For the International Congress of Asian Studies, in Leiden - 11th-19th July 2019 - we are inviting 3 to 4 scholars to make a contribution and examine how societal attitudes to nature, considered – or not– as the property of man (the Anthropocene) are expressed in philosophy and art in Asia and Europe and how the concept of ha
The occult – the hidden – has been prevalent in various art forms for centuries. Christopher Partridge coined the term ‘occulture’ in 2004 in an effort to recognise the occult in the everyday, theorising the processes involved when popular culture disseminates occult ideas and beliefs to a wider audience. These occult and esoteric traditions are no longer hidden; instead the culture in which they are embedded has become familiar – they are ordinary and everyday.
In the last couple of decades, comic books and graphic novels have become a part of academic discourse—either as university curricula, or emergent areas for research in humanities and social sciences; or as production sites of multiple art practices. As a result, we have seen several mainstream publishers coming to the fray, comics’ collectives being born, and graphic novels sharing shelf-space with bestsellers and popular titles. This symposium aims to take stock of the state of graphic storytelling in India.
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University invites abstracts and panel proposals on the topic of Fairies and the Fantastic. The submission deadline is October 31, 2018. In the Prologue to Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Tale, the narrator reminisces about a time when the land was full of fairies and the Elf Queen danced merrily on the green. In the centuries since Chaucer, fairies, far from disappearing, have lived on in the popular imagination and its creations. This conference is especially interested in Fairies and the Fantastic in
Contributions are now being accepted for a new edited book titled ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book aims to analyse, deconstruct and challenge representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art, anime, manga, comics, television or advertising.
Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places: Experiencing the Court, 2019
Costume Institute’s Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library
The conference will explore the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine. It will promote an interdisciplinary perspective on health, illness, health care and the body. The conference will also focus on the issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
history of medicine
sociology of medicine