[spectre] CFP: Panel, (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe (Belgrade, 27-28 Jan 17)

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Mon Nov 7 09:29:33 CET 2016

From: Euroacademia <office at euroacademia.eu>
Date: Nov 7, 2016
Subject: CFP: Panel at Euroacademia International Conference (Belgrade, 
27-28 Jan 17)

Belgrade, Serbia, January 27 - 28, 2017
Deadline: Dec 10, 2016

Call for Papers for the Panel:
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and 
Western Europe

As part of the Sixth Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing 
Eastern Europe'
Belgrade, Serbia, 27 - 28 January 2017)

Deadline: 10th of December 2016

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and 
Western Europe
Panel Proposed by: Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa 

Panel Description

The panel "Art as cultural diplomacy" seeks papers that explore the 
function of art (in its broadest definition) as an instrument of 
cultural diplomacy by the state and, especially, by nongovernmental 
actors. The main theme of the session is the question of art and 
diplomacy in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Papers 
are welcome which explore issues related to the role of art, diplomacy 
and the politicization of the European Union and its candidate 
countries, as are those which consider how the arts have pursued or 
resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of alterity in 
Europe and worldwide.  The panel seeks to combine a wide range of 
interdisciplinary perspectives to explore how art—its various practices, 
history, and theory—are an important area of inquiry in the expanding 
field of cultural diplomacy.

Some examples of topics include:

- How can art serve as a neutral platform for exchange to promote 
dialogue and understanding between foreign states? - How can art, 
including organized festivals (i.e. film, art, music.), cultivate 
transnational identities that undermine dichotomies of East and West, 
and other narratives of alterity in Europe and beyond it? - The 
implications for art as an instrument of diplomacy in a postmodern age 
where geopolitics and power are increasingly mobilized by image based 
structures of persuasion - How has/can art facilitate cohesion between 
European Union member states and candidate states that effectively 
responds to the EU’s efforts to create "unity in diversity." - The 
politics of mapping Europe: mental and cartographic - Community based 
art as a social practice to engage issues of European identity - The 
difference between art as cultural diplomacy and propaganda - The 
digital revolution and the emergence of social media as platforms for 
art to communicate across social, cultural, and national boundaries? - 
Diplomacy in the history of art in Europe and Eastern Europe - Artists 
as diplomats - Art history as diplomacy—exhibitions, post-colonial 
criticism, global art history, and other revisions to the conventional 
boundaries of Europe and its history of art - The international activity 
of cultural institutes

Please use the from to apply on-line on the conference website or submit 
abstracts of less than 300 words together with the details of 
affiliation until 10th of December 2016 to application at euroacademia.eu

For full details of the conference, please see before applying the 
conference website:

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Panel at Euroacademia International Conference (Belgrade, 27-28 Jan 
17). In: H-ArtHist, Nov 7, 2016. <http://arthist.net/archive/14140>.

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