Conf/CfP - ​The Art of Ornament: Meaning, Archetypes, Forms and Uses, 23-25 November 2017, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

Publish Date: Mar 21, 2017

Deadline: Apr 30, 2017

The Art of Ornament: Meaning, Archetypes, Forms and Uses
International Conference

The topics suggested for proposals for participating in this Conference are generically the following, although others may be considered if they are deemed pertinent and relevant:

  1. Contemplating the ornament our days: meaning, tendencies and paths.
  2. Ornament and Portuguese decorative arts;
  3. Revivalism, exoticism and ornament
  4. Ornamentalists and engravers: creation, reception and dissemination;
  5. Ornament and architecture: historiography, theory and present times;
  6. Mobility and transcontinentality: the migration of forms;
  7. Between the sacred and the profane: appropriations, reinventions and coexistence;
  8. Intersection, union and dissonance: literature, music and visual arts.

Abstracts (of no more than 500 words), accompanied by a short bio (250 words), in English or Portuguese, should be sent to the members of the organizing committee, at by April 30, 2016. Participants will be notified by the end of May, and the conference program will be published in June. The languages of the conference are English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
A selection of papers from the conference will be published in Revista de História da Arte - Série W, an annual peer-reviewed digital  journal.
For all questions regarding administration and practical matters, as well as the payment of the conference inscription, please send an email to

Conference inscription (until 31 August):  50,00 euros – Speakers
                                                                           40,00 euros – Participants
                                                                           20,00 euros – Students
​                                                                           Free of charge –Students of FCSH/NOVA

​Conference inscription (after31 August):  75,00 euros – Speakers
                                                                           60,00 euros – Participants
                                                                           20,00 euros – Students
​                                                                           Free of charge –Students of FCSH/NOVA

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