious can insulate the wearer from public disgrace and where the most sumptuous silks or alpacas, sometimes interwoven with precious metals, can make the wearer both admired and desired.” (114)  In honor of the late McKim-Smith’s research interests and scholarship this session will consider representations of dress and fashion in Iberia and Latin America.  In the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds, depictions of costumes in paintings, sculptures, prints, and other visual media, as well as the creation of textiles and garments, demonstrate the power of dress in the construction of social, racial, gender, and cultural identities.  The existence of extensive global trade networks facilitated the exchange and synthesis of artistic practices and craftsmanship permitting unique garments and objects which revealed the wearer’s style, aesthetic preferences, and social status.  We seek papers from broad geographical and chronological periods, from Pre-Columbian to Modern, that consider the role of fashion, costume, and consumer culture in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.  How do clothes mediate identity, ideology, social rank, and subjectivity?  What is the relationship between consumer culture and conspicuous consumption in Iberia and Latin America?  How did dimensions of lived experience—psychological, performative, and political—survive in articles of dress?
Chairs: Mey-Yen Moriuchi, La Salle University,; Mark Castro, Philadelphia Museum of Art,
The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 14. Click here for CAA’s proposal guidelines, which indicate that speakers on the panel must be members of CAA.  Decisions on the proposals will be sent by Monday, August 28.  If you have questions, please reach out to the chairs.

CFP: Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present

1923933798International Conference: Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 and 28 November 2017
Deadline for paper proposals: 15 July

The project “Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations
and artistic transits from the 1960s to the present” emerges from the
collaboration of three research groups engaged in the development of
transnational perspectives in contemporary art history and curating and
in the study of relations between artistic production and migratory
processes – with a particular focus on Latin America and Southern
Europe. More specifically, the organization of this project involves:
the group “Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art” associated
to the research line Contemporary Art Studies at IHA/FCSH-UNL, the
group “Art in a Global Perspective” at CIEBA / FBAUL and the research
project “Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in
the transatlantic axis during the Cold War/ MoDe(s)” (HAR2014-53834-P),
at the University of Barcelona.

Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and artistic
transits from the 1960s to the present – inscribed in the program of
Lisbon 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture – aims at opening a
critical space of debate by engaging art historians, curators and
artists of different generations and nationalities to discuss the role
of different forms of dislocation – such as artistic migrations,
exiles, networking, circulations of ideas and theoretical
articulations, artworks and exhibitions – in the shaping of
contemporary art in and beyond Latin America. In this sense, the very
diverse and heterogeneous set of geographical and cultural areas
incorporated by the term “Latin America” are envisioned here as
specific and at the same time as territories strongly connected with
other locations through a complex network of itineraries, circulations,
appropriations and translations. In this network, different historical,
political and economic processes – among them, colonization and
decolonization – play significant roles. This project seeks to explore
the tensions and interrelations between local inscription and
connectivity, habitation and circulation, present enunciation and
revisiting the past.

Two different actions articulate the project Through, From, To Latin
America: Networks, circulations and artistic transits from the 1960s to
the present: an international conference and a set of workshops in the
field of curating, artistic practice and art history. In fact, it aims
to offer different possibilities and forms of engagement to the

Call for papers
The group “Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art”
(Contemporary Art Studies – IHA/FCSH-UNL), the group “Arte numa
perspectiva global/Art in a global perspective” (CIEBA/FBAUL) and the
project “Decentralized Modernities: art, politics and counterculture in
the transatlantic axis during the Cold War/ MoDe(s)” (HAR2014-53834-P)
(University of Barcelona), together with the Program of Lisbon 2017
Ibero-American Capital of Culture, welcome communication proposals from
art historians, curators, art critics and artists for the international
conference Through, From, To Latin America: Networks, circulations and
artistic transits from the 1960s to the present (Lisbon, Auditorium of
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
27 and 28 November 2017).
Proposals for communications can address, but are not limited to, the
following topics:
– The role of different forms of dislocation in the shaping of
contemporary art in and beyond Latin America;
– Interrelations between local inscription and connectivity, habitation
and circulation, present enunciation and revisiting the past;
– Analysis of artistic and curatorial projects that relate to the
questions proposed;
– Exploration of South-South transits and circulations between Latin
America, Southern Europe, Africa and Asia;
– Interconnections between artistic networks and social and political
movements since the Cold War;
– Analysis of how artistic and cultural networks interfered with (or
participated in) the geopolitics of Cold War and globalization.

This two-days conference invites proposals of up to 400 words for
communications of 20 minutes. Please also include a brief biographical
note (150 words), institutional affiliation (or independent) and your
contact information. All documents sent should be in word or pdf format.
We can only accept one proposal for each applicant.

Proposals should be emailed by the 15th of July 2017 to the following
e-mail address:
The languages of the conference are Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection by late
July / early August 2017.

An edited volume with selected papers presented at the conference will
be proposed for publication.

For more in formation please check the website:

Conference: Visual culture and women’s political identity in the early modern Iberian world II


Diego Velázquez, Queen Isabel of Bourbon, 1634-35, Oil on canvas, 301 x 314 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid. Source: Web Gallery of Art

Conference: Visual culture and women’s political identity in the early modern Iberian world II, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Nottingham, 21-22 September 2017

Following the opening conference devoted to this theme, held at CHAM, in November 2016, this second conference brings together an international group of researchers from a range of scholarly perspectives to explore, discuss and debate a series of case studies on the visual construction and projection of women’s political identity in medieval and early modern Spain and Portugal. The papers explore a number of critical perspectives that range from the portrayal of Queens and their household to the discourse on female piety and spirituality, both in the court and beyond to lower social strata. The role of women’s agency within the structures of patriarchal society and discourse that underscored much of visual culture is addressed in a number of insightful ways. Furthermore, the range of papers engages with prescient methodological issues facing the study of the visual dimensions of female political identity.

In addition this conference is pleased to announce a plenary lecture by Juliet Perkins, King’s College London.

Thursday 21st September

9:15 Welcome
9:30-11:00 Session 1) Iconographies of authority 
Chair: Jean Andrews
María Morrás, Departament d’Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
La iconografía mariana en la Corona de Aragón y la orden de la Jarra

Inmaculada Rodríguez Moya, Universitat Jaume I
Reinas Fuertes: Poder, Religión Y Familia En La Representación De Las Mujeres Habsburgo

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 1:00 Session 2) Religious identity in word and image
Chair: Jeremy Roe

Jean Andrews, University of Nottingham
Josefa in Óbidos: painting under the sign of Luisa de Guzmán 

Joana Serrado, University of Oxford
Six characters in search of a Canon: Saintliness as Feminist Subjectivity in the Early Modern Portuguese Empire

Lunch 1:00-2:00

2:00 – 4:00 Session 3) Iberian Queens and their courts
Chair: Carla Alferes Pinto, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Laura Oliván, Universidad de Granada
Dresses, Portraits and Spaces: Female Identities at the Alcázar (1621-1665)

Mercedes Llorente, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
The portrayal of two Iberian Queens: Luisa Gusmão and Mariana of Austria

Susana Varela Flor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Catherine of Braganza: the iconographic strategies of a Catholic Queen in a Protestant Kingdom (1662-1693)

4:00-4:30 Tea

4:30 Plenary Lecture

Juliet Perkins, King’s College London
Guilherme Debrie’s engravings for Theatro Comico Portuguez

Friday 22nd September

9:30-11:00 Session 4) The Queen’s household
Chair: Jeremy Lawrance

Vanessa de Cruz Medina, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Objects and Agency: Visual Culture and the Political Identity of Ladies-in-Waiting to the Habsburg Courts

Jeremy Roe, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Luisa de Gusmão and the staging of political identity 

11:00- 11:30 Coffee

11:30-1:00 Session 5) Discussion
Concluding address: Jeremy Lawrance, University of Nottingham
Roundtable discussion

For enquiries please contact Jeremy Roe,

Conference: III International Seminar on Sacred Heritage, São Paulo, Brasil, 26-29 July 2017

5 wikimedia pic church from left accross the lakeIII International Seminar on Sacred Heritage, Monastery of São Bento de São Paulo, Brasil, 26-29 July 2017

This Seminar, the third organised by the Grupo de Pesquisas Barroco
Memória Viva do Instituto de Artes of the UNESP and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Percival Tirapeli in collaboration with the Faculdade São Bento, discusses relevant aspects of 20th century sacred architecture until 1970.


26 July
Teatro do Colégio de São Bento

14h – Recepção, credenciamento e inscrições

Abertura de Exposição
Escultura Sacra Moderna, Murilo Sá Toledo, Santana do Parnaíba
Curadoria de Rafael Schunk (IA-UNESP)

14h30 – Conferência
Os espaços litúrgicos e o Concílio Vaticano II
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Frade

15h30 – Lançamento dos livros
II Seminário Internacional da América Latina
Grupo de Pesquisa Barroco Memória Viva, IA-UNESP/CNPq

Quatro ensaios sobre Niemeyer
Rodrigo Queiroz e Hugo Segawa, FAU-USP; Ingrid Quintana Guerreiro,
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

16h – Conferência
Atuação da Igreja no século XX
Abade Dom Matthias Tolentino Braga, OSB

17h – Visita técnica
Basílica Abacial de Nossa Senhora da Assunção,
Mosteiro de São    Bento
Dom Carlos Eduardo Uchôa, OSB

18h – Vésperas
Basílica Abacial de Nossa Senhora da Assunção,
Mosteiro de São Bento

27 July
Teatro do Mosteiro de São Bento

9h às 11h30 – Conferências
Arquitetura neocolonial em São Paulo
Profa Dra. Maria Lucia Bressan Pinheiro, FAU-USP

Arquitetura sacra moderna em Buenos Aires
Profa Drª Graciela Viñuales Gutierrez, CEDODAL, Buenos Aires

Aspectos da arquitetura sacra na América
Profa Drª Ingrid Quintana Guerreiro, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

11h30 às 12h – Intervalo

12h às 13h30 – Mesa-redonda: Arquitetura e América Latina
Arquitetura do período Entre guerras: igrejas de São Raphael na  Moóca
e Nsa. Sra. da Paz no Glicério
Pesquisadora Drª Milene Chiovatto, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Da Pampulha à Catedral de Brasília: a projeção da arquitetura  moderna
brasileira no cenário internacional
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Queiroz, FAU-USP

Arte contemporânea na América Latina e suas raízes sacras
Dra Cláudia Fazzolari. Prolam/ABCA

13h30 – Almoço

14h30 às 16h – Mesa-redonda: Imaginária Sacra
Marino Del Favero – Estabelecimento de Esculptura e Entalho
Profª Ms. Cristiana Cavaterra

Modernidade e tradição: a indústria e a imaginária religiosa no início
do século XX
Profª Drª Maria José Spiteri T. Passos, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul

O apogeu da escultura em bronze em São Paulo
Prof. Dr. Mozart Bonazzi da Costa, PUC-SP

16h – Intervalo

16h30 às 18h – Palestras
Aspectos da arte sacra popular
Prof. Dr. Oscar D´Ambrosio, UNESP

Mário de Andrade e o Modernismo: tombamentos da arte sacra pelo IPHAN

28 July
Teatro do Mosteiro de São Bento

9h – Conferência
Panorama da arquitetura eclética em São Paulo
Prof. Dr. Percival Tirapeli, IA-UNESP

10h – Palestra
O traço moderno na arquitetura religiosa paulista
Prof. Ms. Márcio Antonio Lima Junior, FAU-USP

10h30 – Intervalo

11h às 13h – Mesa-redonda: Ações de Restauro
Aspectos executivos da conservação e restauro e o papel das entidades
da área
Francisco Zorzete, presidente da Associação de Empresas de Restauro

Restauro e Arte Sacra: Igreja do Cristo Operário
Paula Tabañez, Julio Moraes Conservação e Restauro

Restauro dos afrescos e Capela da Casa Portinari
JM Conservação e Restauro

13h – Almoço
14h – Conferência
Música sacra moderna
Prof. Dr. Acchile Picchi/Alfredo Zaine

15h às 16h – Mesa-redonda: Formação e importância de coleções públicas
Dom Duarte Leopoldo e Silva e a formação do Museu de Arte Sacra de São
Paulo – importância na preservação da arte sacra no século XX
Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo (MAS)

Obra sacra nos acervos dos Palácios do Governo e a capela de São Pedro
em Campos de Jordão
Pesquisadora DraAna Cristina de Carvalho, diretora do Acervo Histórico
Artístico dos Palácios do Governo de São Paulo

16h – Intervalo

16h30 às 18h – Mesa-redonda: Pintura sacra
A obra sacra de Candido Portinari
Profa Dra Elza Ajzenberg, USP, Pós-Graduação Interunidades

Pintura sacra no Grupo Santa Helena
Profa Dra Lisbeth Rebolo Gonçalves, USP/ABCA

Pinturas Murais de Emeric Marcier na capela da Santa Casa de Mauá
Profª Me. Rosângela Aparecida da Conceição (UNIP)
Ms. Rafael Schunk (IA-UNESP)

18h – Encerramento do III Seminário sobre o Patrimônio Sacro na América
Latina, Prof. Dr. Percival Tirapeli

29 July
9h às 12h – Visitas técnicas
Visita opcional ao Mosteiro das Beneditinas, acompanhado por Abade Dom
Matthias Tolentino Braga, OSB e pelo Prof. Márcio Antonio Lima Junior.

Visita à exposição Santos devocionais: o barro como fé, com esculturas
de Stella Kehde, curadoria de Percival Tirapeli, Museu de Arte Sacra,
Sala do Metrô Tiradentes.

American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies at College Art Association 2018: Call for session proposals

American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies

If you have thought about chairing a panel at the annual meeting of the College Art Association, Los Angeles, 21-24 February 2018, please consider submitting a proposal for ASHAHS sponsorship. As an affiliated society, ASHAHS is able to sponsor one ninety-minute session at this conference.

We seek session proposals that represent the vibrant diversity found within Iberian and Ibero-American art history and welcome those panel topics that will stimulate both broad interest and robust discussion.

Guidelines for proposals from affiliated societies may be found here, including CAA’s requirements concerning membership.

If you would like a panel to be considered for ASHAHS sponsorship, please submit your proposal to Carmen Ripollés or Kelly Watt.  Deadline: 7 April 2017.

Proposals will be evaluated on their scholarly strengths and, all other factors being equal, priority will be given to current ASHAHS members who have paid dues this calendar year. Our goal is to promptly notify the chair(s) of the proposal selected for ASHAHS sponsorship well in advance of CAA’s deadline for session and individual proposals.