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East-West Dialogue in Art History and Visual Culture: Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

November 13, 2014

Thursday 9.15am–6.30pm
Free event. Registration required by November 8, 2014

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland

An International Symposium at Trinity College Dublin and, in association with, the Chester Beatty Library.
‘A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an Altermodern culture.’ Altermodern Manifesto (Bourriaud 2009).

Applying a 21st-century Altermodern approach to art history and visual culture, this one day symposium aims to bring together international scholars working in the fields of European, North African and Middle Eastern art history. Considering a wide scope of 19th and early 20th-century artistic travel, the symposium aims to discuss visual cross-cultural dialogue between these geographical regions.

Keynote Speaker: Mr M Shafik Gabr
Invited Panellists:
Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif, S.O.A.S., University of London, England.
Dr. Luke Gartlan, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Professor Zeynep Inankur, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Professor Reina Lewis, University of the Arts London, England.
Professor Mary Roberts, University of Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Kirsten Scheid, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Professor Barbara Wright, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

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