[spectre] CFP: Cultural Interactions Between Latin America and Eastern Europe

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Mon Jan 13 19:48:42 CET 2020

From: Dr. Laura Petrauskaitė
Date: Jan 12, 2020
Subject: CFP: Cultural Interactions Between Latin America and Eastern Europe

Deadline: Feb 19, 2020


Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis is now accepting proposals for volume 
101, to be issued in the fall 2021. The volume aims at encouraging a 
transdisciplinary discussion on cultural interactions between Latin 
America and Eastern Europe. Therefore we welcome contributions from 
scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art 
history, music, literature and film, religious studies, philosophy, 
gender and cultural studies, history, anthropology, and sociology. 
Presentations of artistic research on the topic of the volume are also 

In the last decade transcultural research has been prevailing in 
humanities, but the historical, political, and cultural connections 
between Latin America and Eastern Europe are still not well known and 
underresearched. For the time being both regions remain mentally distant 
both for their societies and many researchers. A critical look at this 
gap encourages the actualization of its opposite – contact zones, 
interrelations, encounters and cultural transfers. The purpose of this 
volume is to reflect on the migration of images, ideas, art objects, 
materials, technologies and artists between Latin America and Eastern 

"Latin America" and "Eastern Europe" are problematic terms righteously 
criticized by many (W. Mignolo 2005, L. Wolff 1994, etc.). But while the 
scholars are in search for more neutral concepts, both terms are used 
here as provisional categories. Both geographic regions consist of 
diverse states, nations and ethnic groups, therefore we invite to 
examine not only transcontinental links, but also cultural transfers 
between particular states or individual artists. This volume is 
conceived as a broad cultural study that exploits a variety of 
perspectives, approaches and time frames.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- Cultural and artistic interactions between Latin America and Eastern 
Europe, their contact zones, communication ruptures, borders: material, 
epistemic, experiential factors.

- The image of Latin America in Eastern European art, architecture, 
films, theater, literature and music, and vice versa, the representation 
of Eastern Europe in artistic culture of Latin America.

- The migration of artists, writers, musicians and other creative 
professionals; its political, economic, social and cultural significance.

- Establishing, popularizing, deconstructing and rewriting art 
historical canons: the role of museums, international biennials, 
collectors, art academies, and art practices.

- Circulation, appropriation and reception of objects and images. The 
topic covers a wide variety of objects (maps, diplomatic gifts, 
devotional pictures, illustrated children’s books, showpieces, art 
collections etc.) and encourages to analyze how the migration of objects 
changes their meaning, function and consumption across time and space.

Papers are published in English or Lithuanian. For further information 
on publication guidelines see: 

All papers are peer-reviewed and subject to SCOPUS and EBSCO Publishing 

Please send your proposal (max. 300 words + 100 words bio) to Dr. Laura 
Petrauskaitė: laura.petrauskaite at vda.lt by 19 February 2020.

Selected authors will be notified by 29 February 2020.

The deadline for the submission of papers is 1 September 2020.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Cultural Interactions Between Latin America and Eastern Europe. In: 
ArtHist.net, Jan 12, 2020. <https://arthist.net/archive/22388>.

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