Call for Papers: Pleasures of imagination – art, architecture and esthetics in 18th century Europe
Helsinki, 20–21 March 2020
The Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is organizing a conference which focuses on the different aspects of 18th century aesthetic culture. The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday 20–21 March at the House of Science and Letters in Helsinki. The perspective of the conference is trans-cultural and its aim is to articulate the multiplicity of the aesthetic phenomena of the period. One goal of the conference is to bring together 18th century scholars from different fields of study.
Consequently we call doctoral students as well as post doc and senior researchers to send us a paper proposal consisting of a title and 200 words by 30 September 2019 to email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The abstract should include contact information. The paper can be in Finnish, English, or Swedish. The conference is free of charge.
Dr Hannah Williams, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Merit Laine, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Uppsala University
Session I Discussions and theories concerning beauty
Session II Urbanism and the city as a spatial experience
Session III Academic art and the challengers of Classicism
Session IV Elite materiel and aesthetic culture
Session V Craftmanship and art in practice
Session VI The longue durée of art styles in peripheral regions