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Séminaires – ‘Fantasia’ et fait artistique. Discours et pratiques de l’imagination dans les théories de l’art du XVIe siècle

Cycle de séminaires « Fantasia et fait artistique. Discours et pratiques de l’imagination dans les théories de l’art du XVIe siècle », présenté par David Zagoury (Université de Cambridge)

L’imagination et le langage de l’art: terminologie et physiologie

Date: 05 décembre 2017 (10h-12h)

Lieu: Louvain-la-Neuve, Auditoires Socrate, local SOCR 41

Modus operandi et esthétique de la ‘fantasia’

Date: 07 décembre 2017 (14h-16h)

Lieu: Louvain-la-Neuve, Collège Erasme, local C 228

Traces matérielles de l’image mentale: quelques objets en question

Date: 12 décembre 2017 (14h-16h)

Lieu: Louvain-la-Neuve, Collège Erasme, local C 211

 

CFP – The Economic History of the Book in the Early Modern Period

The Economic History of the Book in the Early Modern Period

Antwerp University, 4–6 October 2018

Call for Papers

A singular carrier of ideas, information, knowledge, and culture, the book has always held a special place in society. Aspects of production, distribution and consumption have been the subject of thorough study, but analyses of the economics of the book trade remain rare, or less than comprehensive. The special status of the book, its importance for pre-industrial economy as a whole, and the limitations of the sources available seem to have prevented the undertaking of comparative, diachronic and synchronic surveys from the economics point of view. Recently, the topic of the economics of the book trade has come to the fore. Scholars acknowledge the importance of the price of books and its impact on society. Especially in the absence of a system of freely accessible libraries, the price of books imposed an important obstacle to access to information and knowledge circulating in print in the Early Modern Period. It is important, therefore, to study the business models for production, price formulation and market development, starting with information about sales of new and second-hand books sold in shops, at fairs, and at public auctions.

This conference invites papers dealing with any aspects related to the economics of book production, book distribution and book consumption in the Early Modern Period. Potential topics are the cost of book production, the price of unbound versus bound books, the impact of paper and parchment on production costs; analyses of retail versus wholesale transactions; distribution costs for books (packing, transportation, tolls, unpacking, and insurance issues); and purely monetary issues of the book trade related to payments made in different currencies, in cash or on account. In particular, we welcome papers which address the methodological problems of a historical economical approach to handpress books and the different types of payments and currencies involved, in addition to surveys addressing this issue from a comparative point of view (comparison between printing shops, on local, regional or transnational levels). We wish to programme papers going beyond isolated cases, and including, for instance, analyses of wider synchronic or diachronic data sets, which will help to clarify essential trends and factors in the economy of the book in Early Modern Europe.

Deadlines

Please submit proposals for papers (c. 400 words) to goran.proot@gmail.com by 31 January 2018.

You will receive an answer by 15 March 2018.

Academic committee

– Dr. Renaud Adam, Université de Liège, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow – LE STUDIUM – Institute of Advanced Studies of Loire Valley / Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours)

– Prof. dr. Pierre Delsaerdt, History Department, Antwerp University/ku Leuven

– Prof. dr. Kees Schepers, Ruusbroec Institute, Antwerp University

– Prof. dr. Johan van Heesch, History Department, ku Leuven/Brussels, Royal Library

– Prof. Angela Nuovo, Unversità di Udine

– Prof. dr. Jeroen Puttevils, History Department, Antwerp University

– Prof. dr. Violet Soen, History Department, ku Leuven

– Prof. dr. Bert Demuynck, History Department, Antwerp University

In collaboration with Antwerp University, Antwerp University Library and the Ruusbroec Institute, the EmoBookTrade project (Università di Udine), Flanders Book Historical Society, Antwerp Bibliophile Society, Museum Plantin-Moretus & Antwerp Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience.

Bourse d’étude – Early Modern Prints from the Low Countries in Italian Collections. A Virtual Catalogue

Bourse d’étude de l’Academia Belgica à Rome, dans le cadre du programme de recherche « I Fiamminghi e l’Italia (XVI-XVII s.) », financé par le Fond Baillet-Latour.

Titre: « International research project. Early Modern Prints from the Low Countries in Italian Collections. A Virtual Catalogue »

Lieu: Academia Belgica, Rome

Dates : 1er février – 30 juin 2018

Date limite de candidature: 20 novembre 2017

 

 

Publication – Lancement de la base de données EDITEF

Lancement de la base de données EDITEF

Date de lancement : novembre 2017

Responsable scientifique : Chiara LASTRAIOLI
Chargée du projet : Giulia VENTRELLA-PROUST
Chercheur post-doctoral (2015-2016) : Massimo SCANDOLA
Stagiaire (2017) : Juliette LE GALL

L’équipe du projet ANR EDITEF est heureuse d’annoncer la mise en ligne en libre accès de la base de données EDITEF consacrée à l’édition italienne dans l’espace francophone à la première modernité.

Cet outil bio-bibliographique permet l’exploitation de données concernant des collections de livres imprimés entre 1450 et 1630 en langue italienne et conservées aujourd’hui dans l’espace francophone. La base rend disponibles des informations, connues ou inédites, concernant les personnages engagés dans le monde de l’édition (imprimeurs, libraires, correcteurs, graveurs de caractères, traducteurs, etc.) et de la conservation (collectionneurs, bibliophiles, etc.), tout en décrivant leur activité au sein des collectivités (associations d’imprimeurs, institutions religieuses et laïques, académies, etc.). Cet outil vise entre autres à reconstituer les réseaux familiers et professionnels (liens familiaux, collaborations professionnelles).

La base EDITEF permet en outre de relier des exemplaires précis à leurs possesseurs grâce à un travail de dépouillement des données émergeant de documents manuscrits (inventaires, testaments) et d’analyse des marques de provenance présentes sur les exemplaires imprimés, ayant été consultés dans les bibliothèques patrimoniales françaises, suisses et belges (voir la liste).

Ce travail est le résultat d’une collaboration fructueuse entre le Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours et de nombreuses bibliothèques de l’espace francophone (France, Suisse, Belgique).

Plus d’informations sur ce projet  dans ce pdf.

CFP – La participation populaire au maintien de l’ordre public en Europe (18e – 20e siècle)

Appel à communication – Colloque international « La participation populaire au maintien de l’ordre public en Europe (18e – 20e siècle) / Popular Policing in Europe (18th – 20th centurires) »

Date de l’événement: 30-31 mai 2018

Date limite de l’appel: 15 janvier 2018

Lieu: Louvain-la-Neuve, Université catholique de Louvain

Appel en anglais et français: CFP – Popular Policing in Europe

 

Candidature – Doctorant « Kairós, or the Right Moment. Nachleben and Iconology »

Appel à candidature pour une bourse de doctorat en histoire de l’art à la KU Leuven dans le cadre du projet « Kairós, or the Right Moment. Nachleben and Iconology »

Date limite: 25 novembre 2017

Description de l’offre:

The Department of Art History of the KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for a full time 4-year PhD scholarship. The successful candidate will participate in the project ‘Kairós, or the Right Moment. Nachleben and Iconology’, funded by the Internal Funds of KU Leuven and supervised by prof. dr. Barbara Baert (KU Leuven) and dr. Han Lamers (KU Leuven / University of Oslo). See: https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/art_history/art_history

Project

The Greek term kairós expresses a complex notion of ‘grasping the right moment’, which travelled through art, literature, and philosophy. Combining perspectives from classical reception studies and iconology, this research initiative deals with the reception of kairós in the visual medium from antiquity to the Renaissance. How was kairós visualized in ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art? And how did text and image work together to transform the idea of ‘grasping the right moment’ in various contexts? Topics of interest dealt with by current members of the research team include the biblical, theological, and liturgical interpretations of kairós and their relevance to the visual arts; the role of kairós in early medieval art and in Annunciation scenes; kairós as pseudomorphosis, etc. The research team will gather and analyze the largely disconnected ‘textual’ and ‘visual’ research traditions in order to explore, more systematically than has been attempted before, the Nachleben of this motif in the visual realm. To achieve this, it will build an exhaustive database, or ‘Bilderatlas’, of visual representations of kairós.

The successful candidate will write a PhD thesis on an original topic of specialization which relates to project’s general research questions as explained above. S/he will be expected to finish her/his PhD within the time span of four years, to regularly present intermediate results at workshops and conferences, and to publish on the topic of specialization in international scholarly journals. As a member of the kairós research group, the successful candidate will also participate to all project meetings and contribute the project’s visual research database (‘Bilderatlas’).

Your profile

  • You hold an (R)MA or MPhil degree in one or more relevant fields, preferably including Art History
  • You have excellent research skills
  • You show an independent, cooperative, creative attitude
  • You have excellent command of English (both active and passive)
  • You have good reading skills in at least two additional foreign languages (preferably French, German, and/or Italian)
  • You show willingness to move to Flanders for the duration of the fellowship and participate in academic life at the KU Leuven campus
  • You are familiar with reference management software (Zotero) and asset management software (Cumulus) is a pre

Our offer

We offer you a full time salaried PhD position for four years and the chance to work in a challenging, international and interdisciplinary work environment. The initial contract has a duration of one year, and will be renewed after positive evaluation (max. 4 years).

Job applications

Interested candidates are warmly invited to submit the following information in one PDF-file (not zipped):

  1. letter of motivation / cover letter;
  2. curriculum vitae, with contact details of two referents;
  3. research proposal of max. 1500 words, explaining your research topic, method, and work plan, with specific emphasis on the ways in which visualisations of kairós were transformed from the Middle Ages onwards (special interest/expertise in the Renaissance and/or early modern context is particularly welcomed);
  4. academic transcript and certified overview of your study results (per year).

Please submit your complete application to Han Lamers via han.lamers@kuleuven.be before 25 November 2017.

At a later stage, you may be asked for a pdf-version of your MA-thesis (if you have not yet finished your thesis, you are expected to include a chapter of your thesis with a copy of your BA thesis).

 

Conférence – L’année Luther

Session spéciale du Collège Belgique par Monique Weis, Laurence Druez et Julien Maquet

Titre : L’année Luther

Lieu : Palais des Académies (1, Rue Ducale, 1000 Bruxelles)

Date : Mardi 7 novembre ; mardi 14 novembre et jeudi 16 novembre 2017, de 17 à 19 heures

Plus d’informations et inscription sur :

07/11/2017 :   Les enfants de Luther. La diversité 

14/11/2017 :    Luther et la Belgique : une minorité vivante 

16/11/2017  :  Luther et la Belgique : une architecture à géométrie variable