Conference The Artistic Taste of Nations

Poster ATN conference 2019

Program conference – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – 13-15 June 2019

The Artistic Taste of Nations: Contesting Geographies of European Art 1550-1815

Thursday June 13

12.00 – 12.30    Registration
12.30 – 13.00    Welcome

Gert-Jan Burgers (director research institute CLUE+)
Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit)

Session 1 – Academies of art and artistic nations
Moderator: Arno Witte (KNIR Rome/ Universiteit van Amsterdam)

13.00 – 13.35     Notions of Nationhood and Artistic Identity in 17th Century Rome, Susanne Kubersky-Piredda (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte Rome)

13.35 – 14.10     Spanish artists and the Academies: places of belonging in the second half of XVII Century in Rome, Maria Onori (Sapienza Università di Roma)

14.10 – 14.45     Shaping architecture. The case of the Regia Accademia di Pittura, Scultura e Architettura in Mantua, Ludovica Cappelletti (Politecnico di Milano)

14.45 – 15.15    Break

Session 2 – Drawings, connoisseurship and geography
Moderator: Klazina Botke (Vrije Universiteit)

15.15 – 15.50     Father Sebastiano Resta (1635-1714) and the Italian schools of design, Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò (Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’)

15.50 – 16.25    Connoisseurship beyond geography: some puzzling drawings from Filippo Baldinucci’s personal collection, Federica Mancini (Musée du Louvre Paris)

16.25 – 17.00    Arthur Pond’s Prints in Imitations of Drawings: Connoisseurship and the National School in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain, Sarah W. Mallory (Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts)

17.00 – 18.00    Drinks, Vrije Universiteit

18.30 – 21.30    Dinner with speakers and moderators (at one’s own expense)

Friday June 14

09.00 – 09.30    Registration

Session 1 – The taste and genius of nations
Moderator: Marije Osnabrugge (Université de Genève)

9.30 – 10.05       The ‘taste of nations’. Roger de Piles’s diplomatic views on European art, Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

10.05 – 10.40    How do great geniuses appear in a nation? A historiographical problem for the Enlightenment period, Pascal Griener (Université de Neuchâtel)

10.40 – 11.10 Break

Session 2 – Print collecting and school formation
Moderator: Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

11.10 – 11.45     Between theory and practice: Dezallier d’Argenville’s idea on print collections, Gaëtane Maës (Université de Lille)

11.45 – 12.20    Des Notices générales au Manuel du Curieux : Michael Huber et l’Ecole française de gravure. (From Notices Générales to Manuel du Curieux: Michael Huber and the French school of printmaking), Véronique Meyer (Université de Poitiers)

12.20 – 12.55    Chronology and School – Questioning two competing criteria for the classification of graphic collections around 1800, Stephan Brakensiek (Universität Trier)

12.55 – 14.00    Lunch break (speakers and moderators only)

Session 3 – Transnational identities
Moderator: t.b.a.

14.00 – 14.35    Towards the construction of an Italian school. The transformative Power of Place in Bellori’s Lives, Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)

14.35 – 15.10    Claimed by all or too elusive to include: the place of mobile artists in artist biographies and the local canon, Marije Osnabrugge (Université de Genève)

15.10 – 15.45    The Galeriewerk and the Self-Fashioning of Artists at the Dresden Court, Ewa Manikowska (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw)

15.45 – 16.15    Break

Session 4 – Practices of classification
Moderator: Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit)

16.15-16.50        The Dutch and Flemish Schools of Painting in Eighteenth-Century Art Literature, Auction Catalogues and Collections: Together or Apart?, Everhard Korthals Altes (Technische Universiteit Delft)

16.50-17.25       Pieter Cornelis van Leyden´s collections of prints and paintings: content, organization and schools, Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

17.25-18.00        «In the school of the Netherlands I joined two schools, Flemish and Holandaise, I even added some German painters»: The problem of European artistic schools in the context of the Russian Enlightenment, Irina Emelianova (Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Ch))

18.30 – 21.30     Conference dinner with speakers and moderators at the Botanical Gardens, Vrije Universiteit

Saturday June 15

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

Session 1 – Schools going public: the picture gallery
Moderator: Everhard Korthals Altes (Technische Universiteit Delft)

9.30 – 10.05       In search of a higher order: the organisation of the Munich Hofgartengalerie at the end of the eighteenth century, Cécilia Hurley (École du Louvre/ Université de Neuchâtel)

10.05 – 10.40    An organisation by schools considered too commercial for the newly founded Louvre Museum, Christine Godfroy-Gallardo (HICSA Université Paris I – Sorbonne)

10.40 – 11.15     The “Louvre effect”. The new arrangement of the Vatican Pinacoteca and Guattani’s catalogue I più celebri quadri delle diverse scuole italiane (1820), Pier Paolo Racioppi (Fondazione IES Abroad Italy Rome)

11.15 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.15    Panel discussion and closing remarks

13.30 – 15.00    Visit Rijksmuseum print room (speakers and moderators only)

End of conference

 

 

 

CfP: Schurken, Schelmen & Schandalen

Waar licht is, zijn ook schaduwen, soms zelfs inktzwarte. Met het themadossier Schurken, Schelmen & Schandalen wil het Jaarboek De Achttiende Eeuw in 2020 aandacht geven aan de duistere kanten van de eeuw van de Verlichting. We nodigen bijdragen uit die ingaan op diverse – historische, literaire, artistieke, filosofische – aspecten van onbetamelijke personen en praktijken, zoals criminaliteit, pornografie, misdaadliteratuur, rebellie, schelmenromans, oplichting en misbruik. We nodigen expliciet ook bijdragen uit die reflecteren op de veranderende grenzen en concepten van wat ongepast was, zoals bijvoorbeeld bij politieke misdrijven. Zowel artikels met een biografische insteek, als teksten die bepaalde praktijken of ideeën willen overschouwen zijn welkom, zonder geografische beperkingen, zolang ze de lange achttiende eeuw betreffen (1670-1830). Stuur dus een bijdrage in en help mee om achttiende-eeuwse schelmen en schurken, schoften en schobbejakken, schooiers en schorem, schavuiten en verschoppelingen, charlatans en schandalen uit de schaduwen te doen treden.

Geïnteresseerden kunnen tot 1 juli 2019 een kort abstract (max. 300 woorden) insturen naar elwin.hofman@kuleuven.be. Voordien informeel aftoetsen wordt aangemoedigd. Van de geselecteerde voorstellen worden de volledige artikels van maximaal 8.000 woorden verwacht tegen 1 februari 2020. De artikels worden aan peer review onderworpen.

Koloniaal Residu: symposium Leidschrift

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Op 15 april 2019 organiseert Leidschrift een symposium over de invloed van het Nederlandse koloniale verleden op het heden.

Programma Leidschrift Symposium 2019
Na eerdere succesvolle edities presenteert Stichting Leidschrift dit jaar het achtste Leidschrift Symposium. Deze editie staat ditmaal in het teken van het Nederlandse koloniale verleden en de wijze waarop dit verleden nog altijd invloed heeft op de hedendaagse Nederlandse maatschappij. De vele demonstranten die in december rond de feestdagen de koude straten op gaan in naam van het behoud of de afschaffing van Zwarte Piet, zijn een jaarlijks manifest geworden van de verschillende meningen in onze samenleving. Hoe gaan wij om met dit koloniale verleden? Is een terugkeer naar de ‘VOC-mentaliteit’ wenselijk of wordt het tijd om J. P. Coen van zijn voetstuk te stoten? Wij nodigen jullie allemaal van harte uit om te komen luisteren naar drie sprekers die zich dagelijks bezighouden met dit verleden en we hopen de avond af te kunnen sluiten met een gezamenlijke discussie.

18.45-19.00     Inloop

19.00-19.20     Inleiding Karwan Fatah-Black
(Universitair docent koloniale geschiedenis Universiteit Leiden)

Een koloniaal verleden

19.20-20:10     Lezing Gert Oostindie
(Hoogleraar koloniale en postkoloniale geschiedenis Universiteit Leiden)

De invloed van de Nederlandse koloniale geschiedenis op de nationale identiteit

20:10-20.30     Pauze

20.30-21.20     Lezing Valika Smeulders

(Curator Rijksmuseum)
Het plaatsen en vertalen van het koloniale verleden in de museumwereld

20.20-21:30     Slotwoord Karwan Fatah-Black

20:40-21.00     Vragen en discussie

21.00- ….        Borrel

Het symposium zal plaatsvinden op 15 april van 19.00 tot 21.00 in het Lipsiusgebouw van de Universiteit Leiden, zaal 0.11. De toegang is gratis en aanmelden niet nodig.

 

Over Leidschrift

Leidschrift is een zelfstandig wetenschappelijk historisch tijdschrift, verbonden aan het Instituut voor Geschiedenis van de Universiteit Leiden. Leidschrift verschijnt driemaal per jaar in de vorm van een bundel met artikelen gegroepeerd rond een thema. De artikelen worden zowel geschreven door gerenommeerde historici als door getalenteerde studenten en beginnende onderzoekers. Hiermee biedt Leidschrift sinds 1984 een podium voor levendige historiografische discussies.

Social media   

Leidschrift is ook actief op social media, zowel op Facebook als op Twitter en LinkedIn. Volg ons voor meer informatie over het nieuwe nummer of om op de hoogte te blijven van de laatste ontwikkelingen: www.facebook.com/Leidschrift & www.twitter.com/leidschrift

Noot voor de redactie (niet voor publicatie):

Leidschrift wordt volledig door vrijwilligers gemaakt en werkt zonder winstoogmerk.

Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met:

Stichting Leidschrift • redactie@leidschrift.nlwww.leidschrift.nl

DANS Colloquium on Research and Data: Women readers finding their literary foremothers

Building on the long-standing work of the Women Writers in History research network, Dutch members of the related DARIAH Working Group at Huygens ING were engaged last year in the DANS “Klein Data Project” (KDP) entitled ‘Dutch Woman Authors and their Dutch Readers (until 1900)’. This KDP project combined data curation from the researcher’s side with data curation from the archival side. As one result, data and structure of the Working Group’s collaborative research tool (VRE) are now safely kept in a version at DANS. This creates a solid basis for ongoing research in the fields of female authorship and reception of women’s writing – and for other reuse by scholars, students and any interested people (so-called citizen scientists) also in the long-term.

On this occasion, DANS organizes a colloquium on the theme of ‘Women readers finding their literary foremothers’. This can be said to roughly announce the Dutch “Boekenweek” which has as its theme “De Moeder de Vrouw” (Woman and mother).

There will also be the presentation of the second volume in the Brill series Women Writers in History, edited by Nina Geerdink (UU) and Carme Font Paz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

Date, time and location: Thursday 21 March, 15.00-17.00, DANS (The Hague)

Programme

15:00 – 15:10 – Welcome  – Suzan van Dijk: “Moeder de vrouw was meestal geen schrijfster (en v.v.)” (10 min)

15:10 – 16:00 – Infrastructural aspects – Standards, networking, practices

  • Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University): Gender Standards in Computer and Library Science: Implications for research in the humanities and the social sciences  (20 min)
  • Henk van den Berg, Jerry de Vries, and Andrea Scharnhorst (DANS, KNAW): Data curation and data archiving at different stages of the research process. The case of archiving different instantiations of the NEWW VRE  (20 min)
  • Short discussion

16:00 – 16:50 – Research aspects – Opportunities for presenting and studying women writers

  • Lia van Gemert (UvA) and Nina Jongen (UvA, trainee at Huygens ING): Engaging students in research and dissemination projects: investigating Dutch 18th-century female authorship and paving the way for an Amsterdam Time Machine  (20 min)
  • Janouk de Groot (assistant at Huygens ING in the KDP Dutch women authors project): Demonstrating the tool, in particular the way of taking into account factors as motherhood or economic imperatives in research about early women authors? (15 min)
  • Discussion
  • Presentation the second volume of the Women Writers in History series: Carme Font Paz and Nina Geerdink (eds.), Economic imperatives for women’s writing in early modern Europe (Leiden, Brill, 2018)

16:50 Closing and reception

More information

If you want to attend, please register online. If you have any questions, please ask Andrea Scharnhorst.

The DANS R&D colloquium is a meeting place for researchers, archivists and ICT specialists. Organized by DANS, its focus is on research data and what you can do with it. You are invited to participate in discussing the challenge to keep data fixed and to invent tools that can evolve fast in a landscape that is on the move. If you have done projects in preserving and reusing data we find a slot for you to share your experiences.

The Bookshop of the World: lezing en boekpresentatie

On Tuesday March 19th, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen will present their new book ‘The Bookshop of the World’ (Yale UP) during the ACSGA-colloquium, with drinks afterwards.

Date, time and location: 19 March 2019, 15.30-17.00, University Library UvA (Singel 425, Amsterdam)

The book trade played a powerful role in every part of the life of the Dutch Republic: as an instrument of government, a tool of devotion, and as a fundamental building block of the education system. It helped divert citizens during their precious leisure hours and it helped prepare them for a life in trade.  It underpinned the professional endeavours of lawyers, doctors and ministers of the church. It opened citizens’ eyes to the world beyond their bustling towns. When the Dutch sailed overseas, they took their books with them. When they sailed back, if they sailed back, books retailed their adventures, proclaimed their triumphs and helped disseminate their scientific discoveries.  And of course, the book kept thousands of workmen, traders and entrepreneurs in gainful employment, importing and exporting, writing, printing, binding and trading books.

Without the book trade, the miracle of the Dutch Republic is scarcely conceivable; and without the window books provide into the soul of this society, we would hardly be able to fathom this most remarkable contribution to European civilisation. The Bookshop of the World is an attempt to capture this teeming, literate, complex society through the evidence of its printed works.  Today we will set out some of the research approaches we have adopted, and explain how that has directed us to new interpretative strategies and fresh conclusions.  In the process we will share with you some of the discoveries that have most excited us, along with a few of vibrant personalities that kept us entertained along the way.

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Description of the book

The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked, marvel in the Dutch world of the seventeenth century: books. In this fascinating account, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen show how the Dutch produced many more books than pictures, and bought and owned more books per capita than any other part of Europe. Key innovations in marketing, book auctions and newspaper advertising brought stability to a market where elsewhere publishers faced bankruptcy, and created a population uniquely well-informed and politically engaged. This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which this pious, prosperous, quarrelsome and generous people were shaped by what they read.

CV’s

Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue. He is the author of over a dozen books in the fields of Reformation history and the history of communication including Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion (Cambridge University Press, 2005), The Book in the Renaissance (Yale University Press, 2010), The Invention of News (Yale University Press, 2014) and Brand Luther: 1517, Print and the Making of the Reformation (Penguin, 2015). The Bookshop of the World will be followed by two further books co-authored with Arthur der Weduwen: a study of newspaper advertising in the Dutch Golden Age and The Library: A Fragile History, contracted to Profile for 2021.

Arthur der Weduwen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews and the author of the prize-winning Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century (2 vols., Brill, 2017). His PhD (2018) is a study of government communication in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. He is a long-term associate of the Universal Short Title Catalogue project. The Bookshop of the World will be followed by two further books co-authored with Andrew Pettegree: a study of newspaper advertising in the Dutch Golden Age and The Library: A Fragile History, contracted to Profile for 2021.

 

Nieuwe column

Er is weer een column uit Zeventiende Eeuw-gelederen gepubliceerd op de website van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse letterkunde. Deze keer van scriptieprijslaureaat en Nijmeegse AiO Lilian Nijhuis, die onder de titel ‘Het veranderlijke water’ ingaat op Vondel, de Metamorfosen, Amsterdam, en het water. Lees de column hier.

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Conference: Imagineering Violence. Spectacle and Print in the Early Modern Period (Amsterdam 21-23 March 2019)

poster ITEMP compressedHow can violence be represented and imagined? How can an artist document the violence of the times? What about the numerous ethical implications? When does a spectator become a voyeur? When does violence turn into spectacle? Can violence be aestheticized? Does an artist have a duty to document contemporary violence? These questions saturate modern art, from the horrors of War in Goya to the racial violence in Edward and Nancy Kienholz’s ‘Five Car Stud’. However, they are not new in themselves. The early modern period witnessed a true explosion of images on pain, suffering and violence across painting, print, theater, and public space. The public had plenty to choose from: sieges, executions, massacres: violence fascinated the early modern spectator, yet it simultaneously conjured up numerous questions, some of which are not unlike those posed today.

Together, historians and artists explore the early modern period, looking for new answers on the questions that concern us in the present by means of lectures, artistic presentations, and round table talks. Together, they will investigate how artists in the early modern period dealt with the violence of their time, and whether these age-old answers might shine a light on today’s ‘spectacle society’.

With artistic works by, amongst others,  Stef Lernous van Abattoir Fermé, Simon Pummell, Doina Kraal, Jan Rosseel, Enkidu Khaled, e.a. and lectures by internationally renowned cultural historians such as Jonathan Davies, Katie Hornstein and Benjamin Schmidt.

Find the short program here, and the poster here.

For the Huizinga Institute masterclass by Benjamin Schmidt (currently fully booked, with waiting list), see: https://www.huizingainstituut.nl/masterclass-by-benjamin-schmidt-violent-images-in-the-in-early-modern-period/

Workshop Sex and Science in Early Modern Europe

Sex is a relatively recent invention. Reproduction is intrinsic in human beings, yet sex and sexuality are conceptual constructions of later ages. In the early modern period physicians, anatomists, philosophers and literary authors became fascinated by human desire and sexual behavior. Diving into classical texts, humanists collected ancient knowledge about love and lust. Pornographers catalogued sexual variations to arouse desire. The scientific revolution and early enlightenment encouraged innovative experiments and new theories on desire and reproduction.

CLUE+ and ACCESS (Amsterdam Center for Cross-disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies) invite you to a one-day Workshop on Sex and Science in Early Modern Europe. How did scholars define sex and envision its place in our bodies and minds? What knowledge techniques did they employ to gather information about sexual acts and the reproductive system? An international, interdisciplinary panel of speakers, will explore these topics and debate the agenda for further research on the history of sexuality in early modern Europe.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main building 08A33

Friday 22 February 2019, 9-17h

Registration is free. To sign up, email: k.e.hollewand@uu.nl

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Programme

9.00 – 9.30 Registration & Coffee
   
9.30 – 11.00 Karen Hollewand (Utrecht University) – Opening Lecture

Sex and Science in the Early Modern Dutch Republic

   

Nigel Smith (Princeton) – Focquen-wat? Libertine Literature and Cultural Revolution Through the Dutch Republic

   
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee /tea
   
11.30 – 13.00 Clorinda Donato (California State University) – Writing Desire, Lust, and Science in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Giovanni Bianchi’s Brief History of Caterina Vizzani, 1744
  Sarah Toulalan (University of Exeter) – Child Rape and Sexual Knowledge
   
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
   
14.00 – 15.30 Ruben Verwaal (University of Groningen) – Seminal Knowledge: Materiality of Semen in the Eighteenth Century
   

Darren Wagner (University of Berlin) – When Sex became Electric: Experiment and Representation in the Eighteenth Century

   
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee / tea
   
16.00 – 17.00 Inger Leemans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – Discussion and conclusion
 

Drinks

Announcement: UCEMS Annual Lecture 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS) will hold its yearly public lecture:

Professor Amanda Pipkin, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Studious Mothers and Nurturing Fathers: Articulating Middle-class, Reformed Identity in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century English and Dutch Domestic Advice

 

Date and time: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 19.15-21.00 (Lecture starts 19.45)

Location: Belle van Zuylen zaal, Academiegebouw of the University of Utrecht (Domplein, Utrecht)

Language: English

 

About the speaker

Amanda Pipkin (Ph.D. in History, Rutgers University, 2007) is Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her book, Rape in the Republic, 1609-1725: Formulating Dutch Identity (Brill 2013), reveals the significance of sex and gender in the construction of Dutch national identity during the period of the Revolt of the Netherlands and beyond by examining depictions of rape in pamphlets, plays, poems, and advice manuals. She has also published articles on seventeenth-century Dutch culture in the Journal of Early Modern History and in Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis. Pipkin’s current research highlights women’s vital contributions to religious communities in the early modern Netherlands and as conduits between English, German, and Dutch Protestants. She recently edited a volume with Sarah Moran entitled Women and Gender in the Early Modern Low Countries (Brill, forthcoming).

 

About the lecture

There is no question that the sixteenth-century reformations transformed men’s and women’s religious opportunities and obligations across Europe. This is particularly evident in the domestic advice published in catechisms, emblems, instruction manuals, and devotional guides from 1529 to 1679 in German, Dutch, and English. The authors of these books, who were often middle-class ministers, took a very lively interest in inspiring household members to help raise Christian children and to participate in domestic worship services. Their advice often urged parents to provide religious instruction to their children and expected a wife to assist the family patriarch in his home ministry by leading group prayers and running domestic worship when he was unable to do so, thus providing some women with the tools to make more concrete religious contributions. This presentation will examine the international spread of domestic advice in response to religious persecution, trade, and voluntary travel, compare authors’ instructions to parents, and to identify religious opportunities for women.

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