The 2016 annual international conference of the SAH, Society of Architectural Historians, will be held April 6-10 2016 in Pasadena / Los Angeles, California.
The Masterclass is a joint initiative of KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), and OSK. It is hosted at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (19 – 30 May 2016), and comprises on-site visits in Rome and excursions to other locations. Participants are expected to attend a preparatory meeting in Utrecht in February 2016 and to submit final essay by 30 June 2016.
Recent scholarship has stressed the important role assumed by non-Central Italian antiquities in the genesis of ‘Antique’ architecture. Moreover, the definition of the ‘Antique’ has turned out to be far more elastic and encompasses more than ‘Rome’. We invite papers that reconsider the pivotal role assumed by local antiquities both of true antique (or pre-historic) origin, as well as those of later date that were regarded as antique.
The second workshop will be held in Tours (France), on 28 – 31 May 2015. Subject: the interpretation and/or reception of local/regional antiquities (of Roman origin or stemming from other antique civilisations or of prehistoric times).
Lecture by Martijn van Beek (Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam):
Art et création des identités nationales en Europe: la quête d’un passé approprié (1400-1700)
Subject: Local Antiquities, Local Identities – Art, Literature and Antiquarianism in Europe between the 14th and 17th Centuries. This interdisciplinary conference is organised by Kathleen Christian (The Open University) and Bianca de Divitiis (ERC HistAntArtSI project/University of Naples). Speakers will considers social concepts of antiquity across Europe in the Early Modern era.
Our first workshop will be held in Naples, on 27-30 November 2014. Organisation: Bianca de Divitiis, Karl Enenkel, Konrad Ottenheym. Subject: the role of the new humanist philology, text critique and text comment in various local interpretations of classical texts.